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Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts

Oct 17, 2017
There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the...

Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell

Oct 13, 2017
The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.'...

Why the Delta CSeries order is worth all the trouble for Bombardier

Sep 27, 2017
Bombardier believes Delta operating the CSeries will be the tipping point that puts the aircraft in high demand....

FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

Sep 21, 2017
The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....

White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

Sep 14, 2017
White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines....

Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry

Aug 18, 2017
Is Doug Parker too optimistic? Is Gary Kelly too cautious?...

Can a partial shutdown of FAA be avoided?

Aug 08, 2017
Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FAA reauthorization bill including major ATC reform to pass the US Congress....

Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements

Jul 07, 2017
The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road....

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

Jun 22, 2017
The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal

Jun 01, 2017
The hard truth is that CORSIA 'complements' Paris. The two agreements are inexorably linked....

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

May 05, 2017
What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

Apr 14, 2017
I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....

Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Mar 21, 2017
Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...

Trump’s TSA bombshell

Mar 16, 2017
The president is proposing a radical change in how aviation security is funded in the US....

Airline paradox: Punished by Wall Street for a high completion factor

Mar 10, 2017
US airlines and Wall Street have had a running debate over how much unit revenue performance means....
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