Students at Ecole Polytechnique. Their alumni network is one of the most powerful and may lead some to the top of a large French company.
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When the directors of a company are graduates of the same school as the executive, their ability to hold the executive accountable for his or her decisions becomes compromised.
The airline industry has faced many crises before. But these pale in comparison to the economic hit that airlines are currently facing.
Netflix and lockdown.
A sector-by-sector look at who is benefiting, who is in trouble and who could go either way.
We analysed what the world’s top 58 airlines – such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas – are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough.
Passengers disembark high speed trains at London’s St. Pancras International station in London, UK.
All modes of high-speed travel come with a cost to the environment.
Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe.
Airbus A321 XLR, one of Airbus’ centerpieces.
If Airbus has once again become the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, it is mainly thanks to a favorable economic context and Boeing’s 737 Max crisis.
Swedish airport operator Swedavia reported passenger numbers at its ten airports in October 2019 were down 5% on the previous year.
“Fake news”, the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry’s “biggest challenge”. So does the president of Emirates: “It’s got to be dealt…
Air France planes await their passengers (2010).
The surprise acquisition by the Netherlands of 14% of Air France–KLM, which triggered a dispute between the two nations, reveals a trend toward more of a national approach to industrial interests.
The final deliveries of the A380 are anticipated for 2021.
The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
It’s not just European travel that will be affected, but transatlantic flights too.
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The renowned aviator’s name became synonymous with Concorde and the era of supersonic flight.
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Demand for the A380 appears to have stalled, but it’s still the best Very Large Aircraft out there.
Stranded international passengers struggle to get home as Air Australia collapses.
As stranded Air Australia customers continued to scramble to get home over the weekend, many may well be asking themselves: who’d run an airline? On Friday, just a day after Qantas announced 500 job cuts…
EADS is one of the world’s biggest weapons manufacturers, but has a very low profile.
Welcome to “The most powerful companies you’ve never heard of” – an ongoing series from The Conversation that sheds light on big companies with low profiles. Today, Monash University’s Remy Davison examines…