Sean Broderick

Aviation Week
New electronic aircraft records transfer spec lauded 
Architects of a new standard for electronic aircraft records transfers are confident their work will yield the first real-world paperless transactions in 2019—a key milestone in a years-long effort to simplify aircraft-ownership transfers by cutting down on paper and connecting disparate back-end systems.
Air Canada rouge A319
Air Canada leverages flexibility of rouge, Express fleets
Recently announced changes to Air Canada’s network reflect added flexibility the airline has in two recently revamped agreements that affect how the airline can deploy its rouge subsidiary and Air Canada Express-contracted fleets.
UTC still conservative on aftermarket growth projection
United Technologies (UTC) continues to take a conservative approach with its commercial aftermarket-growth projection this year, despite signs of high demand across the board.
Southwest Boeing 737-700
Southwest downgrades revenue outlook on US government shutdown 
Lingering booking sluggishness linked to the partial US government shutdown means Southwest Airlines will miss out on an estimated $50-$60 million in first-quarter revenue, much higher than previously estimated, the Dallas-based carrier said Feb. 20.
Bahamasair takes first 737-700, looks to add more partnerships
Bahamasair, working to leverage steady demand for tourism in its home region, has taken delivery of its ninth aircraft and is eyeing additional partnerships with airlines, the airline’s top executive said.
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8
Air Canada posts 4Q loss on currency exchange
Air Canada posted a net loss of C$231 million ($174.3 million) in the fourth quarter, as foreign-exchange losses cost the carrier C$262 million more than in the year-earlier period, when it posted a net profit of C$8 million.
Spirit A320
Spirit to launch Charlotte service 
Spirit Airlines’ new service between American Airlines’ Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) fortress hub and four other airports with significant major-airline presence may be eye-opening at first, but the long-term ramifications of the move—a single daily flight on each route—should be negligible, Bernstein analysts conclude.
Canadian startup Jetlines to serve Quebec City
Aspiring Canadian startup Jetlines, advancing its new strategy of building a route network that seeks to avoid WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop, plans to include Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in its network, the airline and airport announced Feb. 13.
Delta Air Lines A220-100 launch
Airbus A220 makes North American debut with Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines on Feb. 7 became the first airline in the Americas to debut the Airbus A220, operating flights between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and both Boston Logan and Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW).
United unveils 50-seat CRJ550 as part of premium-seating expansion 
United Airlines has unveiled a major increase to its premium-cabin inventory that includes introducing reconfigured Bombardier CRJ700s as 50-seat, two-class aircraft that the airline sees as ideal, scope-clause-compliant replacements for its 50-seat regional jets.
Rendering of CRJ900 aircraft in the Air Canada Express livery
Chorus Aviation to take nine CRJ900s to back Air Canada deal
Canada’s Chorus Aviation confirmed Feb. 6 that it has ordered nine Bombardier CRJ900s that will help support its recently announced extension as an Air Canada regional-feeder partner.
Rendering of WestJet 787-9 in new livery
WestJet ends 2018 with 67% drop in net profit on higher costs 
Canadian LCC WestJet reported 2018 fourth-quarter net earnings of C$29.2 million, down 39% year-over-year (YOY).
Trent 700
EASA mandates more frequent A330 engine inlet inspections 
Operators of Rolls-Royce-powered Airbus A330s face more frequent inspections of engine inlet cowls following a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandate based on revised recommendations from the aircraft manufacturer.
Air Canada, Chorus Aviation agree on revised long-term CPA
A revised capacity-purchase agreement (CPA) with Air Canada gives Chorus Aviation long-term stability for its Jazz Aviation regional feeder and boosts the company’s effort to diversify revenue streams by increasing its leasing income.
TSB Canada endorses runway fixes at Toronto Pearson to avoid incursions 
A Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) analysis of runway incursions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) has led the board to recommend reconfiguring part of the airfield and spotlights how inconsistent airport-design standards can present risks for flight crews.
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