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Premium – Arkia selects LEAP

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Premium – Arkia selects LEAP






Yesterday Israel’s second largest airline, Arkia, selected the CFM LEAP engine for its A320neo order.  The airline only has four on order, so it is a small order.  But the implications of this are far bigger. Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE Interested in…

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Premium #326 – Managing in an Age of Viral Video

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In recent weeks, we’ve seen several airline videos, including a passenger being dragged off a United Express (Republic) flight and a woman holding two children in distress after being hit in the head by a stroller grabbed by a male flight attendant.  There has also been other negative news from Delta, Air Canada, and more…

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More insight into A350 program progress

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More insight into A350 program progress






We did an earlier look at this issue and now we can show more progress.  So far 74 have been delivered.  The table lists these along with the number of days from first flight to delivery.  We list the number of tests flights for each delivery.  On the whole, there has been progress.  The only…

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Vietjet announces Five-year Plan

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Vietjet announced it is embarking on a Five-year Plan to enable sustainable growth beginning 2017. The ambitious plan was announced at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of the Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company in Ho Chi Minh City. The program, focusing on sustainable development, involves investments in enhancing internal human resources; protecting the environment; carrying out…

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GTF Update

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P&W provided us with this release on their GTF engine: “Pratt & Whitney’s carbon seal improvement package received certification April 12 and is being deployed to our customers. These changes are designed to improve the carbon seal’s durability for PW1100G-JM engines on the A320neo fleet. We are working closely with our customers to drive implementation…

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A321neo first delivery and big expectations

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A321neo first delivery and big expectations






Airbus announced the delivery of the first A321neo today to US-based Virgin America – a brand soon to disappear into the ever-consolidating US airline industry.   Like all the Virgin American fleet, this one also powered by CFM.  In this case by the LEAP engine.  But we won’t see this livery for long. “After Virgin…

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