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