Huerta: FAA becoming more nimble agency as technology advances

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Published: September 23, 2016

FAA administrator Michael Huerta said FAA is moving quickly to adapt to the demands of new technology, acknowledging that the pace of change is difficult for some in the agency. “It’s like we’re a rubber band,” Huerta told the Aero Club of Washington DC Sept. 22. “In the right circumstances, we can really stretch far […]

Russia certifies two GTF engines

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Published: September 23, 2016

The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) has certified Pratt & Whitney’s PW1400G and PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines, enabling the engines to be flown by Russian airlines. Russia’s S7 Airlines, which announced an Airbus A320neo engine order in April, selected the PW1100G to power the new aircraft. The other engine option on the A320neo is the […]

US, Boeing to seek Airbus-Europe compensation

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Published: September 23, 2016

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IATA approves finance transformation initiative

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Published: September 23, 2016

IATA has decided to make the transformation of airline finance divisions one of its major objectives, after gaining broad industry support for this initiative. The High Performance Organizations (HIPO) concept for airline finance was one of the main issues debated at IATA’s annual World Financial Symposium held Sept. 21-23. During a series of meetings at […]

Southwest pilots to vote on tentative agreement

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Published: September 23, 2016

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association’s (SWAPA) board of directors has decided to present a recent labor contract agreement with Dallas-based Southwest Airlines’ management to the carrier’s 8,400 pilots for a ratification vote. SWAPA said in a statement that its board voted 21-2 to move the proposed contract to a ratification vote after two days of […]

KLM seeks cabin crew productivity agreement

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Published: September 23, 2016

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is reorganizing cabin crew structures to achieve 4% productivity gains under Air France-KLM’s Perform 2020 strategy. Under the plan, KLM wants to move from two pursers overseeing World Business Class on intercontinental flights to just one, with the other purser working in-team. “This would make it possible to achieve the productivity […]

ANA orders RealitySeven A320 flight simulator

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Published: September 23, 2016

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has signed to buy an L-3 CTS RealitySeven full flight simulator (FFS) for Airbus A320 training. The FFS will be delivered to ANA’s Tokyo flight training center and ready for training from September 2017, L-3 CTS parent company L-3 Communications said. The simulator will join an existing RealitySeven Boeing 787 FFS […]

Airline industry profits may soften, IATA cautions

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Published: September 23, 2016

The global airline industry is set for another strong collective profit this year, but there are indications that its financial improvement could be slowing. Airlines are expected to collectively achieve a $ 39.4 billion profit for 2016, IATA said at its World Financial Symposium in Singapore Sept. 22. This would be the second year in […]

WTO criticizes EU for large aircraft subsidies inaction

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Published: September 23, 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has upheld a US claim that the European Union (EU) has failed to act on illegal Airbus subsidies, but has rejected other allegations related to the Airbus A380 and A350 programs. The Sept. 22 WTO report is the latest chapter in a long-running, two-way battle between Airbus and Boeing over […]

Cebu Pacific takes first high capacity ATR 72-600

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Published: September 23, 2016

Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air has taken delivery of the first ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft. Configured with 78 seats, this new ATR 72 option has 10 additional seats compared to the standard 68-seat configuration of the aircraft.   Cebu Pacific will progressively replace its current fleet of eight 72-seat ATR 72-500s with a […]

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