RAA 2022 – The Big Issues

RAA 2022 – The Big Issues

The big theme is the pilot shortage.  This is a problem for the whole US airline industry, even the freight operators. There are two big issues. For the regionals, it is most acute.  The reason is this is where commercial airlines get their start in the profession....
How big is the US eVTOL Market?

How big is the US eVTOL Market?

The US domestic eVTOL market should, in theory, be massive.  US air travel is mature, while road traffic grows worse with congestion increasing on decaying road infrastructure. The option of being able to literally fly over the clogged, and broken, roads should cause...
The 50-seat “Problem”

The 50-seat “Problem”

The 50-seat regional jet problem is growing and it is pressing in the US. This was highlighted by United Airlines at the recent IATA AGM.  While the problem is most pressing for United, the problem is system-wide.  The “problem” is the apparent absence of...

ACIA acquires first E190

ACIA Aero Leasing (“ACIA”), a growing regional aircraft lessor and lease management services provider, announced the acquisition of its first Embraer E190. This is a significant step for the firm that has typically focused on smaller regional jets and turboprops....