India’s largest airline has a major problem. After multiple inflight engine shutdowns IndiGo must replace all its PW1100G engines with an updated model. And Indian regulators are now looking to ground aircraft ahead of a January 2020 deadline, concerned that sufficient progress on the repairs is not being made.
United’s newest aircraft type takes flight this week and the CRJ550 interior really is as special as the company has been hyping. Airbus orders and Boeing delays plus some fancy new wifi and upgraded airports on the horizon. Another busy PaxEx week.
Spirit Airlines has big growth plans on its mind. The carrier announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus today to add 100 A320neo family aircraft to its order book, more than doubling the fleet by 2027.
Delta and Airbus announced a deal today for at least 100 new A321neo aircraft to be delivered in the first half of the next decade. And, believe it or not, the most significant factor in that decision might not be the planes.