Here is one of these models for you to evaluate. The focus is on fuel burn and allows you to compare OEMs and aircraft sizes (regional, single-aisle, or twins). Press the play button to see the model work over the years.
Let’s focus on two pages and single-aisles for example:
Page 1 – Seat/Miles/Gall and Stage Length
- The fuel burn performance of the A320 and 737-800 are really close. As are the A321 and 737-900ER. Notice the substantial fuel burn improvement the MAX and neo versions offer. The A320neo is showing +24% and the MAX8 is showing +33% improvement – remarkable numbers. We would suggest that 100 seat miles per gallon is the new yardstick to beat in single-aisles.
- Note the A220 performance – +50% better than the 717, +13% better than A319 and matches the 737-700. And that’s the A220-100 at Delta. When the A220-300 enters service the numbers will improve.
- The A321neo at 105 seat miles/gallon is the most fuel-efficient among the single aisles. The performance is driven in part by the long segments flown by Hawaiian which truly exploits that aircraft’s capabilities.
Page 3 – Seat/Miles/Gall and Avg Seats
- The A220 is clearly a step-change over the 717 and E-190. It would be great to see how the E190-E2 compares when it enters US service.
- Notice how the MAX and neo are also step-change improvements over predecessor models.