With beleaguered Italian airline #Alitalia expecting #morestableownership by next month, it is focused on joining a #newjointventure with #DeltaAirLines , #AirFrance -#KLM , and #VirginAtlantic , buying back its loyalty program from #EtihadAirways , and winning more corporate and high-end leisure customers, its chief business officer said Wednesday in an interview in New York.
The new controlling owner is likely to be Italy’s national railway, Ferrovie dello Stato, which is seeking other investors to join it, Alitalia’s Fabio Lazzerini said. Reuters on Wednesday reported EasyJet and Delta Air Lines could be involved, and both had earlier expressed interest, before the commissioners temporarily leading the airline chose the railway as their preferred bid. “It should be completed by the end of January,” Lazzerini said. “They have an interest in finding an industry partner to help them run the company. The indication is that this should happen. The progress which has been done in the past weeks has been quite positive.” Alitalia has been in administration — Europe’s version of bankruptcy — since last May, when Etihad Airways, which had owned 49 percent of it, walked away. Rather than let the once dominant carrier go bust, as some had recommended, the Italian government stepped in, providing a 900 million euro ($1.02 billion U.S.) bridge loan to keep it operating until the administrators could find a buyer. There is some question the loan, which had been due this month but now must be repaid by June, could constitute illegal state aid under European law.
TRANSATLANTIC JOINT VENTURE
With some clarity on its future, Alitalia now expects to rejoin Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines on a transatlantic revenue-sharing agreement as an “associate member,” Lazzerini said, a term he did not define. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife @alitaliaofficial @airfrance @klm
All Nippon Airways (#ANA ), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, is proud to announce that its first Airbus A380 has rolled out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany. The new plane is Japan’s first Airbus A380 and sports a Hawaiian green sea turtle, known as “Honu” in the Hawaiian language, which symbolizes good luck and prosperity.
Each of ANA’s three Airbus A380s will feature livery in different colors and with different designs. The blue livery of the first aircraft connects ANA’s corporate color scheme with Hawaii’s blue skies. The second aircraft, planned to start operation in July 2019, will have emerald green livery that is inspired by the crystal clear waters of Hawaii while the third will be orange in reference to the beautiful Hawaiian sunset. “We are excited to showcase the largest passenger aircraft and even more excited about the experience it will offer travelers on the Narita-Honolulu route,” said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA. “The Airbus A380 will be an important addition to ANA’s current fleet and it will allow passengers to reach the scenic islands of Hawaii in comfort and style. The customized livery adds a personal touch that will make the trip that much more memorable.” ANA is set to receive the new A380 jet, nicknamed FLYING HONU, in March 2019, with the inaugural flight scheduled to depart from Tokyo Narita Airport and travel to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on May 24, 2019.
This new aircraft is a reflection of ANA’s continual efforts to improve the travel experience while helping passengers reach the world’s premier tourist destinations. The Flying Honu theme shows the airline’s commitment to getting every detail right on every flight. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife @allnipponairways_official
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#AnneRigail#firstwoman to be appointed #CEO of #AirFrance Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-#KLM , and the approval of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, the Air France Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of Air France, following their meeting on December 12, 2018.
Previously EVP Customer at Air France, Anne Rigail will assume her new role as CEO
Air France on December 17, 2018, and will replace Benjamin Smith, who was appointed acting CEO of Air France through the end of 2018. “I would like to thank Benjamin Smith for the outstanding work he has accomplished during his time as acting CEO Air France,” said Anne-Marie Couderc, Chairwoman of the
Air France-KLM Board of Directors. “Under his leadership, our airline has rapidly taken decisive steps, renewing constructive social dialogue, and proposing a new executive governance structure as seen with the arrival of Anne Rigail. I wish Anne every success in her new position, for the benefit of both Air France and the Air France-KLM Group. I am very pleased that she has accepted this very exciting new challenge.” “I am delighted that Anne Rigail is to become the new CEO of Air France,” said Benjamin Smith. “Anne is a strong professional in the airline industry. Throughout her career, she has always paid particular attention to employees while implementing the many projects and transformations she has led and placed the customer at the heart of everything she does. With the support and commitment of every single employee, I am confident we can rise to the challenges for Air France today, ensuring service excellence to all our customers. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife @airfrance @klm
Today, the Minister of Transport announced new fatigue regulations to improve air travel safety for passengers and flight crews. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is pleased to see that the Minister is taking action to address this key safety issue.
Since the early 1990s, the TSB has identified fatigue as a contributing factor or a risk in at least 34 air occurrences. In October 2018, the TSB issued a call to action by adding this key safety issue to its Watchlist 2018. More specifically, the TSB asked for updated flight and duty-time regulations, as well as for air operators to implement fatigue risk management systems suited to their specific operations. The new regulations and standards announced today are a significant step in addressing this key safety issue. We look forward to a timely implementation of the new regulations and continued strong action from both the regulator and industry to reduce the risks associated with fatigue in the air transportation industry.
