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  • Apr 6, 2015
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    Kampuchea Airlines, Thanks to Rob

    Phnom Penh-based Kampuchea Airlines flew regional service from Phnom Penh International Airport from 1997 to 2004....More
  • Mar 27, 2015
    blog

    A Wide(ning) Gulf

    In the early 1970s, which was the most prominent Middle Eastern airline?...More
  • Mar 26, 2015
    blog

    Another media frenzy, but it's still bunkum 5

    Today's news on the Germanwings A320 crash is shocking, tragic, and will have long-term effects on the air transport industry....More
  • Mar 26, 2015
    blog

    Cockpit doors: No silver bullet solution 8

    What if the person sabotaging the aircraft is one of the pilots and he is alone in the cockpit?...More
  • Mar 24, 2015
    blog

    Media in a spin of shame 7

    Today’s news that a Germanwings A320 has crashed in France, with no survivors expected among the 150 passengers and crew, is tragic....More
  • Mar 23, 2015
    blog

    March Madness: Southwest vs. Spirit

    Southwest appears to be targeting ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines in its latest TV commercial....More
  • Mar 17, 2015
    blog

    Accusations over Gulf carriers finally becomes a debate 5

    The furor over alleged Gulf carrier subsidies and Open Skies compliance got a thorough airing today at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 14th Annual Aviation Summit in Washington DC....More
  • Mar 16, 2015
    blog

    Spelling it out

    Rather than being celebrated for making life better, airlines are seen as the enemy. Everything that used to be free, now has a fee....More
  • Mar 13, 2015
    blog

    Location, location, location… 2

    If European airlines were not based in Europe, would they be more successful?...More
  • Mar 12, 2015
    blog

    Will scope clause issue muddle Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s service entry? 3

    Mitsubishi desperately needs US customers SkyWest and Trans States, which hold the vast majority of the 223 MRJs on firm order....More
  • Mar 10, 2015
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    ATW Video: Qantas Landing

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  • Mar 10, 2015
    blog

    Qantas retires first 747-400

    Qantas’ first Boeing 747-400 was retired after completing 13,833 flights over 25.3 years in service....More
  • Mar 7, 2015
    blog

    MH370 one year on: Never give up on finding the answers 2

    We are now one year on from when Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar early in its scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and then inexplicably vanished....More
  • Mar 5, 2015
    blog

    In Open Skies war game, Gulf carriers 3: US carriers 0 5

    Today, after two years of “investigation” and a largely behind-closed-doors campaign (apart from the Delta CEO’s unfortunate CNN interview), the three major US carriers finally made public the document that allegedly proves their Gulf carrier rivals are operating only because of more than $40 billion subsidies from their state owners....More
  • Mar 2, 2015
    Commentary

    Tread on Me

    People clamoring for used floor covering; who knew?...More
  • Feb 27, 2015
    blog

    Moments missed if you weren’t at the ATW 41st Achievement Awards

    As always, a great time was enjoyed Wednesday evening as the ATW publisher and editors hosted the 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards in Washington DC. You can read about the event, our winners, and what they said here. But I’d like to share a few of my favorite moments of the ceremonies....More
  • Feb 20, 2015
    blog

    Yes, Mr. Anderson, Chapter 11 is a ‘government subsidy’ 11

    Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is not generally viewed in the US as a company getting “government assistance.” I’ve long wondered why this is....More

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