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The US airline fleet – where are the opportunities for fleet refreshing?

In our previous story, we looked at the big picture of relative fleet size and age.  Now we dig deeper into the age issue and see where there are opportunities for the OEMs to refresh fleets.  This is again becoming a concern as fuel prices have doubled over the past...

Who’s the biggest?

There are claims every year about who's the biggest in the business.  Since everyone wants to be a winner, there are winners by category like orders and deliveries. But we think, perhaps, the way to look at this question is by the active commercial fleet size. ...

Pondering the US DoC tariff on Bombardier

If one limits the active airline passenger fleet In the United States to between 100-150 seats, then as of 2Q17 there were 1,671 aircraft.  Of these, 699 were Airbus, 794 were Boeing and 178 were Douglas.  Please bear in mind that even as we are in the 3Q17, the data...

Premium #342 – Aircraft transactions through July

Despite the slower activity at air shows, the commercial aircraft business is not moribund.  There has been quite a bit of action among airlines.   The first table shows the top 20 airlines in terms of fleet changes. The list is in descending order by the total.  Note...