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  • ​Qatar's Al Baker firmly rebukes Delta chief in subsidies row

    Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has dismissed the latest round of accusations from US airlines about unfair competition from the Gulf carriers, saying they need to understand the difference between government subsidies and government equity.

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  • Alitalia can breathe more easily – and focus on profits

    ​Alitalia is not quite out of the woods, but at least one wolf is no longer snapping at the heels of the former Italian...

  • OPINION: Is ICAO on right track with 15min position updates?

    ​After Air France flight 447 was lost in the Atlantic in 2009 the industry debated what it should do to ensure that...

  • ICAO recommends 15min tracking interval for airliners

    ​Less than a year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO has recommended adopting a new...

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  • ​Air Berlin targets 2016 turnaround

    News | 04 Mar 2015 10:21 | Michael Gubisch

    Air Berlin's new chief executive Stefan Pichler hopes to return the German carrier to profitability by 2016 through a turnaround programme largely focused on raising revenue and improving customer service.
  • Inmarsat offers ICAO-standard flight tracking

    News | 03 Mar 2015 16:53 | David Learmount

    ​Inmarsat has agreed with air navigation service provider Airservices Australia to carry out trials of flight tracking services on commercial airline flights to and from Australia. This follows a resolution by the International Civil Aviation Organization on 6 February to adopt a new 15-minute tracking standard for commercial aircraft, a decision prompted by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014, and the fact that it took two years to find the wreck of Air France flight 447 in the south Atlantic in 2009.
  • Three cargo carriers settle price fixing lawsuit with Schenker

    News | 02 Mar 2015 22:07 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Logistics company Schenker AG has settled a lawsuit against Nippon Cargo Airlines, SAS and Cargolux – three of six carriers that Schenker targeted for damages related to price fixing in a lawsuit filed last year.
  • ILS disturbance preceded A320 go-around incident

    News | 02 Mar 2015 14:32 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Investigators believe an Air France A320’s stall-protection system activated after the crew lost track of crucial flight parameters while executing a go-around at Hamburg.
  • ANALYSIS: European airline market review Feb 2015

    News | 02 Mar 2015 13:51

    IAG and its pursuit of Aer Lingus continued to dominate headlines during February, more than two months after the European airline group's first bid for the Irish carrier.
  • Airservices to host extensive tracking test of ADS-C

    News | 01 Mar 2015 21:20 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Air navigation authority Airservices Australia is to test enhanced flight-tracking on oceanic services following the ICAO agreement backing a 15min minimum surveillance interval.