It wasn’t long ago that Airbus finalized its deal to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft program, so to celebrate, the aircraft has been renamed in the Airbus naming convention. Say hello to the A220. (No, it most certainly does not rattle off the tongue easily.) In what appears to … Read the post
It’s so common to come across an article trying to arbitrarily rank airlines or airports one way or another that I generally have little trouble ignoring them all. But when I saw Airways cite a study saying that Los Angeles International (LAX) was the least reliable in the US, … Read the post
When IAG launched LEVEL last year as a long-haul, low-cost airline, I understood the niche. But now, LEVEL is growing and not in ways you’d expect. The airline will open its first short-haul base of operations in Vienna from July 17, and I can’t understand why. I talked to a … Read the post
LaGuardia Rebuilds to Go Beyond “Third World,” but is it Enough? – Icons of Infrastructure
Here’s another Icons piece, but this one I didn’t write. I was just interviewed about my thoughts on LaGuardia’s rebuild. As you can imagine, I was far more negative on it than the other person … Read the post
This week’s featured link:
US DOT terminates EAS availability at 21 communities – ch-aviation
It’s that time again when the Department of Transportation culls the list of essential air service markets. This year, 21 airports are in danger of losing their service, though we know not all will be kicked … Read the post
Yesterday, American Eagle flight 4927 landed in Salisbury, Maryland right around dusk. That flight, operated by a Dash 8-300, marks the end of turboprop operations for its owner, Piedmont, and for American Eagle. But it also marked the end of something much bigger: there are no longer any propeller … Read the post
By now you’ve likely heard about David Neeleman’s new airline, Moxy, which I hope is a temporary name. While full details are sparse, we can already see the outlines of how David would like this to come together. If any airline is going to be unhappy with these plans, it’s … Read the post
I’m back from vacation tomorrow, so here’s one last Hawaiian post for you.
With only one night in Hawai’i, it was easy to stay on West Coast time. I went to bed before 9pm and was up at 4:30am ready to go.
I watched the … Read the post