Freight grew in importance as passengers grew less important. The demand for PPE from overseas required US carriers to use long-range widebody aircraft to get to source markets like China. The cargo was bulky but relatively light. Several airlines took passenger...
Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...
The fracas between the ME3 and US3 is getting attention. Kudos to CAPA for setting up this debate. The people involved in the two hour debate were: American Airlines, Senior VP Government Affairs, Will Ris Americans for Fair Skies, President, Lee Moak Delta Air Lines,...
Many airlines have been deploying tablets as EFBs and more recently as cabin devices for flight attendants to handle customer facing issues. Its good to see that United Airlines is handling its 23,000 flight attendants each an iPhone 6+. United’s flight...
Yesterday, United Airlines took delivery of the first of 50 Boeing 787s it has on order, and the first of five expected to be delivered in 2012. United is the first US airline to operate the Boeing Dreamliner, and takes its first delivery nearly a year after the first...
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