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Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

Air India to Tel Aviv

Air India has announced its intention to serve Tel Aviv.  The growing relations between Israel and India are driving the need for direct air service. What is key to the service is that Air India has been granted permission to overfly Saudi Arabia, offering a more...

More connectivity news

Finnair has signed an agreement with ViaSat Inc to install a high-speed wireless internet network on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe. The installation of the Wi-Fi equipment will begin in May 2017, and will be completed by June 2018....

El Al to order 787

Boeing yesterday announced it was doing a deal with El Al for 15 787s plus 13 options.  This would be the largest order ever from the airline. No specific model has been announced but it is to be a mix of the -8 and -9.  El Al has some unique requirements.  When the...

Air India to Tel Aviv

Air India has announced its intention to serve Tel Aviv.  The growing relations between Israel and India are driving...