Mark Nensel

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Air Transport World
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BTS: Winter 2014 set records for cancellations, on-time performance
Flight cancellations in February were the highest-ever for the month, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. “The cancellation rate of 5.51% in February 2014 was the highest for any February, above the average of 2.88% in the previous 19 years and the … sixth highest (not including September 2001) for any month,” BTS said.
Embraer E-190
Embraer delivers 14 commercial aircraft in 1Q
Embraer delivered 34 aircraft—comprising 14 commercial aviation aircraft and 20 business aviation aircraft—in the first quarter.
BTS: Record passenger load factors set in January
US airlines set record-high passenger load-factors in January, topping previous record month-of-January statistics set in 2013, according the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Air Seychelles A330-200
Air Seychelles nearly triples net profit for 2013
Air Seychelles reported a full-year net profit of $3 million for 2013, nearly tripling the carrier’s $1.1 million net profit for 2012.
IATA: Global passenger demand slows in February
Worldwide passenger traffic grew 5.4% year-over-year in February, down 2.8 points from January’s 8.2% growth, according to IATA’s Air Passenger Market Analysis.
Boeing leads Airbus in first-quarter orders and deliveries
Boeing is outpacing rival Airbus in orders for 2014, logging 275 gross aircraft orders in contrast to Airbus’ 158 during the first three months of the year.
IATA: Global air cargo slows in February; optimism for 2014 remains
Global air cargo increased 2.9 FTKs in February, according to IATA’s global air freight market analysis.
IATA: Western-built jet accidents double in 2013
There was one hull loss for every 2.4 million flights of Western-built jet aircraft in 2013, doubling 2012’s rate.
IATA calls for global tracking of aircraft 1
IATA has called on the aviation industry to “make a safe industry even safer” by developing a better way to track aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 March 8.
ACI: 2013 passenger traffic up 4%; Dubai DXB shakes up top 10 airports 
Airports Council International (ACI) said 2013 global passenger traffic rose 4% over 2012, according to recently released preliminary figures from ACI’s 1,105 reporting member airports.
FAA deputy on airport infrastructure push; future of contract towers 
FAA deputy administrator Michael Whitaker has warned that airport infrastructure investment is important for the nation’s economy, saying the US has “lagged in that area over the last 25 years.”
El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-900ER
El Al Israel Airlines posts $25 million profit for 2013; launches subsidiary UP
Israeli carrier El Al Airlines has reported a full-year net profit of $25.4 million for 2013, reversing the $18 million loss the airline posted in 2012.
BTS: Increase continues for US airlines’ full-time jobs in January
For the second consecutive month, after 15 months of reported declines, full-time equivalent (FTE) employment at US scheduled passenger airlines has registered a monthly increase year-over-year.
GOL Boeing 737-800
Brazil’s GOL reports $306 million net loss in 2013
Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL posted a full-year 2013 net loss of BRL724.6 million ($306.4 million), cutting by more than half (52.1%) the BRL1.51 billion loss the airline posted in 2012.
ACI: January passenger and air freight traffic maintain momentum
Worldwide airport passenger traffic increased 6.4% year-over-year in January, matching December’s growth rate, according to Airports Council International (ACI).

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