ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Adieu, A380 http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Airbus A380 was an airliner that fell behind the times, both in the market it was designed to serve and in the technologies that set it apart when it first entered service.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380#comments Daily News Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:17:00 +0000 306561 at http://atwonline.com The consequences for aviation of government failure http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure <div class="node-body blog-body">The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:26:00 +0000 304211 at http://atwonline.com All in a non-paid TSA agent’s day’s work http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work <div class="node-body blog-body">An op-ed in the Washington Post today makes interesting reading. It’s by a TSA officer affected by the US government shutdown. TSA agents are among those federal workers whose work is deemed essential, so they must continue to work through the shutdown, but will not be paid after their current pay period ends Jan. 11.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work#comments Daily News Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:43:00 +0000 303171 at http://atwonline.com Herb Kelleher’s magic http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic <div class="node-body blog-body">The magic of Herb Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 aged 87, was that there was no magic. It’s simply the story of an extraordinarily smart lawyer spotting a market opportunity, working relentlessly hard to turn it from a cocktail-napkin idea into a highly successful business, and adhering to genuinely held principles of being a decent, kind human being.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic#comments Daily News People Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:40:00 +0000 302701 at http://atwonline.com Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan <div class="node-body blog-body">No deal, botched deal, backstop. Brexit, a word not coined just a few short years ago, has become a common noun with its own set of adjectives and adverbs.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:19:00 +0000 299241 at http://atwonline.com Disturbing Vegas controller recording http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of pilots in an incident Nov. 7 that led to FAA issuing a new controller staffing policy today.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:57:00 +0000 298731 at http://atwonline.com BA works out the meaning of customer service http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service <div class="node-body blog-body">British Airways has announced a company-wide initiative to train and empower its staff to be more service orientated. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:38:00 +0000 297111 at http://atwonline.com How US aviation legislation could hurt, not help airline passengers http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers <div class="node-body blog-body">US legislators seem intent of late on meddling in how airlines are run. Not how airlines operate safely, but how they deliver their basic product offerings. But their meddling could backfire.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:50:00 +0000 296501 at http://atwonline.com Senator John McCain http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain <div class="node-body blog-body">Heroes are born, idols are made, they say. Senator John McCain had no time for idolism, but he was a hero in the truest sense because of his actions and values.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:11:00 +0000 291861 at http://atwonline.com Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">The US lawmaking system depends on the to-and-fro of amendment additions. But Section 530, a provision hitched to the FAA Reauthorization Bill, should it become law, is a particularly egregious proposal that has grave implications for the 120 US Open Skies agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill#comments Aeropolitics Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:25:00 +0000 291271 at http://atwonline.com