Christine Boynton

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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Embraer adds Republic order to backlog
Embraer formally added the previously announced Republic Airways order for up to 94 E-175s to its first-quarter backlog.
Abu Dhabi Airports names former Heathrow exec to CEO
Abu Dhabi Airports Company appointed former London Heathrow executive Tony Douglas to CEO.
StandardAero president and CEO resigns
StandardAero president and CEO Rob Mionis has resigned.
JetBlue to launch premium onboard product in 2014 
JetBlue will introduce a premium onboard option for its core daytime transcontinental market in 2014.
United Airlines, p.s., transcontinental service
United Airlines upgrades Boeing 757 premium cabin
United Airlines has upgraded its flat-bed seat premium cabin.
The Inside Story 
Onboard life has changed dramatically with Internet, LED and wireless cellular technology delivering what passengers increasingly expect—the same level of connectivity, comfort and entertainment at 30,000 feet as they have in their homes.
SPEEA technical workers, Boeing reach agreement
Boeing technical workers have approved a new four-year contract after a nearly year-long negotiation.
Ukraine granted €41 million loan to upgrade air navigation
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €41 million loan to modernize and upgrade Ukraine’s air navigation system.
More Fees, More Rules 
In the increasingly complex world of ancillary fees, optional extras and add-ons, airlines still have no standard on how they report their ancillary revenues. But in the US, at least, a number of regulations are being considered that would control how American carriers display their fees and fares.
Service Change 
In its services market outlook, Boeing identifies a total market of almost $2.4 trillion over the next 20 years. The market for services is projected to grow by approximately 4% annually over the term of the outlook.
GE Aviation delivers A350XWB wing components 
GE Aviation has delivered its initial production wing fixed trailing edge components for the Airbus A350 XWB MSN001.
Emirates, Qantas sign freight partnership  3
Emirates SkyCargo and Qantas Freight have inked a partnership to cooperate on cargo capacity on each other’s passenger services.
ATSG completes merger of two airline subsidiaries 
Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has completed the merger of two of its airline subsidiaries.
Despite airline concerns, TSA confident in new rule 
Several US airlines are asking TSA Administrator John Pistole to reconsider the decision to allow small knives in commercial aircraft cabins.
Most Iberia employees accept mediator proposal; call off strikes
Iberia said 93% of union-represented employees have accepted a mediator proposal, calling off scheduled strikes of ground staff and cabin crews.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 3, 2016

Is it ‘insane’ for airlines to earn strong profits? 7

American Airlines’ annual net profit is just $45.8 billion behind Apple’s most recent full-year net earnings....More
Jan 26, 2016

Very shaky start for anti-US ATC privatization coalition

“When you are arguing a case when you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s very hard.”...More
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