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Mar 25, 2013

NTSB versus Boeing

There was a dust-up last week between the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Boeing over the Japan Airlines 787 battery fire in....More
Mar 20, 2013

US lawmakers’ narrow, parochial view of aviation

American Airlines chairman, president and CEO Tom Horton and US Airways chairman and CEO Doug Parker testified Tuesday before the US Senate....More
Mar 19, 2013

Ryanair's O'Leary not willing to commit to 737 MAX yet

Aircraft order negotiations between the major manufacturers and airlines always carry an element of intrigue, but there’s a particularly high....More
Mar 18, 2013

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Feb 20, 2013

Diamond heist exposes aviation security gap

The movie-like heist of diamonds from the cargo hold of a Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 preparing for takeoff at Brussels Airport raises unsettling....More
Jan 17, 2013

Tough questions for Boeing, FAA on 787

Now it may be time to panic....More
Jan 11, 2013

Harsh spotlight placed on Boeing 787 program

In the blink of an eye, the Boeing 787 program is now the subject of two major inquiries. The US National Transportation Safety Board is....More
Nov 30, 2012

Washington standoff: Mica vs. Pistole

US President Barack Obama and former campaign rival Mitt Romney sat down for lunch on Thursday in the White House. But don't expect a similar....More
Oct 26, 2012

Singapore Airlines' implicit judgment on 787 & A350

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced an interesting move this week regarding the ongoing battle between the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. It ordered 20....More
Aug 22, 2012

UPS-TNT's changing value

UPS may have to wait until next year and agree to some divestitures before the European Commission approves its acquisition of TNT Express. The....More
Aug 17, 2012

Next time you think you had a bad flight...

This story, recounted by The Telegraph, demonstrates how challenging—and potentially dangerous—operating flights to some parts of the Middle East has....More
Jul 16, 2012

Will airlines start avoiding troubled Europe?

IATA in its latest “Premium Traffic Monitor” reported on a “leveling out” of international premium passenger traffic over the past three months,....More
Jul 11, 2012

Big score for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.

The relief was palpable on the faces of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) president Hideo Egawa and executive VP Masao Yamagami as they told a packed....More
Jul 09, 2012

London's other air show

Monday was the first day of the Farnborough Airshow, and the aviation world's attention was squarely focused on the bustling, famous site south of....More

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