All Orders & Deliveries news – Page 9

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Airbus rejects Qatar claims for compensation over A350 grounding


    Airbus has submitted a robust legal defence against Qatar Airways over the carrier’s grounding of several A350s, insisting the aircraft does not suffer from a design defect and that skin-paint deterioration is not an airworthiness issue. The airframer has filed a defence and counterclaim in its legal dispute with the ...

  • Ural A321neo-c-Ural Airlines

    EU to prohibit sales of aircraft and spares to Russian carriers


    Russian airlines will be prohibited from acquiring aircraft, spares and equipment under a sanctions initiative to be imposed by the European Commission. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined the measures on 25 February, following a special meeting of the European Council. She says the Commission will “ban the sale ...

  • Kuwait A330-800-c-Airbus

    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig


    Kuwait Airways has rejigged its aircraft orders with Airbus, including a notable switch to the A330-900, to match more closely its development plans over the next few years. The carrier will also take a batch of A321neos including long-range versions of the twinjet. Kuwait Airways had eight A330-800s on order ...

  • YL-ABG Air Baltic A220-c-Air Baltic

    Air Baltic to reconfigure A220 fleet with increased seating capacity


    Air Baltic has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 with an increased seating configuration allowing it to accommodate up to 148 passengers. The Latvian carrier is aiming to take delivery of eight A220-300s this year – part of its overall order for 50 of the type. It had previously ...

  • Envoy Air E175-c-Envoy Air

    Embraer lifts full-year commercial aircraft deliveries


    Embraer delivered a total of 141 aircraft last year, including 48 jets to the commercial sector, up from the 44 commercial airframes it handed over in 2020. These 48 aircraft comprised 21 re-engined E2-family regional jets – a total of 19 E195-E2s and a pair of E190-E2s – plus 27 ...

  • Smartavia A320neo title-c-Airbus

    Smartavia receives first newly-built A320neo


    Russian operator Smartavia has taken delivery of its first brand-new Airbus A320neo, in co-operation with lessor CDB Aviation. The airline says the aircraft – powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines – is one of seven to be acquired under the agreement. Smartavia has configured the A320neo (VP-BQA) with a single-class, ...

  • Qatar A321neo-c-Airbus

    Freeing Qatar A321neo slots is ‘not self-serving’: Airbus chief


    Airbus insists it is not taking a self-serving approach to the cancellation of aircraft orders for Qatar Airways, and that it remains interested in reaching a mutually-acceptable settlement in its dispute with the flag-carrier. The two sides have been engaged in a highly-public spat over fuselage skin-paint deterioration on several ...

  • A321neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus sets target of 720 commercial aircraft deliveries for 2022


    Airbus is aiming to delivery around 720 commercial aircraft over the course of this year, up on the 611 it handed over during 2021. The airframer’s delivery performance enabled it to achieve an adjusted full-year EBIT of €3.57 billion ($4.05 billion) for its commercial aircraft division, on revenues of €36.1 ...

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Etihad signs for A350 freighters after shedding A330-200F fleet


    Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has signed a preliminary agreement for seven Airbus A350 freighters, potentially taking the number of customers for the new aircraft to five. Etihad was previously a customer for the A330-200F, ordering and receiving five of the type, before withdrawing them during a fleet overhaul. The ...

  • JetBlue Airways Airbus A220

    JetBlue orders 30 more Airbus A220-300s


    JetBlue Airways has ordered another 30 Airbus A220-300s to take its firm commitment for the type to 100.

  • Uzbekistan A321LR-c-Uzbekistan Airways

    Uzbekistan Airways takes first A321LR


    Uzbekistan Airways has introduced its first long-range Airbus A321neo, which will be deployed on both domestic and international services. The A321LR, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines, has been delivered through lessor CDB Aviation. It was flown from Airbus’s Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg to the Uzbek capital Tashkent on 14 ...

  • ATR42-600_Alliance_Air

    India’s Alliance Air to add pair of ATR 42s for Himalayan routes


    Indian regional carrier Alliance Air is to acquire a pair of new ATR 42-600s via lessor TrueNoord, adding to the airline’s existing fleet of larger ATR 72 turboprops.

  • Jazeera A320neo-c-Jazeera Airways

    Aviation Capital and Jazeera firm Airbus narrowbody orders


    Aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group has firmed its tenative commitment for 20 Airbus A220s, while Kuwaiti low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways has finalised its order for 28 A320neo family aircraft.

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Two A350-1000s dropped from Qatar backlog alongside 50 A321neos


    Two Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000s have been dropped from the airline’s backlog, the airframer’s latest official figures reveal. Airbus’s backlog for January 2022 shows the number of Qatar A350-1000s on order has fallen from 42 to 40 – leaving total orders for the -1000 from all customers at 162. It ...

  • E190-E2-c-Embraer

    Lessor Azorra signs for 20 Embraer E2 regional jets


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 20 Embraer E2 jets and taken purchase rights on 30 more of the type.

  • Maldivian ATR 42-600-c-ATR

    Maldivian to modernise turboprop fleet with acquisition of ATRs


    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian is ordering three ATR turboprops, comprising two 72-600s and a 42-600, which are set to be delivered this year. Maldivian’s ATRs will be fitted with the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT engines, the development of which was unveiled at the Dubai air show last year. ...

  • Air Senegal A220-c-Airbus

    Air Senegal appears to axe direct order for A220s


    Air Senegal appears to have dropped its order for eight Airbus A220-300s, following an agreement to lease a batch. The West African carrier firmed an order for the twinjets two years ago, in January 2020, having unveiled a provisional agreement at the Dubai air show a couple of months earlier. ...

  • Airbus Tianjin-c-Airbus

    Airbus closely watching Chinese outbreaks but no disruption at Tianjin


    Airbus is watching for potential effects of the latest coronavirus variant on its industrial set-up in China, but has not yet seen any disruption to operations at its Tianjin plant. Chief executive Guillaume Faury, speaking during a 10 January briefing, acknowledged that the company was “very closely” monitoring the development ...

  • Air Lease A350-900-c-Airbus

    Turkish Airlines and Air Lease trim passenger A350 orders


    Turkish Airlines and US lessor Air Lease each appear to have trimmed their commitments to the passenger Airbus A350, the airframer’s full-year backlog figures show. The Turkish flag-carrier has cut three A350-900s from its backlog, reducing the number to 20. Air Lease has also dropped a pair of A350-900s as ...

  • A220-300-c-Airbus

    Florida-based lessor Azorra signs for 22 A220s including business-jet version


    US lessor Azorra has signed for 22 Airbus A220s which will include a pair of ACJ TwoTwenty business jet variants. The lessor is to purchase 20 of the larger -300 version of the twinjet. Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer disclosed the agreement during a full-year orders briefing. He says ...