ATWOnline https://atwonline.com/rss.xml en FAA invites nine agencies to join MAX certification review https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-invites-nine-agencies-join-max-certification-review <div class="node-body article-body">Representatives from nine civil aviation authorities—including the four major state-of-design agencies and China—have accepted invitations from the FAA to conduct a partial review of the Boeing 737 MAX certification, FAA announced April 19. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-invites-nine-agencies-join-max-certification-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-invites-nine-agencies-join-max-certification-review#comments Airframes Regulation Daily News Safety ATW Plus Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:32:00 +0000 313371 at https://atwonline.com Boeing Mitsubishi Aircraft nears final MRJ70 design https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/mitsubishi-aircraft-nears-final-mrj70-design <div class="node-body article-body">Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is close to finalizing a refined design for the MRJ70, the shorter version of its MRJ regional jet, and by the end of June, two additional MRJ90 prototypes will be ready for MRJ flight testing, Mitsubishi Aircraft president Hisakazu Mizutani said.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/mitsubishi-aircraft-nears-final-mrj70-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/mitsubishi-aircraft-nears-final-mrj70-design#comments Daily News Manufacturers Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:41:00 +0000 313361 at https://atwonline.com Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. United: Strain of MAX grounding will intensify https://atwonline.com/airlines/united-strain-max-grounding-will-intensify <div class="node-body article-body">United Airlines has done well compensating for the absence of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft by adjusting its network and maintenance schedules, but the gaps created will become harder to fill as the peak summer season approaches, the airline’s executives say.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/united-strain-max-grounding-will-intensify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/united-strain-max-grounding-will-intensify#comments Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:02:00 +0000 313351 at https://atwonline.com <p>United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9</p> Rob Finlayson Russia expects first CR929 orders in 2023 https://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines/russia-expects-first-cr929-orders-2023 <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian chairperson of the Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) board expects the consortium to receive initial orders for its CR929 widebody airliner no earlier than 2023—a differing assessment compared to the late-2019 timing recently suggested by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), the Chinese partner in the program.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines/russia-expects-first-cr929-orders-2023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines/russia-expects-first-cr929-orders-2023#comments Daily News Aircraft & Engines ATW Plus Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:17:00 +0000 313341 at https://atwonline.com Air Italy: Our ‘tiny share’ of market no threat to US majors https://atwonline.com/open-skies/air-italy-our-tiny-share-market-no-threat-us-majors <div class="node-body article-body">Responding to allegations by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines that Air Italy’s US service additions violate the US-Qatar Open Skies agreement, the Italian carrier said, “We are puzzled (but slightly flattered) that the three very largest US carriers … claim to be threatened by us.”</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/open-skies/air-italy-our-tiny-share-market-no-threat-us-majors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/open-skies/air-italy-our-tiny-share-market-no-threat-us-majors#comments Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:10:00 +0000 313331 at https://atwonline.com <p>Air Italy A330-200</p> Air Italy MRO Briefs-April 19, 2019 https://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-april-19-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">MRO Briefs-April 19, 2019</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-april-19-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/mro/mro-briefs-april-19-2019#comments Daily News MRO Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:29:00 +0000 313321 at https://atwonline.com Analysis: Why US majors are picking a fight with Air Italy https://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-why-us-majors-are-picking-fight-air-italy <div class="node-body article-body">If the CEOs of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines get their way, US Congress will hold yet another set of hearings this year on the seemingly never-ending quarrel over the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-why-us-majors-are-picking-fight-air-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aeropolitics/analysis-why-us-majors-are-picking-fight-air-italy#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:07:00 +0000 313301 at https://atwonline.com Russia’s Simferopol airport to receive new control tower https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-simferopol-airport-receive-new-control-tower <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s state-owned Air Traffic Management Corp. (ATM Corp.) will invest RUB881.9 million ($13.8 million) into a new control tower at Simferopol International Airport (Crimea). </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-simferopol-airport-receive-new-control-tower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russia-s-simferopol-airport-receive-new-control-tower#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:45:00 +0000 313291 at https://atwonline.com Simferopol International Airport France’s Aigle Azur begins direct service to Kiev https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/france-s-aigle-azur-begins-direct-service-kiev <div class="node-body article-body">French airline Aigle Azur has launched a direct flight from Paris Orly to Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport, the capital of Ukraine, as part of an ongoing drive to expand its network. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/france-s-aigle-azur-begins-direct-service-kiev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/france-s-aigle-azur-begins-direct-service-kiev#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:36:00 +0000 313281 at https://atwonline.com <p>Aigle Azur A320</p> Rob Finlayson Jazeera Airways to launch Kuwait-London Gatwick services https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/jazeera-airways-launch-kuwait-london-gatwick-services <div class="node-body article-body">Jazeera Airways will begin flights from Kuwait City to London Gatwick using an Airbus A320neo this year. