ATW Editor's Blog en Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved <div class="node-body blog-body">I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:57:00 +0000 237331 at <p>Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport&#39;s international arrivals lounge Sunday Jan. 29.</p> Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back? <div class="node-body blog-body">Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of companies to see potential in the Italian flag carrier but for whom good news seems an increasingly distant prospect.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:23:00 +0000 236781 at Don’t dismiss the widebody <div class="node-body blog-body">Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:21:00 +0000 236031 at MH370 becomes a ghost ship <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:45:00 +0000 235991 at Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale <div class="node-body blog-body">There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US airlines and airports – feared as we entered a new year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Safety Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:16:00 +0000 235061 at Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points <div class="node-body blog-body">No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry is no exception, so here are a few thoughts on five watch points that could make the difference between a good and a not-so-good year:</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:55:00 +0000 234701 at The flight crew dilemma: a follow up <div class="node-body blog-body">Since I wrote in this blog about a couple of onboard incidents involving passenger behavior, more details have come to light about the second incident – involving a Muslim American male – that warrants a follow up.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:05:00 +0000 234501 at The flight & cabin crew dilemma <div class="node-body blog-body">A white male with an American accent stands in the aisle of a commercial airliner and delivers an angry, hate-filled, political rant at the rest of the passengers, daring them to reveal themselves as “Hillary bitches”. He gets to stay on the flight.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +0000 234181 at Lufthansa & Etihad: From enemies to partners <div class="node-body blog-body">Lufthansa and Etihad, in the past, have fought over airberlin codeshare rights specifically and more broadly over Gulf carrier growth and subsidy allegations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:42:00 +0000 233461 at Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary <div class="node-body blog-body">US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000 231941 at Rant guy on Delta plane is banned, but where are we going as a society? <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian confirmed Monday that a passenger who gave an expletive-filled rant on a Delta aircraft is banned for life from flying on the Atlanta-based airline. The rant was videoed by another passenger. You can see it here. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:39:00 +0000 231541 at Jets small and large fly over Abu Dhabi for Formula 1 finale <div class="node-body blog-body">The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held at the weekend, the pinnacle of the 2016 Formula 1 championship. Etihad Airways is host sponsor and as part of the ceremonies, did a flyby in conjunction with the UAE National Aerobatics Team, Al Fursan (The Knights).</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbus A380 Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:46:00 +0000 231521 at Congratulations Airbus <div class="node-body blog-body">The larger variant of the A350 XWB, the -1000, completed its first flight today, marking the beginning of the aircraft’s flight-test program and an exciting era for Airbus.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturers Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:11:00 +0000 231431 at Asia-Pacific airline CEOs have talent <div class="node-body blog-body">Former IATA director general Tony Tyler liked to say that airline CEOs give their commitment to the global association, but their hearts to their regional associations. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), which was held in Manila last week and displayed the region’s airline executive talent in more ways than one.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:32:00 +0000 231021 at Smooth flying on a Cathay A350 to Manila <div class="node-body blog-body">A nice surprise awaited me yesterday as I connected from Hong Kong to a Cathay Pacific flight bound for Manila. At the gate was an Airbus A350.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:34:00 +0000 230661 at