Opinions http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7409/more en French revolution http://atwonline.com/blog/french-revolution <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/need-i-say-moores">Need I say Moores</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/french-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/french-revolution#comments Blogs Need I say Moores Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:59:00 +0000 182541 at http://atwonline.com Five questions Congress should ask about UAVs http://atwonline.com/blog/five-questions-congress-should-ask-about-uavs <div class="node-body blog-body">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?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/airkarp">AirKarp</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/five-questions-congress-should-ask-about-uavs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/five-questions-congress-should-ask-about-uavs#comments Blogs Congress pilots safety UAS UAVs unmanned aerial vehicles unmanned aircraft systems AirKarp Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:57:00 +0000 181971 at http://atwonline.com Alaska shows how independent carriers are changing US transcontinental flying http://atwonline.com/blog/alaska-shows-how-independent-carriers-are-changing-us-transcontinental-flying <div class="node-body blog-body">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</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/alaska-shows-how-independent-carriers-are-changing-us-transcontinental-flying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/alaska-shows-how-independent-carriers-are-changing-us-transcontinental-flying#comments Airframes Airlines Blogs IFE Alaska JetBlue Recaro Virgin America ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:30:00 +0000 181211 at http://atwonline.com Routes 2015: African headwinds http://atwonline.com/blog/routes-2015-african-headwinds <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/need-i-say-moores">Need I say Moores</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/routes-2015-african-headwinds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/routes-2015-african-headwinds#comments Blogs Need I say Moores Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:20:00 +0000 180991 at http://atwonline.com Northwest Airlines 747 and more http://atwonline.com/blog/northwest-airlines-747-and-more <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/time-capsule">Time Capsule</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/northwest-airlines-747-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/northwest-airlines-747-and-more#comments Airlines Blogs Manufacturers Boeing 747-200 Delta Air Lines Northwest Airlines Rob Finlayson Time Capsule Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:51:00 +0000 180941 at http://atwonline.com Interview - ALPA President Tim Canoll http://atwonline.com/labor/interview-alpa-president-tim-canoll <div class="field-deck"> Safety & Politics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tim Canoll began a four-year term leading the largest pilots’ union in the world on Jan. 1, 2015. From its Washington DC base, ALPA has a strong voice on nearly every issue touching commercial aviation in North America. Canoll stopped by ATW’s office recently for a wide-ranging roundtable discussion with our editors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/labor/interview-alpa-president-tim-canoll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/labor/interview-alpa-president-tim-canoll#comments Interviews - Video & Print Labor 1 500-hour requirement airline pilots ALPA ATW Plus Lasers in cockpits Tim Canoll UAVs Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:07:00 +0000 180701 at http://atwonline.com <p>ALPA President Tim Canoll</p> Credit: ALPA Analysis - Shrinking Pie http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-shrinking-pie <div class="field-deck"> US airline consolidation has left smaller carriers scrambling for a piece of the market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The “Big 4” US airlines—American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines—account for 85% of the seats flown in the US and 88% of revenue generated by US airlines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-shrinking-pie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-shrinking-pie#comments Airlines Analysis Finance & Data A4A American Airlines ATW Plus big 4 Delta Air Lines Southwest Airlines United Airlines US airlines Tue, 22 Sep 2015 20:08:00 +0000 180621 at http://atwonline.com <p>Frontier Airlines Airbus A320</p> Nigel Howarth Editorial - A Better Way http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-control/editorial-better-way <div class="node-body article-body">North of the 49th Parallel, they’ve figured out how to manage an air traffic control system safely and efficiently. South of the border, the US can still pride itself on the safety of its airspace management system, but few would now call it efficient.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-control/editorial-better-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-control/editorial-better-way#comments Air Traffic Control Government Affairs Editorial air traffic control FAA NAVCANADA US ATC Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:37:00 +0000 180531 at http://atwonline.com Hey, Sichuan Airlines, don’t you need planes for those engines? http://atwonline.com/blog/hey-sichuan-airlines-don-t-you-need-planes-those-engines <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/airkarp">AirKarp</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/hey-sichuan-airlines-don-t-you-need-planes-those-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/hey-sichuan-airlines-don-t-you-need-planes-those-engines#comments Airframes Blogs Manufacturers A320neo Airbus Boeing china engines geared tubofan GTF Pratt & Whitney PW1200G Sichuan Airlines Xi Jinping AirKarp Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:19:00 +0000 180041 at http://atwonline.com Commentary - Why America Needs NextGen http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/commentary-why-america-needs-nextgen <div class="field-byline"> David F. Melcher, President &amp; CEO, Aerospace Industries Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, when we look at a US national air transportation system that in many ways is still dependent upon mid-20th century era radars and other technologies, the same message applies: the system needs to modernize. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/commentary-why-america-needs-nextgen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/commentary-why-america-needs-nextgen#comments Air Traffic Management Government Affairs Commentary Regulation Security AIA David Melcher FAA FAA reauthorization bill NextGen Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:36:00 +0000 179741 at http://atwonline.com <p>David F. Melcher,</p> <p>President &amp; CEO</p> <p>Aerospace Industries Association</p> Credit: AIA