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Jack Wittman

Managing Editor, Air Transport World,

Jack Wittman joined Air Transport World as Managing Editor in 2018.

He began his career as a journalist in the US Army, where he attended the Defense Information School. He later worked as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in upstate New York before joining the Gannett Government Media Corp. in Virginia. At GGMC he served for 20 years as an editor for several publications, including Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times, Armed Forces Journal, C4ISR Journal and Training & Simulation Journal. Before joining ATW he worked as the associate editor of AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine.

He lives in Burke, VA, with his wife, Amy.

United Airlines, Uplift offer fly now, pay later option
United Airlines customers now have the option to pay over time for flights through the carrier’s partnership with point-of-sale financing company Uplift.
Air Canada MAX
Air Canada sees 9.4% drop in 3Q net profit on MAX absence
Air Canada reported a 9.4% year-over-year (YOY) drop in third-quarter net income as the absence of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft took a toll on peak summer operations.
WestJet Boeing 787
WestJet’s 3Q net income up 70% on load factor, yield gains
WestJet reported net income of C$119.4 million ($91.4 million) in the third quarter, up 70% from a restated C$70.1 million in the year-ago period, as a record load factor and improved yield boosted revenue.
GetJet Airlines A319
Lithuania’s GetJet provides ACMI service for Canada’s Sunwing 
Lithuanian wet-lease provider GetJet Airlines has entered the Canadian market with a contract to perform flights for leisure carrier Sunwing Airlines.
Alaska Airlines A321neo
Alaska’s 2Q net income up 36% as network grows 
Alaska Air Group posted second-quarter net income of $262 million, up 36% from $193 million in the year-ago period, as the carrier said it is beginning to see the benefits of the larger network it gained with the acquisition of Virgin America.
Spirit Airlines A320neo
Strong demand, ancillary growth boost Spirit’s 2Q net income 
Ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines reported second-quarter net income of $114.5 million, a nearly tenfold increase over an $11.3 million net profit in the year-ago period, driven by strong demand and ancillary revenue growth.
FedEx Express adds Miami-Colombia service 
FedEx Express has launched a new cargo service between Miami and the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medellin.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-800F
Atlas COO Dietrich to succeed Flynn as president and CEO 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAW) has appointed EVP and COO John Dietrich to succeed president and CEO Bill Flynn, who will retire Jan.1, 2020.
JetBlue to launch nonstop New York-Ecuador A321neo service 
JetBlue Airways will launch daily nonstop service between its New York JFK base and Guayaquil, Ecuador, beginning Dec. 5.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F
Atlas adds 777F service for DHL, third 747F for Asiana 
Atlas Air Worldwide is expanding its Boeing 777F crew, maintenance and insurance (CMI) service with DHL Express and adding a third 747F for Asiana Cargo.
Air Transat A330-300
Developer tops Air Canada’s bid for Air Transat 
A Canadian real estate developer is attempting to derail Air Canada’s planned acquisition of Air Transat by making a more valuable offer for the leisure carrier’s parent company.
United Airlines Boeing 787-9
United to buy up to 10 million gallons of biofuel 
United Airlines has agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of biofuel over the next two years in a contract renewal with World Energy.
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 file photo
Air Canada swings to 1Q net profit despite MAX grounding 
Air Canada reported 2019 first-quarter net income of C$354 million ($264 million), reversed from a C$203 million loss in the year-ago period.
AerCap’s 1Q net income drops 11.7% on lower sales volume 
Dublin-based lessor AerCap posted a $234.2 million net profit for the first quarter of 2019, down 11.7% from $265.4 million in the year-ago period.
Alaska Air A320neo
Alaska Airlines reports flat net income in 1Q on storm disruptions 
Winter storm-related disruptions and a drop in close-in bookings held Alaska Air Group’s net income flat at $4 million in the 2019 first quarter, the same as the year-ago period.
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ATW On-Location
Nov 12, 2019

The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine

There is no equal. There is only one. The commercial jet engine in a league of its own. Powered by an industry-first geared architecture – and more than 40 other groundbreaking innovations – the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ is unlike any engine that’s come before it....More
Blogs & Commentary
Nov 4, 2019

Korean goes K-pop in its safety video

Korean Air has just released details of its new safety video and it is certainly different; it’s a music video featuring K-pop band SuperM, which created a song for this purpose....More
Oct 30, 2019

Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

While Boeing employees—and particularly CEO Dennis Muilenburg—have endured an awful two days at the US Senate and House hearings into the 737 MAX crashes today and yesterday, these hearings were necessary, and the questions posed by lawmakers were fair if often tough....More
Oct 28, 2019

Value for emissions ​

Just as value for money is a priority for airline customers, could ‘value for emissions’ be a better way of balancing the environmental – and economic - impact of aviation....More

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