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  • American takes 737-800 with new Boeing Sky Interior

    News | 24 May 2011 21:18 | Sandra Arnoult

    American Airlines today took delivery of its first 737-800 featuring the new Boeing Sky Interior design, as part of a broader $5.5 billion investment in...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/American-takes-737-800-with-new-Boeing-Sky-Interior-357150/
  • Delta to retire 'least efficient aircraft' as it smarts from $318m loss

    News | 26 Apr 2011 19:01 | Sandra Arnoult

    <p>Delta Air Lines is blaming escalating fuel costs for its $318 million net loss in the first quarter and says it is raising fares and retiring its "least...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Delta-to-retire-least-efficient-aircraft-as-it-smarts-from-318m-loss-355997/
  • Southwest waits for Boeing’s move to re-engine or re-design the 737

    News | 21 Jan 2011 00:38 | Sandra Arnoult

    Southwest Airlines has underlined its allegiance to the Boeing 737 but has stressed its desire for a more fuel-efficient aircraft...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Southwest-waits-for-Boeings-move-to-re-engine-or-re-design-the-737-352148/
  • American, United join in suit to halt expansion at Chicago’s O’Hare

    News | 19 Jan 2011 21:52 | Sandra Arnoult

    <p>American Airlines has joined with rival United Airlines in a suit against the City of Chicago to block expansion of O'Hare International Airport that could...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/American-United-join-in-suit-to-halt-expansion-at-Chicagos-OHare-352068/
  • MRO strategy: Eastern promise

    News | 02 Nov 2010 11:11 | Sandra Arnoult

    <P><B><I></I></B><B><I>Ma</I></B><B><I>intenance providers, beleaguered by the downturn in flying, are looking to emerging markets like China for future revenue streams, writes Sandra Arnoult in Washington</I></B></P> <P>There is no argument that the past few years have given the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector a rough ride. Airlines have cut capacity and parked aircraft. The simple fact is that fewer aircraft flying means a drop in business. And, unfortunately for the MRO service providers, the news going forward is not too bright either. </P> <P>This year total MRO expenditure is expected to decline 5%, dropping to $41.8 billion from $44 billion in 2009, according to a report from consultancy firm AeroStrategy. But the 2009 figure was already 7% down on 2007, when MRO spending peaked at $45 million. The <I>Airline Business</I> annual maintenance snapshot <I>(see </I><I>our November 2010 print edition)</I> shows maintenance expenditure for 20 leading carriers in 2009 nearlyhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MRO-strategy-Eastern-promise-349207/
  • Maintenance special report: The MRO quandary

    News | 26 Oct 2010 16:17 | Sandra Arnoult

    <P><B><I></I></B><B><I>Airlines face a tough dilemma when it comes to maintenance strategy: keep it in-house or farm it out to a dedicated provider? We test the mood in the current climate, writes Sandra Arnoult in Washington</I></B></P> <P>Airline executives are always mulling over their MRO strategy; should they outsource more or should they make investments to bring MRO back under their control? Should they update the fleet to cut MRO costs? Or, should MRO be a cost centre or marketed in an effort to become a profit centre? If you ask different people, you can get different answers and it becomes clear there is no "one size fits all" approach. In general, however, low-cost and start-up carriers are more likely to depend heavily on third-party MRO providers, while legacy carriers may look to their own in-house capabilities. </P> <P>"Low-cost carriers have intentionally designed their business models to not include maintenance as a core activity," says Jonathan Berger of SH&amp;E Cohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Maintenance-special-report-The-MRO-quandary-348942/