Premium #213 – The US Scope Clause – Aberration and Annoyance

“Scope Clauses” are collectively bargained contractual terms in pilot union agreements with US major carriers that place restrictions on how many and what size of aircraft regional airlines may operate.  Typically, these restrict regionals to aircraft...

MRJ Delayed for a Year

Mitsubishi announced their telegraphed delay overnight -MRJ delayed for a year.  This the the slide deck the company provided: 20151224_Update on MRJ Development Status In its PR note the company states: “The first flight and the subsequent flight tests have...

Premium #145 – Will Capacity Discipline Hold in the US Airline Market?

The US airline industry has rebounded solidly, showing its best profit margins since 1999.  With fuel prices dropping, the potential for even better airline financial performance appears on the horizon, positively impacting airline equities. Historically, there has...