Archive For February 22, 2012

Ancillary Revenue – the airline revenue drug

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Ancillary Revenue – the airline revenue drug






Travelers hate them – fees for everything. Change your mind? That will be $50 please. Got bags? A fee. Spirit even charges for carry on bags. Is there no end to the nickle and diming?  The short answer is no. Related posts: October delays What consolidation has wrought Cancellation fees The disruptive impact of an…

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Bombardier at Wings Club and on Mad Money

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Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO, discusses the company’s $55 billion backlog and his take on the transportation business. Watch the video to see CNBC’s Mad Money full interview. Earlier in the day Mr Beaudoin spoke at The Wings Club in NYC. Related posts: 120-145 Seat Airplane Poll Bombardier’s Mike Arcamone Answers Questions about CSeries Competition Noisy…

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More on engine selections – 787

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More on engine selections – 787






The previous post on the neo engine competition got us thinkign about another tough battle. On the 787 the battle is between the GEnx and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000. Related posts: Will there be a shortage of Trent 900 Engines? El Al to order 787 Rolls-Royce, Air France and the A350XWB Yellow flags waving throughout…

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neo Fueled Engine Race

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neo Fueled Engine Race






[UPDATE – The table and blog updated] Besides seeing its neo sales continue to grow – perhaps not as fast this year as last – Airbus created a race for the two engine firms.  The stakes are huge. Both CFM and P&W need to build and maintain momentum.   Related posts: Aircraft noise 120-145 Seat Airplane…

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Singapore Show Orders

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Singapore Show Orders






This show follows the usual pattern – orders get announced for maximum media coverage.  And the orders are big. Boeing started with a massive order – it’s biggest ever – Lion Air of Indonesia finalized a firm order for 201 737 MAXs and 29 Next-Generation 737-900ERs. The agreement, first announced last November, includes options for…

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EU state-owned airlines under pressure

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EU state-owned airlines under pressure






EU economic news is playing out with devastating effect among the region’s airlines. Five EU airlines have collapse in the last few months. Air Alps, Czech Connect, Cirrus, Spanair and Malév. More are at risk – Aer Lingus, TAP and LOT.  State airline support within the EU is waning.  Many of these airlines are old…

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