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British Airways and Negotiation Myopia

The British Airways strike is costing the £40 million per day and has now entered the second of two planned days. An additional strike is possible on September 27th should an agreement not be reached by then. BALPA, the pilots union, claims that the difference between...

Daily Insight: Friday 1 March 2019: I still miss Concorde!

News It was 50 years ago this month that the Concorde made its first flight in 1969.  With a cruising speed of Mach 2.0, this airplane changed the way we did business, and remains my favorite commercial aircraft of all time.  The key difference is productivity....

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...