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Jun 27, 2019

EC’s clear message to the US: Don’t mess with Air Italy

EC Mobility and Transport director general Henrik Hololei’s letter to US State Department under-secretary Manisha Singh couldn’t be clearer: Hands....More
Jun 25, 2019

US Big 3 glosses over UAE Open Skies outcome

Reading the US Partnership for Open....More
Jun 20, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: Air transport industry confidence on display

The fourth and final trade show day saw a handful of additional Airbus narrowbody orders or conversions, closing a show that was relatively light on....More
Jun 19, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: The significance of the A321XLR’s long legs

Day three of the air show was a good one for Airbus and particularly its newly-launched A321XLR, which is demonstrating early on that airlines see....More
Jun 18, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: “It’s a brand I trust”: Walsh’s very public endorsement of Boeing

Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group....More
Jun 17, 2019

PARIS 2019 BLOG: A quiet opening to what could be a quiet week

The Paris Air Show has opened with no surprises and relatively few new airliner orders. This will likely be the pattern for the week....More
Jun 13, 2019

Bankrupt Alitalia dreams of the premier league

As if the saga of Alitalia couldn’t get, well, more Italian, news arrives that yet another potential investor has emerged—the chairman of a Rome....More
Jun 12, 2019

Delta sends a plane to save the day for stranded fifth-graders

Here’s a story of an airline getting customer relations right and it’s too good not to share....More
Apr 29, 2019

Mr. Muilenburg: please let the investigation teams determine the MAX crash causes

A golden rule of good industry journalism when the publication you work for covers the air transport business is that you never pre-judge the cause....More
Apr 24, 2019

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

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....More
Mar 13, 2019

US, under pressure, grounds MAX

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....More
Mar 13, 2019

FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....More
Mar 12, 2019

MAX crash divides US from rest of world on aviation safety calls

The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and....More
Mar 10, 2019

Fast answers needed on second MAX crash

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....More
Feb 28, 2019

Dutch government elbows in on Air France-KLM

The timing of the Dutch government’s surprise announcement that it has taken a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is interesting....More
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