Posts Tagged “airports”

Premium #328 – Comparing US airline fleet size, taxi times and flights

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Premium #328 – Comparing US airline fleet size, taxi times and flights






An airline typically tries to sell tickets roughly three weeks before any given flight to stockpile cash.  The airline then operates the flights and ultimately pays vendors about 120 days later.   This is oversimplified, but it represents the general industry model.   Real-world operations are of course vastly more complex. This week we have more insight…

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Airline taxi and air times

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Airline taxi and air times






Airlines make money when their aircraft are moving, especially in the air.  But it turns out that a significant amount of airline time is spent on the ground. We looked at the 24-month period from January 2015 through December 2016.  The chart below shows the findings.  On the left, we see the amount of time…

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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?

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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?






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Hong Kong’s New Air Traffic Control System

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The Hong Kong government announced that the new system of air traffic control will not operate until it is shown that it is safe and reliable. At the center of the dispute, the existing radar system would have to be withdrawn in December 2012 due to “lack of capacity and limited functionality”, but air traffic…

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US gets a new gateway

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US gets a new gateway






In unusual news, the airline based in the Cape Verde Islands (TACV) started year round service to the United States and uses Providence, RI as its gateway. The 757 used by the airline can reach gateways with far better market potential. Take a look at the chart for a 4,000NM range from RAI, the airport…

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Chicago’s air traffic recovery still struggling

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Chicago’s air traffic recovery still struggling






This morning the FAA reported that it had “restored full air-traffic operations at the high-altitude facility in suburban Aurora, Ill.”  See here for more details on what was done. Well can we see this in the data?  Not yet is the short answer.  Though cancellation rates at ORD and MDW have returned to normal (yesterday,…

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