Flight Friday: Putting The Focus On Asia-Pacific's Operational Recovery, Utilization Trends

By Daniel Williams Sep 21, 2023

With Aviation Week’s MRO Asia-Pacific starting next week, this week’s #FlightFriday looks at indexed flight hours for Asia-Pacific, China and India.

MRO Asia

Flight Friday: Spain’s Narrowbody Aircraft

By Daniel Williams Sep 08, 2023

In this week’s #FlightFriday, we look at some engine data, focusing on Spanish operated narrowbody aircraft.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Flight Friday: A Closer Look At Embraer's New E-Jets

By Daniel Williams Aug 31, 2023

For this week’s Flight Friday we look at Embraer’s E190-E2 and E195-E2.

Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Flight Friday: Domestic & International Flights Compared To 2019

By Daniel Williams Aug 24, 2023

For this week’s Flight Friday we look at domestic and international flights (cycles) compared to their equivalent month in 2019.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: Airbus A380 Flight Hours By Operator

By Daniel Williams Aug 03, 2023

This week we break down the A380's flight hours a little, by operator.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: Return Of The A380

By Daniel Williams Jul 27, 2023

Due to high travel demand, a pilot shortage, and new build delivery delays, the A380 looks like a very interesting proposition again.

Airlines & Lessors

Flight Friday: Focus On The Airbus A320 Family

By Daniel Williams Jul 20, 2023

This week, Flight Friday pivots to looking at just one aircraft family—the Airbus A320.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Flight Friday: Which Regions Are Ahead Of The 2019 Utilization Benchmark?

By Daniel Williams Jul 13, 2023

This week’s #FlightFriday looks at how flight hours, by region, compare against the first half of 2019.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: First Half Deliveries For Airbus And Boeing

By Daniel Williams Jul 06, 2023

How do first half deliveries for the two largest airframers stack up in the last few years?

Aircraft & Propulsion

Flight Friday: How Are Boeing And Airbus' Next-Generation Narrowbodies Faring?

By Daniel Williams Jun 29, 2023

With nearly 1,000 A320 and 737 MAX family aircraft ordered at Paris Air Show, this week’s #FlightFriday looks at the A320ceo, A320neo, 737-800 and the 737-8 MAX

Aircraft & Propulsion

Flight Friday: Focus On India's Aircraft Orders

By Daniel Williams Jun 22, 2023

With the large number of Indian operators announcing orders at Paris Air Show, this week’s Flight Friday looks at the Indian market.

Airlines & Lessors

Flight Friday: Lufthansa Group 2019 Versus 2023 Flights—How Do They Compare?

By Daniel Williams Jun 08, 2023

A look at how the Lufthansa Group is fairing by comparing the number of flights (cycles) between January-May 2019 and 2023.

Airlines & Lessors

Flight Friday: Update On The Overall Commercial Market

By Daniel Williams May 25, 2023

With stability returning to travel globally, the number of flights (cycles) are slowly returning to equivalent 2019 levels.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: Has The Business Aviation Bubble Burst?

By Daniel Williams May 18, 2023

The business aviation sector has been one of the few bright stars of the pandemic, and we have seen some of that utilization begin to fall and then plateau over

Business Aviation

Flight Friday: Australia and New Zealand Recovery Remains Behind

By Daniel Williams May 04, 2023

With Aviation Week’s MRO Australasia coming up this month, this week’s #FlightFriday takes a look at Australian and New Zealand operators’ utilization.


Flight Friday: Latest Generation Versus Legacy Engines

By Daniel Williams Apr 27, 2023

We look at the latest generation engines CFM LEAP and Pratt & Whitney GTF against the well-established "legacy" engines CFM56 and IAE V2500.


Flight Friday: The North American Market, Through The Lens Of Aircraft Classes

By Daniel Williams Apr 20, 2023

This week’s Flight Friday looks at the North American market through the lens of aircraft classes.

MRO Americas

How LCCs Are Leading The Recovery For The U.S. 'Medium 4' Airlines

By Daniel Williams Apr 13, 2023

This week we look at the U.S. "Medium 4" operators in terms of number of scheduled movements.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: How Are Middle East And African Carriers Rebounding From The Pandemic?

By Daniel Williams Mar 30, 2023

This week we examine the recovery of passenger flights across the Middle East and Africa.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: The Fallout From The Invasion Of Ukraine

By Daniel Williams Mar 23, 2023

Russia's domestic traffic has begun to drop below the equivalent month in 2019, suggesting sanctions on aircraft and engine parts may be having an effect.

Aircraft & Propulsion

Flight Friday: How Narrowbodies Are Leading The Recovery Across The Americas

By Daniel Williams Mar 16, 2023

The first group to return to 100% of 2019 levels was the Latin America narrowbody market, which returned to pre-2019 levels in April 2022.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: What Impact Has China's Reopening Had So Far?

By Daniel Williams Mar 09, 2023

China was the last large market to remove COVID restrictions, and it is anticipated that the international travel shall continue to rebound.

Air Transport

Forecast Friday: Long Light Single Engine Helicopters Drive Market Growth

By Daniel Williams Mar 03, 2023

Helicopter In Service Fleet (ISF) is expected to grow from ~21,500 in 2023 to over 24,000 in 2032.


Flight Friday: Widebody Recovery Sluggish In Middle East

By Daniel Williams Feb 23, 2023

Middle East carriers thrive on transit passengers through the major Middle Eastern hubs, however, the COVID outbreak put a halt on international traffic.

Air Transport

Flight Friday: Turboprops Lead The Way In Latin America Recovery

By Daniel Williams Feb 16, 2023

Overall, January 2023 Latin America flights are almost at 95% of January 2019, showing positive progress to ‘pre-pandemic’ levels.

Air Transport