The recent worldwide financial occurrence has taught businesses the need for prudent planning of reduction in expenses. For airlines, the prime costs relate to the instrument of aviation art – aircraft: its operation and maintenance costs, fuel costs and efficiency in utilization – income/expense relation in respect of routes operated by aircraft.
European airlines are already on the right approach slope – adoption of newer regional aircraft into their fleet, that is, - considering the industry offers as a whole - aircraft capable of flying the range up to around 4500 km. Yet, to achieve the goal, there is still a strategic move to make. The move that only the European Aviation Safety Agency can make.