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The air was thin, but here’s why Aspen was a gold news rush

Labouring for breath in Aspen made me realize a few things – A) It was a good idea to quit smoking (okay, I sneak the very odd one); B) I am incredibly out of shape (though grateful for my dad’s metabolism) and C) I should have booked the Boyd conference earlier and snagged a room […]

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Regional airlines go a little bit country over DOT’s slot stance

Regional airline lobbying group the Regional Airline Association has been deliciously quotable of late. Today, for example, the group appeared to channel country singer Lori Morgan when making known its incredulity that the US DOT remains steadfast in its pursuit to auction New York slots despite this week’s legal opinion from the Government Accountability Office […]

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Six is a crowd: India reveals plan for 70-plus seat regional jet

“Monkey see monkey do. Just what the world needs, another bloody regional jet.” So said one observer upon learning that India is looking to build a 70- to 100-seat RJ. I’m guessing that the aviation industry may have a similar reaction. Reports out of India say state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has been asked by the government […]

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Ready, set, chat: AeroMobile supports commercial voice-call first

I haven’t written about one of my favourite subjects – in-flight connectivity – in what feels like ages. But I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to say a big word of congratulations to Arinc/Telenor joint venture AeroMobile, which is now enjoying visible gains from its hard work after the first authorized in-flight mobile phone call […]

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