ATW Editor's Blog Karen Walker Blog en Is this the worst-ever airline flight safety video? <div class="node-body blog-body">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 to say that I think they’ve produced a dud this time.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines IFE Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:40:00 +0000 218351 at Boeing 787 financial hit underscores cost of launching a new airliner <div class="node-body blog-body">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 a surprise. But the size of the hit was a shock.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft & Engines Technology Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:20:00 +0000 218181 at FAA ban on Turkish flights, although lifted, was puzzling <div class="node-body blog-body">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’s failed coup.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:30:00 +0000 217711 at Gone fishin’ at Farnborough <div class="node-body blog-body">This year’s Farnborough Airshow has turned into something of a fishing exercise by the airliner manufacturers as they dangle various “stretches” of new aircraft types in front of customers to see which bait is most popular.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0000 217101 at Was DOT too fair with its Havana flight allocations? <div class="node-body blog-body">The US Department of Transportation’s eagerly awaited decision on which airlines get rights to Havana, Cuba, was revealed today and the result is: just about everybody. But is that a good result?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:50:00 +0000 216051 at EasyJet AOC announcement is about calming rattled investors after Brexit <div class="node-body blog-body">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 the European Union.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Open Skies Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:48:00 +0000 215651 at Flying the CSeries; it’s a full throated narrowbody, and that’s a problem <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cabin Interiors & Connectivity Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:34:00 +0000 214981 at Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies <div class="node-body blog-body">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 European Union mean to the US-EU Open Skies aviation agreement?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:27:00 +0000 214451 at IATA leadership transition: From TT to AdJ; al Baker, please behave <div class="node-body blog-body">Alexandre de Juniac’s tenure as the seventh IATA director general & CEO doesn’t begin until Sept, 1, so his presence at last week’s 72nd IATA AGM in Dublin was mostly, and appropriately, low key. But remarks he made during the closing session provided some good indications of what to expect from his agenda and the tone of his leadership. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:58:00 +0000 212361 at Bag Blog final: Airlines & airports score well; Dulles customs not so <div class="node-body blog-body">As I’m now back home in Washington DC, this is the final “bag-blog” covering the last leg of my European work trip. Essentially, both security screening and the flights from Dublin to London Heathrow then to Washington Dulles went well, although it ended on a very sour note at US Customs & Border Protection (CBP). More of that later.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airports & Routes Operations & Technology Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:29:00 +0000 211711 at