ATWOnline http://atwonline.com/rss.xml en New technology aims to detect UAV operators near airports http://atwonline.com/safety/new-technology-aims-detect-uav-operators-near-airports <div class="node-body article-body">Two UK companies aiming to detect unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) close to airports have trialed a new system that they say can detect not only the presence of the small vehicles but the location of their operator.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/new-technology-aims-detect-uav-operators-near-airports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/new-technology-aims-detect-uav-operators-near-airports#comments Safety Technology ATW Plus Tue, 22 May 2018 19:33:00 +0000 282201 at http://atwonline.com Ryanair open to further acquisitions http://atwonline.com/airlines/ryanair-open-further-acquisitions <div class="node-body article-body">Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is expecting to see further European airline consolidation through winter 2018, as higher fuel prices begin to bite, creating potential opportunities for the Irish LCC.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/ryanair-open-further-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/ryanair-open-further-acquisitions#comments Aeropolitics Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Tue, 22 May 2018 19:12:00 +0000 282191 at http://atwonline.com Major DFW airport runway rehabilitation to begin May 24 http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/major-dfw-airport-runway-rehabilitation-begin-may-24 <div class="node-body article-body">Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will launch a major rehabilitation project, closing part of Runway 17C/35C to replace the center third of the 13,400-ft. runway.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/major-dfw-airport-runway-rehabilitation-begin-may-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/major-dfw-airport-runway-rehabilitation-begin-may-24#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Tue, 22 May 2018 18:57:00 +0000 282181 at http://atwonline.com Moscow SVO airport 2017 profits surge on 18% passenger growth http://atwonline.com/airports/moscow-svo-airport-2017-profits-surge-18-passenger-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) reported net income of RUB11.9 billion ($200.7 million) for 2017, up 6.7% year-over-year.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports/moscow-svo-airport-2017-profits-surge-18-passenger-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports/moscow-svo-airport-2017-profits-surge-18-passenger-growth#comments Airports Airports & Routes Tue, 22 May 2018 18:43:00 +0000 282171 at http://atwonline.com China’s AECC tests demonstrator turbofan for C919 engine http://atwonline.com/engines/china-s-aecc-tests-demonstrator-turbofan-c919-engine <div class="node-body article-body">Aviation Engine Corp. of China (AECC) has run its CJ-1000AX demonstrator turbofan, as part of a program intended to provide alternative, domestically-produced propulsion for the COMAC C919. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/engines/china-s-aecc-tests-demonstrator-turbofan-c919-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/engines/china-s-aecc-tests-demonstrator-turbofan-c919-engine#comments Engines Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Tue, 22 May 2018 18:27:00 +0000 282161 at http://atwonline.com Mexico grounds charter airline involved in Havana accident http://atwonline.com/safety/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident <div class="node-body article-body">Mexican civil aviation authorities are conducting a special inspection of the charter operator at the center of the May 18 accident in Havana, and have suspended the company's operation until further notice.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident#comments Airlines Daily News Safety Tue, 22 May 2018 17:35:00 +0000 282151 at http://atwonline.com Mexico grounds charter airline involved in Havana accident http://atwonline.com/daily-news/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident <div class="node-body article-body">Mexican civil aviation authorities are conducting a special inspection of the charter operator at the center of the May 18 accident in Havana, and have suspended the company's operation until further notice.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/daily-news/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/daily-news/mexico-grounds-charter-airline-involved-havana-accident#comments Daily News Tue, 22 May 2018 17:30:00 +0000 282141 at http://atwonline.com UK regional bmi names new managing director http://atwonline.com/people/uk-regional-bmi-names-new-managing-director <div class="node-body article-body">UK regional carrier bmi has created a new managing director position and appointed Tim Shattock to the role. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/uk-regional-bmi-names-new-managing-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/uk-regional-bmi-names-new-managing-director#comments Airlines Daily News People Tue, 22 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 282131 at http://atwonline.com Thai Airways chooses investment agency exec as new CEO http://atwonline.com/people/thai-airways-chooses-investment-agency-exec-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">Thai Airways named Sumeth Damrongchaitham, the head of a Thai government-owned investment agency, as the carrier’s next president and CEO. