Malaysia Airlines plight points to riskier world

July 18, 2014

Fatal air passenger accidents almost never happen. Malaysia Airlines has been struck by tragedy twice in four months. The aviation industry has its own challenges. Yet even more robust businesses need to consider political risk carefully.

Record aircraft orders point to global growth bump

May 8, 2013

When airlines embark on a frenzy of expansion, economic slowdown tends to follow. That’s the conclusion implied by Breakingviews’ study of historical data. If the relationship holds, recent big orders by Asian airlines suggest rising risks of turbulence in the economy next year.