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American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Both caution and optimism are in order regarding Boeing's fixes to its Max 737 aircraft. American's CEO is one of the first airline execs to talk openly about passenger anxieties when the Max is given the green light to fly again.

10 hours ago

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

12 hours ago

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

14 hours ago

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Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Accenture Amadeus Alliance + Skift

The Accenture Amadeus Alliance, the startup Volantio, and Amadeus’ airline partners are collaborating to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by the global airline industry.

1 month ago

Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Chinese Airlines File Claims for Boeing 737 Max Groundings

Bloomberg News

Given that China was the first country to ground the Max, its “big three” carriers are filing for damages for planes that have been sitting idle for a longer period.

17 hours ago

Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Lucca De Paoli, Bloomberg

Low-cost airline Ryanair anticipates that customer reaction to the Boeing 737 Max will be positive once it's back in service. As the largest European buyer of the grounded jetliner, the company can only hope that truly will be the case.

1 day ago

California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Maybe California’s high-speed rail agency should spend less time suing the federal government over lost grants and more time focusing on cost overruns for the state’s beleaguered bullet train. Rail can be a less-carbon-intensive form of travel, but taxpayer money should be spent wisely.

1 day ago

Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Six years to hammer out a new labor deal is an eternity. Everybody seems pretty simpatico — for today.

1 day ago

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline is going to have to figure out its labor issues soon, because it's starting to affect nearly every aspect of its operations.

2 days ago

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks. The whole industry will be watching how a judge rules in the matter.

2 days ago

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

Pratik Parija, Bloomberg

Hmmm. This statement looks designed to quell the current speculation but it sounds like there are problems behind the scenes.

3 days ago

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We've heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

3 days ago