Archive For December 28, 2012

Allegiant backs off Cebu Pacific A319 deal

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Allegiant Travel Company just announced its proposed transaction to acquire ten A319s from Cebu Pacific Air has been terminated as a result of the parties’ failure to satisfy certain conditions to proceeding with the transaction. The potential transaction was made public on July 30, 2012 after the signing of the letter of intent. “We are…

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Bombardier ends 2012 on a high note

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It is unusual to get so much news from the company. Two releases in two days.  Yesterday we heard that a new customer based in “the Americas” signed an LoI for 12+18 CS100s.  Also mentioned is that wing join on the first the CS300 has stared too.  Today the announcement is that airBaltic has firmed…

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Comparing Very Large Aircraft: The A380 and 747-8

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Comparing Very Large Aircraft: The A380 and 747-8






In the wake of Airbus “Pinocchio” advertisement critical of economic claims by Boeing, AirInsight has decided to take an independent look at the economics of these to aircraft and compare the aircraft. While both aircraft are the largest in their respective fleets, we don’t see them as direct competitors, as they are in much different…

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Big Twin Competition Gaining Momentum

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The large twin-engine, twin-aisle competition for the future is gaining momentum following the opening of the Airbus A350 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse last month and the customer meet October 31-November 1 hosted by Boeing to discuss the 777X concepts. What is clear from talking with customers who attended the Boeing meeting is that the…

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The C919 – Quietly Gaining Traction and Building Backlog

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The C919 – Quietly Gaining Traction and Building Backlog






While many in the industry view the COMAC 919 as China’s aerospace learning vehicle that will enable it to enter the modern airliner industry, many others are less pessimistic regarding its future.  With a veritable plethora of western suppliers on the C919 program, from the CFM LEAP engines to Honeywell, Parker, Liebherr, Eaton, Monogram, Labinal…

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A380 Fifth Anniversary – The Quiet Giant

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Passing through the fifth anniversary of the A380, we spoke with Mary Ellen Jones, President of Engine Alliance about the company’s view on the A380 program, the VLA market in general and how EA sees the future of VLAs. Ms Jones shares some interesting data points. EA has generated a 99.9% sustained dispatch reliability. In…

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