Sean Broderick

Aviation Week
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800
Southwest Airlines lowers 1Q RASM guidance 
Southwest Airlines said a combination of factors will keep it from growing first-quarter RASM as much as expected, but the carrier remains confident in its full-year outlook for a unit-revenue uptick.
JetBlue Airbus A320
JetBlue: Mint success is benchmark for transatlantic flying 
The decision of JetBlue Airways to convert some of its Airbus A321neo orders to the longer-range (LR) version and launch transatlantic service to Europe hinges on the potential to replicate returns the carrier sees on its dual-class Mint transcontinental flying, executives said.
Air Canada A321
Air Canada, Air China to conclude partnership talks later this year
Air Canada is confident that joint-venture (JV) talks with Air China will be wrapped up this year, laying the groundwork for even closer cooperation between the two airlines, a top executive for the Canadian flag carrier said.
United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
United ‘actively pursuing’ more used aircraft 
United Airlines is “actively pursuing” more used aircraft and sees its recently activated strategy of adding second-hand lift to be a long-term play that provides more fleet flexibility, a top executive said.
Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300
Air Canada to swap out rouge Boeing 767s with 737-8s
Air Canada’s recently announced plans to increase frequencies on several North American leisure routes next winter includes swapping rouge-branded Boeing 767-300s to mainline flying with 737-8s.
Parker: High fuel prices may affect American’s profit this year 
American Airlines, hampered by higher fuel prices, is setting up to have a “slightly off” year, but still expects to generate a profit that falls within its notional target range, CEO Doug Parker told attendees at this week's J.P. Morgan Global Aviation and Transportation Conference.
JetBlue Embraer E190
JetBlue in fleet negotiations with Bombardier, Embraer 
JetBlue Airways is “deep in discussions” with Bombardier and Embraer to replace its Embraer E190s and has sought possible buyers for its regional-jet fleet to help finance a deal, but the airline’s executives caution against assuming a switch is imminent.
Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F
Strong cargo demand prompts Atlas Air to add six 747-400Fs 
Continued strong demand for dedicated cargo services and a shrinking inventory of viable used widebody freighters led Atlas Air Worldwide (AAW) to add six second-hand Boeing 747-400 freighters to its fleet.
Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300
Bastian: Delta has strong interest in Boeing’s new mid-market aircraft 
Delta Air Lines continues to express strong interest in shaping Boeing’s new mid-market aircraft (NMA), the airline’s chief executive said March 13.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
United bullish on revenue environment, raises 1Q guidance on strong demand 
Citing strong network-wide demand, United Airlines raised first-quarter PRASM guidance to up 1%-3% and said pre-tax margins, expected to be flat before, could be up 1% or more.
Air Canada Airbus A321
Air Canada resolves IT issues following ‘worldwide’ systems outage
Air Canada late Monday was working to clear a backlog of passengers following what the carrier termed “computer-telecommunications issues” that affected both domestic and international flights.
Frontier Airlines A320
ALPA: Frontier pilots confident new agreement within reach 
The recent agreement with Florida-based ultra-LCC Spirit Airlines set against a generally positive industry economic environment has the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) confident that a long-sought-after new deal for its pilots at Denver-based Frontier Airlines is within reach.
Embraer CEO: Boeing JV outcome still uncertain 
Boeing, Embraer, and other potential stakeholders are working to wrap up joint venture (JV) talks involving the two aircraft manufacturers "very soon," Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva said. In response to an analyst’s question on a timeline, Silva said, "we don't know," about whether the talks will lead to a major announcement in the short-term. "I think what's important is that [the] parties are working very hard to have an outcome as soon as possible."
Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Norwegian applies for Canadian service
A procedural ruling by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has revealed that Norwegian Air has applied to serve Canada starting this summer.
Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX
Aeromexico set to put first MAX into service
Aeromexico’s fleet transformation hit two major milestones in late February with the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX and the retirement of its last 777, leaving the carrier with three basic fleet types.
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