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  • St. Helena, Atlantic Star Airlines and Avro RJ

    You probably have not heard about this airline.  Our readers have seen our coverage on St. Helena here and here.   It turns out the interest in this island is growing – Atlantic Star airline is a startup devoted to serving St. Helena and Ascension Island.  We spoke with Richard Brown, the principal of the airline...

  • Premium – Arkia selects LEAP

    Yesterday Israel's second largest airline, Arkia, selected the CFM LEAP engine for its A320neo order.  The airline only has four on order, so it is a small order.  But the implications of this are far bigger. Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE Interested in...

  • CS100 awarded London City certification

    Bombardier announced that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded its CS100 its steep approach certifications. The CS100 aircraft’s capability to operate at challenging airports such as London City (LCY) Airport was validated by a comprehensive flight test program. Swiss International Air Lines will be the first airline to operate the C...

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada – The Dominator

    Looking at the turboprop market we note that there is a level of domination we have not seen in other markets.  This is not just impressive, it is remarkable.  The chart below lists the active airline fleet of turboprops.  The percent number in each year reflects PW&C’s market share.  The company’s dominance of this market...

  • Premium #326 – Managing in an Age of Viral Video

    In recent weeks, we’ve seen several airline videos, including a passenger being dragged off a United Express (Republic) flight and a woman holding two children in distress after being hit in the head by a stroller grabbed by a male flight attendant.  There has also been other negative news from Delta, Air Canada, and more...