David Hopwood

  • Three Sciences

    We’re living through the unhappy convergence of three sciences—and the result is apocalyptic. It struck me yesterday. I live a…
  • US DoT Guides Airports and Airlines

    The US Department of Transport has issued a guidance document–‘Runway to Recovery‘–to airports and airlines on dealing with the coronavirus…
  • ‘O, Canada’; National Carrier Takes Another Knock

    With more than a hint of irony, we learn today—Canada Day—that the national carrier, Air Canada is suspending 30 domestic…
  • Fake Pakistani Pilot Licences

    In the wake of the Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) A320 crash near Karachi in late May, which killed 97 people…
  • More Green Shoots: Emirates and Wizz Re-emerge

    This week both the massive Emirates and the not-yet-massive Wizz announced additional destinations to be added to their network shortly.…
  • Lufthansa Saved

    Lufthansa shareholders yesterday approved a bailout package from the German government worth €9 billion (£8.1 billion/$10 billion) after earlier doubt…
  • US Agrees to Increased Access for Chinese Carriers.

    The tit-for-tat squabble between the US and Chinese civil aviation authorities has all the dignity of a playground fight. A…
  • European Union to Ban US Tourists?

    Back in March, the US banned passengers from the European Union, even those merely in transit. These restrictions remain in…
  • Lufthansa Bailout Woes

    Most airlines around the world are either on the road to bankruptcy or relying on some form of (usually very…
  • Economy Lie Flat Seats?

    Imagine sometime in the future you have ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings‘.…