Robert W. Moorman

Robert
W. Moorman
Articles
Global alliances evolve to stay current 
Global alliances are an established part of the airline business, but is it time for change?
Pilots in demand as retirements grow, fleets expand 
By 2035, hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots will be needed to fly the new aircraft and fleet mixes that are forecast worldwide.
Aircraft Leasing Business Sees Growth 
The aircraft leasing business sees strong growth despite competition concerns.
Fast-Growing Cabin Connectivity Will Boost Airlines Revenues 
How satellite technology is revolutionizing the onboard experience
ShowTime 
Over the past few years, international air show news has been dominated by OEMs announcing record-breaking orders for commercial airliners.
A New Drill 
The growing sophistication of onboard in-flight entertainment systems (IFE) and the need for safety training related to the power source of passengers’ personal electronic devices (PED) are compelling airline training departments to adapt cabin crew curricula.
The Good Life 
As airlines go, so goes commercial aircraft leasing. It is going quite well for both at this time.
Oil Rich 
Three years ago Delta Air Lines bought an aging oil refinery near Philadelphia for $180 million to ensure an adequate supply of jet fuel for its aircraft and to help manage fuel costs.
Meeting the Market 
Quick Change (QC) has come to Air France. By summer 2016, 32 777s will be part of the Air France QC program.
Maintaining Position 
The sale of most of GE’s financing business as part of a reorganization effort will not adversely affect its aircraft-leasing arm, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), as some have speculated.
Diverging Paths 
Record orders for new commercial aircraft and a compelling need for airline pilots worldwide is driving growth of the commercial flight training and simulation sector.
Competing Quartet 
The four major commercial aircraft manufacturers are well on their way toward certification of their next-generation single-aisle commercial airliners. The Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and Embraer E2 families are producing major makeovers and Bombardier is offering its all-new CSeries.
The State of Leasing 

Chroniclers of the air transportation industry last year were cautiously optimistic that an economic recovery in the airline business had arrived finally as large orders for new commercial aircraft from airlines and lessors rolled in. Orders for new equipment continued this year at a brisk pace but there is a debate within the industry about too many planes chasing too little traffic.

Thinking Business 
"Our government is subsidizing foreign state-owned airlines and giving them an economic advantage over US carriers." What is surprising about the quote, which relates to the call for reform of lending policies of the US Export-Import Bank, is that it comes not from an airline CEO, but from Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents 50,000 airline pilots in the US and Canada.
Among the Big Guns 
Where the new Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2 jets fit in the air transportation business is an open question. Is this new breed of next-generation small airliners considered to be at the top end of the regional jet market or the low end of the mainline narrowbody market, nudging into Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 territory?
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2017
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Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees....More
Jun 22, 2017
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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
Jun 22, 2017
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Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

You have to hand it to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; he never fails to surprise. This time, it appears, he has also surprised American Airlines....More
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