Norway’s Avinor Air Navigation Services has implemented its Southern Norway Airspace Project (SNAP) with Point Merge arrival sequencing, making it the first air navigation services provider (ANSP) to implement a second Point Merge project.
Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has signed a joint work program agreement with the European Defence Agency (EDA) aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two organizations in the domain of the Single European Sky ATM research program, SESAR.
A consortium led by German airport management company Fraport in partnership with Greece’s Copelouzos Group has been selected as the preferred investor for a 40-year operating concession for 14 regional airports in Greece.
Nairobi-based Kenya Airways reported a net loss of KES10.45 billion ($115 million) for the six months ended Sept. 30, reversing a net profit of KES384 million ($4.2 million) during the same period in the previous financial year.
Malaysia Airports Holdings has exercised its right of first refusal to buy the remaining 40% in Sabiha Gökçen Airport held by Turkish conglomerate the Limak Group, giving it 100% control of Istanbul’s second gateway airport.
Openness to a restructuring of FAA—including fundamental air traffic control (ATC) reform—appears to be widespread in government and among industry stakeholders, but disputes over the agency’s funding threaten to unravel any potential consensus on reorganizing FAA....More
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner continued to lobby on behalf of a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), saying elimination of Ex-Im financing for commercial aircraft would have a seriously negative impact on Boeing and the US economy....More
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan has made his first public comments on the growing campaign by the three largest US carriers against the three Gulf airlines they say operate on the basis of unfair government subsidies....More
With flight tests of the long-delayed Bombardier CSeries past the half-way stage and certification now on track for year end, key leasing companies say the airliner’s longer term success hinges on execution of the final approval phase to service entry as well as building credibility by attracting big orders....More