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

Jan 30, 2012
Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney last week provided an interesting (if unsurprising) insight into the often strange world of...

Is Congress really close on FAA bill?

Jan 24, 2012
Is an FAA reauthorization bill finally nearing the finish line after more than four years of wrangling? Perhaps, but I remain skeptical that a...

No growth for Southwest in 2012

Jan 19, 2012
Southwest Airlines chairman, president and CEO Gary Kelly gave a mostly upbeat assessment Thursday when discussing his carrier's $178 million 2011...

What about tall passengers?

Jan 12, 2012
Geoffrey Thomas touches below on the latest friction point in the long-running debate over whether to charge obese airline passengers for extra seats...

Guess the airline

Jan 09, 2012
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...

Superman's safety wisdom

Jan 06, 2012
The US National Transportation Safety Board last month released its final figures for 2010 transportation fatalities, and the results again...

Cargo's fatigue rule exemption

Dec 21, 2011
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...

Kim Jong Il, air traffic controller

Dec 19, 2011
Kim Jong Il, the autocratic ruler of North Korea who died over the weekend, played an unusual role in establishing commercial flight paths in...

Southwest 737 Max order brings early Christmas to Boeing

Dec 13, 2011
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...

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

Dec 08, 2011
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...

GOL investment signals Delta's Latin American commitment

Dec 07, 2011
Delta Air Lines (DL) president Ed Bastian was a prominent figure at last month's Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Assn. (ALTA) Airline...

Babbitt likely finished at FAA

Dec 05, 2011
The news of the day in aviation circles concerns FAA administrator Randy Babbitt, who was arrested Saturday night in Washington's Virginia suburbs...

Airlines not shaken by American bankrutpcy

Dec 02, 2011
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...

US airlines' backdoor bailout

Nov 30, 2011
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...
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