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United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

Ezra Fieser and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

German Efromovich did this to himself, after offering United majority stake in the airline as collateral for a loan. If he leaves, control could transfer to its second-largest investor, Kingsland Holdings.

1 hour ago

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've heard some U.S. airline CEOs say the Boeing 737 Max could return to service this summer. But the FAA is making no promises. This could take a while.

17 hours ago

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Ezra Fieser , Bloomberg

Uncertainty is never good for investment, and right now it's taking a major toll on the airline.

24 hours ago

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Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

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1 month ago

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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

3 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.

3 days ago