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Sep 28, 2016

MH17: Now round up the criminals

Was it an error? Was it intentional? Who was in charge? Who issued the instructions? Those are the key questions, raised by the international team....More
Sep 08, 2016

Forward From 15: We’ve gained more than we lost

With each 9/11 anniversary, we rightly and naturally reflect on loss. First and foremost, of course, the incomprehensible loss of lives and, for the....More
Sep 06, 2016

Delta’s “Fly America” complaints get stranger the closer you look

Delta Air Lines’ complaint about JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes gets only more interesting when you study....More
Aug 31, 2016

Delta whines about JetBlue federal travel route rights

Delta’s got the blues again about competition, and this time the Atlanta mega carrier is whining about US carrier JetBlue Airways....More
Aug 30, 2016

Hitting the panic button at US airports

Two major US airports have seen substantial disruption and panicked crowds in August and in both incidents, it was a false alarm. Airports now have....More
Aug 03, 2016

Emirates 777 fire: The great escape

Shocking as it was today to see images of the Emirates Boeing 777 engulfed in flames after crash-landing at Dubai Airport, the real story is not the....More
Jul 29, 2016

ANZ safety video: what you think

Last week I asked your opinion on the latest Air New Zealand safety video, which I thought lost the plot. In fact, I asked if this was the worst....More
Jul 22, 2016

Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video?

Air New Zealand has released its latest flight safety video. The Kiwi airline is famous for its fun videos and they are usually popular, but I have....More
Jul 21, 2016

Boeing 787 financial hit underscores cost of launching a new airliner

That Boeing has had problems with the three aircraft programs leading to the company taking a $2.1 billion hit in its second-quarter earnings was not....More
Jul 18, 2016

FAA ban on Turkish flights, although lifted, was puzzling

I’m struggling to understand why the US initially imposed such a wide and lengthy ban on commercial flights to and from Turkey following Friday night....More
Jul 13, 2016

Gone fishin’ at Farnborough

This year’s Farnborough Airshow has turned into something of a fishing exercise by the airliner manufacturers as they dangle various “stretches” of....More
Jul 07, 2016

Was DOT too fair with its Havana flight allocations?

The US Department of Transportation’s eagerly awaited decision on which airlines get rights to Havana, Cuba, was revealed today and the result is:....More
Jul 05, 2016

EasyJet AOC announcement is about calming rattled investors after Brexit1

UK low cost carrier easyJet has announced it is seeking another air operator’s certificate (AOC) outside of the UK following the British vote to exit....More
Jun 29, 2016

Flying the CSeries; it’s a full throated narrowbody, and that’s a problem4

Today I flew on a Bombardier CS100 directly after an aircraft was delivered to SWISS, marking the first delivery of the all-new CSeries aircraft....More
Jun 27, 2016

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies3

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the....More
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