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FAA sends mobile ATC tower to Irma-damaged US Virgin Islands airport

  • Sep 14, 2017
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    White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

    White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines....More
  • Aug 11, 2017
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    Sully video blog – reader comments & a follow up

    Not surprisingly, my latest blog on “Sully” Sullenberger’s AAAA videos campaigning against US ATM reform ignited a strong response from readers. Perhaps the only surprise is that many of the responses in my emails were highly supportive....More
  • Aug 10, 2017
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    Sully’s misleading statements on US ATC reform

    Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a US Airways A320 on the Hudson River in New York, is campaigning against moves to reform and modernize the US air traffic management (ATM) system. Aside from misrepresenting the issue, Sullenberger accuses US airlines of “putting cost reduction ahead of safety”; that’s a shameful lie....More
Blogs & Commentary
Sep 21, 2017
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FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....More
Sep 20, 2017
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Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear. I’d like to recognize here the ongoing dedication by the people of the commercial aviation industry who continue to support relief and aid efforts across all the regions affected....More
Sep 19, 2017
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O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...More
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