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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...

Doing business in Iran is taking more time

We asked an official at Iran Aseman Airlines about expectations regarding their fleet renewal, which has slowed. How long do you think it will take for OFAC to approve the deal? It was expected 9 months after signing MOA but it seems we need to be more patient since...

MAX traction

It has been a very good week for Boeing.  MIAT Mongolian and Iran Aseman both ordered the 737 MAX.   Yesterday MIAT Mongolian Airlines announced it’s decision to lease two 737 MAXs from Avolon, the leasing firm. Today Iran Aseman Airlines signed a Memorandum of...

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