Break Even Load Factor Snapshot – Aircraft Operating Series

An ExpressJet CRJ700 on final at YYZ in 2014. –Photo: Marc Volland – OPShots Contributor//

On January 12th, 2015, Delta Air Lines Flight 6259 took off from Cleveland Hopkins, destined for New York LaGuardia, with only two passengers on board. Earlier flights had suffered long delays, so all passengers rebooked, except one. The flight nearly departed with the one passenger who did not rebook, but shortly after disconnecting from the …

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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

Air Force One touches down at CLE in 2012. - Photo: USNAirpower – OPShots Contributor//

NPR – The Air Force has picked a new Air Force One, the Boeing 747-8, and it wasn’t even a close race. In a statement announcing the pick, the Air Force said the decision was made “through a Determinations and Findings document, which “authorizes the commercial aircraft purchase by other than full and open competition.” …

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Aerion AS2 Supersonic Jet

CNN Money – Over a decade after the Concorde made its last transatlantic flight, a number of companies are working on the next generation of supersonic passenger aircraft capable of speeds at least twice as fast as current commercial planes. These planes will likely first appear in the private and business jet market. Reno, Nevada, …

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Delta orders 25 Airbus A350s and 25 A330-900neos – USA Today

A diverted 767 at CLE in 2013. To be retired within the next few years. - Photo: Ed Jones – OPShots Contributor//

Delta will go with Airbus in a deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14.3 billion at list prices. The airline will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets and 25 Airbus A330-900neo jets, to replace its older Boeing 747-400 and 767-300ER models. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory …

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