10 February 2009

Austrian Board of Management Team appointed

In its extraordinary meeting held on 9 February 2009, the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines has appointed Dr. Peter Malanik and Dr. Andreas Bierwirth as members of the Board of Management with equal rights, and unanimously expressed its confidence in the new team.

Two Sukhoi Superjet 100 completed over 90 flights

Sukhoi released that the flight test programme now consists of two Sukhoi Superjet 100 prototypes. Both aircraft have now completed over 90 flights, totaling 300 hours. On 24 December, the second Sukhoi Superjet 100 prototype departed from the Komsomolsk factory runway and successfully flew 2h 30 min, reaching an altitude of 6.000m.

Boeing announces leadership changes in finance groups

Boeing announced a series of personnel moves within its corporate and business unit Finance organizations that will leverage the capabilities and expand the experience of leaders in several key roles. Commercial Airplanes Chief Financial Officer Rob Pasterick has been named vice president of Finance and corporate controller, reporting to Boeing Corporate President and Chief Financial …

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ATR 72-500 approved to operate at London City Airport

ATR has received from the London City Airport (LCY) the approval to operate the ATR 72-500 in this downtown airport, after the aircraft successfully completed steep-approach trials and noise tests. According to the LCY specific requirements due to the presence of obstacles, ATR has demonstrated the ability of the ATR 72-500 to approach the airport …

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Alaska Airlines petitions U.S. DoT to investigate Virgin America's citizenship status

Alaska Airlines petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a public inquiry into the citizenship status of Virgin America. Citing recent media reports that call into question Virgin’s compliance with U.S. foreign ownership and control restrictions on domestic carriers, Alaska Airlines asked DOT to investigate Virgin’s current as well as prospective capital and …

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MRO to maintain steady growth as global meltdown eases, says Frost & Sullivan

Current sentiment on the global economic crisis is that it has reached its lowest ebb and can only head for a full fledged rebound within the first half of 2009 that will continue to spur growth, driven primarily by a massive government fiscal stimulus package. Strong demand from emerging nations will be a factor in …

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