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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...

Trans States going to Republic?

Breaking news tonight comes from The Air Current about Trans States being bought by Republic. As the story points out, such a deal is likely to be a major blow to Mitsubishi and their MRJ ambitions.  The other shoe to drop here is we can now see where Republic is...

Q&A with Mitsubishi

We addressed a series of questions to Mitsubishi after the recent delay news.  Here is the verbatim Q&A. Responses from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation: Yugo Fukuhara, Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing MITAC has taken a number of delays so...

Delta’s CS100 selection – regional impact

Less discussed, so far, in terms of follow on impact of Delta's decision to select the CS100 is its impact on the US regional airline market.  Any discussion on the US regional airline market brings up the scope clause issue.  This week the RAA has its annual...