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Premium #326 – Managing in an Age of Viral Video

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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…

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes Successful First Flight

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes Successful First Flight






The 737 MAX 9 is the latest new aircraft to take to the skies this month, completing its first flight last Thursday.  This aircraft follows the MAX 8, which flew earlier and is approaching the first delivery of the MAX series scheduled for May 2018 to Southwest.  The first flight of the MAX9 came 3…

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The United Overbooking Incident

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An incident resulting from a bumped passenger being physically and violently taken off an airplane has gone viral. The flight needed space for four employees, exacerbating the impact of overbooking. You can watch the video here. There has been a lot of criticism of United and its CEO Oscar Munoz as a result.  United’s statement and a recap of…

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Premium – What will an extra 80 seats do for the A380?

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Premium – What will an extra 80 seats do for the A380?






In this article, we: Analyzed the economic differential between the two versions using our model Consider the impact for an airline and congested airports Assess how this could impact A380 sales Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE Interested in becoming a member? GET STARTED…

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Premium #323 – For OEMs, how predictive is the first quarter to the rest of the year?

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Premium #323 – For OEMs, how predictive is the first quarter to the rest of the year?






Do large aircraft orders in the first quarter portend a good year, and a paucity of orders a poor one? How does first-quarter book to bill ratios play out over a typical year? Can we draw any inferences from quarterly data that is meaningful? Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active…

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A Friday Full of First Flights with 787-10, A319neo, and An-132D

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A Friday Full of First Flights with 787-10, A319neo, and An-132D






The last day of the first quarter brought three first flights of new aircraft – the Boeing 787-10, the Airbus A319neo, and the Antonov An-132D. The Boeing 787-10 successfully completed its maiden flight today in Charleston, South Carolina.  Boeing provided a webcast of the event, which can be seen here.  More details can be found…

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