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Delta Airlines to get stronger foothold in South America with LATAM deal – continues to broaden its global network

Overview of the deal between Delta and LATAM Stronger foothold for Delta in South America with the new partnership Future outlook for Delta post the deal   Delta Air Lines, one of the major players in the US airline industry, recently announced that it is buying a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines Group for $1.9 billion. The investment has created a new alliance...

US to enact WTO approved tariffs in Boeing vs Airbus dispute

History of a long-drawn battle between two biggest aircraft manufacturers: Boeing and Airbus. US claims victory in Boeing vs Airbus feud.   On October 14 th , 2019, World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorized the US to impose tariffs on the EU and other European countries worth about USD 7.5 billion of exports annually. The new tariffs came into effect...

Airbus A321XLR, a generational turning point in the history of aviation?

Overview of the aircraft market over the years Market response on the launch of new Airbus A321XLR   Throughout the aviation history (especially through the 1960s and the 1970s) aircraft manufacturers followed the notion that bigger-is-better, developing massive aircraft such as the DC-10, Boeing 747 and Lockheed L1011 Tristar for intercontinental travel. These...

Is Avianca Holdings in trouble?

What got Colombia’s national carrier into crisis United takes control of Avianca along with the appointment of a new CEO Avianca’s transformation plan   Avianca, Colombia’s national carrier hold a whopping 54% share in the domestic market. It is the second-largest airline operator in South America and has demonstrated impressive growth in flights across the...

Wow Air’s bankruptcy, a blow to Iceland’s economy?

Wow Air’s bankruptcy, possible repercussion and government’s response Importance of tourism for Iceland   Iceland is more susceptible to busts and booms with a mere population of 350,000. Tourism is the largest export sector for the country and it accounted for more than 10% of the GDP in 2017, it also accounted for c. 42% of the export revenue, which was...

Boeing 737 MAX mishaps and indefinite grounding of aircraft

Importance of 737 MAX for Boeing Impact of Lion Air and Ethiopian air crashes on the company Effect of the global grounding of 737 MAX on airlines Can Airbus benefit from the Boeing crises?   The aviation industry has come a long way in the last 30 years. Jumbo jets have rapidly lost their appeal and have been replaced by the next-gen technological...

Jet Airways, can the airline weather the storm?

India’s growing, but brutal aviation industry Impact of Jet’s failure on several stakeholders? A brief timeline of the crisis Revival plan, a succinct account on bank-led Provisional Resolution Plan Can the company reinvent its operational model?   ‘Notoriously difficult’ is how India’s airline industry is often described. The cut-throat...

Etihad Airways, what went wrong?

Why is Jet Airways sustenance crucial for Etihad Airways? What went wrong with Etihad’s strategy? Etihad’s restructuring plan   Jet Airways, a full-service carrier accounting for 14% of the market share in India, is yet another airline in the eye of the storm for its financial woes. While the collapse of Jet Airways will benefit other airlines in India, it...

Entrance of ULCCs in Canada, can they survive and thrive?

Why Canada is one of the most expensive nations for air travel? Canada’s airline industry’s duopoly, Air Canada and WestJet commands c. 85% of the market Introduction of ULCC’s into Canada   Canada is said to be one of the most expensive countries for air travel in the world. It is estimated that every year approx. five million Canadians cross the border...

United Technologies Corporation’s new restructuring plan to create a new kind of giant?

Overview of the United Technologies Corporation’s spin-off Dominance of the United Technologies in the aircraft supplies space with the new acquisition Road ahead for the aerospace industry   United Technologies Corporation (UTC), the global leader in providing high-technology products and services to the aerospace and commercial building industries worldwide is...

US commercial space launch industry at a tipping point with the rising of small rocket players

The commercial space launch industry witnessing a transition towards Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite launches Emergence of numerous small rocket start-ups Increased consumer affordability for space launches   In the past decade, the global commercial space launch industry witnessed a boom in both the interest and the development, mainly from the communication...

Indian aviation sector woes, Jet Airways facing the brunt

Indian aviation sector, the fastest growing in the world Indian market is unique and is a buyer’s market Jet Airways facing the liquidity crunch and is on the block   India is currently the seventh largest and the fastest growing civil aviation market globally, it has witnessed a healthy passenger traffic growth of 13.4% CAGR (2012-13 to 2017-18) and is poised to...

Air India for sale, no takers for the national carrier?

Overview of the segments for the sell-off Shortcomings and challenges of disinvestment   Air India, which is India’s premier airline and is run by the government has been facing a financial and operational crisis for the past several years. The performance-related inefficiencies and a continuous loss-making made the operations unsustainable. While the talks for...

MC-21, the Russian aviation wonder?

Will MC-21's entry as the medium range commercial aircraft redefine Russia’s role in the sector? MC-21 and its challenges Airbus and Boeing vs. MC-21?   Russian aircraft industry is one of the most innovative in the world, the aviation manufacturing in Russia has a century old legacy. But, the dissolution of the USSR impacted the development of new aircraft, this...

