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  • New Kuwait Airways chief rues missed fleet opportunity


    <P>Kuwait Airways’ new chief admits the flag-carrier’s need for new aircraft, combined with a drain of high-quality personnel, is threatening the airline’s ability to maintain a reliable service.</P> <P>Plans to replace the <A href="http://www.kuwaitairways.com/Default.aspx?pageId=29">Kuwaiti&nbsp;airline’s fleet </A>fell through last year and a renewal is unlikely before the Government privatises the operator, but this might not happen until the end of 2009.</P> <P>“We have only 17 commercial aircraft, and the schedule is really tight,” said chairman and managing director Hamad Abdullatif Al-Falah, speaking to ATI at the IATA annual general meeting in Istanbul.</P> <P>He says the ageing and diverse fleet is becoming more difficult to maintain because the airline has had to cope with losing 40% of its mechanics, particularly to other carriers offering higher salaries. New recruits make up numbers, says Al-Falah, but often lack valuable experience.</P> <P>“Our major aim, of course,


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  • Jet deals - 12 March

    News | 12 Mar 2012 10:18 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Transaero Airlines to take ex-Malév 737NGs Transaero Airlines is understood to have agreed to lease five of the seven Boeing 737-700s that were previously...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-deals-12-March-369366/
  • Jet deals - 21 November

    News | 21 Nov 2011 10:15 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Regional leases ex-Alitalia E-170 fleet Air France's feeder arm Regional has agreed to take six Embraer 170LR aircraft on operating leases from GECAS...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-deals-21-November-365100/
  • Jet deals - 29 August

    News | 29 Aug 2011 09:27 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Air lease Corp. buys used 737NGs Air Lease Corp. (ALC) increased the size of its portfolio with the acquisition of 11 Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft from...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-deals-29-August-361332/
  • Aircastle places ex-Lotus Air A320s

    News | 06 Jul 2011 08:37 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Aircastle is believed to have found new homes for some of its Airbus A320s it recently repossessed from Egypt's Lotus Air. The operating lessor has...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Aircastle-places-ex-Lotus-Air-A320s-359176/
  • Jet deals - 27 June

    News | 27 Jun 2011 08:51 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Hellenic Imperial takes two ex-Gulf Air A340s Hellenic Imperial Airways subleased two Airbus A340-200 (212, 215) aircraft with CFM56-5C4 engines from...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-deals-27-June-358812/
  • Jet deals - 20 June

    News | 20 Jun 2011 09:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Air Lease Corp. acquires six 737-800s Air Lease Corp. has completed the acquisition of a total of six used Boeing 737-800s with lease attached. The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-deals-20-June-358178/