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Virgin Blue makes cuts

March 30, 2009 0

March 27: Virgin Blue, the budget Australian airline, revised its domestic schedule following the decision to mothball five Boeing 737 aircraft from May 7. The airline said the capacity reduction equated to the removal of […]

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Air Navigation Service Providers feel the pinch

March 30, 2009 0

In an open letter to all Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Alexander ter Kuile, Secretary General of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), has warned about the economic crisis now affecting aviation and its […]

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First female chair of CAA

March 30, 2009 0

The Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, has appointed Dame Deirdre Hutton CBE as Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after an open competition. She is the first woman appointed to the post […]

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airBaltic considers taxi business

March 30, 2009 0

Latvian national carrier airBaltic is considering establishing a taxi service to improve the quality of transfers from its base at Riga International Airport to downtown Riga. According to the company there is a high level […]

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Ryanair opens Munich (West) base

March 30, 2009 0

Ryanair will open a new base at Memmingen Airport, approximately 62 miles (100km) from Munich, as it introduces its first connections into the southern German region of Bavaria. It claims in a statement that new […]

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European slots ruling

March 30, 2009 0

European regulators have proposed ending the stringent ‘use it or lose it’ slot-use requirement, easing pressure on airlines during the economic crisis. Current slot rules require an airline to operate its slots on 80% of […]

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First winglet-equipped B767 enters service

March 30, 2009 0

US carrier American Airlines has become the first carrier to introduce a winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300ER into passenger operation. The aircraft, N389AA, operated flight AA078 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to London/Heathrow, departing the US city […]

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New home for Concorde at Manchester

March 30, 2009 0

March 25: Manchester Airport’s new environmentally-friendly ‘Concorde Visitor Centre’ – which will display the former British Airways flagship Concorde G-BOAC – was opened by British Airways Chief Executive, Willie Walsh and Manchester Airport Group’s Chief […]

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Possible Turnaround Restrictions for B787s

March 27, 2009 0

Although Boeing has approved all the equipment for the first flight of the B787 Dreamliner, it is to change some landing gear components on later production models. This is aimed at enhancing turnaround operations by […]