• Air Greenland A330-800

    Air Greenland opts for A330-800 to modernise fleet


    Air Greenland has tentatively agreed to take a single Airbus A330-800 to replace the carrier’s ageing A330-200. The 305-seat aircraft – currently the subject of a memorandum of understanding, according to Airbus – is set to be delivered in 2021. It will mark a powerplant switch for the ...

  • Titan A321LR

    Titan to replace 757-200s with A321LRs


    UK-based charter operator Titan Airways is to introduce a pair of long-range Airbus A321LRs later this year. The aircraft, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines, will be delivered to the carrier, which is stationed at London Stansted, in late summer 2020 and start operations in the autumn. They ...

  • Malmo Aviation CSeries (A220)

    BRA axes A220 order but plans E190 wet-lease


    Scandinavian carrier Braathens Regional Airlines has axed a long-standing order for Airbus A220s, and plans to wet-lease Embraer 190s for regional jet operations. BRA evolved from the merger of Malmo Aviation with other carrier operations and inherited the order for 10 Bombardier CSeries jets originally placed by Malmo in ...

  • A350-900

    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations


    Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft have been struck from Hong Kong Airlines, whose A350 commitment has fallen from 13 to five – three of which have already been delivered. ...

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    Airbus reveals order for 40 A330neos


    Airbus has revealed an order for 40 A330neo jets was placed in the last month of 2019, helping to lift the re-engined type’s net total for the year. The order, placed on 23 December, is attributed to an unidentified customer. Airbus’s full-year backlog data shows that the agreement ...

  • A330neo - Airbus

    Airbus achieves 768 net orders, 863 deliveries, for 2019


    Airbus has disclosed that it took 768 net orders last year and delivered a total of 863 aircraft, up on the previous year’s 800. The deliveries included 112 A350s – of which 25 were the larger -1000 variant – plus 53 A330s and eight A380s. It says the ...

  • A320neo

    BOC Aviation orders another 20 A320neos


    BOC Aviation has placed an order for 20 Airbus A320neos, with at least 10 committed to new customer Avianca . “This addition of 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft reflects our disciplined investment strategy of building our portfolio with popular and in-demand new technology aircraft that provide reliability and operational ...

  • American 737 Max

    American Airlines expects to share 737 Max compensation with employees


    American Airlines says it is still negotiating a compensation agreement with Boeing for the grounding of the airline’s 737 Max fleet, now in its 10th month, and that it expects to share the proceeds with its employees.

  • American Airlines fleet Miami

    Decade of mainline fleet evolution driven by growth and consolidation


    Last year the aviation industry marked the centenary of international air travel. While much changed over those first 100 years, the most recent decade has seen some remarkable developments with unprecedented growth in commercial fleets driven by the expansion of the low-cost sector and the rise of new entrants. There have also been some interesting changes in the size and shape of the major airline groups, measured by fleet size.

  • United Airlines 737 Max 9

    Rising costs may threaten US majors’ profit margins in 2020


    Consumer confidence in the US economy and a declining unemployment rate drove demand for air travel in 2019. That was good news for the four major US carriers, but for three of them there was the question of whether they would have the aircraft to meet that rising demand.

  • Turkish 737 Max

    Turkish Airlines reaches 737 Max compensation agreement


    Turkish Airlines has reached an agreement with Boeing over compensation for the financial impact relating to the grounding of the 737 Max. The carrier is intending to introduce 75 Max jets to its fleet, comprising 65 Max 8s and 10 of the larger Max 9. But while it ...

  • airsial-a320

    Pakistani start-up AirSial to lease trio of A320s from AerCap


    AerCap has disclosed an agreement to provide Pakistani start-up carrier AirSial with three used Airbus A320s.

  • Dash8

    Network attack disrupts RavnAir Dash 8 fleet


    Ravn Air Group on 30 December says it expects schedule disruptions through January as its Alaska-based regional airline recovers from an attack on the company’s networks that forced it to cancel flights of its De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100s.

  • ATR 600

    Tarom expects to take new ATRs next year


    Tarom is expecting to start taking delivery of new ATR 72-600s in February 2020, after the Romanian flag-carrier formally signed for the acquisition of nine of the turboprop type. The airline had disclosed an initial lease agreement for the aircraft earlier this year and originally indicated it would receive ...

  • SpiceX

    ​Grounded SpiceJet 737 freighters return to service


    SpiceJet has returned three Boeing 737-700 freighters to service following resolution work provided by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

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    SMBC places A321neo with Air Busan


    SMBC Aviation Capital has placed one A321neo with South Korean low-cost carrier Air Busan. The aircraft comes from the lessor’s orderbook and will be powered by CFM International Leap engines. It is scheduled for delivery in February 2021. Cirium fleets data shows that SMBC has 35 A321neos in ...

  • Air Caraibes Airbus A350-1000

    Air Caraibes takes delivery of first Airbus A350-1000


    Air Caraibes has taken delivery of its first of three Airbus A350-1000s it has on order.

  • Norwegian Max

    Norwegian eyes Max compensation deal by year-end


    Norwegian is hopeful it can reach an agreement with Boeing on compensation for its grounded 737 Max fleet by the end of the year.

  • Qantas 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliner
    In depth

    Qantas takes a long shot with Project Sunrise


    On 14 November, Qantas made the second of three research flights – under the ambit of its ambitious Project Sunrise – by flying a brand-new Boeing 787-9 from London to Sydney direct, carrying only 50 passengers and crew

  • Icelandair 737 Max

    Icelandair not expecting 737 Max return before May 2020


    Icelandair Group’s pessimism over the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service has deepened, with the company disclosing that it does not expect to re-introduce the twinjet before May next year. The company says the delay will have “minimum impact” on Icelandair’s flight schedule and its passengers, because the carrier ...