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  • Ryanair to launch Fez and Marrakech bases

    News | 16 Jan 2013 09:15 | Graham Dunn

    Irish budget carrier Ryanair is to launch bases at Fez and Marrakech in Morocco this year, its first bases outside of Europe. Ryanair will base two...
  • Green wars: The crucial test for ICAO's leadership abilities

    News | 26 Nov 2007 09:38 | Aimée Turner

    Environmental issues are a crucial test for ICAO's leadership abilities - some critics say it is failing. Can aviation's rulemaking body reconcile rival factions?
  • Business aviation briefing: 7 November 2006

    News | 07 Nov 2006 00:00

    <H3>PRO LINE APPROVED</H3> <P>Bombardier has received European and US approval for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated flightdeck and aircraft window modifications in its Challenger 605 business jet. The approvals complete the initial certification effort for the large cabin aircraft which succeeds the 604 model and is scheduled to enter service in 2007. Meanwhile, Bombardier's fractional ownership arm Flexjet is launch customer for Collins's Tailwind 300 satellite television system, which will be installed alongside its high-speed data satellite communications system on Challenger 604s and 605s. The Dallas, Texas-based operator recently widened its secondary service area to incorporate Mexico. Customers no longer pay ferry fees for flying in and out of the country.</P> <P> <HR> </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>ECLIPSE SALE</P> <P>Eclipse Aviation has sold three Eclipse 500s to US company Dole Food and diversified affiliate Castle &amp; Cooke, which is to use the very light jets to
  • Highway official to succeed Mineta

    News | 25 Sep 2006 23:00 | David Field

    The Bush Administration has named Mary Peters, a highway-building official, to succeed Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta.
  • Air travel health - Body of evidence

    News | 27 Feb 2001 00:00

    <p>Medical questions surrounding deep-vein thrombosis may remain, but the commercial threat it poses for airlines is all too real</p> <p>DeeDee Doke/LONDON</p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=5201' /></p> <p>Nearly 10 years ago, London consultant vascular surgeon John Scurr pondered the significance of an unusual phenomenon. Over the course of a single week, he had seen three patients who had two things in common: each had a blood clot in a leg, and each had just completed a trip by air. "It seemed a bit of a coincidence," he says. </p> <p>After looking into the subject a little further, he decided that a possible link between air travel and the blood clots in the leg, known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), deserved investigation. It took Scurr until 1998 to get a study, complete with necessary funding, off the ground. </p> <p>The full results of that study, which recruited and screened travellers spending more than8h in the air, will soon be released. And Scurr, a pilot
  • End of an era

    News | 01 Feb 1999 00:00

    <p>After the demise of the Japanese leveraged lease, the markets for tax based aircraft leasing are being shut down one by one. What other sources of funding will replace tax leasing and will they be as cost effective? </p> <p>All good things must come to an end and that time has arrived for aircraft financing. At least for tax-based finance. Interest rates around the world are making leveraged leasing deals unattractive and, as various economies start to retract into zero growth or even recession, their governments are no longer accepting the wholesale export of tax benefits to third countries through complicated lessor vehicles. It is time to reassess how commercial aircraft are being financed, a stiff challenge in a high-level delivery year like 1999. </p> <p>The roller coaster financings of the mid-1990s, with very fine debt margins yet an abundant supply of investors willing to plough billions of dollars into aircraft finance, have come to the end of the ride. It will be some ti