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Jul 16, 2014

Farnborough Airshow: Re-engining trend gains momentum

Rolls-Royce president-civil large engines Eric Schulz: “The re-engine has become an important element of the future [airline] business.”....More
Jun 26, 2014

Asiana Flight 214: Five takeaways

NTSB determined that the primary probable cause of the accident was pilot error....More
Jun 16, 2014

Why did Emirates cancel A350s?

Emirates did not cancel the order because its belief in the future potential of the air passenger market in the Middle East has dimmed....More
May 20, 2014

Every decision counts

A gate agent made a split-second decision that, I’m quite certain, ensured my trip on the airline was a money-loser for the carrier....More
May 07, 2014

Oberstar's objections to airline mergers

The death of the longtime congressman from Minnesota prompted me to take a look back at his objections to industry consolidation....More
Apr 17, 2014

How much complaining are Spirit Airlines’ passengers really doing?

“Over 99.99% of our customers did not file a complaint with the Department of Transportation in 2013," Spirit stated....More
Apr 14, 2014

American pilots union president tap dances

Keith Wilson quickly changes his tune on Republic pilots' labor vote....More
Apr 07, 2014

MH370: It’s not a small world after all

How can a commercial airliner go missing for weeks without a scrap found?....More
Mar 14, 2014

The e-cargo conundrum

The air cargo industry is shockingly behind much of the rest of the business world in terms of electronic processing....More
Mar 05, 2014

Mad Men: 1960s airline advertising

“Airline advertising is changing its mind on where the money should go,” ATW reported in 1964....More
Feb 18, 2014

Hotter? LEAP or GTF

CFM International and Pratt & Whitney argue over who has the cooler A320neo engine....More
Feb 09, 2014

Boeing enters Singapore Airshow ‘de-risked’

Technological risks involved in developing the 787 and bouts of labor unrest have been left behind, Boeing CEO says....More
Jan 27, 2014

Southwest’s stellar financial performance is no joking matter

In sharp contrast to the rest of the US airline industry, Southwest has stayed profitable for 41 consecutive years....More
Jan 15, 2014

Southwest becomes brunt of jokes over wrong airport landing

Late-night comedian takes aim at Southwest....More
Jan 03, 2014

Secretary Foxx should stay out of inflight cell call issue

The US transportation secretary has better things to do than regulating inflight cell calls....More

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