ATWOnline http://atwonline.com/rss.xml en IATA: Local issues in Latin America hinder air travel growth http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/iata-local-issues-latin-america-hinder-air-travel-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The Latin America-Caribbean region is clearly seeing growth but is hamstrung by insufficient infrastructure and air traffic management, excessive costs and taxation.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/iata-local-issues-latin-america-hinder-air-travel-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/iata-local-issues-latin-america-hinder-air-travel-growth#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airline Financials Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:08:00 +0000 301551 at http://atwonline.com Airlines criticize efficiency ranking report http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/airlines-criticize-efficiency-ranking-report <div class="node-body article-body">The decoupling of air traffic growth from rising carbon dioxide emissions is not happening fast enough and no airline has achieved the highest category for efficiency, according to a new report from a German environmental NGO.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/airlines-criticize-efficiency-ranking-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/airlines-criticize-efficiency-ranking-report#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:01:00 +0000 301541 at http://atwonline.com EASA certifies Airbus-ENAC cadet program http://atwonline.com/training/easa-certifies-airbus-enac-cadet-program <div class="node-body article-body">EASA has certified a pilot cadet training program jointly developed by Airbus and Toulouse-based civil aviation university ENAC.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/training/easa-certifies-airbus-enac-cadet-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/training/easa-certifies-airbus-enac-cadet-program#comments Daily News Training Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:57:00 +0000 301531 at http://atwonline.com Editorial: US majors should drop their anti-Air Italy campaign http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/editorial-us-majors-should-drop-their-anti-air-italy-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Led by United Airlines, the big three US carriers have embarked on yet another campaign against the three major Gulf carriers.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/editorial-us-majors-should-drop-their-anti-air-italy-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/editorial-us-majors-should-drop-their-anti-air-italy-campaign#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:55:00 +0000 301521 at http://atwonline.com WOW to cut fleet and reduce workforce http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/wow-cut-fleet-and-reduce-workforce <div class="node-body article-body">Icelandic LCC WOW Air will cut its aircraft fleet by nearly half and reduce its workforce by about 10%.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/wow-cut-fleet-and-reduce-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/wow-cut-fleet-and-reduce-workforce#comments Daily News Labor Airline Financials Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:14:00 +0000 301511 at http://atwonline.com <p>WOW Air Airbus A321</p> Joe Pries South African regulator grounds CemAir, recommends revoking AOC http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regulator-grounds-cemair-recommends-revoking-aoc <div class="node-body article-body">The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended regional carrier CemAir from operating, following what it called “unacceptable and intolerable behavior” that posed a threat to safety.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regulator-grounds-cemair-recommends-revoking-aoc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/south-african-regulator-grounds-cemair-recommends-revoking-aoc#comments Airlines Daily News Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:33:00 +0000 301501 at http://atwonline.com CemAir Japan startup Euglena opens first biojet refinery http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/japan-startup-euglena-opens-first-biojet-refinery <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese startup Euglena has completed construction of the country’s first demonstration plant for producing renewable jet and diesel fuel. The refinery in Tsurumi, Yokohama, is to begin operation in spring 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/japan-startup-euglena-opens-first-biojet-refinery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/japan-startup-euglena-opens-first-biojet-refinery#comments Eco-Aviation Daily News Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:22:00 +0000 301491 at http://atwonline.com Air Astana unveils leased Embraer ‘Snow Leopard’ E190-E2 http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-astana-unveils-leased-embraer-snow-leopard-e190-e2 <div class="node-body article-body">Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana officially unveiled its first of five leased Embraer E190-E2s from Netherlands-based AerCap signed in 2017, making Air Astana the first operator of the type in Central Asia.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-astana-unveils-leased-embraer-snow-leopard-e190-e2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-astana-unveils-leased-embraer-snow-leopard-e190-e2#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Leasing Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:05:00 +0000 301481 at http://atwonline.com <p>Air Astana E190-E2&nbsp;in Snow Leopard livery</p> Chen Chuanren Airbus names new chief programs & services officer http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/airbus-names-new-chief-programs-services-officer <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus named Philippe Mhun as its new head of programs, a role he will take on in addition to his current job as the company’s top services executive.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/airbus-names-new-chief-programs-services-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/airbus-names-new-chief-programs-services-officer#comments Daily News Manufacturers Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:57:00 +0000 301471 at http://atwonline.com <p>Airbus chief programs &amp; services officer Philippe Mhun</p> Airbus IATA forecasts 5% increase in global cargo revenue in 2019 http://atwonline.com/airlines/iata-forecasts-5-increase-global-cargo-revenue-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">IATA is signaling that global cargo revenue is forecast to rise more than 5% year-over-year to $116 billion in 2019, driven in part by a continued robust (albeit slower) global economic outlook as well as the recent substantial fall in oil prices. