All Orders & Deliveries news – Page 21

  • Emirates A380 with cabin crew

    Clark: Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool but this will hinge on the roll-out of a vaccine programme

  • Wizz A320neo

    Wizz Air takes delivery of first A320neo


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, about 15 months after it received its first A321neo. The airline says the aircraft, fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, bears the Hungarian registration HA-LJA. It brings the carrier’s overall fleet to 122 jets, all ...

  • TUI 737 Max 10

    TUI rejigs 737 Max deliveries as part of compensation deal


    Leisure giant TUI Group is has rejigged Boeing 737 Max deliveries to reduce the intake over the next few years, under a broad agreement with the airframer to compensate for the type’s grounding. TUI Group says it has revised the delivery schedule for the 61 Max jets on order, postponing ...

  • blank aircraft Airbus A320

    SMBC eyes purchase and leaseback opportunities as airlines face finance crunch


    SMBC Aviation Capital’s efforts to support customers impacted by the coronavirus crisis have included purchase and leaseback deals where airlines are in need of financial support.

  • Peter Barrett SMBC

    ​SMBC Max deferrals linked to programme’s ‘challenge’, not coronavirus


    SMBC Aviation Capital is the latest customer to reach agreement with Boeing around deferral of 737 Max deliveries

  • SAS-A320neo-ny-kabin-2-1

    SAS pushes A320neo deliveries to 2024


    SAS has agreed with Airbus to delay delivery of four A320neos and is in talks with the airframer on further deferrals as the Scandinavian carrier prepares for a slow recovery in traffic after the coronavirus crisis.

  • SAS

    SAS to defer Airbus deliveries as it overhauls business plan


    Scandinavia’s SAS is to defer and review future Airbus deliveries and those from lessors, as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis, as it continues to pursue additional funding. The airline is drawing up a revised business plan which aims to bring SKr4 billion ($417 million) in improvements by ...

  • AerCap

    AerCap pushes back deliveries of 37 aircraft


    Leasing giant AerCap is deferring deliveries of 37 aircraft which it had expected to introduce over the course of the next two years. AerCap says the measure brings to more than 100 the number of aircraft it had been intending to receive over 2020-22. The 37 which are the subject ...

  • El Al 787

    El Al awaiting final 787 as it cancels 737 leases


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has yet to take delivery of its final Boeing 787, while the airline shuffles its current fleet as part of efforts to reduce cash burn. The carrier’s rejig includes cancelling a lease for two more Boeing 737-800s, it has disclosed in a newly-released full-year financial statement. ...

  • Airbus tails delivery centre toulouse

    Mainline deliveries slump by over 50% during first four months


    Deliveries across the two mainline aircraft manufacturers’ production lines fell by more than half during the first four months to less than 200 aircraft, as the coronavirus pandemic began to have a major effect.

  • Qantas 787-9

    Qantas postpones new Airbus, Boeing deliveries


    Qantas is pushing back aircraft deliveries for as long as the Covid-19 pandemic persists. “We have advised Boeing and Airbus that we won’t be taking delivery of any new aircraft while the current [Covid-19] crisis continues and present levels of uncertainty persist,” the carrier tells Cirium. “Naturally ...

  • blank aircraft Airbus A320

    Time to revive export credit financing: BOC Aviation chief


    Leading lessor believes government-backed financing in wake of the airline industry crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Airbus delivery centre

    BOC Aviation chief sees 2020 deliveries at ‘lower end of 600-1,000’ range


    Mainline jet deliveries will be heading down significantly this year as the impact of the coronavirus takes its toll from both a demand and supply-chain perspective, warns BOC Aviation chief executive Robert Martin.

  • chengdu airlines ARJ21
    Airline Business

    Asia-Pacific April deliveries collapse amid travel restrictions


    Asia-Pacific airlines received just two new aircraft during April 2020, as travel restrictions stemming from the coronavirus epidemic played havoc with delivery schedules. Only two Chinese carriers received new jets, according to Cirium fleets data. Loong Air took an Airbus A320neo and Chengdu Airlines took a Comac ARJ21. ...

  • Luftwaffe A350

    First German government A350 arrives for outfitting in Hamburg


    Airbus has transferred the first of three A350-900s for the federal German government to Hamburg for outfitting at the Lufthansa Technik facility. The aircraft flew from the airframer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant to the city’s main international airport on 7 May. It bears the civil registration D-AGAF but will be re-registered ...

  • A350-900 head-on

    Airbus delivered nearly 100 fewer aircraft over first four months


    Airbus delivered just 14 aircraft during April as the full effects of the coronavirus crisis on its production operation became evident, a total down by 80% on the 70 deliveries achieved in the same month last year. The airframer registered only a single order – for nine A320neo-family jets from ...

  • BA

    IAG scales back planned deliveries to 75 over next three years


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG now expects to take delivery of 75 aircraft over the next three years as it reduces its fleet requirements in line with expectations that passenger demand will not return to pre-crisis levels before 2023. The new fleet plan marks a reduction of 68 on ...

  • RyanAir 737-800. Boeing

    Ryanair signals 3,000 job cuts as it discusses fleet deferrals


    Ryanair is expecting to cut up to 3,000 jobs from July and shut a number of European bases, as it projects that a post-crisis recovery will take at least two years. The airline is negotiating with Boeing to reduce planned deliveries of new 737s for the next 24 months, and ...

  • A320neo

    Airbus rekindles support from export credit agencies


    Airbus believes the support of export credit agencies will be important to assist the funding of deliveries to customers during the air transport crisis. But the airframer is not intending to extend financing itself, unless particular circumstances warrant such a measure. Airbus chief financial officer Domink Asam, speaking on 29 ...

  • A320 family assembly

    Airbus staying prepared for aggressive single-aisle rebound


    Airbus is expecting the single-aisle market to recover faster than the long-haul sector, but the airframer is stressing that the pattern of deliveries is the most difficult part of its business to forecast. It has not offered any guidance in its newly-issued first-quarter financial statement. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury, ...