Analysis http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7445/more en 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 Analysis - The Fix http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fix <div class="node-body article-body">Boeing’s redesign of the 787’s lithium ion system takes a multi-layered approach, but also adds weight. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-fix#comments Analysis Manufacturers ATW Plus Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:24:00 +0000 77661 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - Star Spangled Airbus http://atwonline.com/airframes/analysis-star-spangled-airbus <div class="field-deck"> A320 family plants roots in American soil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As ceremonies go, despite being led by a man with a very French name and accent, Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier’s July 2 announcement that his company will build a final assembly factory in Alabama could not have been more American. The red, white and blue was everywhere; balloons and confetti rained down reminiscent of a US political rally, and even the company name was given the Stars and Stripes treatment, to emphasize the “US” in Airbus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airframes/analysis-star-spangled-airbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airframes/analysis-star-spangled-airbus#comments Airframes Analysis Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:39:00 +0000 73322 at http://atwonline.com Analysis - The Network Game http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-network-game <div class="field-deck"> Dubai Air Show aircraft orders underscored the continued growth plans of the Big Three Gulf carriers; what are the implications for global alliances? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lufthansa Group&rsquo;s intent to end the codeshare and frequent flyer arrangements that Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss have with Turkish Airlines has interesting implications for the future of the global alliances, particularly with regards to the major Gulf carriers.</p> <p>Lufthansa, a Star Alliance founding member, sponsored Turkish Airlines&rsquo; induction into Star in 2008. Since then, Turkish has expanded rapidly and as a result, Istanbul has become a major global hub rivaling the traditional European hubs such as Frankfurt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-network-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/analysis/analysis-network-game#comments Analysis ATW Plus Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:58:00 +0000 110191 at http://atwonline.com