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/jazeera-airways-launch-kuwait-london-gatwick-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/jazeera-airways-launch-kuwait-london-gatwick-services#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:18:00 +0000 313271 at https://atwonline.com <p>Jazeera Airways A320neo</p> Jazeera Airways Kenya Airways, Delta codeshare to open 15 North American routes https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-delta-codeshare-open-15-north-american-routes <div class="node-body article-body">Kenya Airways and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines have signed a codeshare agreement that will open connectivity to 11 US and four Canadian cities.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-delta-codeshare-open-15-north-american-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/kenya-airways-delta-codeshare-open-15-north-american-routes#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:35:00 +0000 313261 at https://atwonline.com <p>Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8</p> Rob Finlayson Air Mauritius takes first Airbus A330neo; to end KLM JV in October https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-mauritius-takes-first-airbus-a330neo-end-klm-jv-october <div class="node-body article-body">Air Mauritius received the first of two Airbus A330-900s it has on order at Airbus’s Toulouse final assembly plant April 18; the aircraft are provided under contract with US-based Air Lease Corp. (ALC).</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-mauritius-takes-first-airbus-a330neo-end-klm-jv-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-mauritius-takes-first-airbus-a330neo-end-klm-jv-october#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:15:00 +0000 313251 at https://atwonline.com <p>Air Mauritius A330neo</p> Airbus Boeing completes testing of 737 MAX software upgrade https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-completes-testing-737-max-software-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing has taken several major steps toward completing upgraded 737 MAX maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS) flight control law software in recent days, giving the company confidence that it is “making steady progress” in its bid to get the grounded MAX fleet operating again, its top executive said.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-completes-testing-737-max-software-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-completes-testing-737-max-software-upgrade#comments Airframes Daily News Manufacturers Safety Training ATW Plus Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:57:00 +0000 313211 at https://atwonline.com <p>MAX 7 flight test aircraft landing</p> Boeing French group predicts rise in certification costs after MAX crisis https://atwonline.com/safety/french-group-predicts-rise-certification-costs-after-max-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">Officials from French aerospace industry association GIFAS are predicting the ongoing safety crisis around the Boeing 737 MAX will cause certification costs to increase.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/french-group-predicts-rise-certification-costs-after-max-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/french-group-predicts-rise-certification-costs-after-max-crisis#comments Airframes Associations Daily News Safety ATW Plus Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:24:00 +0000 313201 at https://atwonline.com Getty Images/Stephen Brashear NTSB investigates American A321 that rolled on takeoff from JFK https://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-investigates-american-a321-rolled-takeoff-jfk <div class="node-body article-body">US federal safety officials are investigating an American Airlines Airbus A321 that tipped and struck an object during takeoff from New York JFK airport April 10, cutting the flight short and forcing the plane to taxi back to the gate just 29 min. after its scheduled departure.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-investigates-american-a321-rolled-takeoff-jfk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-investigates-american-a321-rolled-takeoff-jfk#comments Daily News Safety Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:01:00 +0000 313191 at https://atwonline.com Aircraft Briefs-April 18, 2019 https://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-april-18-2019 <div class="node-body article-body">Aircraft Briefs-April 18, 2019</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-april-18-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airframes/aircraft-briefs-april-18-2019#comments Airframes Daily News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:38:00 +0000 313181 at https://atwonline.com Poll Question: Have the airlines with immunized joint ventures in the transatlantic market become anti-competitive? https://atwonline.com/poll/04182019 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/atwonline.com/files/uploads/2019/01/16/Poll-question-art-bubble-people.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></p> </div><form action="/poll/04182019" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div 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</div> </div></form> https://atwonline.com/poll/04182019#comments Airports & Routes Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:48:43 +0000 313171 at https://atwonline.com Air Arabia takes delivery of first A321neoLR https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-arabia-takes-delivery-first-a321neolr <div class="node-body article-body">LCC Air Arabia has taken delivery of the first of six Airbus A321neoLRs, the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the extended-range version of the type. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-arabia-takes-delivery-first-a321neolr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/air-arabia-takes-delivery-first-a321neolr#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:29:00 +0000 313161 at https://atwonline.com <p>Air Arabia A321neoLR</p> Airbus Hong Kong Airlines hit by boardroom spat https://atwonline.com/airlines/hong-kong-airlines-hit-boardroom-spat <div class="node-body article-body">Hong Kong Airlines said it had to hire external security personnel and lawyers because of an unfolding spat between shareholders, but insisted it was business as usual for customers. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airlines/hong-kong-airlines-hit-boardroom-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airlines/hong-kong-airlines-hit-boardroom-spat#comments Airlines Daily News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:17:00 +0000 313151 at https://atwonline.com <p>Hong Kong Airlines A330-200</p> Rob Finlayson Uganda Airlines receives first CRJ900 https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/uganda-airlines-receives-first-crj900 <div class="node-body article-body">New African flag carrier Uganda Airlines has taken delivery of the first two of four Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets ordered in July 2018. