ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Adieu, A380 http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Airbus A380 was an airliner that fell behind the times, both in the market it was designed to serve and in the technologies that set it apart when it first entered service.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380#comments Daily News Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:17:00 +0000 306561 at http://atwonline.com The consequences for aviation of government failure http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure <div class="node-body blog-body">The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:26:00 +0000 304211 at http://atwonline.com All in a non-paid TSA agent’s day’s work http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work <div class="node-body blog-body">An op-ed in the Washington Post today makes interesting reading. It’s by a TSA officer affected by the US government shutdown. TSA agents are among those federal workers whose work is deemed essential, so they must continue to work through the shutdown, but will not be paid after their current pay period ends Jan. 11.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work#comments Daily News Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:43:00 +0000 303171 at http://atwonline.com Herb Kelleher’s magic http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic <div class="node-body blog-body">The magic of Herb Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 aged 87, was that there was no magic. It’s simply the story of an extraordinarily smart lawyer spotting a market opportunity, working relentlessly hard to turn it from a cocktail-napkin idea into a highly successful business, and adhering to genuinely held principles of being a decent, kind human being.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic#comments Daily News People Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:40:00 +0000 302701 at http://atwonline.com Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan <div class="node-body blog-body">No deal, botched deal, backstop. Brexit, a word not coined just a few short years ago, has become a common noun with its own set of adjectives and adverbs.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:19:00 +0000 299241 at http://atwonline.com Disturbing Vegas controller recording http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of pilots in an incident Nov. 7 that led to FAA issuing a new controller staffing policy today.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:57:00 +0000 298731 at http://atwonline.com BA works out the meaning of customer service http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service <div class="node-body blog-body">British Airways has announced a company-wide initiative to train and empower its staff to be more service orientated. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:38:00 +0000 297111 at http://atwonline.com How US aviation legislation could hurt, not help airline passengers http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers <div class="node-body blog-body">US legislators seem intent of late on meddling in how airlines are run. Not how airlines operate safely, but how they deliver their basic product offerings. But their meddling could backfire.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:50:00 +0000 296501 at http://atwonline.com Senator John McCain http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain <div class="node-body blog-body">Heroes are born, idols are made, they say. Senator John McCain had no time for idolism, but he was a hero in the truest sense because of his actions and values.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:11:00 +0000 291861 at http://atwonline.com Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">The US lawmaking system depends on the to-and-fro of amendment additions. But Section 530, a provision hitched to the FAA Reauthorization Bill, should it become law, is a particularly egregious proposal that has grave implications for the 120 US Open Skies agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill#comments Aeropolitics Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:25:00 +0000 291271 at http://atwonline.com 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