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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...

Hawaiian’s fleet choices

At present, it is still a rumor. But the decision process dates back at least four months.  Hawaiian has been the “last man standing” on the A330-800 with six orders.  The airline has made it plain months ago they were uncomfortable with this situation.  Nobody wants...

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...

The Single Aisle Segment – some perspective

The aerospace world is still trying to get their collective heads around the 220% number from the US Department of Commerce.  The impact is still being worked out as firms around the world find themselves dragged into a fight none wanted.  Except for one. Here's some...