All Orders & Deliveries news – Page 19

  • Peach A320neo-c-Airbus

    Airbus deliveries reach monthly high but orders stay quiet


    Airbus achieved deliveries of 57 aircraft during September, although order activity remained practically non-existent. Its delivery figure is the highest for any single month so far in 2020, exceeding the 55 achieved in February, just before the onset of the air transport crisis. The only order change registered was the ...

  • MEA A321neo MSN10000-c-Airbus

    A320neo line adapts to five digits for MSN10000 delivery


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320-family aircraft to have been assigned a five-digit serial number, with the handover of an A321neo bearing MSN10000. While the aircraft is not the 10,000th A320 to be transferred to a customer – that milestone is still a ...

  • B737 Max 8-AirChina-c-Boeing-web

    Widebodies most affected as Boeing shaves 2% from 20-year delivery forecast


    Boeing has revised downward its 20-year commercial aviation outlook – but only by a hair, predicting new-aircraft demand will accelerate in the coming years as airlines replace old jets with new.

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    In depth

    2020 airliner census highlights coronavirus’s unprecedented impact on fleets


    Flight International’s annual airliner census has tracked the industry’s many booms and busts over the several decades it has been published, but never on a scale seen in 2020. 

  • Peach Aviation First A320neo

    Japanese low-cost carrier Peach receives first A320neo


    Japanese budget carrier Peach has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo.

  • MC-21 - Irkut

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


    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 flight-test ...

  • Airbus delivery line-up Toulouse A330 A350 tails 2019
    Airline Business

    Mainline deliveries could exceed 700 in 2020 and rise next year


    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

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


    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 show. This ...

  • EVA 787-10 title

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


    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 Air says ...

  • El Al 787 header

    El Al granted delivery deferral for final 787


    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 JOLCO ...

  • Croatia line-up

    Crisis interrupts Croatia Airlines talks to cancel A320neo order


    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 – with ...

  • ALAFCO A230neo

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO defers Airbus deliveries


    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 lessor says ...

  • German A350

    First German armed forces A350 nears certification and delivery


    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 facility ...

  • Air Baltic A220

    Air Baltic pushes back A220 delivery schedule


    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 outstanding ...

  • GECAS 737 title

    GECAS tops up 737-800 converted freighter orders


    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. Conversion ...

  • Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 approach

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


    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. It has ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max

    Icelandair cuts back 737 Max order as part of final settlement


    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 for ...

  • A321neo pratt GTF web

    Airbus logs orders but no long-haul deliveries in July


    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 month since ...

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

    Rising backlog of jets still undelivered 60 days after first flight


    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

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


    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. “Mid- ...