Sean Broderick

Aviation Week


Southwest Boeing 737-700
Southwest downgrades revenue outlook on US government shutdown
Lingering booking sluggishness linked to the partial US government shutdown means Southwest Airlines will miss out on an estimated $50-$60 million in first-quarter revenue, much higher than previously estimated, the Dallas-based carrier said Feb. 20.
Bahamasair takes first 737-700, looks to add more partnerships
Bahamasair, working to leverage steady demand for tourism in its home region, has taken delivery of its ninth aircraft and is eyeing additional partnerships with airlines, the airline’s top executive said.
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8
Air Canada posts 4Q loss on currency exchange
Air Canada posted a net loss of C$231 million ($174.3 million) in the fourth quarter, as foreign-exchange losses cost the carrier C$262 million more than in the year-earlier period, when it posted a net profit of C$8 million.
Spirit A320
Spirit to launch Charlotte service 
Spirit Airlines’ new service between American Airlines’ Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) fortress hub and four other airports with significant major-airline presence may be eye-opening at first, but the long-term ramifications of the move—a single daily flight on each route—should be negligible, Bernstein analysts conclude.
Canadian startup Jetlines to serve Quebec City
Aspiring Canadian startup Jetlines, advancing its new strategy of building a route network that seeks to avoid WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop, plans to include Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in its network, the airline and airport announced Feb. 13.
Delta Air Lines A220-100 launch
Airbus A220 makes North American debut with Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines on Feb. 7 became the first airline in the Americas to debut the Airbus A220, operating flights between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and both Boston Logan and Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW).
United unveils 50-seat CRJ550 as part of premium-seating expansion 
United Airlines has unveiled a major increase to its premium-cabin inventory that includes introducing reconfigured Bombardier CRJ700s as 50-seat, two-class aircraft that the airline sees as ideal, scope-clause-compliant replacements for its 50-seat regional jets.
Rendering of CRJ900 aircraft in the Air Canada Express livery
Chorus Aviation to take nine CRJ900s to back Air Canada deal
Canada’s Chorus Aviation confirmed Feb. 6 that it has ordered nine Bombardier CRJ900s that will help support its recently announced extension as an Air Canada regional-feeder partner.
Rendering of WestJet 787-9 in new livery
WestJet ends 2018 with 67% drop in net profit on higher costs 
Canadian LCC WestJet reported 2018 fourth-quarter net earnings of C$29.2 million, down 39% year-over-year (YOY).
Trent 700
EASA mandates more frequent A330 engine inlet inspections 
Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Airbus A330s face more frequent inspections of engine inlet cowls following a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandate based on revised recommendations from the aircraft manufacturer.
Air Canada, Chorus Aviation agree on revised long-term CPA
A revised capacity-purchase agreement (CPA) with Air Canada gives Chorus Aviation long-term stability for its Jazz Aviation regional feeder and boosts the company’s effort to diversify revenue streams by increasing its leasing income.
TSB Canada endorses runway fixes at Toronto Pearson to avoid incursions 
A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) analysis of runway incursions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) has led the board to recommend reconfiguring part of the airfield and spotlights how inconsistent airport-design standards can present risks for flight crews.
Bloomberg sees Airbus, Boeing book-to-bill decline in 2019
Continued deceleration of economic growth in China coupled with sluggish environments in the US and Europe will take their toll on new-aircraft demand, likely leaving Airbus and Boeing with fewer orders than deliveries this year, a Bloomberg analyst has warned.
EASA, FAA grant 60-day extensions to 140 US-based repair stations
FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have agreed to grant extensions to scores of dual-certified repair stations with certificate expiration dates in early 2019, ensuring the recent US government shutdown will not hold up routine renewals.
Boom Supersonic
Study: Supersonic transports to challenge noise, emissions standards 
Supersonic transports (SSTs) under development could produce substantial noise pollution throughout projected global route networks and pose major challenges for aviation carbon-emissions reduction efforts within two decades if new environmental standards are not introduced, an International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) study concludes.
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