Aviation Sector

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Team Up for Locally Produced Biofuel Project

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Team Up for Locally Produced Biofuel Projec

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia are teaming up to explore options for locally produced biofuel that can fly their planes in a more environment friendly manner.

They have issued a "request for information" to the market to explore the prospects of locally-producing aviation biofuel.

Environment friendly fuel is a focus in many countries and according to Air New Zealand's chief flight operations and safety officer, Captain David Morgan; this move is a part of the carbon management program initiated by the airline.

Major Stake Holders of United Airlines say the Underperforming Airline’s Board Needs an Overhaul

Major Stake Holders of United Airlines say the Underperforming Airline’s Board N

The transition for United Airlines has not been very smooth after its merger with Continental Airlines in 2010. The carrier has underperformed in the recent past in comparison to stocks of other U. S. airlines. To top that, he carrier has suffered other problems like technical glitches, poor employee relations and a drag on its on-time performance. The profits earned by the company also have not been at par with its peers.

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passengers from Next Year

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passeng

Qantas announced it is teaming with ViaSat Ka-band for offering free high-speed connectivity to customers staring from next year.

ViaSat will deliver Qantas passengers with speed and capacity that is enough to stream movies, watch TV shows and log onto news and live sports.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said, "The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in-flight connectivity but the recent launch of NBN's satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat's help."

U.N. Aviation Agency Prohibits Shipment of Lithium-ion Batteries on Passenger Aircrafts

U.N. Aviation Agency Prohibits Shipment of Lithium-ion Batteries on Passenger Ai

On Monday, citing concerns of fire hazards that lithium ion batteries pose, the UN's aviation agency prohibited shipments of those on passenger aircrafts.

The thirty six state governing council of International Civil Aviation Organization or ICAO said the prohibition will come into effect from April 1, 2016. The same will be maintained till a safer packaging standard is designed for transporting the batteries.

Delta Air Lines CEO will Retire in May to Become the Executive Chairman of the Airline

Delta Air Lines CEO will Retire in May to Become the Executive Chairman of the AirlineOn Wednesday, Delta Air Lines said its long serving chief executive Richard Anderson will retire in May. Under him, the carrier turned most profitable and into one of the best run carriers

Record Profit for American Airlines in 2015

American AirlinesOn Friday, American Airlines reported record profits in the fourth quarter as well as entire 2015, mainly helped by considerable drop in fuel prices which counterbalanced lower revenues.

The biggest airline in the world said the earnings in the year accounted for the highest ever noted by any other carrier. Even this year, American expects to save a lot on fuel which is close to $2 billion.

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