Poll: How prepared is the aftermarket for the expected fleet changes?
Grounding aircraft when bookings collapsed for fear of coronavirus was a painful but easy decision for airlines. Now come the hard decisions, as government restrictions on flying begin to ease and airlines see a glimmer of hope for consumer demand.
As the recovery begins, airlines must decide which and how many aircraft to put back into service immediately, how to get them back most economically, where and how to store the aircraft not needed soon, which aircraft to retire and how to wring the most value out of their retirement.
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Which aircraft will stay on the ground? Older is more likely than newer to remain parked. Even with low oil prices, fuel-guzzlers are less likely to return soon than the new fuel-stingy jets. Aircraft and engines due for heavy maintenance will stay on the ground longer.
Read the full article - Tough Decisions Ahead On Grounded Aircraft.
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