ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en The A380 10 years on and Leahy’s optimism for 50 years more. http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s been 10 years since the first Airbus A380 took flight. To mark the occasion, Airbus has created a video starring their COO, customers John Leahy (and the A380, of course, but this is really John’s show).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more#comments Airframes Blogs A380 Airbus John Leahy ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:36:00 +0000 163611 at http://atwonline.com Will Alitalia be next to leave the AEA fold? http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold <div class="node-body blog-body">With news today that airberlin is leaving the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in the spreading dispute over what is “fair” competition by the major Gulf carriers, the question is whether Alitalia will be next out of the AEA door?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold#comments Associations Blogs A4A AEA Air Serbia Air Seychelles airberlin Alitalia American British Airways Delta Emirates Etihad fedex IAG IATA Iberia Jet Airways JetBlue Qatar United Virgin Australia ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:11:00 +0000 163241 at http://atwonline.com US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy <div class="node-body blog-body">As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud finger-pointing, one thing became clear. The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and their state owners. So if there’s to be a bruising, then the facts should be established in as far as they are directly relevant to what is or is not fair competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy#comments Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies American antitrust Delta DOT Emirates Etihad Gulf carriers Open Skies Qatar UAE United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 162921 at http://atwonline.com The problem with today’s air passengers, defined by Louis C.K. http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck <div class="node-body blog-body">If you haven’t seen this clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan show, then you will enjoy and relate it to something you see almost every time you fly or hear any time someone tells you about their flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck#comments Blogs Conan David Cleaves Disney frog Louis C.K. MagicBand ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000 162171 at http://atwonline.com New Air France inflight safety video is served with flair http://atwonline.com/blog/new-air-france-inflight-safety-video-served-flair <div class="node-body blog-body">Air France is joining those airlines that are upping the ante on producing inflight safety videos you might actually want to watch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/new-air-france-inflight-safety-video-served-flair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/new-air-france-inflight-safety-video-served-flair#comments Blogs Safety Air France safety video Spirit united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:23:00 +0000 161401 at http://atwonline.com Another media frenzy, but it's still bunkum http://atwonline.com/blog/another-media-frenzy-its-still-bunkum <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's news on the Germanwings A320 crash is shocking, tragic, and will have long-term effects on the air transport industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/another-media-frenzy-its-still-bunkum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/another-media-frenzy-its-still-bunkum#comments Blogs 4U9525 A320 Airbus Germanwings ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:42:00 +0000 160561 at http://atwonline.com Media in a spin of shame http://atwonline.com/blog/media-spin-shame <div class="node-body blog-body">Today’s news that a Germanwings A320 has crashed in France, with no survivors expected among the 150 passengers and crew, is tragic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/media-spin-shame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/media-spin-shame#comments Airlines Blogs Aircraft & Engines Safety 4U9525 AirAsia BBC Germanwings IATA Malaysia Airlines Marion Blakey A320 MH17 MH370 QZ8501 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:11:00 +0000 160161 at http://atwonline.com Accusations over Gulf carriers finally becomes a debate http://atwonline.com/blog/accusations-over-gulf-carriers-finally-becomes-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">The furor over alleged Gulf carrier subsidies and Open Skies compliance got a thorough airing today at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 14th Annual Aviation Summit in Washington DC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/accusations-over-gulf-carriers-finally-becomes-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/accusations-over-gulf-carriers-finally-becomes-debate#comments Aeropolitics Blogs American Airlines Boeing Carsten Spohr Chapter 11 Delta Doug Parker Emirates Etihad Gulf carriers James Hogan Jeff Smisek Lufthansa oneworld Open Skies Ray Conner Tim Clark united airlines US Airways ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:10:00 +0000 159361 at http://atwonline.com MH370 one year on: Never give up on finding the answers http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-year-never-give-finding-answers <div class="node-body blog-body">We are now one year on from when Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar early in its scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and then inexplicably vanished.