On the Cover

22 Canton Calling
China Southern embarks on international growth plan.
By Katie Cantle


29 Migration Control
Although migrations are rarely glitch-free, the proper playbook can keep the project on track.
By Michele McDonald

34 India’s MRO Challenge
Aviation growth outstrips maintenance capabilities.
By Henry Canaday

39 Irish Revival
Aer Arann feeds Dublin from London’s revitalized Southend Airport.
By Alan Dron

43 Heavy Maintenance Directory
ATW’s Annual Guide to the world’s commercial airframe and engine overhaul facilities.

64 Interview: Athar Husain Khan
Acting Secretary General, Association of European Airlines, discusses Euro climate and issues.
By Alan Dron

5 Editorial: Supply Chain's Big Test
By Aaron Karp


9 ICAO takes step to define aircraft CO2 metric
10 Engines take center stage at 2012 Farnborough Airshow
12 Cathay becomes first to commit to modified A350-1000
14 Airbus seeks larger share of Japanese market
15 Final Air France 447 crash report released
16 American begins exploring possible mergers
18 ATR seeks FAA certification for -600 series turboprops

20 Eco Awards Coverage

21 Analysis
Star Spangled Airbus: A320 family plants roots in American soil.
By Karen Walker

58 Trends

63 Customer Services

63 Advertisers’ Index & Websites