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...
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...
COVID’s impact on commercial pilots

COVID’s impact on commercial pilots

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on today’s commercial airline pilots is a well-understood.  It is as devastating on them as it is on everyone working within the commercial aviation silo.  Every day we hear about more layoffs at airlines. As we reported a few weeks...