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/iata-forecasts-5-increase-global-cargo-revenue-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/iata-forecasts-5-increase-global-cargo-revenue-2019#comments Airlines Daily News ATW On-Location Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:08:00 +0000 301461 at http://atwonline.com Gallery: Airbus unveils first ANA A380 in sea turtle livery http://atwonline.com/airframes/gallery-airbus-unveils-first-ana-a380-sea-turtle-livery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>ANA&#39;s first&nbsp; A380 has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg Finkenwerder&nbsp;on&nbsp;Dec. 13. ANA Holdings placed a firm order for three A380s in 2016, becoming the first customer for the very large aircraft in Japan. Airbus provided these pictures of the A380, which bears the airline&rsquo;s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/gallery-airbus-unveils-first-ana-a380-sea-turtle-livery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/gallery-airbus-unveils-first-ana-a380-sea-turtle-livery#comments Airframes Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:57:00 +0000 301451 at http://atwonline.com US senators urge FAA to improve contract tower program funding http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-senators-urge-faa-improve-contract-tower-program-funding <div class="node-body article-body">A group of 35 US senators have signed onto a bipartisan letter urging the FAA to implement a provision from the FAA Reauthorization Bill that will enhance funding for air traffic control (ATC) facilities at rural and small airports across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-senators-urge-faa-improve-contract-tower-program-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/us-senators-urge-faa-improve-contract-tower-program-funding#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:06:00 +0000 301441 at http://atwonline.com Aircraft Briefs-Dec. 13, 2018 http://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-dec-13-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft Briefs-Dec. 13, 2018</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-dec-13-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-dec-13-2018#comments Airframes Daily News Leasing Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:10:00 +0000 301431 at http://atwonline.com African aviation organization names new secretary general http://atwonline.com/open-skies/african-aviation-organization-names-new-secretary-general <div class="node-body article-body">The African Civil Aviation Commission (‏AFCAC), the body responsible for implementing intra-African Open Skies, has named former Ethiopian CAA director general Tefera Mekonnen as its next secretary general (SG).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/african-aviation-organization-names-new-secretary-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/african-aviation-organization-names-new-secretary-general#comments Associations Open Skies Daily News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:54:00 +0000 301421 at http://atwonline.com <p>AFCAC new secretary general Tefera Mekonnen Tefera (left) takes over from interim SG Papa Atoumane Fall (right).</p> AFCAC/Twitter IATA introduces flight turbulence data-sharing platform http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-introduces-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-platform <div class="node-body article-body">IATA unveiled a data-sharing platform to help airlines avoid turbulence during flights and named Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines as the first contributor.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-introduces-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-introduces-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-platform#comments Associations Airlines Daily News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:37:00 +0000 301411 at http://atwonline.com Putting promises into action http://atwonline.com/blog/putting-promises-action <div class="node-body blog-body">Africa has been trying to liberalize its skies for the past 30 years. Lots of promises have been signed – some of them legally binding – but barriers still remain. When will the continent move from bureaucracy to action?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/putting-promises-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/putting-promises-action#comments Opinions Need I say Moores Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:21:00 +0000 301401 at http://atwonline.com LaudaMotion to add nine routes, increase frequencies in 2019 http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/laudamotion-add-nine-routes-increase-frequencies-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">Austria-based Ryanair subsidiary LaudaMotion will add nine routes and increase frequencies on existing services in 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/laudamotion-add-nine-routes-increase-frequencies-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/laudamotion-add-nine-routes-increase-frequencies-2019#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:10:00 +0000 301391 at http://atwonline.com SMBC Aviation Capital LOT keeps an eye on Nordica Aviation Group developments http://atwonline.com/airlines/lot-keeps-eye-nordica-aviation-group-developments <div class="node-body article-body">LOT Polish Airlines (LOT) is monitoring developments at Estonia’s Nordic Aviation Group (Nordica), because of “business and operational challenges” that could impact its equity investment.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/lot-keeps-eye-nordica-aviation-group-developments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/lot-keeps-eye-nordica-aviation-group-developments#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:02:00 +0000 301381 at http://atwonline.com <p>LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson CEO: Avianca Airlines to add European routes as demand grows http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ceo-avianca-airlines-add-european-routes-demand-grows <div class="node-body article-body">Bogota-based Avianca—which reported load factors of nearly 90% in the third quarter on hub routes to Europe—plans to add a second daily Bogota-London Heathrow service if slots are available. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ceo-avianca-airlines-add-european-routes-demand-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ceo-avianca-airlines-add-european-routes-demand-grows#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:44:00 +0000 301371 at http://atwonline.com <p>Avianca Colombia A320neo</p> Kurt Hofmann Africa evaluates creating aircraft leasing company http://atwonline.com/leasing/africa-evaluates-creating-aircraft-leasing-company <div class="node-body article-body">The African Development Bank is studying the possibility of creating an aircraft-leasing company for the continent, with further news expected in the first half of 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/leasing/africa-evaluates-creating-aircraft-leasing-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/leasing/africa-evaluates-creating-aircraft-leasing-company#comments Daily News Leasing Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:52:00 +0000 301361 at http://atwonline.com Cambodia, Kenya sign aviation agreement http://atwonline.com/open-skies/cambodia-kenya-sign-aviation-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">Cambodia has signed an aviation agreement with Kenya, opening the way for flights operating from Africa into the Southeast Asian country. