Chinese carriers are expected to transport 430 million passengers in 2015, up 10% from 390 million in 2014 due to the continuous growth of China’ economic development, according to Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
China Eastern Airlines plans to accelerate its international expansion pace in 2015 by boosting capacities, promoting brand awareness, deepening alliance cooperation, and strengthening marketing exploration in the North American and European markets.
Yunnan-based Ying’an Airlines has signed a strategic cooperation with Xi’an-based Joy Air to further explore the domestic regional air transport market, especially the regional air transport market in underdeveloped Southwest China.
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