3 Links I Love: Middle East 5th Freedoms, Expanding Blocks, Plane Names

3 Links I Love: Middle East 5th Freedoms, Expanding Blocks, Plane Names

This week’s featured link:
American CEO Says Mideast Carriers Should End Europe-U.S. FlightsTheStreet
American CEO Doug Parker finally gets to the crux of the concern about Middle East carriers. Forget about flying through the Middle East airlines’ hubs. The big worry is that they’ll start flying to the … Read the post

Why Airline Ops People and Air Traffic Controllers are Excited About Data Comm

Why Airline Ops People and Air Traffic Controllers are Excited About Data Comm

I haven’t done a post about NextGen air traffic control in awhile, but something mentioned on a panel at the Phoenix Aviation Symposium really caught my attention. It’s called Data Comm (short for, wait for it, Data Communications) and everyone on the panel was really excited about what it’s going … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Unlimited Flight Subscriptions, Privatizing Air Traffic Control, Southwest Seating Showdown

3 Links I Love: Unlimited Flight Subscriptions, Privatizing Air Traffic Control, Southwest Seating Showdown

This week’s featured link:
Get Ready to Binge-Fly With Unlimited Flight SubscriptionsBloomberg
OneGo has an interesting idea. You pay a monthly fee and you can fly as much as you want… with limitations. You can only book 4 trips at a time, and you must book a week … Read the post

Across the Aisle From American’s SVP of Government Affairs on Why Privatizing Air Traffic Control is Good (and Shouldn’t be Called Privatization)

Across the Aisle From American’s SVP of Government Affairs on Why Privatizing Air Traffic Control is Good (and Shouldn’t be Called Privatization)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an interview with Steve Dickson, Delta’s SVP of Flight Operations, on why Delta opposes efforts to privatize air traffic control in the US. This week we look at the other side of the coin. Will Ris, American’s outgoing SVP of Government Affairs, spoke … Read the post

Time Based Separation Goes Live At Heathrow, Should Significantly Cut Delays

Time Based Separation Goes Live At Heathrow, Should Significantly Cut Delays

If you haven’t heard of time based separation, you’re going to like this. NATS, the UK’s air traffic control service, worked with Lockheed Martin to develop this program which should dramatically improve on time performance at Heathrow on a whopping 15 percent of the days each year. It took … Read the post

DOT Claim of 3 Hour Rule Success is Superficial and Contradicts DOT’s Previous Stance

DOT Claim of 3 Hour Rule Success is Superficial and Contradicts DOT’s Previous Stance

It was just last month that the Department of Transportation (DOT) said not to rush to judgment after seeing more cancellations and slightly fewer 3 hour delays in May. We needed more time, they said. Well apparently the DOT only thinks that’s the case if the numbers don’t DOTwoFacehelp … Read the post

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