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Sep 09, 2016

Forward From 15: Stuck in Montreal

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was listening to Canadian transport minister David Collenette address the ACI-NA Conference and Exhibition at the....More
Aug 31, 2016

Four questions arising from Scott Kirby's American-to-United move

What does United's president/CFO pairing of Kirby and Andrew Levy foretell?....More
Aug 26, 2016

Latest example of aviation security gaps: Truck rams Southwest 737

Keeping bad actors off of aircraft is only part of the aviation security equation....More
Aug 24, 2016

Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman

Christopher Hart argues that 'human pilots are still crucial'....More
Aug 18, 2016

The significance of United’s CFO selection

Oscar Munoz is not afraid of bringing ULCC attributes into United’s business....More
Aug 10, 2016

System crash muddies Delta’s reliability reputation

The technology failure is a significant negative mark on one of Delta’s key brand claims....More
Jul 22, 2016

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....More
Jul 13, 2016

FAA reauthorization: There has to be a better way

Perhaps significant FAA reform should be decoupled from FAA reauthorization....More
Jun 29, 2016

Ataturk attack calls for reevaluation of airport security1

If there is going to be screening, it has to be done somewhere, and therefore some crowding somewhere is inevitable....More
Jun 20, 2016

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....More
May 23, 2016

US airlines’ big test1

If fuel prices continue to rise, will US airlines’ profitability disappear?....More
May 03, 2016

Winners and losers from Delta’s CSeries order11

“There’s no question this is an industry-accepting order,” Bombardier SVP Colin Bole said....More
Apr 20, 2016

Playing the Gordon Bethune card5

The former Continental CEO said Altimeter and PAR “used me as a credible alternative” to force changes at United....More
Apr 11, 2016

Why DOJ might reject the Alaska-Virgin America merger8

A contingent at DOJ may want to stop the airline consolidation train from going any further down the tracks....More
Apr 05, 2016

Five factors determining whether Alaska keeps Virgin America’s A320s8

If a computer program designed a Boeing vs. Airbus test case, it likely couldn’t come up with a better scenario....More
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