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  • Oct 16, 2013
    blog

    Which is better: A380 or 747-8I? Maybe both 2

    For some airlines, both the A380 and 747-8I are valuable....More
  • Oct 11, 2013
    blog

    Air France turns 80 2

      Air France is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a year of dedications. The airline was inaugurated at Le Bourget Airport on Oct. 7, 1933 and was formed by the merger of Air Orient, Air Union, Société Générale de Transports Aériens, the CIDNA and Aéropostale. ...More
  • Sep 24, 2013
    blog

    ACI-NA notes: AA-US merger talk, etc. 1

    What will happen with the American Airlines-US Airways merger?...More
  • Sep 18, 2013
    blog

    Bombardier and Boeing go back-to-back 1

    Boeing steals new mainline aircraft competitor's thunder....More
  • Sep 17, 2013
    blog

    Always a Pioneer

      We are pleased that reader David Gregor sent this beautiful shot of the rollout of Qantas VH-EBA in February 1959. This is one of three Boeing 707-138s still around. Qantas was the first airline outside the US to buy the Boeing 707, and 13 were built for the Australia-based carrier. The aircraft shown in the picture was the 29th Boeing 707 built....More
  • Sep 9, 2013
    blog

    Thai's Black Tie Event 11

    An interesting quirk to the Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 landing accident at Bangkok Airport. It appears the airline rapidly dispatched a crane and workers to paint over theThai Airways name and logo on the side of the aircraft and on its tail. A Thai Airways spokesperson told a British newspaper, The Guardian, that the action was taken in line with a "crisis communications rule" to protect the airline's image....More
  • Sep 3, 2013
    blog

    Judge blows whistle on DOJ’s Dean Smith strategy 1

    US Department of Justice attempts its version of the legendary basketball coach's stalling tactic....More
  • Sep 3, 2013
    blog

    Trans Australia DC-3 4

      On September 9, 1946, nearly 67 years ago, a Trans Australia Airlines Douglas DC-3 took off from Melbourne for the three-and-a-half hour flight to Sydney. ...More
  • Aug 29, 2013
    Commentary

    Recent Observation Deck Additions 1

    Good news on the aircraft-viewing front!...More
  • Aug 19, 2013
    blog

    Peak Hour Full House

      I like this picture of Munich Airport in March of 1997.  The airport had one terminal then, and it knew it was overflowing with the expected 17 million passengers it handled that year....More
  • Aug 19, 2013
    blog

    What’s the difference between 4 or 5 airlines controlling 80% of the US market? 4

    What's the rationale behind DOJ's anti-merger antitrust lawsuit?...More
  • Aug 12, 2013
    blog

    Troubling kidnapping of Turkish Airlines pilots 1

    Thoughts on the disquieting gunpoint abduction of two Turkish Airlines pilots....More
  • Jul 30, 2013
    blog

    A Plane in There Somewhere

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  • Jul 23, 2013
    blog

    British United to fly BAC 1-11s 2

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