Mark Nensel

Americas Editor,
Air Transport World
Boeing reports $234 million 2Q net loss
Boeing reported a consolidated net loss of $234 million for the 2016 second quarter, a $1.34 billion reversal from the 2015 June quarter.
JetBlue A321
JetBlue posts $180 million 2Q net profit
New York-based JetBlue Airways reported a second-quarter net profit of $180 million, up 18.5% over net income of $152 million in the prior-year period.
ViaSat to provide broadband connectivity to Air Force One
Carlsbad, California-based broadband services company ViaSat was awarded a contract to provide internet and connectivity services to Air Force One and other senior US government aircraft, the company announced July 25.
Boeing forecasts 2.1 million pilots, technicians, crew needed by 2035
Boeing projected the need for 2.11 million new commercial airline pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin crew to operate the world’s commercial airline fleet by 2035.
Search for MH370 may be suspended
Senior ministers from Australia, Malaysia and China announced July 22 that the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 will be suspended if no new credible evidence of the missing Boeing 777 is recovered once the remaining 10,000 sq km in the high priority search area is completed.
Southwest Airlines 737-800
Southwest flight cancellations continue following tech disruption
Southwest Airlines canceled at least 300 additional flights Friday, July 22, as the airline continued to deal with lingering disruptions following its systemwide technology breakdown Wednesday, July 20.
FAA sets standards to reduce runway overruns
FAA announced that new takeoff and landing performance assessment (TALPA) standards in the US will take effect from Oct. 1.
Volaris A320
Mexico’s Volaris doubles 2Q net profit
Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Volaris posted net income of MXP935 million ($50 million) for the 2016 second quarter, more than doubling its MXP351 million net profit reported in 2Q 2015.
Hawaiian Airlines A330-200
Hawaiian Airlines posts $80 million 2Q net profit
Hawaiian Airlines’ parent Hawaiian Holdings reported a 2016 second-quarter net profit of $79.6 million, up 62.9% from its $48.8 million net profit in the year-ago quarter.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Southwest tech failure causes 12-hour shutdown, 1,000 cancellations
Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights following a systemwide technology outage that began at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, July 20.
Southwest Boeing 737-800
Southwest posts $820 million 2Q net profit
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines posted a 2016 second-quarter net income of $820 million, up 34.9% year-over-year (YOY), compared to a net profit of $608 million in the year-ago quarter.
DOT proposes four US airlines for daytime slots at Tokyo Haneda
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on July 20 gave tentative approval to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines as proposed final candidates for daytime service to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
Aeromexico Boeing 787-8
Grupo Aeromexico 2Q net income down 73%
Grupo Aeromexico reported MXP28 million ($1.5 million) in net income for the 2016 second quarter, down 72.5% from its MXP102 million net profit in the year-ago period.
Boeing, Microsoft to build cloud-based analytics platform
Boeing and Microsoft have teamed to transition many of Boeing’s commercial aviation analytics tools to the cloud, the aircraft manufacturer and the software company announced July 18.
Africa’s first biofuel passenger flights take off
Johannesburg-based South African Airways (SAA) and SAA subsidiary low-cost carrier Mango flew Africa’s first passenger flights with sustainable aviation biofuel on July 15.
Blogs & Commentary
Jul 22, 2016

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....More
Jul 22, 2016

Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time....More
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