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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 6507

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

The Columbus Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) flights are scheduled charters carrying garments from Sri Lanka and have been running since early May using A333 and 77W.

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

And as far as United "printing money" in Asia, lets look at DOT reporting. (using 2019 numbers) PACIFIC RASM / CASM/ YIELD / P&L AA - 11.44 13.86 10.03 -2.42 DL - 11.61 9.71 11.36 1.90 UA - 11.70 11.44 12.32 0.26 As hard as it might seem for some, DL actually handily beat UA in profita...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 106753

Re: Thai Airways News and Discussion Thread

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-06-15/
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Looks like 16 aircraft leases were terminated.

Also, they plan to remain as a smaller airline, with 85 aircraft in the fleet by 2025.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-06-15/

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Point of my original comments remains that when it came to Polaris, United zigged, while industry zagged. Dense premium cabins are going away in favor more spacious less dense premium products in the industry. People have offered examples of how UAs domestic competitors AA and DL have opted for such...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

As others just detailed with the AA and DL examples, the industry trend including overseas has been to de-densify premium cabins as ever fancier products are introduced. United was one of the few and certainly largest airlines that bucked this trend and opted for a new cabin product with Polaris tha...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Yes United went again the tide and kept a denser premium cabin with Polaris. Its obviously a gamble. From my experience with various client airlines, constricting premium cabin count can have positive financial impacts by reducing pressure on pricing and need to discount along with giving away seats...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 331
Views: 90918

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread

https://simpleflying.com/malaysia-airli ... -max-2024/
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25 Boeing 737MAX slots to be transferred to a lessors as delivery of the type deferred until 2024

https://simpleflying.com/malaysia-airli ... -max-2024/

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by LAXintl
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

I believe one of the significant missteps surrounding Polaris was the companies strong out-of-the-gate marketing for a product that was so elusive for customers to experience with the very small fleet count having been refitted. Sure the pillows and updated food offerings are nice, but 90% of what p...

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by LAXintl
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

June marks the 5-year anniversary of the Polaris seat product public intro by Oscar. Like the previous Diamond seat, we have seen a pretty slow install. Sad that not all the fleet is equipped yet especially the majority of key 787-9 still missing. Considering premium seat products often only survive...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1898
Views: 250981

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I suspect especially in a tech forward market like California, a growing number of companies will never return to their previous work and travel patterns. Pandemic has proven that for many jobs working remotely can be successfully achieved, and in many cases how wasteful (time & cost wise) busin...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1898
Views: 250981

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Work from home model remains for corporate America. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3rd9sDWUAMFqj_?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E3rd9sDWUAMFqj_?format=jpg&name=medium Heck most airline HQ's are still not staffed up either. In my personal experience, I don't have a single c...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7526

American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

American Airlines announced it will invest in Vertical Aerospace, UK based company developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. As part of its investment in Vertical, American has agreed to pre-order, subject to certain future milestones and other terms, up to 250 aircraft, rep...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 387
Views: 87295

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

https://cases.primeclerk.com/LATAM/
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LATAM Group asked the court to extend until September 2021 the deadline for it to present its restructuring plan.
Also agreed on an additional draw request under its DIP Credit Agreement for the amount of US$500 million.

https://cases.primeclerk.com/LATAM/

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 173
Views: 43693

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Aeromexico asked the court for additional extension until 25 October 2021, to submit its reorganization plan. Also reported the carrier is looking for alternate lenders which could replace Apollo Global Management which funded the $1 billion rescue plan for the airline last year. https://www.bloombe...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 34858

Re: Updated: ANA to retire 35 aircraft in 2020

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/228062
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Last day for 737-700 at ANA Wings will be June 27 with service from Okayama to Haneda.

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/228062

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Group to operate dedicated 737 freighter
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

AirAsia Group to operate dedicated 737 freighter

AirAsia Group said its logistics arm, Teleport, will begin cargo operations with a dedicated 737-800F freighter by late 2021. The service is planned to operate out of the group’s Bangkok hub to add capacity and strengthen its route network between China, India and Southeast Asia and improve cargo co...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13676

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-06-07/
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Garuda says its returning pair of 737s to lessor early.

