Mark Nensel

Data Editor,
Air Transport World
IATA: China will surpass US as top air passenger market by 2030
In 20 years, China will be the world’s largest airline passenger market, the US will have fallen to second place, and India will overtake the UK as the third-largest market, according to IATA’s new 20-year Global Passenger Forecast report.
Embraer E-190
Embraer delivers 19 E-Jets in 3Q; firm order backlog at record high
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer delivered 19 commercial aviation aircraft and 15 executive jets in the third quarter, a total of 34 aircraft—a 22.7% overall decrease compared to the third quarter of 2013.
ACI: Air freight rebounds; passenger numbers rise in Africa and Russia
Accumulated worldwide air freight volumes continued to rebound this past August, expanding 5.8% year-over-year, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
BTS: US airlines on time 77.7% in August; cancellations at 1.2%
The overall on-time arrival performance for US domestic scheduled flights in August was 77.7%, improving on July by 2.1 points, but falling below last August’s on-time performance by 1.1 point, according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Boeing leads YTD commercial aircraft orders; Airbus orders surge in 3Q
After trailing rival Boeing for most of the year, Airbus’ commercial aircraft orders surged in the third-quarter, as the company logged 560 commercial aircraft orders—compared to Boeing’s 549—placing the two manufacturers in a near neck and neck competition for the year-to-date grand total.
IATA: Passenger demand remains strong in August amidst world crises
Air passenger traffic demand worldwide grew 5.9% year-over-year in August, up 0.6 point from July but down 0.9 point from August 2013’s growth rate, according to IATA’s August Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
IATA: Strong global air freight growth sustained in August
Global air freight markets grew 5.1% year-over-year in August, boosted by increased demand in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and North America, according to IATA’s August air freight market analysis.
BTS: July US airlines employment growth best in two years
July’s full-time-equivalent (FTE) employee count at US scheduled passenger airlines came to 386,243, up 1.3% from July 2013—the biggest year-over-year percentage jump since June 2012—according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
IATA: Far East and South American markets roil July passenger traffic
Combined international premium and economy passenger traffic slumped for a second month in July as year-over-year growth stalled at 2.6%, according to IATA’s July Premium Traffic Monitor.
FedEx MD-11F
FedEx fiscal 1Q net profit up 24% to $606 million 
FedEx Corp. reported a consolidated net profit of $606 million for its FY2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, up 24% over net earnings of $489 million in the first-quarter FY2014.
Asia-Pacific tops Boeing’s 20-year airline personnel forecast 
Boeing is projecting the Asia-Pacific region will make up 39% of the global need for new airline personnel in the next 20 years, according to its 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook.
ACI: Air freight volumes up 6.7% in July 
Global air freight volumes increased 6.7% in July year-over-year, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
BTS: 1.6% of July US flights canceled; 76% arrive on-time  1
US passenger airlines canceled 1.6% of scheduled domestic flights in July—8,390 out 520,880 scheduled flights—according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
IATA: Strong July air passenger traffic growth across all regions 
Global air passenger traffic demand grew 5.3% in July, up 0.6 point from June and up 0.3 point from July 2013, according to IATA’s July Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
IATA: Asia-Pacific carriers boost July air freight resurgence 
Air freight carriers in the Asia-Pacific region boosted global cargo volumes 5.8% in July—its best July performance in four years, according to IATA’s July air freight market analysis.

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