Lufthansa evaluates task force on random cockpit crew checks

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Published: May 26, 2015

Lufthansa is considering setting up a task force to evaluate implementing random medical checks of pilots to improve safety in the cockpit, Lufthansa spokesperson Barbara Schaedler told ATW in an email. The move comes in the aftermath of the March 24 crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 into the southern French Alps while on a […]

Philippine government to boost Cebu airport

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Published: May 22, 2015

Philippine authorities will subsidize landing and take-off charges at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to help stimulate international and regional traffic and ease Manila’s chronically congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Although the subsidies (30%-75% reductions for international and 30%-65% for regional flights) will add to the airport’s pressure on its single runway and current facilities, its […]

Korean Transport Ministry pushes for aircraft age limit

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Published: May 22, 2015

Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT) is urging all Korean aircraft operators to replace or mothball all aircraft that are more than two decades old. MLIT said that eight of the country’s carriers had signed an MOU in which they “voluntarily agreed to replace all their aircraft that are 20 years old or […]

US anti-Gulf coalition claims grass roots support across US

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Published: May 22, 2015

The coalition of US airlines and labor groups that is campaigning against the three major Gulf carriers has claimed broad support from US lawmakers, local chambers of commerce and local unions. The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, a coalition that of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines plus a number of pilot […]

Lobby groups call for wider disclosure of non-compliance with EU ETS

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Published: May 22, 2015

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Lobby groups call for wider disclosure of non-compliance with EU ETS

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Published: May 22, 2015

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Reports: Turkish Airlines eyes strategic alliance with Air Malta

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Published: May 22, 2015

Turkish Airlines is evaluating a strategic alliance with Air Malta , which may include a partial investment or a complete takeover of Air Malta, according to several Maltese media reports.  “Discussions on how to continue to improve our relationship with all the major airlines operating to and from Malta is an ongoing process,” Tourism Minister […]

Lufthansa Group airlines used less fuel in 2014

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Published: May 22, 2015

Lufthansa Group ’s passenger airlines operated more efficiently in 2014, using an average of 3.84 liters of kerosene in 2014, to carry a passenger 100 km, a 1.6% improvement over the previous year (2013: 3.91 l/100pkm). Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines include Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Germanwings. The Group said it has […]

New Etihad-commissioned report dismisses excess capacity claims

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Published: May 22, 2015

The Gulf carriers have not put excess capacity into the market, according to a report commissioned by Etihad Airways, the second white paper it has published in the ongoing dispute between the major US and Gulf carriers. The Edgeworth Report, commissioned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, dismisses what it says are “simplistic claims” in a report […]

Australian government to expand East Coast airports

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Published: May 22, 2015

The Australian government will spend AUD26 million ($ 20.5 million) on upgrades to Townsville and Sunshine Coast airports as part of its ongoing plan to attract increased international passenger arrivals. Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the expansion of services—which would include upgraded immigration and passenger handling facilities as well as […]

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