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How’s the Brazilian recovery from COVID-19 going?

  Brazil is the largest aviation market in Latin America. In 2019, it handled over 213 million passengers, double the second-largest market in the region, Mexico. Currently, Brazil has over 5 million COVID-19 cases, being the third worldwide with the most...

US airline industry fleet concentration

As of the 2Q18, here is where we stood with the US airline industry in-service fleet. The top four airlines accounted for 79% of the fleet.  That is concentrated and clearly points to industry followers needing to be au fait with oligopoly economics to understand the...

As GTF problems are solved, DCGA pulls the plug in India

The Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan has had a difficult introduction, with several problems on the PW1100G powering the Airbus A320neo.  The latest problem involves the aft hub knife edge seal within the high pressure compressor, which has resulted in-flight...

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...

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