DC airports get political, fight expansion

When politics are tightly intertwined in the operations of airports then perhaps it should not be surprising when the airport operators get political. In this case it is the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) campaigning…

Handling the 787 Trent challenges

Last week the FAA¬†slapped a leash on Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines used on roughly 25% of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners operating worldwide. As expected, the impact quickly spread to aircraft registered in…

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Gogo management shakeup, part 2

Last month Gogo¬†replaced its longtime CEO, with Oakleigh Thorne taking control from Michael Small. Some 6 weeks later we now know the next phase of changes for the company. The company will create a President…

Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is opening up its inflight wifi connectivity solution for gate-to-gate services. The move comes on the heels of a policy update from the Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority permitting the use of inflight services…

Qantas to "flex" A380 cabin

Airbus remains focused on helping airlines fit more passengers into airplanes. Qantas committed to that effort, announcing earlier this month that it will be the first "A380 Cabin-Flex" customer, extra row of seats on board…