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Etihad Airways’s CEO on Net-zero by 2050 – Doable?

It’s often every day you hear about going green, SAF, net-zero, and other environmentally friendly buzzwords within the aviation industry.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Captain Gorter

Being a pilot and a mother is a blessing. To see my two young ladies grow up to be responsible young adults is magic. 

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Aviation Is Not the Poster Child of CO2 Emissions

Transport accounts for roughly one-fifth of worldwide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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Aviation Would Never Be the Same

Anyone born before 1995, knows exactly what you mean when you say “9/11 or September 11.”

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Southwest Flight 1380: Anatomy of an Inflight Emergency

Southwest Airlines (WN) Flight 1380 was a Boeing 737-7H4 that experienced an uncontained engine failure in 2018.

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Op-Ed Safety

Preparedness, United 328, and the Trust We Hold Sacred

What does an incident like that of United 328 mean to airline pilots, and how does it relate to the customers who trust us with their lives?

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Op-Ed: Musings on the 737 MAX

Repeal and Replace? Consumer activist and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader lost a grand niece in the Ethiopian Airlines, so naturally he is close to the issue. He came out with a rather extreme claim that the 737MAX as it stands needs to be treated as a faulty product and, in his words “recalled.” Centring […]

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Op-Ed from former WOW Boardmember and Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza

Article Written by Ben Baldanza I served on the Board of Directors of WOW Air from early 2016 until August 2018. During that time, I learned what a dedicated, smart and energetic guy Skuli Mogensen is, and how interesting the WOW business model was. Iceland’s interesting geography gave WOW a real advantage that initially worked well. […]

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Op-Ed: Is the Boeing 777X Too Big?

It’s not, but people have asked. How big is too big? Many analysts are of the opinion that the “sweet-spot” of the market for widebody airliners is approximately the size of the 777-200/ER to 777-300/ER and not a seat bigger. They argue that the A380 was a failure (which it wasn’t), the 747-8I was a […]

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Op-Ed Safety

Op-Ed – One Decade Ago: The Miracle on the Hudson

LONDON – Today marks the 10 year anniversary of one the of the greatest—and saddest—moments in aviation history. It was the day when two pilots did something that many, to this day, still argue it was an impossible thing to get out of.   But within 10 minutes from taking off out of New York-LaGuardia, the […]

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