ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Extraordinary professionalism of Seattle air traffic controllers http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers <div class="node-body blog-body">There are lots of questions to be answered about Friday night’s bizarre incident in Seattle when a Horizon Air employee stole and crashed a Q400, but for now let’s acknowledge the incredible job done by the Air National Guard pilots and the air traffic controllers who handled the situation.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:08:00 +0000 290451 at http://atwonline.com Is Lego a clever or grating idea for an inflight safety video? http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video <div class="node-body blog-body">Turkish Airlines has released its new safety video and it’s been done in collaboration with Lego. It’s certainly cute, but does it do the job?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video#comments Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:29:00 +0000 289621 at http://atwonline.com Airline seat size, ancillaries and washing machines http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines <div class="node-body blog-body">A US House bill has tagged a worrisome provision to the FAA reauthorization bill that would essentially regulate the size and spacing of seats on US carriers.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:14:00 +0000 288161 at http://atwonline.com Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray <div class="node-body blog-body">The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest airlines into the political debate.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:11:00 +0000 284911 at http://atwonline.com IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs <div class="node-body blog-body">IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a man” could run an airline (for which he later apologized). This followed a media stir when IATA issued a photograph of its board members, comprising 25 men and just one woman. But gender inequality is not the only imbalance in IATA’s ranks.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs#comments Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:30:00 +0000 283951 at http://atwonline.com Lufthansa-Air France or BA-Air France? http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's news that Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac will offer his resignation next week raises questions.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france#comments Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 04 May 2018 18:14:00 +0000 280641 at http://atwonline.com “Finally” is all that can be said about House FAA reauthorization bill http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">In the end, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the US House FAA reauthorization bill other than it’s done.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:50:00 +0000 279891 at http://atwonline.com Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy#comments Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 278821 at http://atwonline.com Boeing is a pawn, but not the target, in the US-China trade war http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war <div class="node-body blog-body">China’s retaliatory 25% trade tariffs on certain goods it imports from the US comes as no surprise. What’s more interesting is how China has limited how the tariff applies to Boeing airliners.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Manufacturers Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:03:00 +0000 277651 at http://atwonline.com O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:25:00 +0000 276101 at http://atwonline.com