Following an 18-month dispute over security fees payable by
domestic airlines to the Transportation Security Administration, on
Thursday the TSA ruled the carriers have to cough up some scratch
-- to the tune of $219 million.
Construction On Hold Until Environmental Report Is
At an official design and construction contract signing with the
Ilembe Consortium Wednesday, the Airports Company of South Africa
revealed the cost for a new international airport, the country's
third-largest, the King Shaka International Airport and Dube
TradePort in Durban, was going to be nearly three times the amount
of the original estimates.
Air Pacific has selected General Electric's GEnx engines to
power its five firm and three option Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Delivery of the engines will begin in 2011. The engine deal is
valued at more than $100 million list price.
A newly resurgent Airbus -- buoyed by recent orders for its A330
and upcoming A350 XWB -- is looking to stay that way, after
suffering through a series of debilitating problems last year.
Company president Louis Gallios recently said one way to avoid
future strife, is to abandon the nationalistic management structure
that has defined the planemaker since its creation almost 40 years
Airlines, Pilot Union Accuse Government Of Inaction
Israel's Transport Minister, Shaul Mofaz, said he planned to
call an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the problem of pirate
radio transmissions disrupting tower communications at Ben-Gurion
International Airport in Tel Aviv.
A report by Ernst & Young and air-transport consulting firm
York Aviation says a plan for Europe's aviation industry to trade
allowances for carbon emissions could cost the industry about $5.4