Madhu Unnikrishnan

Madhu
Unnikrishnan
Editor-In-Chief,
Aviation Daily

Madhu Unnikrishnan is editor-in-chief of Aviation Daily and the Commercial Channel on the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), and he also covers North American airlines for those publications and Aviation Week & Space Technology. Prior to returning to Aviation Week in 2014, he handled media relations for Virgin America. From 2004-2013, Madhu held a variety of editorial roles at Aviation Week, starting as the editor of Aviationweek.com and AWIN, moving on to cover international affairs for Aviation Daily, and was business editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology. He began his aviation journalism career as one of the launch editors for two industry e-newsletters. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and holds a master of science degree with honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Articles
Investigators approach a chartered Eastern Airlines jet at LaGuardia Airport.
DOT Ends Eastern’s Story 
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) has canceled Eastern Air Lines’ operating certificate, thus bringing to close a long-running—and some say, quixotic—attempt to revive a name storied in aviation history.
Flight 625 from Miami arrives at Havana Jose Marti International Airport.
DOT Opens Havana Frequency Allocation Proceeding 
Alaska Airlines’ decision to drop its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight has prompted the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) to start a frequency allocation proceeding for flights to Cuba’s capital from the U.S.
Gogo In Talks For 2Ku Installs In Middle East 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is in talks with several Middle Eastern airlines, including Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, to provide its 2Ku satellite internet system, the company says.
Arab Wings Expands Training Activities In Dubai, Africa 
International Wings Group has signed an agreement to allow airframe and powerplant (A&P) students to extend their studies for higher degrees in maintenance engineering.
Gogo In Talks With Middle Eastern Airlines For 2Ku 
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is in talks with several Middle Eastern airlines—including Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—about its 2Ku satellite internet system.
Lessor Alafco Firms Order For 20 More MAX Aircraft 
Kuwait-based lessor Alafco has firmed an order for 20 additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft placed at the Paris Air Show earlier this year.
Clark Explains 787 Order, Emirates’ Stance On Open Skies 16
"The A350-900 was designed for ultra-long range, and we don’t need any more long-range aircraft,” Clark said in an interview at the Dubai Airshow.
VistaJet Targets Middle East For Expansion 2
Business jet operator VistaJet has doubled its Middle Eastern business this year, and aims to increase its growth in the region with new approvals to operate in Saudi Arabia.
Rolls-Royce Opens Customer Service in Abu Dhabi
Rolls-Royce is opening a customer service center in Abu Dhabi, the fifth in its global network of regional facilities.
Rolls-Royce Marks One Millionth Hour For Trent XWB
Rolls-Royce has had a busy 12 months leading up to the Dubai Airshow, the company says.
Azerbaijan Inks Deal for 5 787s, 2 Freighters
Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an agreement for five Boeing 787-8s, adding to the two of the type the carrier already operates, and the carrier is the first airline to sign a landing-gear exchange program with Boeing.
Azerbaijan Airlines Buying 787s, Freighters 
Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an agreement for five Boeing 787-8s, adding to the two of the type the carrier already operates, and the carrier is the first airline to sign a landing-gear exchange program with Boeing.
VistaJet Visualizes Middle East Expansion 
Business jet operator VistaJet has doubled its Middle Eastern business this year, and aims to increase its growth in the region with new approvals to operate in Saudi Arabia.
European Airline Signs for 61 CSeries 1
An unnamed European airline has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 61 Bombardier CSeries aircraft. The agreement is for 31 firm orders and 30 options, Bombardier says.
Ameco Seeks More Middle East MRO Customers
Ameco is ready to provide maintenance services for the Boeing 737MAX family, the Airbus A350 and A320neo family of aircraft, and the MRO should be ready to provide Neo and MAX C-Checks in the next “one to two years.”
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