ATW Editor's Blog Karen Walker Blog en Extraordinary professionalism of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:08:00 +0000 290451 at Is Lego a clever or grating idea for an 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:29:00 +0000 289621 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:14:00 +0000 288161 at Child border policy brings US airlines into 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:11:00 +0000 284911 at IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:30:00 +0000 283951 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 04 May 2018 18:14:00 +0000 280641 at “Finally” is all that 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:50:00 +0000 279891 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 278821 at Boeing is a pawn, but not the target, in the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Manufacturers Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:03:00 +0000 277651 at O’Leary’s winning hand with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:25:00 +0000 276101 at