Steve Costley

Experts debate changing air cargo market 
The future air cargo market could be significantly different from its traditional model, according to industry experts on a panel at the ISTAT Americas 2014 Conference in San Diego earlier this week.
RJ new entrants see product support as key 
Manufacturers of two new entrants in the regional jet market – the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Sukhoi SuperJet – brought their case for success this week to the ISTAT 2014 Americas conference in San Diego.
Airbus and Boeing agree commercial market is robust 
It is rare for Airbus and Boeing to speak in unison, but during a panel discussion at the ISTAT 2014 Americas conference in San Diego, Airbus SVP-leasing markets Andrew Shankland and Boeing VP-marketing Randy Tinseth both identified improvements in 2014 in world GDP, passenger traffic, cargo traffic and airline profitability as main drivers for a boom market for new aircraft deliveries.
Analysis - Fueling Up 
The US Aerospace Industries Association projected that US civil aircraft sales reached $67 billion last year, which would be an increase of about 8% over 2012. This number reflects the current strength of the world’s commercial aircraft market.
Bombardier Q400NG
Bombardier launches extra seat option for Q400; Nok Air orders up to eight aircraft 
Bombardier Aerospace today at the Dubai Air Show launched an extra capacity seating configuration option for the Q400 NextGen that adds up to 14 more seats to accommodate up to 86 passengers.
Iraqi Airways Saad Al-Khafaji and Bombardier Mike Arcamone
Iraqi Airways agrees to order up to 16 Bombardier CS300s 
Iraqi Airways has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to order five 132-seat Bombardier CS300s.
Mubadala signs new agreements with Airbus, Boeing 
Mubadala Development Co. has signed cooperation agreements with Airbus and Boeing at the Dubai Air Show.
Bombardier Q400 in Air Cote d'Ivoire livery
Air Cote d’Ivoire orders up to four Q400s 
Air Cote d'Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast, announced at the Dubai Air Show that it has agreed to order two Bombardier Q400 NextGens for delivery in 3Q14, and option two more.
Lufthansa goes CFM56 
Lufthansa has announced at the Dubai Air Show that it has selected CFM International’s CFM56-5B engine to power 30 A320ceos ordered in June 2013; the deal is valued at over $610 million.
Boeing launches 777X at Dubai Air Show 
Boeing launched the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Air Show on Sunday with orders and commitments for 259 aircraft from Lufthansa (34), Etihad Airways (25), Qatar Airways (50) and Emirates (150) with a combined value of more than $95 billion at list prices.
Etihad Regional to be launched in Europe via Darwin stake 
Etihad Airways announced Sunday at the Dubai Air Show that it has agreed to acquire a 33.3% stake in Darwin Airline, a regional carrier based in Lugano, Switzerland, to launch Etihad Regional to connect passengers from secondary European markets onto its main network.
Boeing 737 MAX in flydubai livery
Flydubai orders up to 111 more Boeing 737s 
Flydubai announced Sunday at the Dubai Air Show that it has committed to order up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX-8s and 11 more 737-800s in deal valued at $11.4 billion at list prices.
Rendering of Airbus A350-1000
Etihad kicks-off Dubai 2013 with huge Airbus and Boeing orders 
Etihad Airways set Dubai Airshow 2013 into motion on Sunday with major orders from both Boeing and Airbus worth $52.1 billion to support its continued global expansion.
ATR 72-600
Nordic Aviation Capital places landmark order for 90 ATR -600s 
Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital announced today at the Paris Air Show a firm order for 30 ATR 72-600s and five ATR 42-500s, plus options for an additional 55 ATR -600 Series turboprops.
GE Aviation selects Asheville, NC for composite component factory 
GE Aviation has selected Asheville, NC as site for its new advanced composite component factory, president and CEO David Joyce announced at the Paris Air Show.
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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