Hello All, After close to four years of writing, I have decided not to write on this blog anymore. The blog should be up until the end of February. Thank you to all the readers, you’ve kept me going through the years, and the information was hopefully helpful for you. Best Regards,Read More Epsilon Aviation’s final approach
Hello All, LOT recently announced that it was looking at placing a sizable order (around 50 aircraft) of either Airbus A220s or Embraer E2s to replace its regional aircraft fleet. In this blog post we will analyze the factors that will influence the Polish flag carrier’s decision. At first sight, an incumbent advantage Below is […]Read More How will LOT renew its regional aircraft fleet?
Hello All, Today Singapore Airlines announced it signed a letter of intent to order 7 A350Fs to renew its aging 747-400 freighter fleet. The aircraft should enter service in late 2025, with the airline becoming the first A350F operator. The order is actually a conversion from 15 A320neos and 2 A350-900s. Even though this order […]Read More Why is Singapore Airlines’ A350F order so important?
Hello All, During its 2021 earnings release a few weeks ago, SAS announced that it was looking at placing an order for regional aircraft. The two main candidates are the Embraer E2 and Airbus A220. In this blog post, we will analyze why the carrier wants to order such aircraft and which stands the best […]Read More How should SAS renew its regional fleet?
Hello All, Around the time of the Dubai Air Show, press articles revealed that Saudia, Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier, was in discussions for a significant new twin-aisle aircraft order. The figure could reach 100 aircraft. An order is expected next year. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying to emulate its neighbors and diversify its […]Read More How should Saudia boost its twin-aisle fleet?
Hello All, A few weeks age Royal Jordanian announced it was looking at replacement options for its single-aisle fleet. The carrier intends to significantly grow its fleet to capitalize on a post-Covid recovery. Royal Jordanian indicated it was seeking to get the aircraft from lessors. In this blog post, we will analyze the choices the […]Read More How should Royal Jordanian renew its single-aisle fleet?
Hello All, British Airways elected to retire its 747-400 fleet last year, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queen of the Skies was supposed to exit the carrier’s fleet in early 2024. The carrier recently elected to reactivate its A380 fleet and signed long-term Superjumbo maintenance deals. The latter is here to stay […]Read More How will British Airways’ fleet evolve in the coming decade?
Hello All, A few weeks ago Air France – KLM’s management announced that it was issuing an RFP (Request For Proposal) to Airbus and Boeing to renew the single-aisle fleet of KLM and the Transavia subsidiaries in France and the Netherlands. The Air France KLM Group is among the few global carriers (with Japan Airlines) […]Read More Which aircraft should KLM and Transavia choose?
Hello All, A few weeks ago Avianca announced that it would be using the 787-8 as its only twin-aisle passenger aircraft. Up until now, Avianca also operated six A330-200s and one 787-9 as twin-aisle passenger aircraft. In this blog post, we will analyze the reasons for Avianca’s choice. An increasingly unpopular variant Boeing’s 787-8 popularity […]Read More Why is Avianca choosing the 787-8?
Hello All, In the last few months, Delta announced several second-hand aircraft leases or purchase transactions: 29 737-900s, lease 7 A350-900s from AerCap, and purchase 2 more A350-900s. All the A350-900s Delta is getting were previously operated by Latam Airlines. In this blog post, we will analyze the sequence of events and rationale that led […]Read More Why is Delta getting second-hand A350s?