Two recent uncontained failures on Pratt & Whitney PW1524-engines on SWISS Airbus A220-300s have prompted the FAA to issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for extra inspection of these Geared Turbofans. The AD also includes the PW-1900 as used on the Embraer...
Among the world’s big airlines, LATAM stands out. By far the biggest airline in Latin America it is the product of a merger between Brazil’s TAM and Chile-based LAN. Besides these two airlines coming together, there are numerous subsidiaries from other...
We examined fleet data from 2003 and 2016 to examine trends over the last 13 years in market share by manufacturer, fleet age, and seat counts for aircraft under 120 seats. This market, with smaller mainline aircraft and regional jets, has changed significantly over...
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was quaffing an ale or two with British Aerospace personnel at the Crooked Chimney Pub in Hatfield discussing the forthcoming BAe 146 aircraft, noted for its quiet operations and a tail registration on the prototype of G-SSSH....
While most of us focus, day to day, on airplanes that are flying, there is another group of aircraft that are idle, parked and waiting to hopefully, someday, fly again. Many of these aircraft are older models, but surprisingly, there are quite a few aircraft less...
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