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/cambodia-kenya-sign-aviation-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/cambodia-kenya-sign-aviation-agreement#comments Open Skies Daily News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:46:00 +0000 301351 at http://atwonline.com Middle East Airlines to take up to six Airbus A330neos http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/middle-east-airlines-take-six-airbus-a330neos <div class="node-body article-body">Lebanese SkyTeam member Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced plans to purchase four Airbus A330-900neos, with options on a further two.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/middle-east-airlines-take-six-airbus-a330neos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/middle-east-airlines-take-six-airbus-a330neos#comments Airframes Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:40:00 +0000 301341 at http://atwonline.com MRO Briefs-Dec. 12, 2018 http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-dec-12-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">MRO Briefs-Dec. 12, 2018</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-dec-12-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-dec-12-2018#comments Daily News MRO Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:17:00 +0000 301331 at http://atwonline.com Royal Air Maroc takes first Boeing 787-9 http://atwonline.com/airframes/royal-air-maroc-takes-first-boeing-787-9 <div class="node-body article-body">Moroccan carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, which will be deployed on routes such as Paris Orly, New York and Sao Paulo.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/royal-air-maroc-takes-first-boeing-787-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/royal-air-maroc-takes-first-boeing-787-9#comments Airframes Daily News Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:13:00 +0000 301321 at http://atwonline.com Boeing Canada amends pilot flight-time, duty regulations http://atwonline.com/regulation/canada-amends-pilot-flight-time-duty-regulations <div class="node-body article-body">Transport Canada on Dec. 12 announced amendments to Canadian Aviation Regulations that prescribe new flight- and duty-time limits for airline pilots that align with current scientific data and international standards.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/canada-amends-pilot-flight-time-duty-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/canada-amends-pilot-flight-time-duty-regulations#comments Regulation Daily News Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:58:00 +0000 301311 at http://atwonline.com Munoz: US carriers ‘strongly opposed’ to Air Italy’s US expansion http://atwonline.com/open-skies/munoz-us-carriers-strongly-opposed-air-italy-s-us-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">US carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are preparing a “strong retort” to Air Italy’s service additions, calling the Italian carrier’s recent and planned moves into US gateways a “clear violation” of an agreement between US and Qatari government officials, Chicago-based United Airlines’ top executive said.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/munoz-us-carriers-strongly-opposed-air-italy-s-us-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/munoz-us-carriers-strongly-opposed-air-italy-s-us-expansion#comments Open Skies Daily News Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:44:00 +0000 301301 at http://atwonline.com <p>Air Italy A330-200</p> Air Italy IATA: Cancellation of Mexico airport construction to cost over $5 billion http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-cancellation-mexico-airport-construction-cost-over-5-billion <div class="node-body article-body">The decision by Mexico’s newly installed government—led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador—to cancel further construction of its new international airport will cost over MXP100 billion ($5 billion), according to estimates cited by IATA.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-cancellation-mexico-airport-construction-cost-over-5-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-cancellation-mexico-airport-construction-cost-over-5-billion#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airports & Routes Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:54:00 +0000 301291 at http://atwonline.com Aeroflot Group makes management changes http://atwonline.com/people/aeroflot-group-makes-management-changes <div class="node-body article-body">Aeroflot Airline named Russia’s Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich as board chairman Dec. 11. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/aeroflot-group-makes-management-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/aeroflot-group-makes-management-changes#comments Daily News People Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:42:00 +0000 301281 at http://atwonline.com CEO: Hawaiian Airlines’ fleet transition plan ‘well underway’ http://atwonline.com/airframes/ceo-hawaiian-airlines-fleet-transition-plan-well-underway <div class="node-body article-body">Hawaiian Airlines said its fleet refresh is making good progress despite Airbus A321neo delivery delays earlier this year, and the carrier is already looking to the next stage when its Boeing 787 deliveries begin in 2021.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/ceo-hawaiian-airlines-fleet-transition-plan-well-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/ceo-hawaiian-airlines-fleet-transition-plan-well-underway#comments Airframes Daily News Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:51:00 +0000 301271 at http://atwonline.com <p>Hawaiian Airlines A321neo</p> Rob Finlayson IATA predicts airline profits to rise again in 2019 http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-predicts-airline-profits-rise-again-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">Supported by strong demand for travel and a decline in fuel costs, IATA expects airline industry profits to rise again in 2019 following a dip this year.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-predicts-airline-profits-rise-again-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-predicts-airline-profits-rise-again-2019#comments Associations Airlines Daily News ATW On-Location Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:59:00 +0000 301261 at http://atwonline.com