Why Qatar Airways’ CEO Owes His Cabin Crew An Apology

Qatar Airways’ CEO, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, is always fun to listen to. Until he’s not. He’s earned a reputation for refreshing frankness and a hearty confrontational attitude which has spurred the airline’s competition against larger rivals. He is […]

US May Issue Worldwide Laptop Ban, FAA List of Lithium Fires

Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now considering a global ban on the carriage of large electronic devices onboard flights bound for […]

SAS Flight Diverted to Goose Bay After Loss of Pressure

SAS flight SK944, flying from Chicago to Copenhagen has been diverted to Goose Bay in Canada following a loss of pressure which forced the aircraft to descend 7500 meters in a matter of minutes.

IATA Issues Urgent Call for Action on Electronics Ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published an urgent call to action urging governments to address restrictions on the carriage of larger electronic devices onboard.

ICAO Assessing Risks of Electronics Ban, Transport of Lithium-Ion Powered Electronics in Checked Luggage

ICAO statement on electronics ban.

New Regulatory 2-for-1 Executive Order Raises Aviation Safety/Passenger Rights Questions

Have annotated the EO based on what I know of present aviation regulatory requirements, for the purpose of review by airline industry experts.

Could the Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting Have Been Avoided?

Events unfolding at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport on Friday afternoon have left us all rattled and grieving.

My thoughts are with those affected by this terrible event.

For the Umpteenth Time, No! You Cannot Hack a Plane Using IFE—But Those Who Try Should Be Prosecuted

The news cycle has returned to false claims of hacking aircraft through in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE/IFEC) systems.

Inmarsat and ESA Mark Critical Milestone in ATM Modernisation Program

Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have completed the first test flights for a project which will modernise Europe’s air traffic management infrastructure to make flights better for passengers and the planet.