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Revisions To Senate Delay Bill Alleviate Airline Collusion Concerns

Revisions To Senate Delay Bill Alleviate Airline Collusion Concerns Antitrust Immunity No Longer Required For Scheduling Negotiations Lawmakers have made some important changes to Senate legislation that is aimed at encouraging airlines to alter their schedules in order to reduce peak- time flights at congested airports. The changes are intended to alleviate concerns that the […]

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Dismal Profits Result in Long Road to Recovery for Air New Zealand

Dismal Profits Result in Long Road to Recovery for Air New Zealand Carrier Blames Purchase of Ansett Australia for Most of its Woes Warnings of bleak profits issued by Air New Zealand in November 2000 became a reality this week as the carrier reported Feb. 20 an approximately 97 percent decline in earnings for the […]

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Honeywell Targets Transponder, Data Recorder Modifications

Honeywell Targets Transponder, Data Recorder Modifications Aerospace giant Honeywell has laid out an extensive slate of security improvements that it will address. Honeywell President for Air Transport Frank Daly said that the company will “look across the breadth of [its] technology portfolio” to identify security solutions. Honeywell has estimated that security enhancements represents a US$500- […]

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IATA Plans Ambitious Timetable For Global Audit System

IATA Plans Ambitious Timetable For Global Audit System Development Of Standardized Audit Will Cut Airline Costs The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is making rapid progress in its quest to develop a universal airline safety audit system, an ambitious effort that has been described as the most extensive initiative undertaken by the aviation industry for […]

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Lessons Learned From Southwest Airlines

Lessons Learned From Southwest Airlines American Airlines [AMR] would save about $3.5 billion annually if it operated at the efficiency of Southwest Airlines [LUV], according to a just-released study by aviation consultants Morten Beyer & Agnew. Beyer’s study, while notable at the micro level, underscores a much broader problem with airline hub operations today. The […]

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Midwest Express Traffic Numbers Outpace Capacity Increases In May Reporting

Midwest Express Traffic Numbers Outpace Capacity Increases In May Reporting Midwest Express Holdings Inc. this past week reported May performance data for Midwest Express Airlines and Skyway Airlines, The Midwest Express Connection. For the month, traffic increases outpaced capacity increases at both Midwest Express and Skyway — resulting in increases in load factor compared with […]

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Australian Domestic Competition Causes Airlines’ Profits to Slump

Australian Domestic Competition Causes Airlines’ Profits to Slump Increased Presence of Low-Cost Carriers Intensifies Competitive Pressure The flooding of the domestic Australian market with an excess of discount tickets led the region’s major airlines to warn of a major drop in profits for the remainder of the 2000-2001 financial year. Qantas’ shares plunged 10 percent […]

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Boeing Joins With Russian Enitities On Regional Jet Feasibility Study

Boeing Joins With Russian Enitities On Regional Jet Feasibility Study The Boeing Company has joined with Russia-based Sukhoi Civil Aviation and the Ilyushin Design Bureau in a cooperative effort to determine the feasibility of jointly designing, manufacturing, certifying, marketing, selling and servicing a new regional jet for global operations. The feasibility study, which was announced […]

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FairAir Offers Passengers Transferable Tickets And Resale Options

FairAir Offers Passengers Transferable Tickets And Resale Options Airline Partners Offering Variety of Route Plans On New Website A new company set to debut May 22 plans to challenge the age-old airline mantra of non-transferable airline tickets and is partnering with carriers to offer consumers a new concept in ticket purchasing. FairAir is a new […]

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Honeywell Targets Transponder, Data Recorder Modifications

Honeywell Targets Transponder, Data Recorder Modifications Aerospace giant Honeywell has laid out an extensive slate of security improvements that it will address. Honeywell President for Air Transport Frank Daly said that the company will “look across the breadth of [its] technology portfolio” to identify security solutions. Honeywell has estimated that security enhancements represents a US$500- […]