All Fleets articles – Page 16

  • Air Europa 787 title-c-Air Europa

    Air Europa to lease some of start-up Norse Atlantic’s 787s


    Spanish operator Air Europa is to lease four Boeing 787s from the Scandinavian long-haul start-up Norse Atlantic Airways. The 18-month agreement comprises sublease of two 787-9s and two 787-8s. Norse Atlantic says the deal will generate “positive cash-flow” for the airline, by making use of aircraft which would not otherwise ...

  • Pelita A320

    Indonesia’s Pelita Air enters narrowbody club with A320 arrival


    Indonesia’s Pelita Air Service has taken delivery of its first two Airbus A320s, as the charter operator prepares to launch scheduled services.

  • Ural A320neo title-c-Ural Airlines

    EU blacklists Russian carriers over continued operation of grounded aircraft


    All three Aeroflot Group carriers, plus S7 Airlines and Ural Airlines, are among 21 Russian operators blacklisted by the European Commission over safety concerns related to continued operation of aircraft seized by the Russian government. While Russian carriers are already barred from operating within the European Union, as part of ...

  • Qatar A321neo-c-Airbus

    Legal spotlight of Qatar A350 dispute turns to cancelled A321neos


    One consequence of Qatar Airways’ bitter dispute with Airbus over A350 fuselage paint deterioration has been Airbus’s cancellation of the carrier’s A321neo order, with the result that the airline is attempting to block the termination. Airbus’s legal argument for the 17 January cancellation of the 50 A321neos is based on ...

  • AirAsia A330neo-c-Airbus

    AirAsia X strikes off majority of A330neo order


    Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X appears to have slashed its orders for Airbus A330-900s by more than 60. The airframer has listed 63 cancellations for the long-haul twinjet during March, and AirAsia X’s commitment has fallen from 78 to 15 aircraft. AirAsia X co-founder Tony Fernandes had been a vocal ...

  • Jet2-737-c-Craig-Russell_Shutterstockcom

    Jet2 converts options on six more A321neos


    UK leisure operator Jet2 has exercised purchase rights on six more Airbus A321neos, taking its firm orders for the narrowbody to 57.

  • Boliviana Airbus

    Boliviana to lease A330-200s for long-haul fleet renewal


    Boliviana de Aviacion (BoA) has struck deals with lessors Avolon and Orix Aviation to lease Airbus A330-200s for its planned fleet renewal.

  • S7 A320neo-c-Avolon

    Lessor Avolon has 10 aircraft left in Russia


    Irish-based lessor Avolon has disclosed that it had 10 owned aircraft still located in Russia at the end of the first quarter. The company states that 14 owned and two managed single-aisle aircraft were on lease to Russian customers prior to 27 February. “Leasing of these aircraft to those Russian ...

  • Ethiopian Dash 8-400-c-TrueNoord

    Ethiopian agrees sale-and-leaseback for latest Dash 8-400s


    Ethiopian Airlines has entered a sale-and-leaseback agreement for a pair of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprops recently delivered to the carrier. The aircraft involved – bearing serial numbers 4626 and 4628 – were handed to the African operator in February. Ethiopian Airlines has agreed their sale and leaseback, covering ...

  • Spirit A319 Max KJ FG

    JetBlue would dismantle Spirit as ultra-low-cost competitor, become ‘larger JetBlue’


    JetBlue Airways is pitching its proposed acquisition of ultra-discounter Spirit Airlines as a means to compete better against the four largest US airlines – carriers that through their own mergers now control some 80% of the US market.

  • Airbus

    New Condor livery not to Willie Walsh’s taste


    IATA director general Willie Walsh has joined the debate about Condor’s striking new livery, giving his light-hearted verdict at the end of today’s IATA media briefing. Asked whether he would have signed off on the livery for an airline he was running, the former Aer Lingus, British Airways and IAG ...

  • JetBlue Airways Airbus A320

    JetBlue pilots settle ‘Northeast Alliance’ dispute, but hurdles remain


    JetBlue Airways’ pilots have ratified an agreement that ends a year-long dispute over aspects of the carrier’s “Northeast Alliance” (NEA) with American Airlines.

  • Etihad Airways' new A350-1000 aircraft (3)
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    Etihad’s long road to A350 operations


    Etihad’s A350-1000s have been a long time coming, delayed by strategic switches and the effects of the pandemic, but now the first example has made its inaugural passenger flight and the Gulf carrier is expecting great things from the Airbus widebody twin.

  • Air Baltic

    Air Baltic chief on Ukraine solidarity, Russia exit, airspace closures and IPO plans


    Martin Gauss is running an airline based in a country – and operating from two others – whose proximity to Russia in geographical and historical terms heightens both the emotional and, in some cases, practical effects of the conflict.

  • An-22-c-Dmytro Antonov

    An-22 among several Antonov aircraft damaged during Gostomel combat


    Ukrainian airframer Antonov has disclosed that several aircraft types, including an An-22 outsize freighter, were damaged during the firefight with Russian forces at Gostomel airport. The large four-engined An-22 had been – along with the six-engined An-225 – a highly-recognisable aircraft within the Ukrainian cargo fleet. Combat operations at Gostomel ...

  • Hainan A350-900-c-Airbus

    Hainan seeks to sell low-use A350s and lease others


    Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines is to sell a pair of Airbus A350-900s, and offer another four of the type for lease. The carrier has detailed the plan in a formal tender invitation dated 2 April. It aims to divest the two A350s for sale – both delivered in late 2018 ...

  • S7 Airlines-c-ACG

    Russian presidential decree orders aircraft lease payments in roubles


    Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a decree setting out measures for fulfilling aircraft and engine lease payments, stating that they will be met in Russian currency. The decree on “temporary procedures” to meet obligations to certain foreign creditors was signed on 1 April. Hundreds of aircraft leased to Russian ...

  • ITA A330neo-c-Airbus

    ITA reaches Airbus lease agreement with AerCap


    Italian operator ITA Airways has reached a formal lease agreement for 12 Airbus aircraft, including a pair of A330neos, with AerCap. The agreement covers 10 A320neos in addition to the two long-haul twinjets. AerCap says the aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the new airline – which commenced operations last ...

  • MC-21-310 Dubai 2021

    MC-21 serial production delay forces Russia to look at fuel subsidy for older types


    Russia’s government is expecting serial production of the Irkut MC-21 to be pushed back by up to two years, and has outlined optimistic plans to ramp-up output of older, and less fuel-efficient, aircraft types in the interim. During a briefing that followed a presidential meeting on the state of the ...

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    More airlines able to look forward with confidence about recovery


    A notable theme over the past week has been the shift in global airline narrative towards renewal, as more markets emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis.