Analysis http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7445/more en Analysis - Claiming Collusion http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/analysis-claiming-collusion <div class="field-deck"> DOJ investigates US majors, but where’s the case? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Collusion, especially among competing airlines in the world&rsquo;s largest commercial air transport market, is a serious charge. One of the strange aspects, therefore, of the US Department of Justice&rsquo;s (DOJ) confirmation that it is investigating &ldquo;possible unlawful coordination&rdquo; by major US carriers on capacity planning is that no evidence whatsoever has been put forward to explain why such an investigation is warranted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/analysis-claiming-collusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/analysis-claiming-collusion#comments Analysis Government Affairs American Airlines ATW Plus collusion Delta Air Lines DOJ Southwest Airlines United Airines Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:40:00 +0000 174841 at http://atwonline.com Thinkstock Analysis - Fast Turnaround http://atwonline.com/finance-data/analysis-fast-turnaround <div class="field-deck"> American rapidly goes from Chapter 11 to being one of the world’s top performing airlines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nothing is more demonstrative of the US airline industry’s dramatic turnaround than the current state of American Airlines, which has become one of the world’s best performing airlines less than a year-and-a-half after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/finance-data/analysis-fast-turnaround" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/finance-data/analysis-fast-turnaround#comments Airlines Analysis Finance & Data Allegiant Air American Airlines ATW Plus Doug Parker Spirit Airlines US carriers Thu, 28 May 2015 13:39:00 +0000 167391 at http://atwonline.com Thinkstock Analysis - Washington Sandstorm http://atwonline.com/open-skies/analysis-washington-sandstorm <div class="field-deck"> Alleged subsidy feud escalates between US and Gulf carriers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have joined forces with a number of unions to reveal a report they say supports their claims that the major Gulf carriers are heavily subsidized by their state owners.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/analysis-washington-sandstorm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/analysis-washington-sandstorm#comments Airlines Analysis Open Skies American Airlines Delta Air Lines Emirates Airline Etihad Airways Gulf carriers Qatar Airways United Airlines Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:04:00 +0000 159651 at http://atwonline.com Thinkstock Analysis - Kangaroo Bruising http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-kangaroo-bruising <div class="field-deck"> Qantas losses send shock waves; prompt more cuts, aircraft deferrals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although widely expected, Qantas Group’s first-half fiscal year 2014 report of a net loss of AUD235 million ($208 million), AUD346 million worse than posted in the year-ago period, sent shock waves through Australia and the airline industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-kangaroo-bruising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-kangaroo-bruising#comments Airlines Analysis Alan Joyce ATW Plus Qantas Airways Qantas Group Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:48:00 +0000 120251 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Fueling Up http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fueling <div class="field-deck"> High demand for new aircraft continues into 2014, but some aircraft are selling better than others. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The US Aerospace Industries Association projected that US civil aircraft sales reached $67 billion last year, which would be an increase of about 8% over 2012. This number reflects the current strength of the world’s commercial aircraft market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fueling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fueling#comments Airframes Analysis ATW Plus Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:10:00 +0000 116361 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Cell Phone Manners http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cell-phone-manners <div class="field-deck"> It may be rude for your flight seatmate to yak it up, but it is not the government’s business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should regulating the manners of airline passengers be part of the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) area of responsibility? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cell-phone-manners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cell-phone-manners#comments Airlines Analysis ATW Plus Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:53:00 +0000 112711 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Stall Ball http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-stall-ball <div class="field-deck"> Why did the US DOJ try to significantly delay the start date of the US Airways-American Airlines antitrust trial? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">US airline industry observers were trying to figure out what motivated the US Dept. of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit to block the US Airways-American Airlines merger when the government’s lawyers gave a possible clue: maybe they weren’t really planning to go to trial after all.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-stall-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-stall-ball#comments Airlines Analysis Government Affairs ATW Plus Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:51:00 +0000 98521 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Deja Vu http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-deja-vu <div class="field-deck"> Why are new aircraft programs repeatedly delayed? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> A commercial aircraft manufacturer spent the week of the Paris Air Show talking up the imminent first flight of its high-tech next-generation aircraft and what a great milestone achieving the maiden flight would be. But immediately upon returning from Le Bourget, the company’s executives were forced to admit that first flight would be pushed back—again. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-deja-vu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-deja-vu#comments Airframes Analysis Engines ATW Plus Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:54:00 +0000 96061 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Pilots Wanted http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-pilots-wanted <div class="field-deck"> Fears grow over a potentially significant airline pilot shortage in the US. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of North Dakota department of aviation chair Kent Lovelace remembers a time—not too long ago—when student pilots were eager to go work for airlines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-pilots-wanted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-pilots-wanted#comments Analysis Labor ATW Plus Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:05:00 +0000 85551 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Cautious Optimism http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cautious-optimism <div class="field-deck"> IATA sees slightly brighter 2013 airline financial outlook. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> IATA slightly improved its 2013 financial outlook for the world&rsquo;s airlines in March, citing strong passenger demand and signs that cargo markets are starting to grow again.</p> <p> IATA now expects airlines to produce a combined net post-tax profit margin of 1.6%, up from the previously forecast 1.3%, with a net post-tax profit of $10.6 billion, up from the previously projected $8.4 billion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cautious-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-cautious-optimism#comments Analysis ATW Plus Wed, 01 May 2013 18:47:00 +0000 81111 at http://atwonline.com