CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons


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

Aircraft Disassembly/Recycling’s AFRA BMP and the New IATA BIPAD

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


As promised, here is part II of 2018’s compilation of Facts, Figures, and Forecasts (F3). The source citations are at the very end. Here are the data listings in this order: Here’s a listing of the world’s top defense contractors Level of Chinese aviation expansion revealed by CAAC statistics Number of successful ejections equating to lives saved by Martin Baker Ejection Seats Total MRO demand for ATA chapter 25 is $3.7 Billion for 2018 and 2019 Boeing: 128,500 pilots to be needed in China by 20...

Posted By Roy Resto | 12/3/2018 10:47:23 AM


A growing trend I’ve observed in my consulting and auditing activities involves Maintenance Repair and Overhaul MROs) organisations opening up affiliated aftermarket distributorships. For example, an MRO opens up a separate but affiliated firm, and gets that distributor firm to be accredited to the ASA-100. From all appearances there seems to be many benefits for the MRO with this arrangement, and these will be reviewed. This trend also extends to OEMs, Airlines, and tear-down/disassembly facili...

Posted By Roy Resto | 10/1/2018 9:34:28 AM


I love reading about facts, figures, and forecasts, or as my military friends would say, F3. I come across quite a few of these and thought you’d enjoy reading them in summary form. Each entry is properly cited. I’ll do these for you once or twice a year. Airbus forecasts nearly 37,400 new aircraft valued at US$5.8 Trillion required over 20 years.1 Fleet will more than double to 48,000 in 20 Years based on traffic growing at 4.4% per year. Growth drivers include private consumption increasing 2....

Posted By Roy Resto | 8/1/2018 11:23:52 AM


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