AEA has taken a massive hit as a result of the recent exit of IAG carriers British Airways, Iberia, Alitalia, and Air Berlin, a move the airlines made after voicing their disagreement in key policy areas, such as how to deal with the Gulf carriers.
South African Airways has looked at a “reset-the-clock” scenario, but at “this point in time there is no such action or need to take such action” to bring the embattled airline to commercial sustainability, acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout said.
Christoph Mueller and Stefan Pichler once worked together at Lufthansa. They were considered to be at the top in their disciplines and were seen as rising stars heading for the very top. Then they left for jobs that can easily be viewed as among the most difficult the global airline industry has to offer.
In a normal year, trying to mitigate the three persistent and long-standing safety concerns for airlines — loss of control inflight, controlled flight into terrain and runway excursions — would be more than enough to fill the working hours for IATA’s Kevin Hiatt, senior vice president for safety and flight operations. This year, however, Hiatt is also addressing three recent high-profile atypical incidents.
ATCNews : Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 45 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari operations, hotel operations and air operations. Since 1992 he resides in Uganda, previously living for 17 years in Kenya.