Delta’s fleet news

Delta announced that it is entering into a deal with Boeing for 20 E190s and 40 new 737-900ERs upon ratification of a tentative agreement covering its 12,000 pilots. The tentative pilot agreement provides enhancements to pilot compensation—including base pay...

JAL updates regional fleet

JAL announced two orders for regional jets.  This may have been one of the quietest aircraft campaigns. In the first order, JAL and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation signed an LOI for 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft, as the next-generation regional jet for the...

Down the Supply Chain – Dexmet Corporation’s Lightning Strike Protection

Have you ever wondered how composite materials, which unlike metal, don’t conduct electricity, can withstand lightning strikes?  The answer is that they use a tailored solution of expanded metal, a very thin sheet of lightweight perforated metal that is embedded...