Orders & deliveries

  • MC-21 - Irkut
    News

    MC-21 deliveries to start ‘by the end’ of 2021: Russian industry minister

    2020-09-23T09:56:00Z

    First deliveries of the Irkut MC-21 to launch operator Aeroflot will take place by the end of 2021, according to Russian trade and industry minister Denis Manturov. Manturov says the combination of sanctions on the country and, in particular, the coronavirus situation have forced a delay to the twinjet’s ...

  • Airbus delivery line-up Toulouse A330 A350 tails 2019
    Analysis

    Mainline deliveries could exceed 700 in 2020 and rise next year

    2020-09-14T13:54:00Z

    With a little over three months left of 2020, it is remains far from clear what the industry’s mainline jet delivery total will be for the year, amid uncertainty over the pace of the recovery and the availability of finance. Adding to the confusing picture is the likely timing of the Boeing 737 Max’s return and, if it does get a green light in 2020, how many aircraft will be handed over.

  • A320neo
    News

    Airbus delivers 39 aircraft but records just a single order in August

    2020-09-08T16:52:00Z

    Airbus recorded a single order during August, for one corporate A320neo which was received from a private customer. It took the airframer’s overall net order total this year to 303 aircraft. Total deliveries over the first eight months of the year reached 284, the manufacturer’s latest backlog figures ...

  • EVA 787-10 title
    News

    EVA Air swaps some 787-10s for 777Fs and 787-9s

    2020-08-31T19:52:00Z

    Taiwanese carrier EVA Air is amending its order for Boeing 787-10s, swapping some of the outstanding aircraft for 777 freighters and 787-9s. The airline says it has reached agreement with Boeing to exchange seven of the 787-10s yet to be delivered for four 787-9s and three 777Fs. EVA ...

  • El Al 787 header
    News

    El Al granted delivery deferral for final 787

    2020-08-28T10:13:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has been granted a deferral to the end of November for delivery of its final Boeing 787, after the air transport crisis interrupted its fleet renewal schedule. It has signed agreements for a $122 million financing of the 787-8 in February – based on a ...

  • Croatia line-up
    News

    Crisis interrupts Croatia Airlines talks to cancel A320neo order

    2020-08-26T09:50:00Z

    Croatia Airlines has disclosed that it has been discussing the cancellation of its Airbus A320neo order, the latest twist in a single-aisle situation dating back 12 years. Its order for four of the re-engined jets was placed in September 2015 – four months before the type entered service – ...

  • ALAFCO A230neo
    News

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO defers Airbus deliveries

    2020-08-25T10:24:00Z

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer aircraft deliveries, in the wake of the air transport downturn. ALAFCO has 75 Airbus A320neos on order, of which it has received 33. It has also yet to take delivery of any of its 10 A321neos. The ...

  • German A350
    News

    First German armed forces A350 nears certification and delivery

    2020-08-20T12:16:00Z

    Germany’s government has unveiled the first of three Airbus A350-900s which have been configured for the special air mission wing of the ministry of defence. The aircraft – designated 10+03, and the first of the type not destined for commercial service – has undergone modification at the Lufthansa Technik ...

  • Air Baltic A220
    News

    Air Baltic pushes back A220 delivery schedule

    2020-08-20T07:21:00Z

    Latvian carrier Air Baltic is rescheduling the delivery of its remaining Airbus A220-300 fleet, aiming to complete their introduction by early 2024. The airline, which has taken 22 of its 50 ordered A220s, says it has reached an agreement with the airframer to rejig the delivery schedule for the ...

  • GECAS 737 title
    News

    GECAS tops up 737-800 converted freighter orders

    2020-08-13T06:36:00Z

    Lessor GECAS is to take up to 20 more Boeing 737-800 converted freighters, having firmed up orders for 11 of the cargo jets. GECAS’s top-up agreement – its third, and one which includes nine additional options – takes its overall orders for the type to 60 with 14 options. ...

  • Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 approach
    News

    Cathay appears to switch more A350-1000s to -900s

    2020-08-12T12:04:00Z

    Cathay Pacific appears to have converted a pair of Airbus A350-1000s to the smaller -900 variant, the Hong Kong-based carrier’s half-year accounts indicate. Airbus’s backlog figures to the end of July show Cathay had ordered 46 A350s, a mix of 26 A350-900s and 20 of the larger -1000s. ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max
    News

    Icelandair cuts back 737 Max order as part of final settlement

    2020-08-12T06:43:00Z

    Icelandair Group is cutting four Boeing 737 Max jets from its order commitment and revising deliveries of the remaining six as part of a final settlement with the airframer over Max disruption. The company has detailed the settlement after concluding a series of agreements with creditors and stakeholders essential ...

  • A321neo pratt GTF web
    News

    Airbus logs orders but no long-haul deliveries in July

    2020-08-06T17:12:00Z

    Airbus delivered 49 aircraft during July, and managed to log its first orders for almost four months. The airframer’s deliveries comprised 32 A320neo, 15 A321neo and two A220-300s. Airbus did not deliver any long-haul aircraft over the course of July. Cirium fleets data indicates this was the first ...

  • Undelivered aircraft more than 60 days after first flight (5 Aug)
    Analysis

    Rising backlog of jets still undelivered 60 days after first flight

    2020-08-05T17:03:00Z

    Airbus and Boeing have collectively accumulated a backlog of more than 120 passenger jets that had their first flights more than 60 days ago but are yet to be delivered to customers (excluding the grounded 737 Max).

  • Air France A220-300
    News

    Air France-KLM aims to minimise fleet deferrals to keep competitiveness on track

    2020-08-01T19:31:00Z

    Just six aircraft ordered by Air France-KLM have so far been pushed back to later delivery slots in the past six months, although KLM has yet to detail its full fleet plan. Air France-KLM states that its competitiveness and sustainability is closely tied to its fleet and network strategy. ...

  • Air France A380
    News

    Air France-KLM aims to keep medium-term fleet delivery schedule intact

    2020-07-30T20:00:00Z

    Air France-KLM Group has recorded a €520 million impairment from its early phase-out Airbus A380 operations, and another €72 million from withdrawal of A340s for the second quarter. But it says it intends to keep the schedule of committed fleet deliveries for 2021-25 “as much as possible intact”, and ...

  • A350
    News

    Airbus impairs inventories ‘at risk’ as stored aircraft level rises

    2020-07-30T06:55:00Z

    Airbus has recorded a near-€300 million charge for impairment of inventories considered at risk, as stored aircraft continue to push up its inventory level. The airframer reveals in its first-half accounts to 30 June that its inventories stood at €37.5 billion – up by nearly €6 billion on the ...

  • A350-900 head-on
    News

    Airbus trims A350 rates again as crisis becomes ‘visible’ in second quarter

    2020-07-30T05:11:00Z

    Airbus is trimming A350 production rates, to five aircraft per month from six, in a further adjustment to its output in the face of weak air transport market demand. The airframer has disclosed that some 145 commercial aircraft went undelivered during the first half of this year, as a ...

  • Singapore Airlines SIA Airbus A350-900
    News

    SIA defers Airbus deliveries amid S$1 billion Q1 operating loss

    2020-07-29T10:13:00Z

    Singapore Airlines Group has reached an agreement with Airbus regarding aircraft deliveries and payment deferrals, as it reported a massive quarterly operating loss. The group, which comprises mainline carrier SIA, regional arm SilkAir, as well as low-cost unit Scoot — says it has reached an agreement with Airbus on ...

  • Ryanair 737 Max
    News

    Recovering Ryanair could have 40 737 Max jets by summer 2021

    2020-07-27T06:24:00Z

    Budget carrier Ryanair hopes to introduce its first Boeing 737 Max this year and up to 40 of the type ahead of the 2021 summer season. But the airline warns that the financial year will be “very challenging” after it turned in a first-quarter net loss of €185 million ...