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Bankrupt Alitalia dreams of the premier league

Jun 13, 2019
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...

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

Jun 12, 2019
Here’s a story of an airline getting customer relations right and it’s too good not to share....

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

Apr 29, 2019
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...

Boeing knows its hardest cost is restoring confidence

Apr 24, 2019
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...

US, under pressure, grounds MAX

Mar 13, 2019
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...

FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

Mar 13, 2019
News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....

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

Mar 12, 2019
The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and...

Fast answers needed on second MAX crash

Mar 10, 2019
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...

Dutch government elbows in on Air France-KLM

Feb 28, 2019
The timing of the Dutch government’s surprise announcement that it has taken a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is interesting....

Adieu, A380

Feb 14, 2019
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...

The consequences for aviation of government failure

Jan 18, 2019
The government debacles that are played out on both sides of the Atlantic appear, on the surface, to be about different issues....

All in a non-paid TSA agent’s day’s work

Jan 09, 2019
An op-ed in the Washington Post today makes interesting reading. It’s by a TSA officer affected by the US government shutdown. TSA agents are among...

Herb Kelleher’s magic

Jan 03, 2019
The magic of Herb Kelleher, who died Jan. 3 aged 87, was that there was no magic. It’s simply the story of an extraordinarily smart lawyer spotting a...

Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan

Nov 15, 2018
No deal, botched deal, backstop. Brexit, a word not coined just a few short years ago, has become a common noun with its own set of adjectives and...

Disturbing Vegas controller recording

Nov 09, 2018
I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of...
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