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-year-never-give-finding-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-year-never-give-finding-answers#comments Airlines Blogs Safety 777 Boeing IATA icing Malaysia Airlines MH370 tracking wind shear ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 07 Mar 2015 21:08:00 +0000 158331 at http://atwonline.com In Open Skies war game, Gulf carriers 3: US carriers 0 http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-war-game-gulf-carriers-3-us-carriers-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Today, after two years of “investigation” and a largely behind-closed-doors campaign (apart from the Delta CEO’s unfortunate CNN interview), the three major US carriers finally made public the document that allegedly proves their Gulf carrier rivals are operating only because of more than $40 billion subsidies from their state owners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-war-game-gulf-carriers-3-us-carriers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-war-game-gulf-carriers-3-us-carriers-0#comments Airlines Blogs Open Skies American Airlines Chapter 11 Delta Emirates Etihad Open Skies Qatar UAE united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:34:00 +0000 158231 at http://atwonline.com Moments missed if you weren’t at the ATW 41st Achievement Awards http://atwonline.com/blog/moments-missed-if-you-weren-t-atw-41st-achievement-awards <div class="node-body blog-body">As always, a great time was enjoyed Wednesday evening as the ATW publisher and editors hosted the 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards in Washington DC. You can read about the event, our winners, and what they said here. But I’d like to share a few of my favorite moments of the ceremonies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/moments-missed-if-you-weren-t-atw-41st-achievement-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/moments-missed-if-you-weren-t-atw-41st-achievement-awards#comments Blogs ATW Awards Ethiopian Heathrow Spirit TSA ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:21:00 +0000 157251 at http://atwonline.com Delta’s terrorist apology is not enough http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-s-terrorist-apology-not-enough <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta CEO Richard Anderson’s unfortunate comment on CNN on the UAE and 9/11 terrorists shows the dangers of the slippery slope he has put himself on with the campaign against the major Gulf carriers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-s-terrorist-apology-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-s-terrorist-apology-not-enough#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Blogs Open Skies American Airlines Chapter 11 Delta Gulf carriers Qatar Airways Richard Anderson united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:47:00 +0000 156401 at http://atwonline.com Why UAS is a misnomer and airliners must come first in rulemaking http://atwonline.com/blog/why-uas-misnomer-and-airliners-must-come-first-rulemaking <div class="node-body blog-body">The reality of unmanned aerial systems – or UAS - is that’s it’s a misnomer – there is always a ‘man’ (or woman) behind an ‘unmanned’ system, and that person may be of good intent and responsible, or of evil intent and/or irresponsible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/why-uas-misnomer-and-airliners-must-come-first-rulemaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/why-uas-misnomer-and-airliners-must-come-first-rulemaking#comments Blogs Regulation Safety Airports & Routes FAA UAS unmanned ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:11:00 +0000 156031 at http://atwonline.com Brussels Airlines launches “Africa is not Ebola” campaign and maintains a proud airline tradition http://atwonline.com/blog/brussels-airlines-launches-africa-not-ebola-campaign-and-maintains-proud-airline-tradition <div class="node-body blog-body">Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it hopes will help the continent recover from the lingering and devastating economic impact of the epidemic.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/brussels-airlines-launches-africa-not-ebola-campaign-and-maintains-proud-airline-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/brussels-airlines-launches-africa-not-ebola-campaign-and-maintains-proud-airline-tradition#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Blogs Daily News ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:44:00 +0000 155821 at http://atwonline.com <p>The button for today&#39;s &quot;Africa is not Ebola&quot; campaign launch.</p> Qatar & IAG: Shifting sands in the global reach of the Gulf carriers http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-iag-shifting-sands-global-reach-gulf-carriers <div class="node-body blog-body">Today’s announcement that Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is an interesting development in the ongoing change in the international airline landscape prompted by the growth of the Gulf carriers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-iag-shifting-sands-global-reach-gulf-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-iag-shifting-sands-global-reach-gulf-carriers#comments Airlines Government Affairs Open Skies Abu Dhabi Aer Lingus Air F Akbar Al Baker Alitalia American Airlines British Airways Delta Dubai Emirates Etihad IAG Lufthansa oneworld Qatar Qatar Airways SkyTeam Star alliance Turkish airlines united airlines Willie Walsh ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:48:00 +0000 154121 at http://atwonline.com