ATWOnline http://atwonline.com/rss.xml en Virgin Atlantic names new CEO as Kreeger steps down at year-end http://atwonline.com/people/virgin-atlantic-names-new-ceo-kreeger-steps-down-year-end <div class="node-body article-body">Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger will step down at the end of the year and be succeeded by Shai Weiss, the UK carrier’s current CCO and former CFO, on Jan. 1, 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/virgin-atlantic-names-new-ceo-kreeger-steps-down-year-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/virgin-atlantic-names-new-ceo-kreeger-steps-down-year-end#comments Daily News People Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:42:00 +0000 285071 at http://atwonline.com <p>Virgin Atlantic CCO Shai Weiss has been named CEO, succeeding Craig Kreeger, as of Jan. 1, 2019.</p> Virgin Atlantic MRO Briefs-June 21, 2018 http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-june-21-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">MRO Briefs-June 21, 2018</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-june-21-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-june-21-2018#comments Daily News MRO Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:12:00 +0000 285061 at http://atwonline.com UK trade minister quits over Heathrow Airport expansion http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/uk-trade-minister-quits-over-heathrow-airport-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Britain’s trade minister resigned on June 21 over a planned House of Commons vote on whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/uk-trade-minister-quits-over-heathrow-airport-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/uk-trade-minister-quits-over-heathrow-airport-expansion#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:27:00 +0000 285051 at http://atwonline.com Paris, Hong Kong airport operators ink cooperation agreements http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/paris-hong-kong-airport-operators-ink-cooperation-agreements <div class="node-body article-body">Paris airports operator Groupe ADP and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK) have signed two MOUs covering airport management, aviation development and cargo development aimed at strengthening cooperation between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/paris-hong-kong-airport-operators-ink-cooperation-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/paris-hong-kong-airport-operators-ink-cooperation-agreements#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:27:00 +0000 285041 at http://atwonline.com WestJet Link launches western Canada flights with Pacific Coastal http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-link-launches-western-canada-flights-pacific-coastal <div class="node-body article-body">Canadian LCC WestJet Airlines’ regional airline service WestJet Link debuted June 20 with its first flight between British Columbia cities Cranbrook and Prince George, flown via capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Vancouver-based regional carrier Pacific Coastal Airlines. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-link-launches-western-canada-flights-pacific-coastal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-link-launches-western-canada-flights-pacific-coastal#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:17:00 +0000 285031 at http://atwonline.com Ethiopian to launch four African startups airlines by year-end http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-launch-four-african-startups-airlines-year-end <div class="node-body article-body">African Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines plans to launch new airlines in Chad, Guinea, Mozambique and Zambia before the end of 2018.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-launch-four-african-startups-airlines-year-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/ethiopian-launch-four-african-startups-airlines-year-end#comments Airlines Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:03:00 +0000 285021 at http://atwonline.com <p>Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Smaller French carriers eye closer ties to increase competitiveness http://atwonline.com/airlines/smaller-french-carriers-eye-closer-ties-increase-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body">France’s secondary airlines are looking at ways they can work together to better compete with legacy carrier Air France and with growing competition from LCCs on both long- and short-haul, executives told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily on the sidelines of the Paris Air Forum. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/smaller-french-carriers-eye-closer-ties-increase-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/smaller-french-carriers-eye-closer-ties-increase-competitiveness#comments Airlines Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:51:00 +0000 285011 at http://atwonline.com <p>Corsair Airbus A330-200</p> Rob Finlayson KLM revamps main cabin long-haul meal service http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/klm-revamps-main-cabin-long-haul-meal-service <div class="node-body article-body">KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase in a new meal service concept in its economy-class cabins for intercontinental flights, as it cuts the number of cabin crew on many routes.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/klm-revamps-main-cabin-long-haul-meal-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/klm-revamps-main-cabin-long-haul-meal-service#comments Aircraft Interiors Daily News Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:30:00 +0000 285001 at http://atwonline.com <p>KLM to launch new economy class service</p> KLM Pegasus Airlines adds Muscat, Dammam routes to Gulf network http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/pegasus-airlines-adds-muscat-dammam-routes-gulf-network <div class="node-body article-body">Turkish LCC Pegasus Airlines is expanding its Middle East presence with two new routes to the Gulf—Saudi Arabia’s oil industry center Dammam and Oman’s capital Muscat. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/pegasus-airlines-adds-muscat-dammam-routes-gulf-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/pegasus-airlines-adds-muscat-dammam-routes-gulf-network#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:14:00 +0000 284991 at http://atwonline.com <p>Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson French senator: France’s ATC system is obsolete http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/french-senator-france-s-atc-system-obsolete <div class="node-body article-body">An “information report” by a French senator is blaming the country’s air traffic control (ATC) for disproportionate flight delays in Europe, citing obsolete equipment, inadequate human resource management and frequent strikes.