Aviation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23547/all en Ryanair passenger numbers up 2 pct in December http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/ryanair-passenger-numbers-2-pct-december <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ryanair said passenger<br /> numbers grew 2 percent in December year-on-year, as it carried<br /> 4.8 million passengers.</p> <p>Europe's largest low-cost airline also said on Monday its<br /> load factor - a measure of the proportion of seats sold - rose<br /> to 81 percent from 79 percent a year ago.</p> <p> </p> Airline Aviation CDATA European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Passenger load factor Ryanair Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731334 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Boeing Dreamliner incidents raise concerns about jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-concerns-about-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet on Tuesday suffered its second mishap in two days, with the same airline and at the same U.S. airport - the latest in a series of setbacks that have heightened safety concerns over the new aircraft. A fuel leak forced a 787 operated by Japan Airlines to cancel takeoff at Boston's Logan International Airport, a day after an electrical fire on another 787 after a JAL flight to Boston from Tokyo. Asian customers rallied behind the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-concerns-about-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731985 at http://www.globalpost.com France, UAE still talking on Rafale jets- French source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/france-uae-still-talking-rafale-jets-french-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - France and the United Arab Emirates are still discussing a possible sale of French Rafale fighter jets, a French diplomatic source said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The source said, however, that no Rafale contract would be signed during President Francois Hollande's visit next week to the Gulf Arab country.</p> Aircraft Asia Aviation Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732027 at http://www.globalpost.com Dubai economy bets on superjumbo air travel boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/dubai-economy-bets-superjumbo-air-travel-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opens world's first terminal purpose-built for A380</p> <p>* Facility cost over $3 billion</p> <p>* Raising passenger traffic key to Dubai's economic future</p> <p>* Aims to boost passenger numbers to 90 mln from 55 mln</p> <p>* But global economy, technology, competition are risks</p> <p>By Praveen Menon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/dubai-economy-bets-superjumbo-air-travel-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Technology Transport United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732124 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 3-Boeing Dreamliner incidents raise safety concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-3-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-safety-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott and James Topham NEW YORK/TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a third mishap in as many days on Wednesday, heightening safety concerns after a string of setbacks for the new aircraft. Japan's All Nippon Airways said it was forced to cancel a 787 Dreamliner flight scheduled to from fly from Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan to Tokyo due to brake problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-3-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732131 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Boeing top engineer says he's confident 787 is safe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-boeing-top-engineer-says-hes-confident-787-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher and Karen Jacobs</p> <p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co rolled out the Dreamliner's chief engineer to try to quell concerns about the new jet following three mishaps in as many days, including an electrical fire that caused severe damage to a plane.</p> <p>At a news conference on Wednesday, the engineer, Mike Sinnett, defended the 787, the world's first plastic plane, and said its problem rates are at about the same level as Boeing's successful 777 jet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-boeing-top-engineer-says-hes-confident-787-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Aviation Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732424 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain reins in defence equipment costs and project delays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Ministry has begun to improve the way it handles major procurement areas, but must still do more to keep costs and delays under control, parliament's spending watchdog said on Thursday.</p> <p>Lawmakers and state agencies have frequently criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in recent years for letting costs and timelines on multi-million dollar programmes run out of control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Transport United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732432 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Windscreen crack is latest Boeing Dreamliner mishap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-windscreen-crack-latest-boeing-dreamliner-mishap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Flight from Tokyo landed safely at Matsuyama airport</p> <p>* No injuries reported</p> <p>* Cockpit window had spider web-like crack</p> <p>* Dreamliner due to launch ANA Tokyo-San Jose service later Friday</p> <p>* India "concerned" at 787 glitches - govt official</p> <p>By Kentaro Sugiyama and James Topham</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-windscreen-crack-latest-boeing-dreamliner-mishap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732992 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. officials to review Boeing's Dreamliner - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-us-officials-review-boeings-dreamliner-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. transportation officials will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss issues related to recent electrical problems on Boeing Co's new 787 Dreamliner, according to a person familiar with the matter.</p> <p>The source, who did not want to be identified because the information is not public, declined to provide further details.</p> <p>The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will announce a review into the jet's power system at the Friday press conference, according to Bloomberg News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-us-officials-review-boeings-dreamliner-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Boeing Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:45:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732996 at http://www.globalpost.com ANA domestic 787 flight dicovered with engine oil leak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/ana-domestic-787-flight-dicovered-engine-oil-leak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Oil was discovered leaking from the left engine of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight operated by All Nippon Airways on Friday, the airline said, adding to the number of recent incidents involving the aircraft.</p> <p>An ANA spokeswoman said the leak was found after the flight landed safely at Miyazaki airport in southern Japan shortly before 0600 GMT. The spokeswoman said the returning flight to Haneda airport close to Tokyo had been cancelled, and that the airline was investigating the leak.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/ana-domestic-787-flight-dicovered-engine-oil-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Aviation Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733021 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-INSTANT VIEW-Regulators say Boeing 787 is safe but needs review http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-instant-view-regulators-say-boeing-787-safe-needs-revi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quote)</p> <p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. aviation regulators will launch a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 airplane, with a special focus on its electrical systems, following a series of recent safety incidents, the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday.</p> <p>"We believe this is a safe aircraft," Michael Huerta said at a press conference with officials including U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Boeing commercial airplanes chief Ray Conner.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-instant-view-regulators-say-boeing-787-safe-needs-revi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Boeing Boeing 787 Dreamliner Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733219 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 5-U.S. launches safety review of 787 after recent issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/wrapup-5-us-launches-safety-review-787-after-recent-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Comprehensive review to focus on electrical systems</p> <p>* U.S. officials say aircraft is safe to fly</p> <p>* Boeing makes offer to engineers as probe opens</p> <p>* Shares underperform since incidents began</p> <p>By Deborah Charles and Alwyn Scott</p> <p>WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. government ordered a wide-ranging review of Boeing's latest passenger jet, the 787 Dreamliner, citing concern over a fire and other recent problems but insisting the plane was still safe to fly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/wrapup-5-us-launches-safety-review-787-after-recent-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Aviation Business Entertainment Labor Law Technology the Boeing Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733029 at http://www.globalpost.com French army says no current plan to target northern Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/french-army-says-no-current-plan-target-northern-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - France is building up its military intervention in Mali to help quash a rebel offensive but has no current plans to extend operations to northern areas controlled by the Islamists, army chief Edouard Guillaud said on Saturday.</p> <p>Guillaud told reporters extra military planes had been sent to Africa, after strikes had destroyed half a dozen pick-up trucks belonging to the rebels, and that Rafale fighter jets could strike from bases in France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/french-army-says-no-current-plan-target-northern-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733549 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon report cites 'lack of maturity' of Lockheed F-35 jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pentagon-report-cites-lack-maturity-lockheed-f-35-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Chief weapons tester says software development lags</p> <p>* Problems with weapons integration, air refueling slow testing</p> <p>* Cracks in fuselage halt durability testing of Marines' B-model</p> <p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pentagon-report-cites-lack-maturity-lockheed-f-35-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Stealth aircraft Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733698 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pentagon report cites 'lack of maturity' of Lockheed F-35 jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-pentagon-report-cites-lack-maturity-lockheed-f-35-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Chief weapons tester says software development lags</p> <p>* F-35 showed continued progress, stability - Lockheed</p> <p>* Fuselage cracks halt durability tests of Marines' B-model</p> <p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-pentagon-report-cites-lack-maturity-lockheed-f-35-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Stealth aircraft Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733726 at http://www.globalpost.com