Mark Nensel

Americas Editor,
Air Transport World
NAV Canada President and CEO Neil Wilson
NAV Canada: First 10 Aireon ATC satellites to launch in September
The satellites will be the vanguard of the Iridium NEXT constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting satellites that will provide space-based coverage of the world’s airspace for the first time.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400
Atlas Air to provide Boeing 747-400 freighters to FedEx
Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced Aug. 24 an agreement to supply air cargo carrier FedEx Express with five Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft during the December peak-flying seasons of 2017 through 2021.
Low fuel prices driving airline profitability 
For all of airline executives’ assurances that sustained, strong profitability is possible without low fuel prices
Cargojet Boeing 767-200
Canada’s Cargojet reverses losses, posts $3 million 2Q net profit
Canadian scheduled air freight carrier Cargojet reported a C$3.8 million ($2.9 million) net profit for the 2016 second quarter, reversing the company’s C$6.1 million net loss in 2Q 2015.
JetWave Hardware for GX Aviation Installation on Honeywell B757 Test Aircraft.
Inmarsat certifies Honeywell aircraft-satellite connectivity hardware
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave hardware was awarded a final type approval Aug. 22 by UK-based satellite communications services provider Inmarsat.
Delta Air Lines tails
Delta to consolidate London Heathrow operations
Delta Air Lines will consolidate its London Heathrow Airport operations in Terminal 3 as of Sept. 14, the Atlanta-based airline announced Aug. 22.
Avianca Airbus A319 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Avianca Holdings posts 2Q net loss of $23M
Avianca Holdings S.A., the parent of seven Latin American passenger airlines including Colombian flag carrier Avianca and air-freight carrier Avianca Cargo, posted a $23.2 million net loss for the 2016 second quarter,
Capital Airlines Airbus A320-214
Beijing Capital Airlines to open Vancouver route
China’s Beijing Capital Airlines will begin 3 X-weekly Hangzhou-Vancouver services on Dec. 30, marking the western Canada city as the first the North American destination for the HNA Group subsidiary airline.
Delta Boeing 737-900
Delta Air Lines plans three new transborder routes to Mexico
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced three new routes from the US to Mexico will start Dec. 17.
At a Glance-Qatar Airways
At a Glance-Qatar Airways
El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737-900
El Al Israel Airlines doubles net profit in 2Q
El Al Israel Airlines reported a net profit of $35 million for the 2016 second quarter, doubling the airline’s $17.3 million net income in 2Q 2015.
A4A Labor Day Air Travel Forecast
A4A: US airlines post $12b in 1H pre-tax profit; 15.6m to travel Labor Day
US airlines collectively reported approximately $12 billion in pre-tax profit for the first half of 2016, up about 6.2% from $11.3 billion in the 2015 first half, according to Washington, DC-based lobbying group Airlines for America (A4A).
GOL Boeing 737-700
Brazil’s GOL posts $94 million 2Q net profit
São Paulo-based low-cost carrier GOL posted BRL309.5 million ($94.2 million) net profit for the 2016 second quarter, reversing its 2Q 2015 BRL354.9 million net loss.
United Airlines Boeing 787
United flight attendants ratify five-year labor contract
United Airlines’ flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), have ratified a new five-year labor contract. (AFA-CWA) represents 25,000 United flight attendants.
LATAM A320neo
LATAM Airlines Group posts $92 million 2Q net loss
Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group reported a $92.1 million net loss for the 2016 second quarter, deepened from the group’s $49.7 million net loss in 2Q 2015.
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Aug 24, 2016

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