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Aug 22, 2012

UPS-TNT's changing value

UPS may have to wait until next year and agree to some divestitures before the European Commission approves its acquisition of TNT Express. The....More
Aug 17, 2012

Next time you think you had a bad flight...

This story, recounted by The Telegraph, demonstrates how challenging—and potentially dangerous—operating flights to some parts of the Middle East has....More
Jul 16, 2012

Will airlines start avoiding troubled Europe?

IATA in its latest “Premium Traffic Monitor” reported on a “leveling out” of international premium passenger traffic over the past three months,....More
Jul 11, 2012

Big score for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.1

The relief was palpable on the faces of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) president Hideo Egawa and executive VP Masao Yamagami as they told a packed....More
Jul 09, 2012

London's other air show

Monday was the first day of the Farnborough Airshow, and the aviation world's attention was squarely focused on the bustling, famous site south of....More
May 10, 2012

Fuel, fuel, fuel

There is one topic, above all others, currently on the minds of everyone in the commercial aviation business—from passenger airlines to cargo....More
Apr 24, 2012

Lessons learned from US Airways' failed bid for Delta color American merger attempt

US Airways (US) chairman and CEO Doug Parker last week wrote to company employees explaining US's deal with American Airlines' (AA) three largest....More
Apr 04, 2012

Despite FAA reauthorization, NextGen questions persist

A group of aeropolitical heavyweights gathered in Washington Wednesday to discuss the US's continuing, and often slow, effort to transition to a....More
Mar 22, 2012

Consolidation's impact on US airline market

How has US airlines' consolidation push of recent years changed the makeup of the world's largest air transport market? Not nearly as much as one....More
Mar 12, 2012

US airlines expected to contend with sluggish yield growth for years to come

US airlines are being lauded for a disciplined approach to capacity that has contributed to an upswing in yields, but the good times aren't expected....More
Mar 08, 2012

FAA's changing '1 billion passengers' forecast

If you were at FAA's annual Aviation Forecast Conference in 2001, you would have been told that US airlines would pass the magic mark of 1 billion....More
Feb 29, 2012

US airline stocks 'took a beating' in 2011

Airlines for America (A4A) chief economist John Heimlich is taking little comfort from the fact that US airlines were profitable for the second....More
Feb 28, 2012

Should Kingfisher be saved?

While Kingfisher Airlines founder and chairman Vijay Mallya is "working tirelessly" to find new funding to rescue the seven-year-old carrier from....More
Feb 21, 2012

What is Europe worth to UPS and FedEx?

What's at stake in the potential bidding war between UPS and FedEx for TNT Express that may have been triggered by UPS's unsolicited $6.4 billion bid....More
Feb 07, 2012

Why Congress finally passed FAA reauthorization

The US Congress overcame, among other things, my skepticism that it could actually pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. For the first time....More
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