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/thai-airways-chooses-investment-agency-exec-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/thai-airways-chooses-investment-agency-exec-new-ceo#comments Airlines Daily News People ATW Plus Tue, 22 May 2018 15:56:00 +0000 282121 at http://atwonline.com British Airways leases out surplus ex-Monarch Gatwick slots http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-leases-out-surplus-ex-monarch-gatwick-slots <div class="node-body article-body">UK carrier British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it is leasing out some of the summer 2018 London Gatwick slots that it acquired from defunct UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines, because it was unable to use them all.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-leases-out-surplus-ex-monarch-gatwick-slots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/british-airways-leases-out-surplus-ex-monarch-gatwick-slots#comments Airlines Daily News Airports & Routes Tue, 22 May 2018 10:38:00 +0000 282111 at http://atwonline.com US economist says Open Skies should not be sought with “foe” China http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-economist-says-open-skies-should-not-be-sought-foe-china <div class="node-body article-body">A US-China Open Skies agreement is an unlikely prospect in the near future, a Washington panel agreed Monday, but some welcomed the principle of such an agreement while one US economist said China should be treated “like we treated the Soviet Union.”</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-economist-says-open-skies-should-not-be-sought-foe-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-economist-says-open-skies-should-not-be-sought-foe-china#comments Airlines Open Skies Regulation Daily News Mon, 21 May 2018 19:47:00 +0000 282011 at http://atwonline.com Alaska Airlines to eliminate plastic straws systemwide http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/alaska-airlines-eliminate-plastic-straws-systemwide <div class="node-body article-body">Alaska Airlines will eliminate plastic straws on aircraft and airport lounges across its domestic and international network from July 16.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/alaska-airlines-eliminate-plastic-straws-systemwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/alaska-airlines-eliminate-plastic-straws-systemwide#comments Airlines Eco-Aviation Daily News Mon, 21 May 2018 19:29:00 +0000 282001 at http://atwonline.com <p>Plastic stir straws will be replaced with white birch stir sticks on all Alaska Airlines flights starting July 16.</p> Alaska Airlines JetBlue promotes Joanna Geraghty to president/chief operating officer http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-promotes-joanna-geraghty-presidentchief-operating-officer <div class="node-body article-body">New York-based JetBlue Airways, bolstering its top-level management, promoted Joanna Geraghty to president and chief operating officer and put her in charge of day-to-day operations. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-promotes-joanna-geraghty-presidentchief-operating-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/jetblue-promotes-joanna-geraghty-presidentchief-operating-officer#comments Airlines Daily News People Mon, 21 May 2018 18:07:00 +0000 281991 at http://atwonline.com <p>JetBlue president and chief operating officer Joanna&nbsp;Geraghty</p> JetBlue EU, US eye agreement to remove wet-lease time limits http://atwonline.com/leasing/eu-us-eye-agreement-remove-wet-lease-time-limits <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union and the US are moving closer to a long-awaited agreement to remove time limits from wet-leasing contracts. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/leasing/eu-us-eye-agreement-remove-wet-lease-time-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/leasing/eu-us-eye-agreement-remove-wet-lease-time-limits#comments Regulation Daily News Leasing ATW Plus Mon, 21 May 2018 17:13:00 +0000 281981 at http://atwonline.com HNA Group sells stake in South Africa’s Comair http://atwonline.com/airlines/hna-group-sells-stake-south-africa-s-comair <div class="node-body article-body">HNA Group has sold its 6.2% stake in South African carrier Comair through its Netherland-based subsidiary as part of the Hainan, China-based company’s asset disposal plan.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/hna-group-sells-stake-south-africa-s-comair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/hna-group-sells-stake-south-africa-s-comair#comments Airlines Daily News Mon, 21 May 2018 16:51:00 +0000 281971 at http://atwonline.com Was Doug Parker’s $5 billion ‘average’ earnings prediction a mistake? http://atwonline.com/blog/was-doug-parker-s-5-billion-average-earnings-prediction-mistake <div class="node-body blog-body">American’s first two annual financial results following Parker’s $3 billion-$7 billion assertion will end up at the low end of the range.