News Listings for Chris Kjelgaard

  • Magnum Jet adds Phenoms to A700s as it builds taxi fleet

    News | 11 Sep 2006 23:00

    Start-up orders new Embraer jets to go with Adam family in bid to shake up US travel
  • Straight & level: 30 May 2006

    News | 29 May 2006 23:00

    <P>&nbsp;</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 450px; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; HEIGHT: 924px" borderColor=#000000 height=924 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=450 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial" height=36> <P><STRONG>Budgie Cyber Blues</STRONG></P> <P>So you think the recent landing of the Airbrush A318 “mini-me” bus at London City was impressive? Just take a glance at its max altitude capability in a certain on-line directory. According to this, the spritely minibus can zoom along at the edge of space at a very impressive 39,800m (139,000ft)! Something has to pay for this, however, so you’ll not be surprised to see its range with max payload drops off rather alarmingly to 3,629m. According to eagle-eyed nephew Chris Kjelgaard: “Wasn’t the A380 doing its first landing at London City Airport this week as well? Or was it the A318 at Heathrow? I can’t quite remember... but I can’t wait to see the 747-8 doing its first lan
  • THE 737 STORY: Next in Line

    News | 07 Feb 2006 00:00

    With the narrowbody market so valuable, it is vital for Airbus and Boeing to be spot on with their A320 and 737 successors, both in technology and timing
  • The Boeing 737 story

    News | 31 Jan 2006 00:00

    Four decades since its launch, the 5,000th example of the Boeing 737 has rolled off the production line. Flight International experts look into the past, present and the future
  • Scope to succeed

    News | 12 May 2003 23:00

    <p>CHRIS KJELGAARD / NEW YORK</p> <p>Facing a bleak future of losses and crises, the North American airline industry is finding the regional sector has a big part to play in making capacity fit demand</p> <p>North America's air transport industry remains mired in its worst ever economic crisis and analysts say the major airlines could take seven years to recover. Insiders say the only good news is the strong performance of the regional operators, and believe it must continue for the industry to survive - but the majors must change fundamentally so the regionals can evolve to help them weather the crisis. </p> <p>At last month's Airfinance conference in New York, the news was not good. Analysts Richard Bittenbender of Moody's Investors Service and Ray Neidl of Blaylock &amp; Partners painted a stark picture of losses and crises continuing beyond the end of 2004 at the major North American carriers. The analysts could foresee no recovery in earnings or cash flow before 2005 and said t
  • US airlines face hard run for cover

    News | 05 May 2003 23:00

    <p>CHRIS KJELGAARD / NEW YORK</p> <p>US airlines are desperate for their government to extend beyond 31 August the war risks insurance cover that the US Federal Aviation Administration has been providing since 11 September 2001, when US commercial insurers cancelled their war risks policies. The airlines say insurers have not yet made affordable new coverage available.</p> <p>Speaking at last month's Annual Airfinance Conference in New York, Delta Air Lines' chief risk officer Chris Duncan said that although the FAA's war risks cover may be available until the end of this year, "the real question is, what happens after the Homeland Security Act expires on 31 December?"</p> <p>Duncan says US insurers' quotes for war risks cover have reduced from the 4,000% premium rate hikes they demanded after the 11 September hijackings. But quotes of $1-$1.50 per passenger would still cost US carriers $500 million on top of the $850 million a year extra general insurance burden they have been payi