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Daily Insight: Thursday 11 April 2019: The 757 Replacement

News The A321 family, and its latest version, the A321LR, are gaining orders and this aircraft has clearly become the replacement for the Boeing 757 in many markets.  With trans-Atlantic range, the A321LR has become an alternative for low cost carriers to offer...

American Airlines’ narrow body options

American Airlines, at the end of 2Q18, had 946 active mainline aircraft in its fleet.  Of these, 776 (82%) were single-aisle aircraft. Looking at this fleet we note that the average is quite young at about 13 years.  But it is also clear the fleet has certain areas...

JetBlue in the driver’s seat

JetBlue finds itself at the center of an unusual situation. It appears the airline is the first to be involved in the new world order of Airbus/Bombardier vs Boeing/Embraer.  Reuters has this story.  While no formal deals exist between Airbus and Bombardier or Boeing...

Premium – A Fleet Review of Air France/KLM

Air France and KLM merged in 2004.  The joint company has hubs in Amsterdam and Paris.  Because of their long histories in aviation, these two airlines have a reach to every corner of the globe.  Both companies have numerous subsidiaries that cover regional and cargo...

#141- The Stressed Aerospace Supply Chain

Airbus and Boeing are increasing production rates for their single aisle aircraft dramatically. Boeing has already...

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