Twenty years is a key retirement number

As the model shows, twenty years is the typical period when airlines retire their aircraft.  But that was then.  Now we can expect that period to be much shorter.  Click the play button to see how this works.  Also, click the button to see the pattern over time.  The...

KLM ends 97 years of Fokker service

Last Saturday, October 28, KLM performed its final commercial passenger service operated by a Fokker aircraft.  This ended a 97-year association with Fokker. The airline’s last six inbound F70s arrived in Amsterdam from Dusseldorf, Norwich, Hannover, Brussels,...