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  • Airbus

    Transavia France to debut A320neo in 2023 as fleet expands


    Transavia France will expand its fleet by 10 aircraft for the 2023 summer season, as the Air France-KLM unit plots growth into markets including Turkey.

  • United Airlines 777

    United Boeing 777-200 suffers “hydraulic pump issue” after take-off


    A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 experienced a “hydraulic pump issue” shortly after take-off from Newark’s Liberty International airport, forcing the aircraft to return and land.

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    Mesa to acquire 29 Pipistrel trainers in creative bid to attract new pilots


    US regional carrier Mesa Airlines plans to acquire 29 Pipistrel Alpha Trainer 2 aircraft, with an option to buy 75 more over the next year, to create an easier pathway for pilots to accumulate 1,500 flight hours.

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    All-Boeing operator Xiamen Airlines orders 40 Airbus A320neos


    Prolific Boeing operator Xiamen Airlines has ordered 40 new Airbus A320neo-family aircraft in a $4.8 billion deal seen as a coup for the European airframer in the world’s largest aviation market.

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    New Airbus Beluga loading system tested with German CH-53 helicopter


    Airbus has undertaken verification tests of a loading system intended for lifting outsize military cargo onto the A300-600ST Beluga transport, as the airframer begins offering the type for third-party services. The five Beluga aircraft – developed to carry Airbus aircraft structures and assemblies between the airframer’s manufacturing facilities – are ...

  • National Airlines 747-400ERF-c-National Airlines

    National Airlines introduces ex-AirBridgeCargo 747-400ERF to freighter fleet


    US operator National Airlines has introduced a Boeing 747-400ERF to its fleet, an extended-range version of the high-capacity freighter. The carrier – which is based in Orlando but operates hubs in several locations – already has six 747-400Fs, as well as Boeing 757 and Airbus A330 passenger transports. It identifies ...

  • Brazil

    Azul to remove 12 E195s from passenger-aircraft service


    Brazilian discount airline Azul will remove 12 Embraer 195s from its fleet of passenger aircraft before the end of 2022, moving to sell some of the jets and convert others to freighters.

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    Brazil’s Azul receives initial A350


    Brazilian operator Azul has received its first Airbus A350, after the twinjet was ferried to the city of Belo Horizonte. The -900 aircraft, temporarily operating with the French registration F-WTAO, departed from a facility in Tarbes where it had undergone maintenance checks. It has been configured with 334 seats, according ...

  • FedEx 767F. FedEx

    FedEx parks aircraft due to $500 million revenue shortfall


    FedEx has temporarily grounded some of its cargo aircraft and reduced the frequency of freighter flights in response to a slowdown in global demand for package deliveries.

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    GlobalX signals intention to buy 50 electric Alice aircraft from Eviation


    US carrier Global Crossing Airlines (GlobalX) intends to order 50 of Eviation’s in-development electric aircraft Alice.

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    Why order for Russian jets will turn Aeroflot into a replica of its former self


    No longer able to access Western aircraft or technology, Russia’s flag carrier and its aerospace industry are being forced to turn inwards and do business together in a throwback to Soviet times.

  • Porter E195-E2-c-TrueNoord

    Porter enters sale-and-leasebacks for a dozen E195-E2s


    Canada’s Porter Airlines has added more lessors to its fleet-sourcing for Embraer 195-E2 twinjets, with sale-and-leaseback agreements for a dozen aircraft equally split between TrueNoord and funds linked to Apollo and Merx Aviation. The arrangement means the carrier has secured lease agreements with five lessors covering 26 E195-E2s. Porter ordered ...

  • Wizz A321neo-c-Wizz Air

    Wizz Air firms purchase rights on another 75 A321neos


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is exercising purchase rights to take another 75 Airbus A321neo twinjets. Chief executive Jozsef Varadi says the A321neo will provide a “strong platform” for the airline’s growth, and that Wizz remains “on track” to be a 500-aircraft group by the end of the decade. ...

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    Austrian Airlines receives first A320neo


    Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines has received its first Airbus A320neo following a flight from Toulouse on 13 September. The aircraft (OE-LZN), fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, arrived in Vienna as flight OS1472. It has been delivered with an all-white fuselage and fin, because it is to be ...

  • Vallair A321 ex-AtlasGlobal-c-Vallair

    Vallair picks up ex-AtlasGlobal A321 for part-out


    European aircraft asset specialist Vallair has purchased an Airbus A321 most recently operated by Turkish carrier AtlasGlobal, intending to part-out the twinjet. It has identified the airframe as MSN1008 which was originally delivered to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways in 1999. The jet was fitted with International Aero Engines V2500 ...

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    SAS seeks approval for sale-and-leaseback of A320neos


    Scandinavian carrier SAS is seeking court approval to proceed with a sale-and-leaseback transaction covering six Airbus A320neo jets to be delivered before the end of this year. The aircraft are the subject of a provisional agreement with Griffin Global Asset Management. SAS is progressing with a fleet re-organisation, under US ...

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    A350-1000 software update follows analysis of rudder oscillatory-failure risk


    Airbus A350-1000 operators are set to be told to install updated flight-control and avionics software to reduce risk associated with oscillatory failure cases affecting the rudder. Oscillatory failure cases result from malfunctions in servo systems coupled to flight-control surfaces. The situation triggers control-surface oscillations which can then lead to excessive ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines leases three Boeing 767-300ERs for growing cargo operation


    Ethiopian Airlines continues to pursue aggressive growth of its freighter fleet with long-term leases of three converted Boeing 767-300ERs from lessor Titan Aircraft Investments.

  • MNG A330-300P2F-c-EFW

    MNG takes second converted A330 and indicates plans for A321 freighters


    Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines has taken delivery of a second converted Airbus A330-300 freighter from modification specialist EFW, and indicated plans to introduce A321 freighters. The aircraft – MSN889, registered TC-MCN – brings the operational fleet of A330P2Fs from the programme to 20. It has undergone conversion over the ...

  • Air India 777-200LR

    Air India to lease five 777LRs, 25 A320neo-family jets


    Air India will lease five Boeing 777-200LRs and twenty-five Airbus A320neo-family jets in its first major fleet expansion since being fully acquired by the Tata Group.