Fatigue is also a key safety issue in the Rail and Marine transportation industries. The TSB calls upon the Minister to take similar steps to address the risks associated with fatigue in these other industries The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
Risk factors, mitigation strategies and fatigue management tools
Fatigue is widely recognized as a hazard in the transportation industry that must be managed. Mitigating the risk of fatigue requires understanding it and implementing effective countermeasures. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife
#ACPA : Canada’s #aviationfatiguerules#lesssafe than #US
The #AirCanadaPilotsAssociation , the largest single pilot group in #Canada – representing more than 4,000 professional pilots across Canada who fly the vast majority of Canadian overseas flights, is gravely disappointed that Minister Garneau and the federal government are moving forward with substandard fatigue rules. “To say that we are profoundly disappointed is an understatement. These substandard rules leave a two-hour gap between the maximum flight time for Canadian pilots flying at night, compared to what’s recommended by NASA’s Ames Research Centre, and two and a half hours longer than what U.S. pilots are allowed to fly,” said Captain Matt Hogan, Chair of the ACPA Master Elected Council. “It is unbelievable that in the face of scientific evidence and international best practice our government expects pilots to fly two hours longer than what NASA says is safe.” The new rules will significantly impact Air Canada pilots flying for Air Canada Rouge, who will be subject to weaker fatigue regulations than on Air Canada’s mainline. ACPA had proposed that measures be put in place to protect all pilots flying overseas long-haul flights at night. “This is the first time in 20 years that Canada has updated its fatigue rules, yet here the government is delaying implementation until 2022 for smaller operators,” said Milt Isaacs, CEO of ACPA. “The government’s own statistics conclusively prove that it’s these very pilots who need the most protection. It’s unacceptable that they’re forced to wait the longest for the new rules.”#Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife
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A #midaircollision between #twoaircraft#narrowly#avoided near #Liège : #airtrafficcontrollersfurious On 6 September 2018, two aircraft almost collided above Liege. The monitoring body (AAIU or Air Accident Investigation Unit) considers that the incident is not serious and did not order an investigation, but the air traffic controllers consider on the contrary that a disaster was narrowly avoided. In a letter to Skeyes’ management, they denounce an “inadequate safety culture,” Mediahuis newspapers report this Wednesday.
A plane from a Turkish charter company and a plane from a German airline nearly crashed in early September, east of the city of Liege, writes De Standaard. The controllers at Steenokkerzeel did not see the incident happen, but it could be avoided thanks to the warning systems of both aircraft (TCAS). No investigation was required as both aircraft remained at more than 1,000 feet (304 meters) of each other, says AAIU, the air incident control body.
The air traffic controllers raised alarm and have written to their director, Johan Decuyper. They complain of a chronic lack of staff and pressure, with negative consequences for safety. #Boeing#Airbus#airport#airplane#aviation#avgeek#aviation4u#aviationdaily#aviationlovers#planespotting#megaplane#megaaviation#Pilot#Pilotlife#Crew#Crewlife#Groundstaff#Groundstafflife
Andrew McMahon, Matt Gilks, Peter Corbett and Dr Colin Fleming gave great presentations at @warringtongolfclub at the first of our Managment Seminars today! 👏 We're ready for another exciting day tomorrow at @conwygolfclub who else is going to be there?
Where are we going next?
December 18, 2018 - Madison, Wisconsin - Steel Green Demo Day at Advanced Turf Solutions (FREE)
December 19, 2018 - Covington, Kentucky - Advanced Turf Solutions Winter Education Seminar (FREE)
January 6-9, 2019 - St Pete Beach, Florida - Solutions 2019 Powered by Real Green Systems
January 10-11, 2019 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana Green Expo
January 10-11, 2019 - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas - Arkansas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference & Trade Show
January 15-17, 2019 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Northern Green Expo
January 22-25, 2019 - Phoenix, Arizona - STMA Conference and Exhibition
January 30, 2019 - Export, Pennslyvania - Advanced Turf Solutions Winter Education Seminar (FREE)
January 30 - February 1, 2019 - Schaumburg, Illinois - iLandscape: The Illinois + Wisconsin Landscape Show
February 13, 2019 - Kent, Ohio - Advanced Turf Solutions Winter Education Seminar (FREE)
February 28, 2019 - Elkhart, Indiana - Advanced Turf Solutions Winter Education Seminar (FREE)
March 5-6, 2019 - Novi, Michigan - Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) Trade Show & Convention
October 16-18, 2019 - Louisville, Kentucky - GIE+EXPO
TBD 2019 - Orlando, Florida - LM Growth Summit