Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

As airlines remain grounded due to COVID-19, the time could be used to re-look at some of the regulations in the country and tweak them to make them more attractive. The most discussed and debated regulation has been the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). Some of my suggestions were incorporated in the National Civil aviation Policy … Continue reading Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss

Singapore Airlines posted a full year loss as COVID-19 crippled the passenger traffic in fourth quarter of financial year. The airline announced that it has cut passenger capacity by 96% and this was topped by mark-to-market fuel hedging losses due to unprecedented plunge in fuel prices. There was a drastic drop of $894 million in … Continue reading Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss

Thoughts this week – 9May20

This week, we look at More airlines are announcing increase in flights Delta and LATAM sign trans-American Joint Venture State Aid starts flowing to airlines Aircraft deliveries deferred Iberia to offer COVID-19 tests for all employees More airlines are announcing flight schedules More airlines are getting back to the air and increasing flights. Qatar Airways … Continue reading Thoughts this week – 9May20

Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

The two largest airplane makers in the world, Airbus and Boeing announced their Q1-CY20 results today. As anticipated both the manufacturers have declared losses as the world battled COVID-19 and air travel is one the most impacted industries worldwide. Airbus reported revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and a consolidated net loss of EUR 481 million … Continue reading Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

Boeing terminates agreement to establish joint venture with Embraer

In a not so surprising move Boeing announced that it has terminated Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer. The MTA was signed in 2018 under which the two companies sought to establish a new level of strategic partnership. This involved creating a joint venture comprising Embraer’s commercial aviation business and a second joint venture to … Continue reading Boeing terminates agreement to establish joint venture with Embraer