Mark Nensel

Americas Editor,
Air Transport World
Thales’ AVANT Fit IFE system for economy class
Thales: Future IFE includes personalization, revenue opportunities
The future of IFE will involve seatback monitors that interface with passengers, customize content and generate ancillary revenue, according to Thales executives at the company’s new IFE final integration and test facility in Irvine, California, May 22.
LATAM Boeing 787-9
LATAM Airlines Group posts $66 million 1Q net profit
South America’s LATAM Airlines Group reported a first-quarter 2017 net profit of $65.6 million, down 35.9% from the company’s $102.2 million net income in 1Q 2016.
Korean Air Boeing 787-8
Korean Air reverses losses, posts $500 million 1Q net profit
Korean Air produced a consolidated net profit of KRW559 billion ($500.3 million) for the first quarter of 2017, reversing a loss of KRW175 billion in the year-ago period.
IATA: Air cargo growth at fastest pace since 2010
Growth in worldwide air cargo traffic reached its highest level in nearly seven years as March FTKs expanded 14% compared to a year ago, according to IATA’s March Air Freight Market analysis.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737
Alaska Airlines to fly from refurbished Paine Field in 2018
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced May 17 that it will begin commercial aircraft service out of Everett, Washington’s Snohomish County Airport-Paine Field (PAE) starting in fall 2018, subject to government approvals.
IATA: Terror attacks cost European airlines $2.5 billion in revenue
European airlines lost approximately $2.5 billion in revenue as a result of the 2015-2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, according to a new IATA study.
Bombardier narrows 1Q net loss to $31 million
Bombardier reported a consolidated net loss of $31 million for the first quarter of 2017, narrowed from a consolidated $138 million net loss in 1Q 2016.
ACG posts $830 million 1Q net profit after tax-status change
US aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) posted an $830 million net profit for first-quarter 2017.
Brazil’s GOL posts $74 million 1Q net profit
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier GOL reported a BRL232.7 million ($74.4 million) net profit for the first quarter of 2017, down 69.3% from BRL 242.1 million in 1Q 2016.
Copa posts $102 million 1Q net profit; operating income up 24%
Panama City-based Copa Holdings reported $102.3 million net profit for the first quarter of 2017, down 11.4% from $115.5 million net income for 1Q 2016.
Airbus books $4.8 billion in April commercial aircraft orders
Airbus booked firm orders* for 25 commercial aircraft from six customers in April, valued at approximately $4.8 billion, more than doubling the April commercial aircraft sales total of Boeing.
Rendering of A350-900 in Air Lease livery
Air Lease Corp. posts $85 million 1Q net profit
Commercial aircraft lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) posted $84.9 million in net income for the 2017 first quarter, down 8.5% from $92.9 million in 1Q 2016.
NAV Canada, FAA flight test Aireon ADS-B space-based tracking system
Space-based ADS-B developer Aireon said three separate flight tests involving the data-collecting technology were conducted by NAV Canada, FAA and private vendor Polaris Flight Systems in March, demonstrating the system’s inflight messaging and receiving capability as comparable to ground-based receivers.
IATA: Global passenger traffic demand up 7% in 1Q
Global air passenger traffic has grown 7% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, exceeding the long-run average 5.5% traffic growth rate, IATA said in its March Air Passenger Market Analysis.
Boeing orders and deliveries pace shows April slowdown
Boeing’s orders and delivery pace slowed in April, with 51 commercial aircraft delivered to 32 customers (compared to 70 aircraft to 38 customers in March) and 14 new aircraft orders from four customers (compared to 124 aircraft from nine customers in March).
Blogs & Commentary
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

Every day there is a new headline about an airline getting it wrong, but a recent study revealed that North American passengers are apparently happier than ever....More
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
May 5, 2017

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...More
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