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Ebola: What Is The Risk Of Catching It On A Flight?
Leadership - 10/19/2014
Ebola: What Is The Risk Of Catching It On A Flight? People who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms...
 
NIH official firm in opposition to travel ban
The Hill - 10/19/2014
A top official at the National Institutes of Health on Sunday said a travel ban on flights to and from West Africa would only make things worse in the fight against Ebola, pushing back against calls from lawmakers to institute one.
 
Flight Attendant Union Issues Ebola Protection And Response Checklist
PR Newswire - 10/17/2014
...response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel. "Given the serious nature of the Ebola virus disease and...
 
Lithium batteries top CASA’s most dangerous goods list
Australian Aviation Magazine - 10/19/2014
...they ignited a fire in the cargo hold of a Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 at Melbourne Airport just before passengers boarded the aircraft bound...
 
Export-Import Bank backed $1.7 billion in civil aviation deals since 2012
Reuters.co.uk - 10/16/2014
...by competitors. "We want to make sure that when Sikorsky is competing with Airbus, that it's a level playing field. People need to know that...
 
Delta insists airlines will always opt for Heathrow slots over Gatwick
TTG Digital - 10/20/2014
Delta has insisted that it will always fight for space at Heathrow rather than Gatwick, even if the south London airport was selected for a new runway to be built.
 
Spirit Airlines’ possible transborder flights from Houston could dampen Southwest's ambitions
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 10/20/2014
Spirit Airlines possible transborder flights from Houston could dampen Southwest's ambitions Armed with approval to introduce service from Houston...
 
 
Industry & Legislative News
 
Airlines adopt new rules to avoid crew fatigue
Asia One - 10/20/2014
New flight rostering rules have been imposed on all Singapore carriers, in line with a global push to ensure accidents do not happen because of crew fatigue.
 
How Cheap Oil Could Become a Real Problem for Airlines
Bloomberg Businessweek - 10/20/2014
...oil cheaper, Kaplan predicts that many airlines will probably fly their planes in off-peak periods because of the low costs associated with those...
 
July 2014 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - 10/17/2014
...dates: National Bureau of Economic Research, US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions U.S. airlines carried 445.1 million systemwide (domestic...
 
The Largest Air Passenger Markets of 2034 are in Asia and South America
Skift - 10/18/2014
In twenty years China is poised to become the world’s largest air passenger market by traffic, but the U.S. will continue rivaling it until 2030.
 
FAA chief urges a quick resolution in Ontario airport dispute [Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif. :: ]
Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek - 10/18/2014
:: ] Oct. 18--RIVERSIDE -- Michael Huerta, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said he cannot intervene in the L.A./Ontario Oct.
 
 
Airline News
 
Pilots extend Lufthansa strikes to long-haul flights
Yahoo! News Canada - 10/20/2014
 
Low cost airline IndiGo bets big with $40 billion aircraft buying spree
The Indian Express - 10/20/2014
Almost four years ago a handful of people gathered in Airbus sales chief John Leahy’s spacious country house outside Toulouse and argued long into the evening over curry and cigars.
 
Virgin Australia narrows Q1 loss as capacity eases. Tigerair Australia to become 100% subsidiary
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 10/20/2014
has been focusing on improving its performance in the domestic market. CAPA's World Aviation Summit will he held at the Hilton Antwerp Hotel...
 
Jet2 Engine Fail at 35,000ft Forces Pilot to Announce Mayday Emergency on Way to Tenerife
Yahoo! News UK & Ireland - 10/17/2014
...Glasgow to Tenerife with 197 passengers on board. The pilot of the Boeing 737-800 was forced to make a Mayday emergency on Monday 13 October...
 
Ryanair sees plenty more growth within Europe
Reuters.co.uk - 10/17/2014
Ryanair sees plenty more growth within Europe DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair's (RYA.I) bid to become one of the world's biggest airlines will focus...
 
Silver Airways to expand Florida focus
Air Transport World - 10/17/2014
Florida-based regional Silver Airways plans to increase its intra-Florida flights 40% beginning Nov. 6 and will soon operate more than 560 weekly flights to 10 Florida cities.
 
Can You Guess Which Airline Has the Comfiest Seats?
Fool.com - 10/19/2014
...between seat rows ('seat pitch' in airline parlance). Most of Alaska Airlines' 737 planes have a 32-inch seat pitch, which helps explain why...
 
 
Financial News
 
U.S. Airlines to Deliver Strong Profits
The Wall Street Journal - 10/19/2014
A flock of U.S. airlines is expected to report strong quarterly profits this week, following the lead of Delta Air Lines Inc. But one would be hard-pressed to find evidence of that in share prices that have been battered by concerns over everything from a global economic slowdown to Ebola.
 
Airline investors weigh impact of Ebola fears against lower fuel prices
The Dallas Morning News - 10/19/2014
...close, the four largest airlines American Airlines Group Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines...
 
 
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