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Following a watershed year that marked the retirement of company founder Frank Robinson, the certification and first deliveries of its new R66 turbine single and its worst sales numbers since 1987, Robinson Helicopter (Booth No. 2928) is positioning itself for strengthening sales and new product development. “I can’t think of anything bad to say,” Frank Robinson said at a press conference here before turning the podium over to his son, Kurt.
Bolivia's state-owned airline Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) has agreed to lease a fifth 737-300 and is seeking to add a sixth 737-300 before switching to a new aircraft type later this year.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, LLC, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today the first ever commercial contracts to fly scientists into space for the purpose of conducting research experiments.
Jean-Paul Ebanga has assumed the role of president and CEO of CFM International, the joint venture between Snecma and General Electric. Most recently, he served as chairman and CEO of PowerJet, a joint venture between Snecma and Saturn (Russia).
All Nippon Airways and Star Alliance partner Lufthansa are seeking antitrust immunity on routes between Japan and Europe.
SkyTeam partners Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines are remaining tight-lipped over weekend reports that they have teamed up to examine a possible bid for Virgin Atlantic.
United-Continental has unveiled plans to begin using Continental-operated Boeing 757s on transatlantic routes from Washington Dulles as part of the next phase of its aircraft redeployment project.
A Gulfstream V managed by New York City-based Arcadia Aviation was seized last week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the flight crew and passengers are being held by authorities, according to news reports. The jet, N886DT, is registered to Southlake Aviation of Irving, Texas.
Emirates' despatch reliability on the Airbus A380 remains below expectations but the carrier is confident all the remaining kinks will be worked out by mid-2012, says Emirates president Tim Clark.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed all flights following a four-day strike by workers, after the airline's managing director resigned to placate the carrier's staff.
A&F Aviation, the new Japanese airline established earlier this month by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and First Eastern Investment Group (First Eastern), will start low-fare services with Airbus A320s from Kansai International Airport, Osaka, during the second half of ANA's 2011 fiscal year, the European manufacturer said today. ANA's 2011 fiscal year begins April 1. A&F's plans call for its fleet of 10 CFM56-powered A320s, leased from GECAS, to seat 180 passengers each in a single-class layout.
A revived financial performance in 2010 was the result of Air Canada’s ongoing reorganization and cost control initiative, management said during the company’s fourth-quarter results conference call.
The low-cost joint venture airline between Thai Airways International and Tiger Airways is likely to begin operations only in this year's third quarter at the earliest, putting it at least six months behind schedule.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has defended the reliability of the Airbus A380, despite recent incidents involving two of the airline's superjumbos.
Delta Air Lines and WestJet reached an agreement to begin interlining, effective immediately, following a long courtship between the major U.S. airline and Canadian low-cost carrier. Customers, however, will not be able to book the tickets via either carrier’s website.
A new Japanese low-cost carrier that will be partly owned by All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to operate five narrowbody aircraft in its first year, before growing its fleet to up to 20 aircraft in five years.
Bolivia's Aerosur plans to acquire an additional Boeing 767-200 and 737-300 this year as the carrier continues its widebody fleet expansion and narrowbody fleet renewal programmes.
Austrian Airlines, British Midland, Brussels Airlines and Swiss will soon file formal applications to join the A transatlantic joint venture formed in 2009 by their German partner Lufthansa, Air Canada and U.S. partners United Airlines and Continental Airlines.
Operations at Cairo’s international airport have become increasingly chaotic as thousands of travelers try to escape the increasing violence in Egypt.