As US airlines navigate their way through the pandemic, it has become clear that each airline takes slightly different paths to seek their lowest seat cost production. While seeking the lowest seat cost is a perennial goal for all airlines, if market demand stays...
In the US, and probably globally, fuel represents about 40% of airline operating costs. Cutting fuel burn is going to remain a prime focus at every airline. The case to retire aircraft is driven by MRO costs, but even if an aircraft has acceptable maintenance costs,...
Following our presentation of the American Airlines and Delta Air Lines fleet unpacking, we are following this up with the equivalent for United Airlines. United has gone through a sharp fleet change post the merger with Continental. The earlier interest in Airbus...
The MoM is hotly contested territory already. Airbus appears to be winning in this segment with the A321. What data can we use to demonstrate just how tight the competition is? After all, it’s more than just orders – the real metric has to be aircraft...
[UPDATE – Boeing creates NMA Office] The “middle of the market” segment for single-aisle aircraft was defined by the Boeing 757 when it was introduced in 1982 as the growth aircraft to replace the 727-200. With its counterpart 767-200, Boeing...
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