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/french-senator-france-s-atc-system-obsolete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/french-senator-france-s-atc-system-obsolete#comments Air Traffic Management Labor Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:53:00 +0000 284981 at http://atwonline.com Canadian ULCC Flair Airlines moves headquarters to Edmonton http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-ulcc-flair-airlines-moves-headquarters-edmonton <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-growing Canadian ultra-LCC Flair Airlines, fresh off a doubling of its weekly frequencies, will move its headquarters to Edmonton.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-ulcc-flair-airlines-moves-headquarters-edmonton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/canadian-ulcc-flair-airlines-moves-headquarters-edmonton#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:45:00 +0000 284971 at http://atwonline.com <p>Flair Airlines executive chairman David Tait</p> Flair Airlines/Twitter Korea’s Jin Air co-CEO steps down http://atwonline.com/people/korea-s-jin-air-co-ceo-steps-down <div class="node-body article-body">Korean LCC Jin Air is experiencing a change in leadership, with the resignation of co-CEO Kwon Hyuk-min.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/korea-s-jin-air-co-ceo-steps-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/korea-s-jin-air-co-ceo-steps-down#comments Daily News People Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:36:00 +0000 284961 at http://atwonline.com <p>Jin Air Boeing 777-200</p> Rob Finlayson NTSB: Fatigue crack led to 2015 British Airways engine fire http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-fatigue-crack-led-2015-british-airways-engine-fire <div class="node-body article-body">A fatigue crack in a turbine disk web and subsequent uncontained engine failure led to the Sept. 8, 2015 engine fire on a British Airways (BA) Boeing 777-236ER on takeoff from Las Vegas, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said June 20.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-fatigue-crack-led-2015-british-airways-engine-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-fatigue-crack-led-2015-british-airways-engine-fire#comments Daily News Safety Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:47:00 +0000 284951 at http://atwonline.com WestJet ULCC Swoop makes inaugural flight, looks to expand quickly http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-ulcc-swoop-makes-inaugural-flight-looks-expand-quickly <div class="node-body article-body">WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop took to the skies June 20 with an early-morning inaugural flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford, marking the next major development in what is an expanding Canadian low-cost airline scene.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-ulcc-swoop-makes-inaugural-flight-looks-expand-quickly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/westjet-ulcc-swoop-makes-inaugural-flight-looks-expand-quickly#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:40:00 +0000 284941 at http://atwonline.com Swoop FedEx $4.6 billion fiscal 2018 net profit lifted by tax reform benefit http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/fedex-46-billion-fiscal-2018-net-profit-lifted-tax-reform-benefit <div class="node-body article-body">Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported $4.6 billion in consolidated net profit for fiscal 2018—up 53% over the company’s fiscal 2017 $3 billion net result—boosted by $2.1 billion in tax benefits, $1.6 billion of which came from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed by the US Congress in late December 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/fedex-46-billion-fiscal-2018-net-profit-lifted-tax-reform-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/fedex-46-billion-fiscal-2018-net-profit-lifted-tax-reform-benefit#comments Airline Financials Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:21:00 +0000 284931 at http://atwonline.com <p>FedEx Boeing 767-300F</p> Rob Finlayson US watchdog to review FAA’s Southwest oversight http://atwonline.com/safety/us-watchdog-review-faa-s-southwest-oversight <div class="node-body article-body">The US Transportation Department Office of the Inspector General said June 20 it would review FAA’s safety oversight of Southwest Airlines following recent events that include an in-flight engine failure in April that caused the death of a passenger.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/us-watchdog-review-faa-s-southwest-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/us-watchdog-review-faa-s-southwest-oversight#comments Daily News Safety ATW Plus Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:02:00 +0000 284921 at http://atwonline.com <p>Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700</p> Rob Finlayson Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray <div class="node-body blog-body">The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest airlines into the political debate.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:11:00 +0000 284911 at http://atwonline.com IT & Distribution-June 20, 2018 http://atwonline.com/it-distribution/it-distribution-june-20-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">IT & Distribution-June 20, 2018</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/it-distribution/it-distribution-june-20-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/it-distribution/it-distribution-june-20-2018#comments IT & Distribution Daily News Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:42:00 +0000 284901 at http://atwonline.com FAA chief urges increased cooperation with UK ahead of Brexit http://atwonline.com/open-skies/faa-chief-urges-increased-cooperation-uk-ahead-brexit <div class="node-body article-body">FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell has called on the UK and world governments to accelerate the pace of bilateral aviation negotiations ahead of Brexit, when the UK leaves the European Union (EU), in March 2019.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/faa-chief-urges-increased-cooperation-uk-ahead-brexit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/faa-chief-urges-increased-cooperation-uk-ahead-brexit#comments Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:32:00 +0000 284891 at http://atwonline.com IATA and ACI see scope for airport charges arbitrator http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-and-aci-see-scope-airport-charges-arbitrator <div class="node-body article-body">IATA DG Alexandre de Juniac and Airports Council International (ACI) DG Angela Gittens see potential for independent oversight of airport charge disputes and for airports to have greater involvement in slot allocations.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-and-aci-see-scope-airport-charges-arbitrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/iata-and-aci-see-scope-airport-charges-arbitrator#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airports & Routes Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:03:00 +0000 284881 at http://atwonline.com <p>IATA DG Alexandre de Juniac and ACI DG Angela Gittens</p> ACI Europe/Twitter Kenya Airways, Nairobi airport to merge http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-nairobi-airport-merge <div class="node-body article-body">State-run national flag carrier Kenya Airways plans to merge with Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to compete with other state-owned carriers in Africa and the Middle East, such as Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates Airline. