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Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia QZ5801: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’

As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ5801, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities....More
Dec 08, 2014

The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future....More
Nov 19, 2014

Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety

The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period....More
Oct 31, 2014

What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams?

A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert....More
Oct 29, 2014

Is it a Car, is it a Plane? The Aeromobil is both. Stylish too!

Check these videos out of the Aeromobil, an automobile that transforms into an aircraft. The company Aeromobil is cofounded by Slovak Stefan Klein....More
Oct 26, 2014

What Mickey Mouse might have to say to airline execs

I’ve just returned from a work trip in Orlando, where I stayed in a DisneyWorld hotel. I was at their lowest-cost Stars hotels, which are probably....More
Oct 07, 2014

Love United's new safety video

I flew on a United 777 yesterday from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt and was impressed by their new safety video, which you can see here on YouTube....More
Sep 29, 2014

Pilots’ strike may be over, but Air France is still in danger

Air France pilots have ended their two-week strike, which according to the carrier was costing some €20 million ($26 million) per day. But the real....More
Sep 25, 2014

Airbus’ dual celebration day in Toulouse and Hamburg

Busy day today, Sept. 25, at both of Airbus’ major European facilities. In Toulouse this morning, the A320neo took its maiden flight, while in....More
Sep 02, 2014

Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies

Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air....More
Aug 26, 2014

United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become

An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from....More
Aug 14, 2014

The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat?

There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu....More
Jul 23, 2014

Rockets, airports, image and economies

Further to my blog on bans (or not) on flying into Tel Aviv while there are rockets firing in the area, here is an excerpt from an article in the....More
Jul 23, 2014

Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care”

In an interview today on US station CNBC, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson talks about his airline’s decision to suspend flights to Tel Aviv....More
Jul 18, 2014

Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott

If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time....More

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