The death of the Boeing 717 jet has been greatly exaggerated, according to an Air Transport World article. While the company is only producing about 12 of these per year, Boeing remains optimistic about the future of the aircraft, citing possible orders from Cebu Pacific and Qantas. If JetBlue shows some success with the Embraer 190, I would have to guess that the 717 is a goner.
Readers of my daily nonsense may have picked up on my affinity for Estonia. With that in mind, I thought I’d pass along that tiny Estonian Air turned a profit for 2003 despite only flying 5 737s. You can read what I wrote about Estonian Air back in my old Jupiter blog in the May 6th entry here.