Airports

Zambian Expansion

February 10, 2011 0

THE ZAMBIAN National Airport Corporation Limited (NACL) has sourced sufficient finance for the construction of a second terminal building at Livingstone Airport.  Its Manager, Joseph Mumbi stated that the new terminal would operate side by […]

Airports

Galway to Close?

February 10, 2011 0

AN IRISH government report has recommended the closure of Galway Airport and a minister announced that Public Service Obligation funding on the Galway to Dublin Aer Arann links could be withdrawn later this year.  Airport […]

Air Traffic Control

Airbus’ New ATM Subsidiary

February 10, 2011 0

AIRBUS HAS launched a new subsidiary company – Airbus ProSky – which is dedicated to the development and support of modern ATM systems.  It will become the channel through which Airbus will interact and develop […]

Ground Handling

Swissport Sale On Track

February 10, 2011 0

ON FEBRUARY 2, 2011, Swissport and its prospective new owners PAI partners announced the closing of a secured bond financing.  The new arrangements represent a major milestone towards the completion of Swissport’s sale to PAI […]

Airline Focus

IATA raises 2010 Profit Forecast

February 10, 2011 0

THE INTERNATIONAL Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that the world’s airlines will earn a collective $15.1 billion net profit for the full-year 2010 – a 69.7% increase over its September forecast of $8.9 billion.  […]

Airports

BAA Announces Traffic Results

February 10, 2011 0

THE SIX UK airports controlled by BAA handled 7.2 million passengers in December 2010, a decrease of 10.9% on December 2009.  This is almost entirely due to the disruptive effects of the coldest December since […]

Aircraft

“Disappointing” 2010 for Safety

February 10, 2011 0

ACCORDING TO UK-based online database provider Ascend, 2010 was “disappointing” in terms of worldwide fatal accidents and passenger fatalities with increases in both categories over 2009.  The fatal accident rate worsened “from about one per […]

Airports

Moscow Bombing Kills 35

February 10, 2011 0

AN EXPLOSION at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on January 24 is reported to have killed 35 people and injured well over 100 more. Initial reports suggest the explosion was the result of a suicide bomber detonating […]

Airline Focus

Oman Air appoints Chief Officer

February 10, 2011 0

ON JANUARY 4 Oman Air announced it had appointed Richard Hodges as Chief Officer, Hotels and Catering.  The company says Mr Hodges brings with him exceptional expertise in the management of hotels and in-flight catering, […]

Airports

Signature: Three Changes

February 10, 2011 0

ON JANUARY 10 Signature Flight Support Corporation announced the promotion of two Vice Presidents and the appointment of Joe Gibney, formerly Vice President Sales for Signature, as Vice President and Managing Director Europe, Middle East […]