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/was-doug-parker-s-5-billion-average-earnings-prediction-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/was-doug-parker-s-5-billion-average-earnings-prediction-mistake#comments Airline Financials Opinions AirKarp Mon, 21 May 2018 16:34:00 +0000 281961 at http://atwonline.com Oman Air begins regional jet disposal http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/oman-air-begins-regional-jet-disposal <div class="node-body article-body">Omani national carrier Oman Air has begun the process of disposing its small fleet of Embraer 175 regional jets, almost three years after it originally proposed removing them from its inventory.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/oman-air-begins-regional-jet-disposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/oman-air-begins-regional-jet-disposal#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 21 May 2018 15:56:00 +0000 281951 at http://atwonline.com <p>Oman Air Embraer E175</p> Oman Air Zunum announces launch customer for hybrid-electric regional http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/zunum-announces-launch-customer-hybrid-electric-regional <div class="node-body article-body">US scheduled charter operator JetSuite, in which JetBlue Airways and Qatar Airways have stakes, is the launch customer for Zunum Aero’s hybrid-electric regional aircraft, which is scheduled for delivery beginning in 2022. The company has options to buy up to 100 aircraft for both its JetSuite private charter and JetSuiteX public charter divisions.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/zunum-announces-launch-customer-hybrid-electric-regional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/operations-technology/zunum-announces-launch-customer-hybrid-electric-regional#comments Daily News Operations & Technology ATW Plus Mon, 21 May 2018 11:38:00 +0000 281941 at http://atwonline.com <p>Rendition of the Zunum hybrid-electric aircraft in JetSuite livery.</p> Zunum Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo to move on ​ http://atwonline.com/people/finnair-ceo-pekka-vauramo-move <div class="node-body article-body">Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo is to step down by November 2018 to take up a position as CEO with Metso Corporation, a Finnish industrial machinery company that specializes in mining and related industries.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/finnair-ceo-pekka-vauramo-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/finnair-ceo-pekka-vauramo-move#comments Airlines Daily News People Mon, 21 May 2018 11:07:00 +0000 281931 at http://atwonline.com Ryanair's full-year profit up 10% despite cancellations http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/ryanairs-full-year-profit-10-despite-cancellations <div class="node-body article-body">Irish LCC Ryanair’s net profit for 2017-18 has risen 10% to €1.45 billion ($1.71 billion), delivering a 20% net margin, even after thousands of flight cancellations in fall 2017, but rising labor and fuel costs mean a weaker result is expected for 2018-19.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/ryanairs-full-year-profit-10-despite-cancellations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/ryanairs-full-year-profit-10-despite-cancellations#comments Airline Financials Daily News Mon, 21 May 2018 10:10:00 +0000 281921 at http://atwonline.com <p>Ryanair Boeing 737-800</p> Rob Finlayson Volaris Costa Rica completes launch of San José-US routes http://atwonline.com/airlines/volaris-costa-rica-completes-launch-san-jos-us-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Ultra-LCC Volaris Costa Rica completed its initial round of Central America-US route openings with the launch of flights between Costa Rican capital San José and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/volaris-costa-rica-completes-launch-san-jos-us-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/volaris-costa-rica-completes-launch-san-jos-us-routes#comments Airlines Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 May 2018 18:41:00 +0000 281911 at http://atwonline.com <p>Volaris&nbsp;Costa Rica arrives at Washington Dulles</p> Volaris Cuban charter airliner crashes near Havana Airport http://atwonline.com/safety/cuban-charter-airliner-crashes-near-havana-airport-0 <div class="node-body article-body">A reported 108 people were killed May 18 when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-201 crashed shortly after takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/cuban-charter-airliner-crashes-near-havana-airport-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/cuban-charter-airliner-crashes-near-havana-airport-0#comments Daily News Safety Fri, 18 May 2018 18:39:00 +0000 281901 at http://atwonline.com BREAKING NEWS: Cubana Boeing 737 reported crashed near Havana http://atwonline.com/safety/breaking-news-cubana-boeing-737-reported-crashed-near-havana <div class="node-body article-body">Reports are coming in that a Cubana Boeing 737 has crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. More details to follow.