DGCA cuts back SpiceJet’s schedule

DGCA cuts back SpiceJet’s schedule

The Indian Civil Aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Wednesday asked Delhi-based low-cost airline SpiceJet to restrict to “50 percent the number of departures approved under Summer Schedule 2022 for a period of eight weeks.” The...
The compelling A321neo

The compelling A321neo

In the US, and probably globally, fuel represents about 40% of airline operating costs. Cutting fuel burn is going to remain a prime focus at every airline.  The case to retire aircraft is driven by MRO costs, but even if an aircraft has acceptable maintenance costs,...

Reports of Duct Tape Repairs at Ryanair Exaggerated

While Ryanair’s reputation for being cheap is well known, recent reports in the British press indicate that passengers on a recent flight from London Stanstead to Riga, Latvia that had to turn back because of unusual noises, believed the aircraft windshield was...