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerosp ... 021-06-07/

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPE-ONT
Replies: 17
Views: 3663

Re: TPE-ONT

They have two one off flights in June, with remaining flights removed again until late October.(who knows if that even happens)

LAX-TPE will see additional frequency instead.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLEAR Secure files for IPO
Replies: 10
Views: 714

CLEAR Secure files for IPO

CLEAR Secure, Inc. today announced that it plans IPO and seeking to raise $100mil funding. SEC prospectus filing https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1856314/000110465921077600/tm2112714-9_s1.htm The subscription service with 5.2mil members in 2019 has not yet been able to be profitable since rel...

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 49376

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... lian-base/
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Cathay Pacific has confirmed it will shut its Australian pilot base

https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/ ... lian-base/

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by LAXintl
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential Next US Destinations For Avianca?
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Potential Next US Destinations For Avianca?

Anko is no longer the CEO - he went to SAS >> https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1459615 Avianca's new CEO is now Adrian Neuhauser, who only this week said the airline fleet would shrink as part of its Ch.11 restructuring with the airline. Not sure one should expect much growth ...

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement

EU-ASEAN have had default open skies already since 2019 with 37 of then 38 countries already having ratified the agreement.

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by LAXintl
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13676

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

State-owned enterprises minister Erick Thohir says Garuda (and its subsidiary Citilink) will focus on the domestic market, and not the international market. Even pre-pandemic 78% of all traffic in Indonesia was domestic and pivoting to capture a larger slice of domestic market better would help ease...

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by LAXintl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 6507

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Works fine on this end.

Maybe a firewall, cookie or VPN issue on your end??

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is RR building History's largest aircraft engine?
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

Re: Why is RR building History's largest aircraft engine?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1459225
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Extensive thread on the topic >>>> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1459225

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 286
Views: 48664

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

AirAsia X shareholders approve corporate restructuring plan https://newsroom.aviator.aero/airasia-x-shareholders-approve-corporate-restructuring-plan/ Shareholders of the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia Group approved all resolutions at an extraordinary general meeting, including a rights issue and a...

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by LAXintl
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 317
Views: 21094

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

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Looking really bad in South America

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9475

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

Vietnam suspending already restricted international flights at Hanoi in an effort to contain a coronavirus outbreak. https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/vietnam-suspends-international-flights-to-hanoi-ho-chi-minh-city/143971.article https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-vietnam/vietna...

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 6507

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Russia extended its restrictions on flights to Turkey until June 21.

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by LAXintl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana
Replies: 211
Views: 43523

Re: Korean Air makes bid for Asiana

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... ilippines-

Still waiting on big ones including China, EU, U.S.and home market Korean authorities.
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Philippines and Thailand competition authorities approve the OZ takeover.

http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/ ... ilippines-

Still waiting on big ones including China, EU, U.S.and home market Korean authorities.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 31, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 49376

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Received following email today.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 31, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 4200

Re: Japanese airlines Air Do and Solaseed Air reported to merge in 2022

Deal signed. Air Do and Solaseed Air to merge in 2022 and set up a joint holding company to facilitate the merger. Carriers aim to lower their costs through standardization and more efficient use of resources, such as personnel and facilities. The two airlines will decide the investment ratio of eac...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1446
Views: 245011

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

With huge debt pile and potential losses for years to come, its clear from their statements that are focused on the short term and whatever long haul flying they do should generate positive earnings and not become a burden. Unfortunately, this means the abandonment of markets and smaller global netw...

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by LAXintl
Sat May 29, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 55
Views: 14742

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMWH/KSAT
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Apparently, N744ST has been sold and flew on Friday to SAT to have tanks and related equipment removed.

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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N74 ... /KMWH/KSAT

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by LAXintl
Sat May 29, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021
Replies: 76
Views: 9475

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q2 2021

https://www.9news.com.au/national/coron ... fa3b4353cf
https://simpleflying.com/melbourne-airp ... -lockdown/
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Mass cancelations as Melbourne Australia goes back into lockdown

https://www.9news.com.au/national/coron ... fa3b4353cf
https://simpleflying.com/melbourne-airp ... -lockdown/

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by LAXintl
Fri May 28, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1446
Views: 245011

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Subscription Airline Weekly had an interview with VP network Brian Znotins. Here some highlights. o Confident of recovery, but AA network must evolve to demand changes o Without much business demand, some markets must be abandoned or see reduced frequencies. o Moving capacity into markets that have ...

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by LAXintl
Fri May 28, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to help form European CRJ900 operator
Replies: 26
Views: 7327

Re: Mesa Air Group to help form European CRJ900 operator

According to subscription Airline Weekly, reports Mesa moving forward with establishing AOC (no hint as to which country)
Per Ornstein "European regional flying is undergoing a transformation presenting Mesa with opportunities for growth"

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by LAXintl
Thu May 27, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 7778

Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana

Hawaiian Airlines announced that it will not restart its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger service between Honolulu and Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i as well as its statewide ATR freighter cargo service. Passenger service with ATR 42 aircraft was suspended in March 2020 with a decline in Neighbor Island travel res...

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by LAXintl
Thu May 27, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME
Replies: 56
Views: 13317

Re: Russia denies entry to AF and OS flights to SVO and DME

Russia overflights are routing-specific and have entry and exit points and generally applied for months in advance.
If you show up at a different location than intended in approval, then the respective ATC unit will rightfully deny entry.

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by LAXintl
Thu May 27, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1434
Views: 283492

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

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A look at how block hours playing out. Still long way to go for recovery.

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by LAXintl
Wed May 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul ends codeshare with LATAM; looks at consolidation
Replies: 56
Views: 7956

Re: Azul ends codeshare with LATAM; looks at consolidation

Guess LATAM can go back to being LAN again

While the LAN-TAM merger made sense in many ways, it seems the not only has the integration been difficult, but many external factors including the Brazilian economy and now COVID created challanges.

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement
Replies: 91
Views: 21969

Re: Delta-LATAM sign JV Agreement

DOT is out today with an order requesting parties supply a long list of additional information in order to analyze the proposal. From reading between the lines seems DOT is carefully looking at how the competition plays out between United States/Canada and the South American region in a post COVID w...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 36
Views: 8615

Re: FAA preparing to downgrade Mexico’s Air Safety Rating to CAT 2

https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases ... wsId=26142

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And it's official

Federal Aviation Administration Announces Results of Mexico’s Safety Assessment
https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases ... wsId=26142

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 36
Views: 8615

Re: FAA preparing to downgrade Mexico’s Air Safety Rating to CAT 2

Volaris put out a statement regarding the expected downgrade. https://www.webinfomil.com/2021/05/volaris-transmite-tranquilidad.html?m=1 Basically says the downgrade is related to Mexican government compliance and not airlines. Volaris maintains compliance with all industry safety standards. For U.S...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta names GE veteran as new CFO
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Delta names GE veteran as new CFO

Yes, there will be a reckoning at airlines and how to deal with the heavy debt burden that will weigh them down for years to come.
One obvious area is to manage cost and operate as lean as possible and minimize big CapEx.

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 4791

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2021

Interesting to see how the values of popular freighter feedstock like the 767-300 climbed. Types popularity driven by folks like Amazon and market tightness drove values up for even 30-year-old frames. Will be interesting how long 763 values stay up as some larger fleet retirements such as Delta ar...

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by LAXintl
Tue May 25, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMBC Aviation orders 14 additional 737MAX
Replies: 0
Views: 578

SMBC Aviation orders 14 additional 737MAX

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2021-05-25 ... 7-MAX-Jets
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SMBC Aviation Capital placed new order for 14 additional 737-8 jets, growing its 737 MAX portfolio to 121.

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2021-05-25 ... 7-MAX-Jets

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by LAXintl
Mon May 24, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FAA downgrades Mexico’s Safety Rating to CAT 2
Replies: 36
Views: 8615

Re: FAA preparing to downgrade Mexico’s Air Safety Rating to CAT 2

Yes certainly Volaris is the market leader on the Mexican side for U.S. flights.

I dont have the data, but I have heard that todays Volaris U.S. schedule is already larger than its pre-Covid flying, while AM on the other hand is significantly smaller and would be left with the inability to restore.

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by LAXintl
Mon May 24, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5271

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

Not much need for business travel when many corporate offices are not staffed. heck even airline HQs like AA and UA are not staffed much today with bulk of staff working from home. I don't have a single U.S. client that has open corporate offices today, and those overseas likely not be open well int...

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