On the Cover


20     Carbon Stalemate
Europe digs in over aviation emissions tax despite growing international protests.
By Alan Dron

22     The Promise and Frustration of Biofuels
By Henry Canaday

24     Making A Difference
ATW’s inaugural Eco-Aviation Awards.


30     NextGen Now
Avionics manufacturers and airlines have teamed up to help move along NextGen with the testing of new equipment and procedures.
By Robert W. Moorman

34     China’s Private Business
Chinese carriers tap potential of domestic business jet market, but challenges remain.
By Katie Cantle

38     Propelled for Change
Florida startup bucks trend with strategy based on turboprop fleet.
By Christine Boynton

43     Fight Over Fees
Air France-KLM is ringing the alarm bell about rising airport charges in Asia.
By Cathy Buyck

46     Gearing Up
An interview with Pratt & Whitney president David Hess.
By Aaron Karp