FAA has made “clear and measurable progress” toward completing the technological foundation of the US Next Generation air traffic control system (NextGen), according to deputy FAA administrator Mike Whitaker.
UK air navigation services provider NATS said more efficient air traffic control procedures, innovative new technologies, and better use of airspace saved a record-breaking 190,000 tonnes of aircraft carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2013.
New Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) developed by Lufthansa and German Air Traffic Control in Munich are proving to save around 100 liters of fuel on a long-haul flight and around 50 liters per short-haul flight in tests at Munich Airport.
Patrick de Castelbajac has been appointed CEO of ATR, taking over from Filippo Bagnato, whose four-year mandate, according to ATR statutes, expired at the end of May 2014. De Castelbajac joins ATR from the commercial direction of Airbus where he was head of contracts negotiations.
Auckland Airport, Airways New Zealand and the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) have released a draft report on the SMART Approaches flight path trial at Auckland Airport for public feedback.
Canada’s FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has signed a contract with an unspecified Nigerian airline for the sale and delivery of its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 220 on five Boeing 737 aircraft.
London mayor Boris Johnson has warned the Airports Commission it “would be letting the country down” if it continued to focus on what was needed in the short term and “failed to look to the longer term.”
European Union (EU) flag carriers could add nonstop flights from hubs into smaller interior US cities such as Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans within the next three to eight years, analyst Mike Boyd said this week at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More
Hawaiian Airlines’ recent switch from an order for six Airbus A350-800s to six A330-800neos represents a “tradeoff” with plusses and minuses for the carrier, according to a senior company executive....More
About 30% of Delta Air Lines’ traffic in Seattle is connecting, mainly to Asia, a trend the carrier expects to grow as it builds out its Pacific gateway, an executive said at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More