Can the COMAC C919 Alter the Aircraft Market Dynamics Significantly? The Chinese home-made single-aisle aircraft, the COMAC C919 has successfully completed its maiden flight on May 5, 2017. According to different reports, the C919 is set out to compete against the re-engined Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. And one
Can US, UK Ban on Electronics Actually Harm Flight Safety? As a shocking surprise and wake-up call to the aviation community, including airline passengers, the USA followed by the UK have decided to ban electronic devices larger than cell phones as carry-on items on board airplanes. This measure applies to
Did Bombardier Really Under Sell the CSeries? In a previous article “Is Bombardier Fully Sold on the Merit of the CSeries”, we questioned the soundness of the failed attempt by the Montreal-based aircraft manufacturer to sell a major stake of the CSeries to their European and most hostile rival, Airbus.
Airline Distribution: Can the Airline Industry Emulate Amazon Retailing Effectively? Counting on lower fuel prices to make a record profit is not enough, in fact it may turn out to be a losing strategy. Yet can the airline industry effectively copy Amazon’s online retailing approach? There are competing initiatives
African Open Skies: When Will the Yamoussoukro Declaration Be Implemented? AFRAA’S 47th Annual General Assembly in Brazzaville, Congo On November 8-10, 2015, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), currently led by Secretary General, Dr. Elijah Chingosho, will be holding their 47th Annual General Assembly. Hosted by Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir) who’s