IATA — International Air Transport Assn. reports global traffic demand was 4.7 percent below the same month in 2010 while passenger traffic showed a 3.6 percent rise over previous year levels. North American carriers saw international passenger traffic decline by 1.9 percent while capacity was almost at the same levels.
FAA — announces that general aviation or on-demand charter aircraft owners or operators seeking to keep their aircraft’s registration number from being displayed over public data systems during flight no longer need to submit a Certified Security Concern to the FAA.Agency withdraws its June 3, 2011 policy (76 Fed. Reg. 32,258-32,265) of requiring aircraft owners or operators to submit a Certified Security Concern in order to have their aircraft tail number blocked from view on the FAA’s Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) or National Airspace System Status Information (NASSI).
• FAA —awards $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet fuel. The contracts stem from work FAA is doing through the agency’s Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative (CAAFI) and the agency’s Continuous Lower Emissions, Energy and Noise (CLEEN) program.
• FAA proposes $180,000 Civil Penalty Against Evergreen International Airlines, Inc, of McMinnville, OR for allegedly operating aircraft on seven flights in 2009 when the pilots on those flights had not been trained in accordance with the airline’s approved training program.
GE AVIATION — signs new engine orders and service agreements valued at $13.8 billion at the Dubai Air Show, including plans to build a $120 million engine overhaul facility for Emirates in Dubai. The orders include a $6 billion engine and service contract to power Emirates’ 50 new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the GE90-115B engines. The company also signed a $1 billion agreement with Cargolux to power its new fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighters with GE’s latest engine technology, the GEnx-B2 engine.
NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT — celebrates the grand opening of the Museum of Military Memorabilia. Photos, medals, flight jackets, uniforms, newspaper clippings, aircraft models and as many as 500 of the museum’s 10,000 artifacts are exhibited in the 900-square-foot space in the airport’s commercial service terminal. City of Naples Airport Authority provides space for the museum at no charge.
CENTURION AIR CARGO — celebrates its new global headquarters and 800,00-sq. ft. cargo center at Miami Int’l Airport. Expansion will add 200 jobs and $123 million of capital investment to the local economy.
ACC — Airport Consultants Council selects Catherine ‘Kate’ M. Lang, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, as recipient of the 2011 ACC Aviation Award of Excellence, acknowledging her skillful advocacy for a safe and efficient aviation system during some of the most challenging economic dynamics in history.
ATA — Air Transport Assn. is changing its name from Air Transport Association of America to Airlines For America.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY (PA) AIRPORT AUTHORITY — is accepting Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing consulting services related to developing the PIT Connector Regional Air Service Plan, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Air Service Committee (PASC) of the PA Bureau of Aviation.
ALLEGIANT AIR — inaugurates nonstop service between Knoxville, TN and Las Vegas, and between Asheville, N.C. and Orlando Sanford Int’l Airport. It also enters into a purchase agreement with Scandinavian Airlines System, Denmark-Norway-Sweden (“SAS”) to purchase up to 13 MD80 aircraft and 12 JT8D-219 spare engines in 2012 and 2013.
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