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Jul 02, 2015

What’s DOJ looking for in the airline collusion investigation?1

Can a case be made that major US airline executives' public comments on capacity discipline were improper “signals” to each other?....More
Jun 30, 2015

Emirates’ Tim Clark: Subsidy dispute is destabilizing global airline industry

Clark says the very public dispute between the “Big Three” US airlines and the “Big Three” Gulf airlines has “been damaging to the aviation industry.”....More
Jun 16, 2015

Paris Air Show 2015

CSeries flying, production execution, 757 replacement are among the themes at Le Bourget....More
Jun 12, 2015

What’s the deal with EPA’s aircraft emissions ruling?

Former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson: “Once you know you have a pollutant and you know it’s endangering public welfare, then EPA must act.”....More
May 19, 2015

No simple solution to MRJ90’s scope clause problem3

Delivery date and seat capacity are problematic for the MRJ70 in terms of appealing to US airlines....More
Apr 30, 2015

Foxx ‘open’ to FAA restructuring

Count US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx among those willing to have an open mind on removing ATC from FAA....More
Apr 10, 2015

Airline profits in perspective1

IATA predicts that US and Canadian airlines will earn a collective net profit of $13.2 billion in 2015....More
Mar 26, 2015

Cockpit doors: No silver bullet solution8

What if the person sabotaging the aircraft is one of the pilots and he is alone in the cockpit?....More
Mar 23, 2015

March Madness: Southwest vs. Spirit

Southwest appears to be targeting ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines in its latest TV commercial....More
Mar 12, 2015

Will scope clause issue muddle Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s service entry?3

Mitsubishi desperately needs US customers SkyWest and Trans States, which hold the vast majority of the 223 MRJs on firm order....More
Feb 20, 2015

Yes, Mr. Anderson, Chapter 11 is a ‘government subsidy’11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is not generally viewed in the US as a company getting “government assistance.” I’ve long wondered why this is....More
Feb 17, 2015

CRJ900 vs. E-175: microcosm of Bombardier’s troubles2

For the past two-plus years, Embraer has dominated the sales competition, winning 240 E-175 orders compared to only 70 CRJ900 orders....More
Jan 28, 2015

Maintaining capacity discipline1

“We’ve seen this movie many times in the industry,” Detla Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson said....More
Jan 07, 2015

Handicapping the Haneda derby

DOT is considering whether to reallocate Delta’s Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot pair, setting off a clash between three US airlines....More
Dec 12, 2014

Rare good ‘shock’ for airlines1

“I quite frankly was taken by surprise by the decline in oil prices,” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said....More

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