The global airline industry faces a pilot shortage in the post-Covid environment. Internationally, that shortage will be short-lived, as training a new pilot from an ab-initio program to flying in the right seat takes 250-500 hours. Several training initiatives are...
Last week we heard about the likely Delta order of 100+ MAX10s. This is a move that is more than just about an aircraft. There are deeper issues behind what appears to be an odd choice. Going back to Delta’s decision to order the Bombardier CSeries is probably...
It will not have come as a huge surprise to many, but Embraer has confirmed that it has further postponed the development of the E175-E2. The smallest member of the E2-family, which has failed to attract a single order, is now scheduled to enter service “between 2027...
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...
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...
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