• Oct 9, 2015

    French revolution

    The English saying “to take the shirt from somebody’s back” took on a whole new meaning after tensions erupted between Air France and its unions....More
  • Oct 6, 2015

    Five questions Congress should ask about UAVs 4

    When will FAA and/or aircraft/engine manufacturers do tests to find out what would happen if a small UAV and a commercial aircraft collide?...More
  • Sep 28, 2015

    Alaska shows how independent carriers are changing US transcontinental flying 7

    I flew from Washington Reagan to Portland Oregon yesterday on a direct, five-and-a-half hour flight with Alaska Airlines. It was an interesting and very positive experience and one that shows how the US independent carriers such as Alaska, JetBlue and Virgin America are really changing the face of coast-to-coast flying in the US...More
  • Sep 25, 2015

    Routes 2015: African headwinds

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. African carriers need to be realists, or the colors on those sails will not be theirs....More
  • Sep 24, 2015

    Northwest Airlines 747 and more 4

    This spectacular shot of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-200 was taken at Tokyo's Narita International Airport by ATW friend and photographer Rob Finlayson....More
  • Sep 17, 2015

    Hey, Sichuan Airlines, don’t you need planes for those engines?

    Neither Sichuan Airlines nor Airbus has said the airline is buying A320neos, yet the airline is agreeing to buy engines for a fleet of A320neos. Hmm....More
  • Sep 15, 2015

    Bloodbath, or just a scratch? ​

    Predictions of an impending “bloodbath” among European airlines have become as much a feature of winter as the first Christmas decorations appearing in the shops....More
  • Sep 10, 2015

    Five priorities for the new United Airlines CEO 15

    New United Airlines president and CEO Oscar Munoz, who took up the post yesterday after Jeff Smisek stepped down, said he will spend his first 90 days traveling the United network listening to and talking to people. That sounds like a good and very appropriate start, especially the listening. Here’s my list of what I think should be Munoz’ five top priorities in these early days:...More
  • Sep 8, 2015

    Smisek’s stunning news

    Today’s announcement that United Airlines’ chairman, president and CEO Jeff Smisek has stepped down is stunning. There was no public sign of this coming, but the departure is immediate and a new president and CEO already named – former CSX Corp. CEO Oscar Munoz....More
  • Sep 1, 2015

    Brazilian Beauty 3

    Above is a Varig Boeing 747-300, this shot taken by Rob Finlayson at LAX. ...More

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