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  • Oct 29, 2015

    One man is keeping Ex-Im closed 8

    By margins of 313-118 in the US House of Representatives and 64-29 in the US Senate, members of Congress have voted to reauthorize Ex-Im....More
  • Oct 29, 2015

    An alternative safety demonstration

    This is more than your run of the mill comedy cabin briefing; it’s an extremely elegant Emirates performance at Lisbon’s Estadio de Luz stadium....More
  • Oct 28, 2015

    The real reason Delta is pulling out of Dubai 19

    Delta Air Lines is back in the news again today, and this time it looks rather like route shenanigans....More
  • Oct 27, 2015

    Delta’s Anderson marches to the beat of his own drum

    True to form, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson continues to do things a little differently from the crowd....More
  • Oct 23, 2015

    The brilliance in American’s reservation cutover 1

    Did you hear that? If you reply “what?”, then that’s the point. The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, completed the final and most challenging step in its merger-acquisition with US Airways at the weekend – the cutover to a single reservation system....More
  • Oct 23, 2015

    American takes Spirit seriously

    American Airlines is planning to roll out a new fare model next year to enable it to better compete against Spirit Airlines and other US ULCCs....More
  • Oct 23, 2015

    Strength in numbers

    Five big airlines may make up 51% of the European market, but 136 smaller carriers account for the remaining 46% and they also have a voice....More
  • Oct 19, 2015

    ’70s Style

    Ecuatoriana purchased Boeing 707s and had them painted in these beautiful, abstract and very colorful paint scheme...More
  • Oct 15, 2015

    Whatever happened to the 90-seat turboprop? 4

    There used to be a lot of talk about Bombardier and ATR launching large turboprops....More
  • Oct 13, 2015

    Governments failed those on board MH17 10

    The Dutch Safety Board report today on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is welcome in that it definitively states that the Boeing 777-200...More
  • Oct 9, 2015

    French revolution 4

    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...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
Blogs & Commentary
Nov 24, 2015

American History

As American Airlines rolls out aircraft in the Heritage series, I am fascinated by all the AA predecessors, their logos and paint over the years....More
Nov 23, 2015

Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN? 3

LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
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