Air Transport Aircraft Retirements Are On The Rise

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Aircraft retirements are projected to climb in the next several years, and some figures suggest the trend started in 2019.
Aircraft retirements have been lagging for several years due in part to strong demand for lift, cheap fuel prices and a spate of issues with new models designed to replace older ones, but now they appear to be on the rise, even as some of the contributing factors—such as the Boeing 737 MAX grounding...
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

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