ATW Editor's Blog https://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence https://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-knows-its-hardest-cost-restoring-confidence <div class="node-body blog-body">Boeing will have been glad to get today behind it, the latest in a series of grim days since the second 737 MAX crash and the new narrowbody was grounded.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-knows-its-hardest-cost-restoring-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-knows-its-hardest-cost-restoring-confidence#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:11:00 +0000 313781 at https://atwonline.com US, under pressure, grounds MAX https://atwonline.com/blog/us-under-pressure-grounds-max <div class="node-body blog-body">A stunning week, beginning with the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX and, three days later, every single MAX is grounded—and the US was last to make that call.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/us-under-pressure-grounds-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/us-under-pressure-grounds-max#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:58:00 +0000 309291 at https://atwonline.com FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX https://atwonline.com/blog/faa-us-airline-leaders-need-speak-max <div class="node-body blog-body">News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/faa-us-airline-leaders-need-speak-max" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/faa-us-airline-leaders-need-speak-max#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:39:00 +0000 309241 at https://atwonline.com MAX crash divides US from rest of world on aviation safety calls https://atwonline.com/blog/max-crash-divides-us-rest-world-aviation-safety-calls <div class="node-body blog-body">The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and airlines of non-US countries to diverge from FAA on when an aircraft grounding is necessary, it is unusual. And the scale of this divergence is unprecedented.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/max-crash-divides-us-rest-world-aviation-safety-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/max-crash-divides-us-rest-world-aviation-safety-calls#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:58:00 +0000 309131 at https://atwonline.com Fast answers needed on second MAX crash https://atwonline.com/blog/fast-answers-needed-second-max-crash <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not the air transport industry’s habit to rush accident investigations, for good reason. But in the case of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8, there is pressure to get at least some answers as soon as possible.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/fast-answers-needed-second-max-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/fast-answers-needed-second-max-crash#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:14:00 +0000 308811 at https://atwonline.com Dutch government elbows in on Air France-KLM https://atwonline.com/blog/dutch-government-elbows-air-france-klm <div class="node-body blog-body">The timing of the Dutch government’s surprise announcement that it has taken a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is interesting.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/blog/dutch-government-elbows-air-france-klm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/blog/dutch-government-elbows-air-france-klm#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:56:00 +0000 307921 at https://atwonline.com Adieu, A380 https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/adieu-a380" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com The consequences for aviation of government failure https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/consequences-aviation-government-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com All in a non-paid TSA agent’s day’s work https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/all-non-paid-tsa-agent-s-day-s-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com Herb Kelleher’s magic https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/herb-kelleher-s-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com