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Chicago is the place for pilots next week

Louis Smith knows a thing or two about the aviation industry. A retired Northwest Airlines captain, who completed his career flying the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on international routes, Louis heads up FLTops.com, a web-only career planning service for professional pilots. I had the good fortune of meeting Louis earlier this month at the Boyd conference […]

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Fred Smith and Linda Daschle – who could be next DOT head?

What do FedEx founder and chief executive Fred Smith and high-powered lobbyist Linda Daschle have in common? Both are rumoured to be potential candidates for the job of US transportation secretary in the next administration. They join a list that is also speculated to include former FAA administrator Jane Garvey, former American chief Bob Crandall and […]

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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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Oberstar as ramp agent and other Boydisms from Aspen

Michael Boyd is well known for making colourful – sometimes hilarious – comments about the aviation industry. I’m here in Aspen covering Boyd’s annual aviation forecast conference and let me tell you, Boyd has not disappointed. Here are some of Boyd’s best observations, quips and jabs from today’s show (in a handy Q&A format). Would […]

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On the road again with RJs and Six Packs on my mind

I’m packing my bag and heading to Aspen in the wee hours of the morning to cover the ever-quotable Michael Boyd’s annual aviation summit. With the memory of a certain United Airlines flight to LAX still fresh in my mind, I’ve opted to fly Southwest Airlines from BWI to Denver and make the scenic drive […]

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