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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
Mar 31, 2016

What Avianca’s innovative CEO choice tells us about airlines’ future2

Choosing a CEO to implement a visionary strategy for interacting with passengers digitally....More
Mar 18, 2016

FedEx on the ‘retail revolution’ and whether Amazon is a rival6

It would be a “daunting task” for Amazon to replicate FedEx’s network, FedEx says....More
Mar 08, 2016

MH370: Where do we stand two years later?9

Quite honestly, pretty close to where we stood two years ago....More
Mar 01, 2016

A new passenger privacy issue airlines must soon confront

Do passengers want airlines to track their inflight entertainment activity?....More
Feb 25, 2016

Could Akbar Al Baker dump the GTF for the LEAP?3

Qatar Airways’ CEO threatens to “cancel the entire Pratt & Whitney order.”....More
Feb 14, 2016

Bob Fornaro’s plan for Spirit Airlines2

“Some of the criticism we’ve received is warranted ... We can smooth out some rough edges.”....More
Feb 03, 2016

Is it ‘insane’ for airlines to earn strong profits?7

American Airlines’ annual net profit is just $45.8 billion behind Apple’s most recent full-year net earnings....More
Jan 26, 2016

Very shaky start for anti-US ATC privatization coalition

“When you are arguing a case when you don’t know what it’s all about, it’s very hard.”....More
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