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Agreement Close on New Internet Suffix for Aviation Industry

Agreement Close on New Internet Suffix for Aviation Industry Information and telecommunications giant SITA announced at the IATA Airline Financial Summit that it is very close to gaining final approval for its “dot-aero” Internet project. The project involves the creation of the Internet address suffix .aero for use by the aviation industry instead of the […]

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Positioning to Recover From the Asian Flu

Cathay Pacific: Positioning to Recover From the Asian Flu HONG KONG – Through a combination of infrastructure and fleet development efforts, Cathay Pacific Airways hopes to position itself on the world airline stage when Asia emerges from its economic crisis. The Hong Kong-based carrier’s net profits plummeted last year to a three-year low of $217 […]

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Airlines Will Reap Benefits From New Oceanic Control System

Airlines Will Reap Benefits From New Oceanic Control System Experts Predict Reduced Separation, Increased Fuel Efficiency The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken an important step forward in the modernization of its oceanic air-traffic control (ATC) system, a project which aviation experts say will cut flight times and increase fuel efficiency for all international […]

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Despite Economic Growth China Continues Cuts by Henry Canaday, Contributing Editor

Despite Economic Growth China Continues Cuts by Henry Canaday, Contributing Editor Asian economic turmoil hits rich and poor, but in rather different ways. Inside China, airlines are scrambling to shed a few big jets by placing them in profitable service abroad. Overall, Chinese carriers have nearly 90 wide-body aircraft in their current fleets. Officially, China […]

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Airlines Confronted With Pesticide Issue

Airlines Confronted With Pesticide Issue Airlines are facing new passenger complaints and the possibility of legal actions over pesticide spraying – especially when flight attendants are required to spray passengers and crew on flights into countries that require it. In the United States, two major lawsuits filed by flight attendants in Louisiana and California against […]

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FAA Security Audit Was Planned For Day After Attack

FAA Security Audit Was Planned For Day After Attack In a bizarre coincidence, the chief watchdog of the Department of Transportation (DOT) was scheduled to begin an audit of U.S. aviation security the day after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred. The audit is part of a continuing effort to monitor improvements to […]

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The Last Word: Qantas

The Last Word: Qantas – Beacon in the Darkness or Candle in a Storm? by Peter Harbison NOTE: The following is a monthly World Airline News feature that allows the industry to discuss significant issues. Submissions must be signed, total not more than 500 words and may be edited for clarity. Views expressed are not […]

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EU Attempt to Resolve Hushkit Dispute Dismays U.S – International Pages

EU Attempt to Resolve Hushkit Dispute Dismays U.S – International Pages – Brief Article The European Union (EU) this week passed a resolution to end the longrunning dispute over hushkitted aircraft that requests the U.S. retract a complaint to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and sign a joint declaration of intent to establish a […]

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Hushkit Dispute Turns into Debacle

Hushkit Dispute Turns into Debacle The newspaper industry has christened the months of July and August as silly season, a time when newsworthy stories run short, and movers and shakers take off to sunnier climes. This leaves a void that must be filled, and, unfortunately, it is filled with drivel. But this ever increasingly disparaging […]

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Latest Consolidation Transforms Canadian Aviation Industry

Latest Consolidation Transforms Canadian Aviation Industry Competitive Pricing Drives New Entrants into Market Fourteen months after the merger of Canada’s two largest carriers, Air Canada [AC] and Canadian Airlines, the aviation landscape in Canada has changed dramatically, forcing the dominant carrier’s growth to zero while low cost and new entrant carriers attempt to compete aggressively […]