ATW Editor's Blog https://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en 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 Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com Disturbing Vegas controller recording https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com BA works out the meaning of customer service https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com How US aviation legislation could hurt, not help airline passengers https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com Senator John McCain https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill https://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="https://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://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 https://atwonline.com