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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...

The Super Twin Battle – Revisited

In 2013, we published an article on, and coined the phrase,  the Super Twins, the A350-1000 and 777-9.  Since that time, the market has continued to evolve, with these aircraft becoming viable alternatives to larger four-engined very large aircraft in many markets. ...

Gone West – Joe Sutter – Former Chief Engineer at Boeing

Joe Sutter, the "father of the 747", passed away at age 95 earlier this week.  Joe was the congenial leader of the Boeing engineering team, got his folks to actually do what was thought to be impossible at the time, all the while being a an unforgettable “character”...

Premium #217 – Delta’s Fleet News

Over the past week we had some big news from Delta.  First came the much anticipated order for the CSeries.  Although it was supposed to be secret, the news leaked.  The nature of this order was deeply disruptive and therefore drew more scrutiny than orders usually...