Security

UK refuses to Lift Liquid Ban

May 12, 2011 0

DESPITE AN EU directive calling for the relaxation of a hand luggage liquid ban, the UK government has decided to block the move. An action that analysts believe may cause chaos at airports across the […]

Airline Focus

Ever Thought of using a Flying Carpet?

May 12, 2011 0

Australian Engineer Rob Wallace has come up with an idea to help smooth the boarding process on medium-size airliners.  Tom Allett reports. Everybody knows that aircraft only earn money for their owners when they are […]

Airline Focus

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011

May 12, 2011 0

Tony Dixon reports from Hamburg’s interiors event – and takes his judge’s seat at the coveted Crystal Cabin Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Aircraft Interiors Expo was held at the Hamburg Messe in […]

Airline Focus

Air Canada Set To Launch Leisure Airline

May 12, 2011 0

AIR CANADA is considering establishing a new leisure operator that will provide flights into the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.  The carrier is reported to have developed a draft business plan for the start-up, which will […]

Airline Focus

Virgin Atlantic Introduces Twin Jets

May 12, 2011 0

VIRGIN ATLANTIC Airways (VAA) has for the first time in its history deployed a twin engine jet to serve on its transatlantic routes, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  The airline says that its inaugural passenger […]

Airline Focus

ERA Says Air Safety Threatened by Criminalisation Trend

May 12, 2011 0

THE INCREASING trend towards prosecuting airline personnel before the cause of an air accident has been determined, as illustrated in the recent Airbus/Air France case, has led the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) to issue […]

Airline Focus

Chinese Raise Jet Fuel Prices

May 12, 2011 0

THE CHINESE Government has significantly raised domestic jet fuel prices for a second time this year to CNY 6,840 ($1,044) per ton, a 7.9% increase in response to escalating oil prices.  Fuel costs comprise more […]

Airports

Architectural Delight

May 12, 2011 0

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has a spectacular new terminal.   Carroll McCormick reports. Reflecting the blue of an evening sky, undulating steel roof sections, evocative of North Carolina’s rolling hills, seemingly levitate on pearly light pouring through […]

Airports

North American Review

May 12, 2011 0

Carroll McCormick presents an update on the North American scene. In its 173-page response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) August 29, 2009, Notice Of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) which would set new […]

News

New Colombian Start-up

May 6, 2011 0

COLOMBIAN START-UP airline, VivaColombia has applied for an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to fly major domestic routes. The low-fare carrier is planning to launch its initial services during the first quarter of 2012 using an […]