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FAA reauthorization: There has to be a better way

Jul 13, 2016
Perhaps significant FAA reform should be decoupled from FAA reauthorization....

Ataturk attack calls for reevaluation of airport security

Jun 29, 2016
If there is going to be screening, it has to be done somewhere, and therefore some crowding somewhere is inevitable....

Steven Udvar-Hazy takes a step back

Jun 20, 2016
When Udvar-Hazy founded ILFC in 1973, leasing a DC-8 to Aeromexico, the commercial aircraft leasing business did not exist....

US airlines’ big test

May 23, 2016
If fuel prices continue to rise, will US airlines’ profitability disappear?...

Winners and losers from Delta’s CSeries order

May 03, 2016
“There’s no question this is an industry-accepting order,” Bombardier SVP Colin Bole said....

Playing the Gordon Bethune card

Apr 20, 2016
The former Continental CEO said Altimeter and PAR “used me as a credible alternative” to force changes at United....

Why DOJ might reject the Alaska-Virgin America merger

Apr 11, 2016
A contingent at DOJ may want to stop the airline consolidation train from going any further down the tracks....

Five factors determining whether Alaska keeps Virgin America’s A320s

Apr 05, 2016
If a computer program designed a Boeing vs. Airbus test case, it likely couldn’t come up with a better scenario....

What Avianca’s innovative CEO choice tells us about airlines’ future

Mar 31, 2016
Choosing a CEO to implement a visionary strategy for interacting with passengers digitally....

FedEx on the ‘retail revolution’ and whether Amazon is a rival

Mar 18, 2016
It would be a “daunting task” for Amazon to replicate FedEx’s network, FedEx says....

MH370: Where do we stand two years later?

Mar 08, 2016
Quite honestly, pretty close to where we stood two years ago....

A new passenger privacy issue airlines must soon confront

Mar 01, 2016
Do passengers want airlines to track their inflight entertainment activity?...

Could Akbar Al Baker dump the GTF for the LEAP?

Feb 25, 2016
Qatar Airways’ CEO threatens to “cancel the entire Pratt & Whitney order.”...

Bob Fornaro’s plan for Spirit Airlines

Feb 14, 2016
“Some of the criticism we’ve received is warranted ... We can smooth out some rough edges.”...

Is it ‘insane’ for airlines to earn strong profits?

Feb 03, 2016
American Airlines’ annual net profit is just $45.8 billion behind Apple’s most recent full-year net earnings....
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