Christine Boynton

Christine
Boynton
Editor,
Air Transport World

Christine joined the staff of Penton Aviation Media in October 2008. She works in the Silver Spring office as Editor, New Media for ATW and SpeedNews and is responsible for writing, copyediting, new media development, and online content management. An aspiring recreational pilot, she someday hopes to complete her flying lessons.

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Articles
Free No More 
More people are spending more time in airports and while they are there, their appetite for bandwidth has skyrocketed as mobile devices play an increasingly large role in everyday life and the travel experience.
Tocumen Airport optimizes systems with Ultra Electronics
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems was selected to supply a suite of operations and information systems to Tocumen International Airport.
Samoa Air
Airline introduces ‘pay for what you weigh’ fare 4
Samoa Air, a scheduled and charter airline connecting the Islands of Samoa, has begun charging passengers fares based on their weight.
EasyJet Airbus A319
EasyJet expects to halve losses in six-month period
EasyJet expects to report a pretax loss for the six-month period ended March 31 of between £60 million ($91.8 million) and £65 million.
Babcock awarded preferred bidder status
Babcock International was awarded preferred bidder status on operations and maintenance contracts for British Airways and Heathrow Airport.
London City Airport trialing automated management system 
London City Airport received a grant from the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to trial an automated airport management system.
UK airport traffic rose slightly in 2012 
UK airports handled 221 million passengers in 2012, the Civil Aviation Authority reported, up 0.6% year-over-year.
India’s Chennai Airport to deploy ground based augmentation system 
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will implement the Honeywell Smart Path Ground Based Augmentation (GBAS) system at Chennai Airport.
TAT Technologies posts loss on significant impairment charges
TAT Technologies recorded a net loss of $1.5 million in the full year 2012, widened from a $1 million net loss in 2011.
Corendon Airlines chooses AFI KLM E&M
AFI KLM E&M won a contract from Turkey’s Corendon Airlines to provide engine maintenance services for its CFM56-7s.
Boeing flight services consolidation to affect 38 workers
The Boeing Company’s previously announced plan to consolidate flight training and certain operations from Seattle to the Boeing Flight Services training campus in Miami will affect approximately 38 positions.
CASA suspends regional charter Barrier Aviation
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia suspended regional charter operator Barrier Aviation following a “comprehensive investigation of a wide range of critical safety issues relating to aircraft maintenance.”
Avcorp 2012 net income jumps on increased sales to Boeing 
Avcorp reported $20.6 million net income for the full year 2012, reversed from a net loss of $2.5 million in 2011.
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Blogs & Commentary
Jun 11, 2018
blog

IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs

IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a man” could run an airline (for which he later apologized). This followed a media stir when IATA issued a photograph of its board members, comprising 25 men and just one woman. But gender inequality is not the only imbalance in IATA’s ranks....More
May 21, 2018
blog

Was Doug Parker’s $5 billion ‘average’ earnings prediction a mistake?

American’s first two annual financial results following Parker’s $3 billion-$7 billion assertion will end up at the low end of the range....More
May 18, 2018
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EasyJet: A new old strategy? ​

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