Air Canada bounces back

Air Canada bounces back

“Air Canada’s solid third-quarter results stem from the ongoing restoration of our extensive network, an improved operational performance, our modern and efficient fleet, as well as leading products and services, and an incredible team of employees,”...
C919 is certified

C919 is certified

The big news from China today is that the COMAC C919 has been certified for service. It has been a long time coming and follows the deliberate process we saw with the ARJ21. Except the period was slightly shorter as COMAC learned from developing the ARJ.  Launched in...
Southwest’s MAX update

Southwest’s MAX update

As we reported earlier, Southwest Airlines shuffled its MAX orders considering uncertain MAX 7 deliveries. Southwest reduced MAX 7 orders by 26 and added 81 MAX 8s. Southwest’s update warrants some digging. The MAX 7s are aimed at replacing aging 737-700s, of...
NEO vs MAX – an update

NEO vs MAX – an update

We have previously demonstrated that the economic differences between the CFM LEAP and Pratt &Whitney GTF are very close. For an airline or lessor to select between the two (on the Airbus) has to be tough and probably drives both engine OEMs to make very sharp...
IAG to Order 200 Boeing 737MAX aircraft

IAG to Order 200 Boeing 737MAX aircraft

International Airlines Group (“IAG”) has signed a letter of intent to purchase 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for its airlines, which include British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Level.  The order is a boost to the 737 MAX program that is current grounded following two...