We have previously demonstrated that the economic differences between the CFM LEAP and Pratt &Whitney GTF are very close. For an airline or lessor to select between the two (on the Airbus) has to be tough and probably drives both engine OEMs to make very sharp...
With growing chatter about fuel burn and rising fuel prices, we kept digging in the data and came up with some interesting metrics for your consideration. The greener the number in the table the better. Our metric is seat miles per gallon – the higher this...
Observers of the commercial aviation space would do well to study game theory. First, because it helps to better understand the choices facing the two primary players. Second, because it helps one better comprehend possible next steps and the downstream impacts they...
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,...
Airbus sent this PR: Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet requirements. The newly-ordered aircraft are in addition to the airline’s existing orders for 125 of the type, bringing the outstanding...
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