A new report from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers shows that the majority of major airlines want the world to keep the planes flying, even if that means they have to keep flying them.
In a report titled “The New Machinist, the New Aircraft,” the union says that many major airlines, especially those based in the United States, want to continue flying their planes.
“It’s the same story everywhere,” said Brian Stokes, the union’s executive director of global strategy.
“The more airlines that are able to survive, the more competitive they can be.”
The unions report shows that just 16% of major U.S. airlines are operating on a more modern aircraft than they were in 2012.
And it says that the number of planes on the ground has declined by more than a third since 2012, with fewer than 30,000 in operation in 2016.
Boeing has just 1,200 planes in operation today, according to its fleet, down from 1,700 in 2012, and Airbus has 1,600 planes, down significantly from 3,000 planes.
Boeing is working on a new jet called the XC-20 that it hopes will replace some of its older planes.
Airbus has also been looking at the potential for new jets to replace some older planes, but it has only recently begun making such a move.
The industry, of course, is struggling to find a replacement for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
That means more than half of the aircraft are now on hold, and the airlines are worried about that trend.
“We’re at a critical point,” said Stokes.
“People are starting to realize they can’t make the same decisions, and they’re starting to take more risks.”
That risk factor has created a situation where airlines have been asking each other, “Why do we keep doing it?
Why don’t we take more chances?”
Stokes told The Verge that it’s not just the costs involved with building new planes, which have skyrocketed since the early days of the financial crisis.
“There are a lot of costs associated with it, and that is something that we are still paying in the form of taxes and all those kinds of things,” he said.
That is, in a way, the fundamental question of whether or not you should continue to fly planes.” “
What’s really striking is that the costs of operating an airplane are so much lower than the costs that it takes to keep it flying.
That is, in a way, the fundamental question of whether or not you should continue to fly planes.”
The report does note that the industry is getting ready to launch the Next Big Plane program, a proposal that would see planes from Boeing, Bombardier, and others get their own plane, with the goal of eventually launching a fleet of 10 planes.
That would make the program much cheaper for the industry and airlines, but many experts say it would take a while for those planes to be built.
In the meantime, the airlines need to find new ways to keep their planes flying.
“For the past 20 years, we’ve been building a lot more planes than we need to,” Stokes said.