In Partnership With

July 3, 2012

TOP-PERFORMING AIRLINES

In the Zone

MRO Edition

Cutting Waste From Lease Transfers

AIR TRANSPORT

Going Out on Top

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TOP-PERFORMING AIRLINES

In the Zone

Rankings show that smaller airlines are more likely to be peak performers

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MRO Edition

Cutting Waste From Lease Transfers

Transferring leased aircraft between different regulatory authorities can cause headaches and add maintenance costs. Leased aircraft comprise about one-third of airline fleets around the world, but that share is growing. Because leased aircraft often are operated by several airlines over their lives, the transfer process needs to be streamlined to enable lessors to nimbly shift aircraft from region to region and decrease costs.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Going Out on Top

Albaugh retires with his goals met

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FACE TO FACE

Astrium Powers Up, Girds for Growth

Astrium Services started in 2003 in the wake of a U.K. Defense Ministry decision to outsource secure satellite telecommunications to the private sector. Since then, CEO Eric Beranger has turned the division of European aerospace giant EADS into a high-stakes bet on government outsourcing for key space activities, taking privatization of satellite communications and remote-sensing services further than any other company in the industry and in some cases assuming big risks with little or no government backing.
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U.S. BUDGET

Wrecking Crew

A guide to Congress’s tortured debate on the budget and deficit

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Safety & Regulatory News

New Repair Station NPRM Likely A Mixed Bag

The FAA’s new proposed repair station regulations appear to mix much-needed improvements with bureaucratic burdens that may ultimately increase the complexity of Part 145 certification and compliance, initial analysis of the major proposal reveals.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aiming High

Boeing eyes next steps in demonstrating advanced flight vehicles

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WidebodyNarrowbody Niche

Few North American MROs provide 747-400 heavy maintenance

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SPACE

Private Dream

Stockholders don’t rattle Sierra Nevada as it builds a commercial mini-shuttle

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MRO Edition

Tricks of the Ttade

Maintaining the ATR 72 transport

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