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Auditor voices concerns about Air Asia’s financial stability

The outlook for Air Asia, one of Asia’s biggest low-cost airlines, has received a serious dent after external auditor Ernest & Young issued an unqualified audit opinion about the ability of the airline as a going concern. The impact of the Covid-19 crisis makes...

Air Asia X re-thinks A330neo-order and opts for A321XLR

Malaysia's long-haul low-cost airline Air Asia X announced 'new' orders with Airbus on August 30, but part of the agreement isn't that new at all. Actually it is more of another re-think of its fleet plans. We are talking the purchase of 12 additional A330-900s here...

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...

An Analysis of A320neo Flight Operations through February 2017

We undertook a review of A320neo flight operations.  There were 71 A320neo aircraft in operation at the end of February.  An analysis of the 28,105 flights scheduled provides some interesting insights.  With recent news reports suggesting difficulties with engines, we...