On the Cover
SPOTLIGHT ON SAFETY
22   Heads Up
Better policies, rules and runway situation awareness technologies have helped lower the rate of runway incursions and excursions over the years.
By Robert W. Moorman

27   Narrowing the Gap
IATA airlines scored a record safety year in 2012; now the focus is on improving the world’s trouble spots.
By Karen Walker

31    Surviving Freighter Fires
UPS and Asiana 747-400F crashes spur search for new cargo fire suppression technologies.
By Aaron Karp

FEATURES
35   More Fees, More Rules
US DOT endeavors to regulate the complex landscape of ancillary fees.
By Christine Boynton

38  Now Comes the Hard Part
IATA and ICAO talks on global emissions agreement
moves into high gear.
By Karen Walker

41   Action Needed
Europe mulls penalties to propel Single European Sky out of the doldrums.
By Anne Paylor

45   Solving the Gridlock Grind
Smart coordination is the best way out of ATM delays.
By Karen Walker

DEPARTMENTS
5    Editorial
US Industry Transformation

By Aaron Karp

9   News Briefs

20   Analysis
Sleepless in Seattle

Boeing, FAA must balance 787-design review from public relations high wire.
By Karen Walker

47   Trends

55   Growth in a Tough Climate
Interview with Air Astana President and CEO Peter Foster.
By Kurt Hofmann