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  • Insights
    November 24 , 2020

    737NG, 737 MAX, A320ceo & A320neo Family Fleet Status

    The great news that the 737 MAX, grounded since March 2019, has received FAA authorization to re-enter US airline service (with other regulators to follow in due-course) provides the opportunity to look at t...

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    Air Transport Aircraft Fleet Status
    November 16 , 2020

    Air Transport Aircraft Fleet Status (Mid-November 2020)

    Let's take a look at the air transport fleet's current active and stored/parked status. As we reach mid-November, ~61% of the fleet is in service, and 39% parked. The regional situation continues to diverge....

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  • Insights
    November 02 , 2020

    Aircraft Retirements up to October 2020

    As of the end of October 2020, approximately 540 air transport aircraft had been officially retired and withdrawn from use. That’s ~2.6% of the active fleet. These include ~100 A320ceos, 63 747-400s, 54 MD80...

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  • Insights
    AIrline Maintenance Options
    October 27 , 2020

    Airline Maintenance Choices

    Maintenance is ~10% of airline operating costs, and airlines are in cost-conservation mode. Airlines have several options to reduce MRO spend. Whether to perform the MRO or not may depend upon MRO type an...

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  • Insights
    September 25 , 2020

    Aircraft Retirements up to September 2020

    Aircraft retirement is typically a financial decision driven by a desire not to invest in maintenance due to newer or existing technology aircraft being available to substitute. The graphic below explores...

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  • Insights
    September 04 , 2020

    Used Serviceable Material / Surplus Parts Market

    One of the key MRO trends over the past decade has been the growing importance of Used Serviceable Material (USM) – also known as Surplus Parts. The past decade saw aircraft acquired, retired, parted-out, an...

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  • Insights
    August 28 , 2020

    Air Transport Fleet Status: In-Service & Stored Analysis

    After our recent post about % fleet active/stored by region, NAVEO was asked about key aircraft models and whether narrowbodies are indeed showing higher levels of activity compared to widebodies, etc., and,...

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  • Insights
    August 22 , 2020

    Air Transport Fleet Status & Average Age

    Let's see how many aircraft in mid-August 2020 are currently in-service, parked/stored, average age, and how the % in-service/parked varies by region. Overall, ~60% of the fleet is in-service and the average...

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  • Insights
    August 12 , 2020

    Aerospace MRO Part Choices: New, USM, DER or PMA?

    As aerospace OEMs have released their quarterly financial results, we are reminded not only of the impact on revenue from painful OE production cuts but also the importance of aftermarket revenue (including ...

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  • Insights
    August 04 , 2020

    Air Transport Historic Fleet Growth

    Ok, so just a quick history lesson. Over the past twenty years, fleet growth and, consequently, MRO growth has been driven by emerging economies, far less than by North America or Western Europe. The composi...

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  • Infographics
    July 18 , 2020

    Aftermarket Lifecycle

    Customer needs vary across the lifecycle. Suppliers are battling for position to support aircraft, from entry-into-service through to retirement and tear-down. OEMs, MRO integrators and independent suppli...

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  • Infographics
    July 01 , 2020

    Aerospace Industry Dynamics

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  • Insights
    Manufacturing OEMs header Image - Plane in hangar
    June 30 , 2020

    Disrupting Disruption

    The airline industry is particularly susceptible to disruption.  From bad weather, industrial action or drones near runways to system outages, environmental protestors or volc...

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  • Insights
    May 27 , 2020

    Video: COVID-19 Considerations for Aerospace and MRO

    Richard Brown, NAVEO's Managing Director, provides some perspectives on the implications of COVID-19 on aerospace production and aftermarket.  What can we learn from previous recessions, and what should we b...

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  • Insights
    April 02 , 2020

    Interesting Times

    It wasn’t supposed to be like this. 2020 was meant to be the 11th year of consistent global airline profits, the year when the 737 MAX finally returned to the skies, and when aviation stepped-up and faced it...

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