Posts Tagged “A320”

Air India gets its first A320neo

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Air India gets its first A320neo






Air India took delivery of its first of 14 A320neos leased from Kuwait-based ALAFCO.  Air India is the first CFM powered A320neo operator in India. This delivery is the first A320neo for ALAFCO from an order for 85. The A320neo is now part of Air India’s fleet of 66 A320s. Related posts: Premium #203 –…

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WheelTug enters 2017 with FAA plan approval

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Most airline delays occur on the ground. Ground operations have long been static because the fundamentals of aircraft pushback and taxiing have not changed much.  Nevertheless, there seem to be some real opportunities to save time, especially by reducing a common source of ground delays: tugs and ground crews. An innovative solution, advanced at one…

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That bubble keeps building

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That bubble keeps building






The huge backlogs Airbus and Boeing have for single aisle aircraft are well known.  Both firms have backlogs of about seven years at current production levels.  Both firms are talking about and planning to increase their production rates to bring down the backlogs. We think this bubble keeps building. As readers know, we have been…

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Engine Wars update

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Engine Wars update






The two big engine makers in the single aisle market now are more easily compared as more data emerges.  Both firms have to file documents with the US FAA.  This information provides an insight we have not seen to date.  The CFM LEAP data can be seen here (E00089EN_Rev_1) and the P&W GTF data can…

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Premium #203 – The Impact of Fuel Price and the Benefits of Re-Engined Aircraft

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Premium #203 – The Impact of Fuel Price and the Benefits of Re-Engined Aircraft






One of the major attractions of the next generation of aircraft is fuel efficiency. But as the spot price of fuel has dropped in recent years from a high of about $3.25 per gallon to today’s level of $1.05, as shown here, the differential in operating economics narrow considerably. There are two types of new…

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Airbus Pricing

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Airbus Pricing






Airbus announced their 2016 pricing and they added a 1.1% increase across the line.   So what does this look like? After all, no customer pays retail. Since each customer deal will see prices vary by many factors, we will stick to the retail prices to illustrate our points. Let’s start with single aisle aircraft pricing…

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