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Aviation Industry Updates: July 27, 2021

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American Needs 1,350 Pilots by 2022 | Hiring Demands Ramping Up

  • Fort Worth-based American Airlines told employees Wednesday that it hopes to bring on 350 more new pilots this year, adding 50 new employees to its plan to hire 300 by the end of 2021. And in 2022, the company plans to hire 1,000 aviators, increasing from its previous projection to add 600 pilots.

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Aviation Industry Updates: July 20, 2021

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Delta Air Lines Starts Rebuilding Fleet | Stark Contrast From United’s Strategy

  • Delta Air Lines has already started reactivating Boeing 717s and Boeing 767-300ERs as part of its fleet rebuild. These two fleets, which the carrier is viewing as very flexible, are signs of the carrier’s optimistic view of recovery.
    In the second quarter, the airline grew its operating mainline fleet by 18 jets as it recovers from one of the worst years in history.

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Aviation Industry Updates: July 13, 2021

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United vs. Delta | Completely Different Fleet Strategies

  • Delta Air Lines has significantly increased the average number of seats on its aircraft over the past 10 years, helping to limit costs and boost earnings.
    Despite its upgauging program, Delta has a wide range of aircraft sizes in its fleet, including many large regional jets and small narrow-bodies.

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Aviation Industry Updates: June 22, 2021

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American’s Schedule | Too Much For Available Crews

  • American Airlines has cancelled over 100 flights already today (June 19). The most common reason is ‘flight crew unavailable’. Many other flights show cancelled due to ‘operational decision’ which appears to be giving that flight’s pilots to another aircraft (in other words, also ‘flight crew unavailable’). In contrast, as of this writing United has cancelled eight flights today and Delta has cancelled two.

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