Aircraft fleet planning – a new perspective
A new perspective
Fleet choices are among the most significant decisions an airline has to make. Large-scale changes to the aircraft fleet, including potentially determining new principal aircraft and engine platforms, will touch nearly every aspect of the business, from day-to-day flight operations and customer satisfaction to financial performance and shareholder return.
Growth in forecasted demand, coupled with the introduction of a wider range of new aircraft frame and engine choices, makes the decision highly complex. At the same time, margin compression and competitive pressures increase the risk as well as the value at stake.
Comprehensive analysis of the key issues, complexities and uncertainties as well as the risk-return trade-off of alternative options should be considered so as to assess the impact on the company’s financial performance as well as operational effectiveness.
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