Pressures faced by legacy carriers

Global air travel has immensely grown over the past decade and there are signs of continued expansion. The air connectivity was positively impacted by the increased growth of Middle East hub carriers. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that revenues increased to the US $746 billion (2014) from the US $369 billion (2004).  Thus, besides competition within...

Booming market for the aircraft leasing industry

The sizable portion of the growth in the aircraft leasing industry can be attributed directly to consistent demand from the emerging markets, rising per-capita GDP, growth in passenger traffic and increasing international tourist travel. Airlines lease aircraft to either reduce the financial burden associated with procuring aircraft or to provide flexibility to meet variations in demand. A...

Battle of the Low-Cost Carriers

The aviation industry has witnessed a mammoth growth in the last decade. IATA or the International Air Transport Association reported that revenues in the sector increased to $746 billion (2014) from $369 billion (2004). A significant portion of this growth can be attributed to the low-cost carrier segment, which is said to account for about 25% of the market share. LCCs or the “no-frills...

Budget Vs Premium Airlines.

Operational benchmarks that unmask the financial performances. The strong financial performance of an air carrier requires not only a solid brand proposition, but sound operational strategies, that evolve in a continuous dynamic environment. Although the list could be exhaustive, operating characteristics include high operating margin routes, strong network on routes...

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Boeing 737 MAX mishaps and indefinite grounding of aircraft

Importance of 737 MAX for Boeing Impact of Lion Air and Ethiopian air crashes on the company Effect of the global grounding of 737 MAX on airlines Can Airbus benefit...

Etihad Airways, what went wrong?

Why is Jet Airways sustenance crucial for Etihad Airways? What went wrong with Etihad’s strategy? Etihad’s restructuring plan   Jet Airways, a full-service...

US commercial space launch industry at a tipping point with the rising of small rocket players

The commercial space launch industry witnessing a transition towards Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite launches Emergence of numerous small rocket start-ups Increased consumer...

Battle of the Low-Cost Carriers

The aviation industry has witnessed a mammoth growth in the last decade. IATA or the International Air Transport Association reported that revenues in the sector increased to $746 billion (2014)...

Jet Airways, can the airline weather the storm?

India’s growing, but brutal aviation industry Impact of Jet’s failure on several stakeholders? A brief timeline of the crisis Revival plan, a succinct account on...

Is Avianca Holdings in trouble?

What got Colombia’s national carrier into crisis United takes control of Avianca along with the appointment of a new CEO Avianca’s transformation plan   ...

Airbus A321XLR, a generational turning point in the history of aviation?

Overview of the aircraft market over the years Market response on the launch of new Airbus A321XLR   Throughout the aviation history (especially through the 1960s...

Indian aviation sector woes, Jet Airways facing the brunt

Indian aviation sector, the fastest growing in the world Indian market is unique and is a buyer’s market Jet Airways facing the liquidity crunch and is on the block   ...

Booming market for the aircraft leasing industry

The sizable portion of the growth in the aircraft leasing industry can be attributed directly to consistent demand from the emerging markets, rising per-capita GDP, growth in passenger traffic and...

Wow Air’s bankruptcy, a blow to Iceland’s economy?

Wow Air’s bankruptcy, possible repercussion and government’s response Importance of tourism for Iceland   Iceland is more susceptible to busts and booms with a mere...

MC-21, the Russian aviation wonder?

Will MC-21's entry as the medium range commercial aircraft redefine Russia’s role in the sector? MC-21 and its challenges Airbus and Boeing vs. MC-21?   Russian...

United Technologies Corporation’s new restructuring plan to create a new kind of giant?

Overview of the United Technologies Corporation’s spin-off Dominance of the United Technologies in the aircraft supplies space with the new acquisition Road ahead for the aerospace...

Air India for sale, no takers for the national carrier?

Overview of the segments for the sell-off Shortcomings and challenges of disinvestment   Air India, which is India’s premier airline and is run by the government has been...

Entrance of ULCCs in Canada, can they survive and thrive?

Why Canada is one of the most expensive nations for air travel? Canada’s airline industry’s duopoly, Air Canada and WestJet commands c. 85% of the market Introduction of...

Budget Vs Premium Airlines.

Operational benchmarks that unmask the financial performances. The strong financial performance of an air carrier requires not only a solid brand proposition, but sound...

US to enact WTO approved tariffs in Boeing vs Airbus dispute

History of a long-drawn battle between two biggest aircraft manufacturers: Boeing and Airbus. US claims victory in Boeing vs Airbus feud.   On October 14 th , 2019,...

Pressures faced by legacy carriers

Global air travel has immensely grown over the past decade and there are signs of continued expansion. The air connectivity was positively impacted by the increased growth of Middle East hub...

Delta Airlines to get stronger foothold in South America with LATAM deal – continues to broaden its global network

Overview of the deal between Delta and LATAM Stronger foothold for Delta in South America with the new partnership Future outlook for Delta post the deal   ...