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Watch Highlights From This Year's Farnborough International Airshow

Posted by The MRJ Team on Aug 16, 2018 11:15:00 AM

At this year's Farnborough International Airshow, the MRJ demonstrated how it will deliver much-needed choice to the regional market as the aircraft advances toward first delivery in mid-2020. 

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Topics: Farnborough International Airshow, New Standard, Program Management Office

From Hub & Spoke To Long & Thin: How Airline Routes Are Changing

Posted by The MRJ Team on Aug 16, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In an air travel market expected to roughly double by 2036, and with a new wave of improved regional aircraft entering service, airlines are taking a hard look at how they organize routes. 

The hub-and-spoke model that connects destinations through central airports has long been the standard. But today, the industry is shifting toward an orientation dominated by longer, thinner, point-to-point routes.

The aging fleet of regional aircraft that serviced the old order is reaching the end of its life, and more than 5,000 new regional jets will be required over the next 20 years to replace it. A new breed of regional jet like the MRJ – with improved fuel efficiency, updated aerodynamics and lower operating costs – brings new choice to a regional market saddled with few options, and added potential for increased point-to-point service, reduced travel times and a better travel experience.

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Topics: New Standard, Program Management Office