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/breaking-news-cubana-boeing-737-reported-crashed-near-havana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/breaking-news-cubana-boeing-737-reported-crashed-near-havana#comments Safety Fri, 18 May 2018 17:55:00 +0000 281881 at http://atwonline.com ANALYSIS: US major airlines' fifth failure http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-us-major-airlines-fifth-failure <div class="node-body article-body">A three-year battle started by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines against the major Gulf carriers appears to have ended with little to show for the millions of dollars of campaigning by the US airlines and affiliated unions.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-us-major-airlines-fifth-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-us-major-airlines-fifth-failure#comments Aeropolitics Open Skies Daily News Opinions Fri, 18 May 2018 17:05:00 +0000 281861 at http://atwonline.com Air Belgium secures Russian overflight rights http://atwonline.com/regulation/air-belgium-secures-russian-overflight-rights <div class="node-body article-body">Long-haul start-up Air Belgium has been granted Russian overflight permission, cementing its revised June 3 launch date.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/air-belgium-secures-russian-overflight-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/air-belgium-secures-russian-overflight-rights#comments Airlines Regulation Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 May 2018 16:30:00 +0000 281851 at http://atwonline.com <p>Air Belgium Airbus A340-300 at Hong Kong International Airport</p> Air Belgium EasyJet: A new old strategy? ​ http://atwonline.com/blog/easyjet-new-old-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body">EasyJet’s new CEO, Johan Lundgren, is planning to develop the UK LCC’s presence in the holiday market – but how heavily is this strategy linked to his tour operator roots?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/easyjet-new-old-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/easyjet-new-old-strategy#comments Airlines Opinions Need I say Moores Fri, 18 May 2018 16:01:00 +0000 281831 at http://atwonline.com Nordic Aviation Capital acquires Aldus Aviation’s E-Jet portfolio http://atwonline.com/leasing/nordic-aviation-capital-acquires-aldus-aviation-s-e-jet-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body">Danish regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital has acquired all the aircraft owned by Aldus Aviation Fund, comprising 29 Embraer E-Jets.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/leasing/nordic-aviation-capital-acquires-aldus-aviation-s-e-jet-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/leasing/nordic-aviation-capital-acquires-aldus-aviation-s-e-jet-portfolio#comments Daily News Leasing Fri, 18 May 2018 15:26:00 +0000 281811 at http://atwonline.com Turkey’s Corendon Airlines receives BOC Aviation’s first 737 MAX 8 http://atwonline.com/leasing/turkey-s-corendon-airlines-receives-boc-aviation-s-first-737-max-8 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has delivered its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a MAX 8 to leisure carrier Corendon Airlines. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/leasing/turkey-s-corendon-airlines-receives-boc-aviation-s-first-737-max-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/leasing/turkey-s-corendon-airlines-receives-boc-aviation-s-first-737-max-8#comments Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Airlines Daily News Leasing Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:00 +0000 281801 at http://atwonline.com <p>BOC Aviation Boeing 737 MAX 8</p> BOC Aviation China Eastern, China Southern to benefit from new CAAC policies http://atwonline.com/regulation/china-eastern-china-southern-benefit-new-caac-policies <div class="node-body article-body">Shanghai-based China Eastern and Guangzhou-based China Southern airlines are expected to benefit from the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) new policies on international operations and Beijing’s “One city, two airports” rules.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/china-eastern-china-southern-benefit-new-caac-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/china-eastern-china-southern-benefit-new-caac-policies#comments Airlines Regulation Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 May 2018 14:23:00 +0000 281791 at http://atwonline.com <p>China Southern Airbus A321s</p> Rob Finlayson Wizz Air adds London Luton routes http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-adds-london-luton-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-growing Budapest-based LCC Wizz Air is allocating two new Airbus A320s to its London Luton fleet, accompanying the launch of two routes to Larnaca, Cyprus and Lviv, Ukraine.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-adds-london-luton-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/wizz-air-adds-london-luton-routes#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 18 May 2018 13:46:00 +0000 281781 at http://atwonline.com <p>Wizz Air Airbus A320 in new livery</p> Wizz Air