DB1B Updated

It’s been several months waiting for the DB1B to be updated and it is so at last! The update gives a look at the entire 2020, a year that lives in infamy (to quote somebody famous).  There are three databases that make up the DB1B  and they are huge. ...
The bumpy US air travel recovery

The bumpy US air travel recovery

As we watch this recovery pick-up speed, it is interesting to see how many times the US airlines have tried to boost schedules in the hope traffic would bounce.  Take a look at this chart. #1 – June 2020 The first move was very early in the pandemic and was...
Big Pratt & Whitney win

Big Pratt & Whitney win

After the maligning of the GTF from India, here comes something interesting.  Frontier Airlines announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neos. The engines will power 49 A320neo, 67 A321neo, and 18 A321XLR aircraft, with the...
As US airline layoffs start

As US airline layoffs start

This is an updated model we published some months ago. Perhaps at the time, it was not apparent just how badly the US airlines were out of balance. The US airline industry has hundreds of highly articulate people who are adept at making their case on social media....