ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Love United's new safety video http://atwonline.com/blog/love-uniteds-new-safety-video <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/love-uniteds-new-safety-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/love-uniteds-new-safety-video#comments Airlines Safety safety video united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:29:00 +0000 141361 at http://atwonline.com Pilots’ strike may be over, but Air France is still in danger http://atwonline.com/blog/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger <div class="node-body blog-body">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 cost of this shameful outcome could be much higher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger#comments Airlines Labor Opinions 737 Air France Boeing KLM low cost carriers Transavia ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:57:00 +0000 140351 at http://atwonline.com Airbus’ dual celebration day in Toulouse and Hamburg http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg <div class="node-body blog-body">Busy day today, Sept. 25, at both of Airbus’ major European facilities. In Toulouse this morning, the A320neo took its maiden flight, while in Hamburg this afternoon Etihad Airways will see the roll-out of its first A380. I’m in Hamburg for that roll-out and there have been hints that news will also be delivered along with the aircraft. Of course, this particular A380 is news in itself because when it begins service in December, it will be the first “hotel in the sky” with include an ultra-premium, two-person “Residence” class along with first-class “Apartments.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg#comments Airlines Aircraft & Engines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:05:00 +0000 140011 at http://atwonline.com Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation. Though a decision was hoped for this week, NAS said today that DOT has announced it needs yet more time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies#comments Airlines Open Skies Regulation ALPA Department of Transportation European Commission Heathrow NAI NAS Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Shuttle Open Skies ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:33:00 +0000 137431 at http://atwonline.com United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become <div class="node-body blog-body">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 reclining her seat is causing quite a bit of general media interest. It seems that one passenger had acquired a gadget that is inserted in the back of the seat in front, making it impossible for that seat to be reclined. The guy wanted to use his laptop. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become#comments Airlines Associations Regulation Safety IATA ICAO united airlines unruly passenger ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:00 +0000 136771 at http://atwonline.com The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat? http://atwonline.com/blog/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat <div class="node-body blog-body">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 Unnikrishnan’s story. In short, Delta CEO Richard Anderson has gone on a high-profile campaign against Ex-Im, saying its loan guarantees to non-US carriers such as Emirates to purchase Boeing widebodies provides an unfair advantage over US carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Manufacturers 777 787 A330 A350 Airbus ALPA Boeing Delta Air Lines Ex-Im bank ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 135581 at http://atwonline.com Rockets, airports, image and economies http://atwonline.com/blog/rockets-airports-image-and-economies <div class="node-body blog-body">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 Washington Post Wednesday by authors Anne Gearan, Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth:</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/rockets-airports-image-and-economies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/rockets-airports-image-and-economies#comments Airlines Security Safety FAA rocket Tel Aviv ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:47:00 +0000 133151 at http://atwonline.com Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care” http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care <div class="node-body blog-body">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 before FAA issued a ban.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care#comments Airlines Regulation Security Safety 747 Boeing Delta Air Lines EASA FAA Lufthansa MH17 Tel Aviv ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:10:00 +0000 133071 at http://atwonline.com Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott <div class="node-body blog-body">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. But it should be the last. One outcome of this crash will likely be scrutiny of who determines and governs those airspace routes that are deemed unsafe for commercial airliners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott#comments Airlines Associations Regulation Safety Operations Opinions 777 : Malaysia Airlines Boeing Farnborough IATA ICAO MH17 MH370 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 132551 at http://atwonline.com MH17: The unthinkable happens http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-unthinkable-happens <div class="node-body blog-body">The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing 777, one of aviation’s most revered, safe and reliable aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-unthinkable-happens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-unthinkable-happens#comments Airframes Airlines Security Safety Opinions 777 Boeing Malaysia Airlines MH17 MH370 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:43:00 +0000 132381 at http://atwonline.com You’ve gotta love the Spirit Airlines’ spirit; even if you’d rather eat glass http://atwonline.com/blog/you-ve-gotta-love-spirit-airlines-spirit-even-if-you-d-rather-eat-glass <div class="node-body blog-body">n one of the smartest marketing campaigns this year, US ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched a “hug the haters” promotion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/you-ve-gotta-love-spirit-airlines-spirit-even-if-you-d-rather-eat-glass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/you-ve-gotta-love-spirit-airlines-spirit-even-if-you-d-rather-eat-glass#comments Airlines Ben Baldanza Spirit Airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 131031 at http://atwonline.com World Cup, Emirates and world dominance http://atwonline.com/blog/world-cup-emirates-and-world-dominance <div class="node-body blog-body">Heck, I so wanted to see the US soccer team (that’s football in real-speak) get through to the FIFA World Cup quarter finals. But none of us get what we want or deserve all the time, and bravo to Jurgen Klinsmann’s team for giving us electrifying entertainment until they bowed to the Belgians and the inevitable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/world-cup-emirates-and-world-dominance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/world-cup-emirates-and-world-dominance#comments Aeropolitics Airlines 777 A350 A380 Emirates FIFA Pan Am Southwest World Cup ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 03 Jul 2014 01:24:00 +0000 130721 at http://atwonline.com Flying on the Airbus A350 XWB http://atwonline.com/blog/flying-airbus-a350-xwb <div class="node-body blog-body">A very special day today. Yesterday, I explained that I am in Toulouse attending Airbus’ annual innovation event to brief journalists from around the world. This morning, as some 150 reporters gathered at the Airbus delivery center, we were greeted by the A350 XWB test aircraft MSN002, which was parked right outside the building. And we were informed that we would be taking a one-hour flight on the aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/flying-airbus-a350-xwb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/flying-airbus-a350-xwb#comments Airframes Manufacturers Trade Shows & Conferences Operations A350 Airbus Qatar Airways ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:06:00 +0000 128501 at http://atwonline.com Leahy delivers bad news http://atwonline.com/blog/leahy-delivers-bad-news <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus’ top salesman, COO, customers, John Leahy, is more than familiar with the media limelight. But his typical role is to deliver good news of more aircraft orders; a role he handles with aplomb, often coupled with a sharp jab at Boeing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/leahy-delivers-bad-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/leahy-delivers-bad-news#comments Airframes Airlines A350 Airbus Boeing Emirates John Leahy ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:29:00 +0000 128341 at http://atwonline.com Stunning storm cell video http://atwonline.com/blog/stunning-storm-cell-video <div class="node-body blog-body">All you pilots and cloud watchers (my favorite pastime on flights – always far more captivating than any Hollywood movie); take a look at this amazing time lapse video of a storm cell building, then disappearing, Sunday in the Wyoming skies. The video was posted on YouTube by BasehuntersChasing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/stunning-storm-cell-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/stunning-storm-cell-video#comments Operations ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 19 May 2014 20:32:00 +0000 126131 at http://atwonline.com