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Aeropatent – a neat industry resource

We spoke with London-based Philip Robinson, founder of Aeropatent.  With a number of year's experience in the patent world, Philip created Aeropatent to focus on the many patents being filed by the aerospace industry.  He explains what they do. It quickly becomes...

Premium #200 – 2015 – A Quiet but Interesting Year

Let’s review some of the key events from this year. In January, Delta posted record profits, and rumors swirled about a potential Turkish Aerospace and Antonov JV, while the first wavering in record aircraft backlogs, with increasing deferrals and cancellations, were...

Opening Iran

Iran has been under sanctions on commercial aviation since 1995.  Its airlines fly old aircraft and safety has been compromised frequently.  The national fleet averages 22 years old.  One report suggests that 100 grounded aircraft could come back into service once...

Global Fleet Numbers – some perspective

In terms of the global airline fleet, it helps to understand the players and their critical mass.  The chart illustrates this and provides some surprises. We have 28,128 aircraft listed. Boeing's sheer heft in the business is remarkable.  It may be that Airbus is...

Outlook for Aerospace in 2012

It is the time of year for prognostication. In that tradition, AirInsight will boldly go where all pundits have gone...

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