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Boeing issues lithium-ion battery warning

Boeing issues lithium-ion battery warning

July 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

As the debate continues regarding the safety of carrying large shipments of lithium-ion batteries, Boeing issued a warning last week to its customers that flying bulk shipments of the batteries can cause fires capable of destroying large aircraft. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that, from tests the agencyRead More

Al Baker says Qatar may exit oneworld alliance

Al Baker says Qatar may exit oneworld alliance

June 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said he sees no point in remaining in the oneworld airline alliance if the airline that invited him in is going to block his business. Al Baker, speaking at the IATA annual meeting in Miami last week, said fellow member American Airlines Group isRead More

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Report refutes claims of Gulf carrier interference

May 26, 2015 at 7:49 pm 0 comments

Research and a subsequent report by Washington, D.C.-based consultancy Edgeworth Economics, commissioned on behalf of Etihad Airways, claimed the Gulf carrier’s services to the United States have actually increased traffic numbers for the U.S.-based carriers. The study claimed that passenger numbers for Delta Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines haveRead More

IAG, Cargo Airlines Association speak out on open skies

IAG, Cargo Airlines Association speak out on open skies

May 15, 2015 at 12:20 am 0 comments

The Cargo Airlines Association, representing the all-cargo carrier industry, issued a statement Thursday urging the U.S. government to maintain its open skies agreements it negotiated with 115 countries worldwide, which promote world trade. The association maintains that cargo carriers employ more than 760,000 people, and that those jobs would beRead More

Emirates may use Europe hubs to expand in U.S.

Emirates may use Europe hubs to expand in U.S.

May 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

Tim Clark, the CEO of Emirates Airlines, can’t seem to help stirring up the pot over the open skies debate with U.S. carriers. According to Reuters, Emirates is considering opening new routes to the U.S. from Dubai, in addition to flying new routes from Europe under its fifth-freedom rights withRead More

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

May 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The hazardous cargo committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, heard a detailed presentation last week in Montreal about the dangers presented by shipping lithium ion batteries on freighters or in the bellies of passenger aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers and members of pilot’s unions, presentedRead More

SWAPA joins open skies group – Congress sends letter

April 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

The debate involving the U.S. legacy carriers, American, United and Delta Air Lines v. the big three Gulf-based carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar, refuses to go away. Last week, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) joined the Partnership for Fair and Open Skies, a coalition of U.S. airlines and airlineRead More

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Cargolux joins other carriers in lithium battery ban

April 28, 2015 at 10:29 pm 0 comments

All-cargo airline Cargolux has decided to temporarily impose a ban on the transport of lithium-ion battery bulk shipments beginning May 1. The decision came after the carrier reviewed new information released by the FAA, Boeing and International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) regarding the effectiveness of on-board fire extinguishing systems. TheRead More