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Lufthansa to purchase 100 plus new narrow-bodies

In one of the most interesting competitions of 2019, Deutsche Lufthansa plans to acquire a triple-digit number of either Boeing 737MAX or Airbus A320neo aircraft for fleet expansion. The winner of this competition will be announced early next year. A 3 digit order...

Daily Insight: Tuesday 26 March 2019: International Trade and Narrow-Body Aircraft

News Airbus and China agreed to a massive order for 300 aircraft earlier this week, culminating negotiations underway for some time.  The deal was announced at a summit of the French President Macron and Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping. With China having been the first to...

Airbus snags 300 aircraft order from China

Chairman Xi Jinping, visiting France, signed an agreement between the Chinese government and Airbus for 300 new aircraft.  The order will include 290 aircraft from the A320neo family, as well as 10 from the A350XWB family, going to 13 airlines.  A breakdown of...

Total Ground Time – A Key Operational Metric for Airlines

The adage is an airplane does not make money on the ground. If this is true then ground time is not only lost revenue, it is also added cost. Among the big three US airlines, we see that typically the Airbus single-aisle fleet has a shorter total ground time than the...