New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Apr 4, 2010
U.S. Muslims face extra security after overseas trips. As the federal government expands its terrorism watch lists, some advocacy groups say U.S. Muslims are finding it harder to return home after traveling abroad. The Muslim American Society reports about 16 cases per month of lengthy security delays at foreign airports, an increase of 50% since the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a U.S. jetliner. Apr 2, 2010
Regulators and airline groups from around the world to share safety data Global airlines to share safety data under "milestone" pact. Regulators and airline groups from around the world have signed a "declaration of intent" to share safety data such as government audits, pilot errors and air-traffic control mix-ups. Historically, such data have been jealously guarded by individual countries, making comparison and improvement difficult. The new agreement, hammered out this week in Montreal, is being hailed as a "milestone" and "the first time the global aviation community has come together to work on a global safety information exchange." Mar 31, 2010
Air China, Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Airlines transferred its PEK operation from Terminal 2 to Air China's Terminal 3 in order to facilitate the shuttle operation. Shenzhen Marketing Director Zhu Yixin noted that the carriers will announce similar services on additional routes in the coming days. They also are discussing other areas of cooperation including codesharing and cargo. Through its impending takeover of Shenzhen, Air China will increase its share of the South China market to 43 percent. CZ holds 30 percent. Mar 31, 2010
Boeing, All Nippon Airways Boeing insists it will deliver the first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways before the end of the year, but company officials admit that issues revealed in early tests have eroded much of the cushion built into the testing schedule. With four test planes currently flying, the 787 has logged about 400 hours of flight time out of an estimated 2,000 hours needed to complete certification. Boeing originally hoped to begin the FAA's on-board testing phase in mid-February, then moved the date to late March. With April just around the corner, a company spokeswoman said Monday that there is "firm date yet, but we are getting close."E Mar 30, 2010
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific Airways will launch thrice-weekly Hong Kong-Moscow Domodedovo service on July 13 aboard an A340-300. Mar...