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Insight: Comparative Economics – MAX7 vs. A220-300

The comparative economics of aircraft is a key driver in fleet planning decisions.  Many factors come into play in analyzing the differences between models, particularly when there is an incumbent aircraft with existing infrastructure in place.  Such was the recent...

Southwest targets 3 billion in cost reduction

Southwest Airlines aims to reduce operating costs by $2 billion and Capex by $1 billion this year to weather the Covid-storm. Daily cash burn has been halved from $60-65 million a day to $30-35 million by the end of Q2, with additional measures studied, Southwest said...

Insight Wednesday 18 December 2019: Uncertainty reigns after Boeing suspends MAX production

News The Boeing announcement that it is temporarily suspending production of the 737 MAX has resulted in uncertainty and confusion throughout the industry, as the lack of transparency that is the Boeing modus operandi has once again raised its ugly head.  The...

Insight Monday 16 December 2019: Unrealistic Training and Return to Service Expectations for MAX

News Gary Kelly, in a recent interview, indicated that Southwest would train all of their 9,700 pilots over a 30 day period prior to re-introducing the MAX into their schedule.  Those estimates may be somewhat unrealistic, however, if additional simulator training is...