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  • Mar 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Location, location, location… 2

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

    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

    ATW Video: Qantas Landing

  • Mar 10, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Tread on Me

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

    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

    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
  • Feb 19, 2015

    Delta’s terrorist apology is not enough 12

    Delta CEO Richard Anderson’s unfortunate comment on CNN on the UAE and 9/11 terrorists shows the dangers of the slippery slope he has put himself on with the campaign against the major Gulf carriers....More
  • Feb 17, 2015

    CRJ900 vs. E-175: microcosm of Bombardier’s troubles 2

    For the past two-plus years, Embraer has dominated the sales competition, winning 240 E-175 orders compared to only 70 CRJ900 orders....More
  • Feb 16, 2015

    Why UAS is a misnomer and airliners must come first in rulemaking 1

    The reality of unmanned aerial systems – or UAS - is that’s it’s a misnomer – there is always a ‘man’ (or woman) behind an ‘unmanned’ system, and that person may be of good intent and responsible, or of evil intent and/or irresponsible....More
  • Feb 12, 2015

    Brussels Airlines launches “Africa is not Ebola” campaign and maintains a proud airline tradition 1

    Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it hopes will help the continent recover from the lingering and devastating economic impact of the epidemic....More
  • Feb 12, 2015

    Disjointed MPC-75 1

    The MPC-75, dubbed the regional transport aircraft of the future at the end of the 1980s, was never produced....More

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