ICAO Agrees Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standards

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Published: February 9, 2016

February 8, 2016 Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world’s first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft starting in 2020, two people familiar with the matter said. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large aircraft alike, were agreed to at ICAO in Montreal, amid a rift between […]

Somali Plane Bomb, Meant To Kill All On Board

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Published: February 8, 2016

February 7, 2016 The blast that blew a hole in the fuselage of the Daallo Airlines plane was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia’s minister for transport and aviation said. One passenger died and two were injured in the explosion on the Daallo A321. It was forced to make an […]

Jet Airways Posts Record Quarterly Net Profit

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Published: February 8, 2016

February 7, 2016 Jet Airways’ December quarter net profit rose more than seven times, with sharply lower fuel costs helping the carrier post a third consecutive quarterly gain following a series of losses. Jet, India’s second largest carrier by market share, said net profit in the October-December period rose to INR4.67 billion rupees (USD$ 68.88 […]

ICAO Seeks Agreement On Aircraft Emission Rules

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Published: February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016 Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and Airbus production. Proposals being debated in Montreal by ICAO would force makers of the world’s largest passenger jets to upgrade or stop producing certain […]

Air Berlin Managers, Pilots Agree Pay Cuts

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Published: February 8, 2016

February 7, 2016 Managers and pilots at Air Berlin have agreed to pay cuts as the German airline tries to reduce costs. About 80 managers will see their remuneration cut by between 5 and 10 percent this year, and the pilots will also make a contribution to the latest cost cutting effort, a spokesman said. […]

Portugal, Investors To Share Control Of TAP

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Published: February 8, 2016

February 7, 2016 The new Portuguese government and a private consortium that bought a 61 percent stake in flag carrier TAP last year have agreed in principle to give the state a larger stake and share control of the airline, leaving it under private management. After long and uneasy negotiations that began when the Socialist […]

CFM Engine Backlog Hits USD$180 Billion

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Published: February 6, 2016

February 5, 2016 CFM International’s order backlog hit USD$ 180 billion last year as sales of fuel-efficient airliners rose despite low oil prices and weakening economies that have raised concern about an aviation slowdown. CFM, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran, said its backlog rose to 13,400 engines, including 2,154 sales in 2015 […]

CFM Engine Backlog Hits USD$180 Billion

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Published: February 6, 2016

February 5, 2016 CFM International’s order backlog hit USD$ 180 billion last year as sales of fuel-efficient airliners rose despite low oil prices and weakening economies that have raised concern about an aviation slowdown. CFM, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran, said its backlog rose to 13,400 engines, including 2,154 sales in 2015 […]

TNT To Sell Airlines After FedEx Acquisition

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Published: February 6, 2016

February 5, 2016 TNT Express will sell its airline operations to ASL Aviation to comply with European Union rules if the Dutch logistics company’s sale to rival FedEx goes ahead. The company said it needed to sell TNT Airways and Pan Air Lineas Aereas to comply with EU airline ownership and control roles after FedEx’s […]

Florida Extends Health Emergency Over Zika

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Published: February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 Florida Governor Rick Scott has expanded a public health emergency over the Zika virus, adding a fifth county to the list of areas in the state with travel-related cases. His action came as the mosquito-borne virus generates increasing concern in the United States. Zika is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and has […]

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