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  • Dec 24, 2015
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    MRJ delay is even worse news than it appears

    If you’re an airline looking for a next-generation regional jet powered by geared turbofan engines, why would you choose the repeatedly delayed MRJ over the E2?...More
  • Dec 22, 2015
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    Christmas presence 2

    As a journalist, I receive some pretty wacky announcements, but Santa formally opening a set of airport restrooms takes this year’s festive top spot....More
  • Dec 21, 2015
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    A United Airlines CSeries order could be breakthrough Bombardier needs 3

    The airline is eyeing an order for as many as 50 aircraft in the 100-seat size range....More
  • Dec 20, 2015
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    What do Donald Trump and Delta’s Anderson have in common? 16

    No, I don’t believe Richard Anderson is going to run for US President. The answer is controversy; both have been controversial figures in 2015. But controversial doesn’t necessarily mean influential....More
  • Dec 18, 2015
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    What do Vladimir Putin and Delta's Richard Anderson have in common? 17

    Last year, my colleagues at ATW sister publication Aviation Week & Space Technology selected Russian President Vladimir Putin as their person of the year. The guy whose thugs in Ukraine shot down an airliner that year, murdering 298 passengers and crew. This year, they’ve selected Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson....More
  • Dec 16, 2015
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    US registration rule for UAV owners is a good move

    It’s not often that ATW praises a regulator, even rarer that to laud the introduction of yet more rules on an already heavily-regulated industry. But I do think the heads of FAA and the US Department of Transportation deserve praise for their relatively swift action to require buyers and owners of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to register their aircraft via an FAA website....More
  • Dec 4, 2015
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    Cabin crew and safety & security breaches 9

    At what point should a passenger tell a cabin crew member that they are doing something wrong? I ask the question because of two recent experiences on flights. The first was on a medium-haul flight from Washington Dulles. It was a non-US airline and it was a morning flight, but not early morning....More
  • Dec 4, 2015
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    ADS-B compliance and ATW’s 2016 Airline of the Year

    Busy week at ATW with two major events. The first was our webinar on ADS-B OUT compliance by the FAA’s 2020 deadline....More
  • Dec 2, 2015
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    O’Leary is still O’Leary 1

    Since Ryanair launched its Always Getting Better initiative, Michael O’Leary has been biting his tongue but occasionally his colorful spirit still creeps through....More
  • Nov 24, 2015
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    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
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    Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN? 3

    LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
  • Nov 20, 2015
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    Technology gap

    African airlines largely skipped internet distribution and went directly to mobile, but they have to get the basics right before adding more frills....More
  • Nov 11, 2015
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    What does DOJ really want from its lawsuit against United and Delta? 1

    The way in which DOJ has framed the case seems to give Delta every incentive to abandon United....More
  • Nov 10, 2015
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    Jeff Smisek returns…in DOJ’s lawsuit against United 3

    DOJ is quoting Smisek to help buttress its case that United is “unlawfully seeking to maintain a monopoly” at Newark....More
  • Nov 2, 2015
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    Atlanta-Dubai: Delta’s response 20

    The following letter was submitted to ATW by Delta Air Lines' chief legal officer in response to my blog on their decision to stop Atlanta-Dubai service next year, citing competition from the Gulf carriers....More
  • Oct 29, 2015
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
Blogs & Commentary
May 24, 2016
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Dulles to Hamburg, hassle-free and bag delivered

The first leg started and finished well. Bag drop-off at Washington Dulles was a breeze – I had checked in online, walked right up to the counter and the bag was tagged and placed on the belt in two minutes....More
May 23, 2016
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US airlines’ big test 1

If fuel prices continue to rise, will US airlines’ profitability disappear?...More
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