ETS Would Cost Chinese Airlines $123 Million In 2012
China and the US are competitors in many ways, but they're on
the same side of the fight against the European Union's proposed
Emission Trading System (ETS) for foreign airlines, set to go into
effect January 1. China says its aviation watchdog Tuesday urged
the European Union to drop the plan, while Chinese airlines plan to
sue the EU over the scheme.
Low-Cost Carriers Double Share In Less Than A Decade
The world's airlines have scheduled 4% more capacity on 2.5%
more flights in November 2011, marking six consecutive months of
growth compared to the same period last year, according to the
latest statistics from OAG.
Airline Still Believes The Market Is Critical To Its
Air Canada has been looking for some time to enter the low-cost
leisure market, saying it is "critical" to the long-term
sustainability of the airline. But Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu
says the only way to proceed is to be certain that the venture is
truly low-cost, and for that he would need concessions from the
carrier's unions in wages and benefits ... concessions that unions
are loathe to grant.
It hasn't been the best news cycle for Airbus, which said
Thursday that while pre-Final Assembly Line (FAL) activities
for the A350 XWB composite airliner have
started, production of the airplane will be delayed due
to the late availability of some key composite and detailed
parts. The start of the FAL is now scheduled for the first quarter
of 2012. Entry into service is now rescheduled to first half
of 2014 to "ensure smooth production ramp-up capability."
Hersman Asks For All Information Relating To Colgan 3407 Be
In a statement released to the media Thursday, NTSB Chair
Deborah Hersman said the board was disappointed to learn two weeks
ago about internal documents released by Pinnacle Airlines Corp.,
parent company of Colgan Air, that were not provided to the NTSB
during the course of the investigation into the February 12, 2009,
crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407.
75 Flights Hailed As 'The Future Of Aviation' And Path To A New
Alaska Airlines inaugurated biofuel-powered passenger service
Wednesday afternoon with two flights from Seattle to Washington,
D.C., and Portland, OR. Alaska and its sister carrier, Horizon Air,
are operating 75 select flights between Seattle and the two cities
over the next few weeks using a 20 percent blend of sustainable
biofuel made from used cooking oil.