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-nairobi-airport-merge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-nairobi-airport-merge#comments Airlines Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:19:00 +0000 284871 at http://atwonline.com <p>Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport</p> Kenya Airports Authority China’s Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/china-s-sichuan-airlines-applies-boston-service <div class="node-body article-body">China’s Sichuan Airlines is seeking approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to open service to Boston, Massachusetts, accelerating its international expansion.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/china-s-sichuan-airlines-applies-boston-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/china-s-sichuan-airlines-applies-boston-service#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:18:00 +0000 284861 at http://atwonline.com Airbus, TAP Air Portugal prepare for A330neo service entry http://atwonline.com/airframes/airbus-tap-air-portugal-prepare-a330neo-service-entry <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus and TAP Air Portugal have begun flying the first production A330neo to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations, as the program nears certification.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/airbus-tap-air-portugal-prepare-a330neo-service-entry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/airbus-tap-air-portugal-prepare-a330neo-service-entry#comments Aircraft Interiors Airframes Daily News ATW Plus Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:31:00 +0000 284851 at http://atwonline.com Airbus Abu Dhabi opens short-stay hotel for transit passengers http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/abu-dhabi-opens-short-stay-hotel-transit-passengers <div class="node-body article-body">Abu Dhabi Airports has opened a new sleeping facility for transit passengers at the emirate’s main international airport, its operating authority said June 20.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/abu-dhabi-opens-short-stay-hotel-transit-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/abu-dhabi-opens-short-stay-hotel-transit-passengers#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:04:00 +0000 284841 at http://atwonline.com <p>Aerotel Abu Dhabi&nbsp;</p> Abu Dhabi Airports ACI Europe’s Jankovec: Airports must be ready for change http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aci-europe-s-jankovec-airports-must-be-ready-change <div class="node-body article-body">ACI Europe has said the region’s airports must be ready for change, as the European market continues to boom against a backdrop of challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aci-europe-s-jankovec-airports-must-be-ready-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/aci-europe-s-jankovec-airports-must-be-ready-change#comments Daily News ATW On-Location Airports & Routes Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:49:00 +0000 284831 at http://atwonline.com <p>ACI Europe DG Olivier Jankovec</p> Victoria Moores Norwegian CEO: Size is critical for success http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-ceo-size-critical-success <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos believes his LCC is reaching the critical mass it needs to succeed, as several European heavyweights voice their potential interest in the business.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-ceo-size-critical-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-ceo-size-critical-success#comments Airlines Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:36:00 +0000 284821 at http://atwonline.com ACI Europe/Twitter Eurocontrol cautions on ‘serious capacity challenge’ http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/eurocontrol-cautions-serious-capacity-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">Eurocontrol director general Eamonn Brennan has warned that urgent action is needed to avoid European flight delays nearly doubling by 2040, as record traffic growth continues.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/eurocontrol-cautions-serious-capacity-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/eurocontrol-cautions-serious-capacity-challenge#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News ATW On-Location Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:25:00 +0000 284811 at http://atwonline.com <p>Eurocontrol director general Eamonn Brennan addresses delegates at the ACI General Assembly in Brussels.</p> Victoria Moores Delta’s 20-strong Bombardier CRJ900 order to have new Atmosphère cabin http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/delta-s-20-strong-bombardier-crj900-order-have-new-atmosph-re-cabin <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Air Lines has ordered 20 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, becoming the launch customer for the Canadian manufacturer’s new Atmosphère cabin for the CRJ. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/delta-s-20-strong-bombardier-crj900-order-have-new-atmosph-re-cabin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-interiors/delta-s-20-strong-bombardier-crj900-order-have-new-atmosph-re-cabin#comments Aircraft Interiors Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Daily News ATW Plus Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:57:00 +0000 284801 at http://atwonline.com <p>CRJ Atmosph&egrave;re cabin&nbsp;</p> Bombardier FedEx to take 24 more Boeing freighters in $6.6 billion order http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/fedex-take-24-more-boeing-freighters-66-billion-order <div class="node-body article-body">FedEx Corp. has ordered 24 more Boeing freighters, comprising 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/fedex-take-24-more-boeing-freighters-66-billion-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/fedex-take-24-more-boeing-freighters-66-billion-order#comments Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Daily News Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:08:00 +0000 284791 at http://atwonline.com <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size: 10.24px;">FedEx Boeing 777F</span><span style="color:#00B050"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Rob Finlayson Industry steps up action calls for CORSIA standards http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/industry-steps-action-calls-corsia-standards <div class="node-body article-body">With barely seven months left before new emissions reporting requirements come into force for international flights, governments are being pressed to take urgent action so that standards are in place in time to comply.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/industry-steps-action-calls-corsia-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/industry-steps-action-calls-corsia-standards#comments Aeropolitics Eco-Aviation Daily News Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:46:00 +0000 284781 at http://atwonline.com