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Jan 30, 2012

Strange but true: American's Ch. 11 filing is good for Boeing and Airbus

Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney last week provided an interesting (if unsurprising) insight into the often strange world of....More
Jan 24, 2012

Is Congress really close on FAA bill?

Is an FAA reauthorization bill finally nearing the finish line after more than four years of wrangling? Perhaps, but I remain skeptical that a....More
Jan 19, 2012

No growth for Southwest in 2012

Southwest Airlines chairman, president and CEO Gary Kelly gave a mostly upbeat assessment Thursday when discussing his carrier's $178 million 2011....More
Jan 12, 2012

What about tall passengers?

Geoffrey Thomas touches below on the latest friction point in the long-running debate over whether to charge obese airline passengers for extra seats....More
Jan 09, 2012

Guess the airline

Here's a profile of a mystery airline. Does it sound like a financial success? Airline X has set a record for annual passengers carried in eight of....More
Jan 06, 2012

Superman's safety wisdom

The US National Transportation Safety Board last month released its final figures for 2010 transportation fatalities, and the results again....More
Dec 21, 2011

Cargo's fatigue rule exemption

Ever since FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on pilot flight time, duty and rest in September 2010, cargo airlines in particular have....More
Dec 19, 2011

Kim Jong Il, air traffic controller

Kim Jong Il, the autocratic ruler of North Korea who died over the weekend, played an unusual role in establishing commercial flight paths in....More
Dec 13, 2011

Southwest 737 Max order brings early Christmas to Boeing

Boeing's decision to re-engine the 737NG instead of launching an all-new aircraft program may have been revealed over the summer when American....More
Dec 08, 2011

Are Delta and United's profits masking US industry weakness?

Could the US airline industry be less healthy than it appears? US carriers are believed to be on track to earn an aggregate net profit of about $2....More
Dec 07, 2011

GOL investment signals Delta's Latin American commitment

Delta Air Lines (DL) president Ed Bastian was a prominent figure at last month's Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Assn. (ALTA) Airline....More
Dec 05, 2011

Babbitt likely finished at FAA

The news of the day in aviation circles concerns FAA administrator Randy Babbitt, who was arrested Saturday night in Washington's Virginia suburbs....More
Dec 02, 2011

Airlines not shaken by American bankrutpcy

When an iconic company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it is often viewed as a bad sign for the industry in which that company is a....More
Nov 30, 2011

US airlines' backdoor bailout

American Airlines' (AA) Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is largely being treated as ho-hum news. After all, it was the last of the US legacy carriers....More
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