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.”
Nearly six months since Australia mandated the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), more than 97% of domestic and international airline flights in Australian airspace above 29,000 feet (flight level 290) are being conducted using ADS-B surveillance, according to air navigation services provider Airservices Australia.
UK and Norwegian air navigation service providers (ANSPs) NATS and Avinor, have signed a deal for a single common Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) system as part of the Borealis Alliance of ANSPs.
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
Southwest Airlines sees “plenty” of opportunity for expansion in the north of South America with its existing fleet of Boeing 737s and will begin increasing its international service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by 2017 or 2018....More
JetBlue Airways is strongly considering adding a checked baggage fee next year but expects to make limited changes to its network and business model, CEO David Barger said Monday at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More