Archive For September 25, 2012

It Isn’t Easy Being Green (apologies to Kermit the Frog)

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green (apologies to Kermit the Frog)






The GEnx engine deployed on the Boeing 787 and 747-8i was designed as a “green” engine, with advanced technology to reduce emissions and noise. GE has made a significant investment in green technology, and to their credit, emissions and efficiency on the 787 and 747-8i are beating initial expectations. Unfortunately, despite nothing showing up in…

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Comparing the OEM Aircraft Market Forecasts

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Comparing the OEM Aircraft Market Forecasts






Airbus released its Global Market Forecast a few weeks ago.  And, true to form, trying to compare it with Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook is not easy. The two firms define the segments differently.  This requires some editing liberty on the part of analysts. Here’s how the two OEMs define the period from 2012 to 2031. …

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Podcast – Are regional airlines threatened?

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Dublin-based Patrick Edmond is a former CityJet GM Commercial (part of Air France).  Recently Patrick wrote an article for Airline Business in which he makes the case that while regional airlines are threatened by industry structural changes, they remain viable. We go on to discuss right sizing, emerging airplane programs and the potential of replacing…

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United Accepts first 787 Dreamliner

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United Accepts first 787 Dreamliner






Yesterday, United Airlines took delivery of the first of 50 Boeing 787s it has on order, and the first of five expected to be delivered in 2012. United is the first US airline to operate the Boeing Dreamliner, and takes its first delivery nearly a year after the first 787 was delivered to Japan’s All…

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The Rapidly Changing World of Electronic Flight Bags

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The Rapidly Changing World of Electronic Flight Bags






Probably no single new technology is capturing more attention among airline pilots than the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).  And recently the EFB market has become captivated by Apple’s iPad®.  These facts were manifestly underscored at the recent EFB workshop in Dallas, Texas. Operational pressures on airlines are at the most intense levels ever. Airlines are…

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Podcast – Electronic Flight Bags

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EFBs, as they are known, are a big item coming to flight decks. We discuss these with Joe Ayson, Director of Business & Corporate Development at Allegiant Systems Inc., a part of Allegiant Travel Company. Play Related posts: EFB Report The Rapidly Changing World of Electronic Flight Bags 2012 Newsletters 2015 EFB Survey Report

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