More in Opinions

  • Apr 29, 2019
    blog

    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 of an airliner crash. It is, I believe, something that holds true across the professional air transport industry: Let the investigation take its course and professionals determine the real cause....More
  • Apr 24, 2019
    blog

    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 grounded....More
  • Mar 25, 2019
    blog

    When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

    Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would like to run for a week and why....More
  • Mar 13, 2019
    blog

    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 that call....More
  • Mar 13, 2019
    blog

    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
    blog

    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 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....More
  • Mar 10, 2019
    blog

    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 Boeing 737 MAX 8, there is pressure to get at least some answers as soon as possible....More
  • Feb 28, 2019
    blog

    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
  • Feb 14, 2019
    blog

    Adieu, A380

    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....More
  • Feb 6, 2019
    blog

    Is Europe at a turning point?

    Irish LCC Ryanair has observed a “wave of EU airline failures” over recent months. Is this further evidence of the tide turning for ‘middle-seat’ airlines?...More
  • Jan 18, 2019
    blog

    The consequences for aviation of government failure

    The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues....More
Air Transport World

Read the best-read publication for the global airline management community: ATW magazine. View individual articles or download a digital issue (subscription required).  

JUNE AIR TRANSPORT WORLD
ATW On-Location

Click here to read event news from ATW On-Location

Blogs & Commentary
Jun 13, 2019
blog

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 soccer club....More
Jun 12, 2019
blog

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
blog

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 of an airliner crash. It is, I believe, something that holds true across the professional air transport industry: Let the investigation take its course and professionals determine the real cause....More

We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.