The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has applauded the UK government's decision to not include a per-plane duty in the 2011 budget. The organization viewed the move as a tax on UK trade.
Officials at Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne have opened a 1,200-square-meter expansion to their pilot training facilities as well as a enhanced simulator training center.
Officials from the Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai airports have pledged to work together to "strengthen cooperation and promote sustainable development of the airports in the region," according to a memorandum of understanding. The representatives, who are all from airports in the Greater Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of China, signed the MoU during a meeting in Hong Kong.
Bill Frainey, assistant vice president of air service development at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and a member of The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) education committee, passed away suddenly while on a business trip to Australia, according to an email sent by The Airports Council International (ACI).