London Heathrow Airport has become the first airport to implement time-based separation (TBS) for aircraft on final approach in a bid to reduce delays caused by strong winds—the single most significant cause of arrival delay at the airport.
The share price for the much-delayed part-privatization of Spain’s state airport operator, AENA, has been set at a high €58 ($66) per share, making it one of the biggest in Europe over the past 12 months.
Kuwaiti trading and contracting firm Al Nasriyah has been awarded a 45-year contract by the Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC) to develop and operate a new airport to serve Iraq’s Diwaniya governorate.
Aireon, which has developed a space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS–B) global air traffic surveillance system, is to base its planned global emergency tracking service in Ireland.
New Greek start-up SkyGreece Airlines will launch services from Toronto to Athens, Thessaloniki and Croatian capital Zagreb this summer following relevant approvals from the Greek and Canadian authorities.
British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) said its offer for Aer Lingus would “secure and strengthen the Irish carrier’s long-term future,” and is proposing legally binding commitments to that end.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is in the final stages of acquiring Danish regional carrier Cimber for DKK20 million ($3 million), after receiving approval from the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.
Republic Airways Holdings is “in a stabilized approach” toward reaching a new labor agreement with its pilots, though “difficult stuff” still needs to negotiated, chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said....More
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said....More
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here....More