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/uganda-airlines-receives-first-crj900" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/aircraft-orders-deliveries/uganda-airlines-receives-first-crj900#comments Daily News Aircraft Orders & Deliveries Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:58:00 +0000 313141 at https://atwonline.com <p>Uganda Airlines CRJ900</p> Bombardier Design approved for Hangzhou airport’s Phase III expansion https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/design-approved-hangzhou-airport-s-phase-iii-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">China’s Zhejiang Development Commission has approved the preliminary design for the Phase III expansion for Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/design-approved-hangzhou-airport-s-phase-iii-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/design-approved-hangzhou-airport-s-phase-iii-expansion#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:52:00 +0000 313131 at https://atwonline.com Etihad Aviation Group CFO steps down https://atwonline.com/people/etihad-aviation-group-cfo-steps-down <div class="node-body article-body">Etihad Aviation Group CFO Mark Powers has left the Abu Dhabi-based company to return to the US for what the airline described as “personal reasons.” </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/people/etihad-aviation-group-cfo-steps-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/people/etihad-aviation-group-cfo-steps-down#comments Daily News People Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:30:00 +0000 313121 at https://atwonline.com ACI Europe urges centralization, coordination to ease ATC shortfalls https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/aci-europe-urges-centralization-coordination-ease-atc-shortfalls <div class="node-body article-body">Fixing Europe’s air traffic control (ATC) problems will be a test not only of the continent’s technical abilities, but its resolve to combat global warming, according to Europe’s airport trade association.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/aci-europe-urges-centralization-coordination-ease-atc-shortfalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/aci-europe-urges-centralization-coordination-ease-atc-shortfalls#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:18:00 +0000 313111 at https://atwonline.com Op-Ed: United offers the biggest opportunity in new Tokyo routes https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-routes <div class="field-byline"> Steve Morrissey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Later this year, the US and Japan plan to sign a formal aviation accord to expand access for US airlines flying to Tokyo Haneda airport, the closest airport to downtown Tokyo and a gateway for connection points throughout Japan. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-routes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-routes#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:39:00 +0000 313101 at https://atwonline.com CFM checking LEAP engine fleet for Southwest MAX engine failure link https://atwonline.com/engines/cfm-checking-leap-engine-fleet-southwest-max-engine-failure-link <div class="node-body article-body">CFM International is monitoring its LEAP engine fleet for signs of an issue believed to be tied to the March 26 contained engine failure on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 that was being ferried to storage.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/engines/cfm-checking-leap-engine-fleet-southwest-max-engine-failure-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/engines/cfm-checking-leap-engine-fleet-southwest-max-engine-failure-link#comments Daily News Engines ATW Plus Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:08:00 +0000 313091 at https://atwonline.com Sean Broderick EU bans Moldova in latest air safety list update https://atwonline.com/safety/eu-bans-moldova-latest-air-safety-list-update <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission has blacklisted Moldova and put Belarus and the Dominican Republic under closer scrutiny in its latest European Union (EU) Air Safety List update, while also lifting bans on two Angolan airlines.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/eu-bans-moldova-latest-air-safety-list-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/eu-bans-moldova-latest-air-safety-list-update#comments Daily News Safety Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:26:00 +0000 313081 at https://atwonline.com New Abu Dhabi carriers to expand UAE-India subcontinent flights https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-abu-dhabi-carriers-expand-uae-india-subcontinent-flights <div class="node-body article-body">Links between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Indian subcontinent continue to grow with the arrival of two new carriers in Abu Dhabi. Thousands of expatriates from the subcontinent work in the UAE.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-abu-dhabi-carriers-expand-uae-india-subcontinent-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-abu-dhabi-carriers-expand-uae-india-subcontinent-flights#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:12:00 +0000 313071 at https://atwonline.com <p>GoAir A320neo</p> Rob Finlayson United doubles 1Q profit on cost management, pre-tax margin growth https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/united-doubles-1q-profit-cost-management-pre-tax-margin-growth <div class="node-body article-body">United Airlines doubled its profit in the first quarter, reporting net income of $292 million, up from $145 million in the year-ago quarter, capping out the best first quarter for the Chicago-based carrier in three years.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/united-doubles-1q-profit-cost-management-pre-tax-margin-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airline-financials/united-doubles-1q-profit-cost-management-pre-tax-margin-growth#comments Daily News Airline Financials ATW Plus Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:51:00 +0000 313061 at https://atwonline.com <p>United Airlines Boeing 787-9</p> Rob Finlayson French court rules to annul 2015 privatization of Toulouse airport https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/french-court-rules-annul-2015-privatization-toulouse-airport <div class="node-body article-body">A French court has ruled to annul the controversial 2015 privatization of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, in the latest step in a long legal process that could eventually see the airport sale being canceled. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/french-court-rules-annul-2015-privatization-toulouse-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/french-court-rules-annul-2015-privatization-toulouse-airport#comments Daily News Airports & Routes Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:26:00 +0000 313051 at https://atwonline.com Europe begins public consultation on US sanctions https://atwonline.com/government-affairs/europe-begins-public-consultation-us-sanctions <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of US exports that could be subject to tariffs in the latest stage of the Airbus-Boeing subsidies saga. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/government-affairs/europe-begins-public-consultation-us-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/government-affairs/europe-begins-public-consultation-us-sanctions#comments Government Affairs Daily News Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:58:00 +0000 313041 at https://atwonline.com