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  • Apr 24, 2015
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    The A380 10 years on and Leahy’s optimism for 50 years more.

    It’s been 10 years since the first Airbus A380 took flight. To mark the occasion, Airbus has created a video starring their COO, customers John Leahy (and the A380, of course, but this is really John’s show)....More
  • Apr 22, 2015
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    What’s in a name? 1

    Have you ever considered how dated some everyday words are? In a car, you have a “glove compartment” and a “parcel shelf”, dating back to a bygone era. Are country-specific airline names similarly dated?...More
  • Apr 21, 2015
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    Will Alitalia be next to leave the AEA fold? 1

    With news today that airberlin is leaving the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in the spreading dispute over what is “fair” competition by the major Gulf carriers, the question is whether Alitalia will be next out of the AEA door?...More
  • Apr 19, 2015
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    US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy 8

    As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud finger-pointing, one thing became clear. The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and their state owners. So if there’s to be a bruising, then the facts should be established in as far as they are directly relevant to what is or is not fair competition....More
  • Apr 13, 2015
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    The problem with today’s air passengers, defined by Louis C.K. 6

    If you haven’t seen this clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan show, then you will enjoy and relate it to something you see almost every time you fly or hear any time someone tells you about their flight....More
  • Apr 10, 2015
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    Airline profits in perspective 1

    IATA predicts that US and Canadian airlines will earn a collective net profit of $13.2 billion in 2015....More
  • Apr 7, 2015
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    Déjà vu comes at a very high price 7

    One of the fundamental pillars of aviation is that the whole industry learns from an accident, irrespective of where it occurred. Geography and distance should not block valuable lessons from being learned....More

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