United’s Fleet “Problem”

United’s Fleet “Problem”

At the recent IATA AGM, United’s COO Andrew Nocella shared a concern with Flight Global.  Essentially United needs to replace two types by the end of the decade – the 757-300 and the 50-seat RJ.  The concern expressed is not as much of a problem for other airlines and...
Thoughts on SkyWest’s latest order

Thoughts on SkyWest’s latest order

Yesterday SkyWest and Embraer announced an order for another 16 E-175s.  This order boosts SkyWest’s E-175 fleet, which is already the world’s largest of the type.  These 16 aircraft will be used exclusively for Delta Air Lines regional service.  SkyWest...
ANTONOV looks for Canadian partners?

ANTONOV looks for Canadian partners?

The rumors have been flying for some weeks.  When the story first appeared we contacted Antonov and we were sent the following: “Information published in Le Devoir newspaper in the article “Le géant ukrainien Antonov veut atterrir au Québec” (“Ukrainian giant...
Which is the quietest aircraft?

Which is the quietest aircraft?

As the commercial aviation industry increasingly embraces “green” issues including, for example, SAF, it is useful to consider another feature that is much more noticeable to people – noise. So which is the quietest aircraft? The latest generation of aircraft, from...
Guess who’s 30 years old today?

Guess who’s 30 years old today?

Guess who’s 30 years old today? May 14, 1991, was the first flight of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).  Here’s the Press Release from that memorable day. The PR notes: “The Canadair Regional Jet is the world’s only twin-engined jetliner in the...