CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons
It’s amazing how fast this data accumulates in a short period of time, so here’s the latest compilation in summary-highlights form for your reading pleasure.
Number of Laser Incidents in 2018
TSA Busiest Day Ever, And Various Interesting Stats
Global Airlines 2019 Profit Forecast Cut
European example of Trains competing with Air Service
CFM56 Milestone Achievements
US Aerospace and Defense Industry 2018 Performance
Interesting Highlights From the FAA Aerospace Forecast 2019-2039
Posted By Roy Resto | 10/1/2019 11:12:25 AM
You’re on your honeymoon. Your eyes are a-glaze with thoughts of a tranquil reverie with your beloved. Soon the honeymoon will be over and you’ll come home to the new reality of the challenge to make the relationship work. And so it is with airlines…but how so?
You have a new and young fleet. The aircraft, engines, and components are covered by warranty. Even as those warranties expire, it will be some time before many of those parts reach their forecasted MTBR’s (Mean Time Between Removals). A...
Posted By Roy Resto | 8/2/2019 1:03:45 PM
To lawyers and quality geeks, the careful selection of words one uses to communicate is a source of constant musing. Because of this I’m amazed that preflight passenger briefings continue to use a curious mixture of potentially confusing words for the inexperienced passenger. For example, “posted placards”. Huh? What’s a placard? Also, “no congregating around the forward lavatory”. Congregating? Are they expressing a religious restriction? I’m offended. Why not just plainly call a placard- signs...
Posted By Roy Resto | 6/6/2019 11:06:06 AM
As promised, here is part I of 2019’s compilation of Facts, Figures, and Forecasts (F3). I normally would have posted this later this year, but there was a considerable abundance of data, so here ‘tis. By the way many of you have shared your like for this information, so I’ll keep gathering it for periodic postings.
The source citations are at the very end.
Here are the data listings, in this order:
Share of Global Commercial Aircraft Fleet Controlled by Lessors
Average Age at Retirement vs. Ret...
Posted By Roy Resto | 4/1/2019 10:23:34 AM
I detect that I have set a new personal record (woohoo!) for the amount of acronyms in a blog article title at four. If you’re reading this, you probably already have a good handle on what they mean, but more on that later.
Before we get started I wanted to make a suggestion to those of you who are responsible for maintaining those pesky Approved Supplier Lists required by nearly all quality standards. Many of you give automatic approval to firms who are accredited, for example, to the ASA-100, ...
Posted By Roy Resto | 2/1/2019 11:49:16 AM