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,...
The mess named South African Airways

The mess named South African Airways

We have shared the view before that, as a general rule, governments are better off staying out of the airlines business.  There are exceptions, but they are few and these few airlines are run, largely, on a commercial basis.  The poster children for state airline...
Pandemic drives freighter conversions

Pandemic drives freighter conversions

The downturn in passenger traffic during the global pandemic has many carriers re-thinking their fleet plans.  One element in long-term planning is alternative uses for aircraft, and how the pandemic drive freighter conversions demand. Over the last three years, we’ve...