A Cuban airliner carrying 68 Cubans and others from Europe and
Latin America went down Friday, fatally injuring all aboard. The
accident reportedly happened about 1742 EDT near about 220 miles
east of Havana.
Plane Maker Projects $480 Billion Market For New Airplanes In
Boeing recently forecast that China will require 4,330 new
commercial airplanes valued at $480 billion over the next 20 years,
with the bulk of new deliveries expected to be for fuel-efficient,
The Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of
China, BOC Aviation, has placed a new firm order with Airbus for
the purchase of 30 A320 aircraft. Deliveries of the aircraft will
take place over a three year period beginning in 2012.
Aviation Security 2011 Conference Set For February 2011
UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced new aviation
security checks intended to curb the threat of terrorism on cargo
aircraft after two explosive PETN cartridges were discovered on a
flight from Yemen to Chicago.
ALPA: Screening Must Be Tailored, Commerce-Friendly,
ALPA has renewed its long-standing call for an air cargo
screening policy that is risk-based, rather than a
“one-size-fits-all” approach, and for fundamental
security enhancements that will bring all-cargo flight operations
up to passenger airline standards.