All Fleets articles – Page 3

  • Airbus delivery line-up Toulouse A330 A350 tails 2019

    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.

  • Starlux A330neo

    Taiwan’s Starlux orders eight A330neos


    Starlux Airlines is set to become Taiwan’s first Airbus A330neo operator, after the carrier ordered eight examples of the widebody. Airbus, announcing the order on its social media channels, states that the eight widebodies will be leased from Air Lease Corporation. Source: Airbus Starlux Airlines ...

  • RwandAir

    RwandAir no longer taking A330neo or 737 Max jets


    RwandAir is no longer taking the Airbus A330neo and Boeing 737 Max jets it had ordered via lessors.

  • Air New Zealand 777-300ER

    Air NZ extends 777 grounding to September 2021, or beyond


    Air New Zealand will ground its Boeing 777 fleet for nearly one more year, as it notes that recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be “slower than initially thought.” Instead of resuming 777 operations at the end of the year, the carrier says it will store the aircraft “until ...

  • EasyJet-Ryanair-c-Shutterstock

    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines


    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

  • Emirates Airbus A380 take-off

    Proposed A380neo would have offered double-digit fuel reduction: Clark


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark laments Airbus’s decision to abandon the “A380neo”, believing that the proposed re-egngining would have created an “absolutely brilliant” aircraft offering a double-digit fuel-burn reduction.

  • Mandarin Airlines E190

    Mandarin Airlines confirms E190 retirement


    Mandarin Airlines has confirmed that it will be retiring its Embraer E190s over the next three years, but remains coy about what will replace the regional jets. The China Airlines subsidiary confirms with FlightGlobal that it will phase out its fleet of six E190s — all of which are ...

  • Willie-Walsh

    Walsh hands over IAG reins – and challenges – to Gallego


    Willie Walsh signed off as chief executive of British Airways and Iberia parent IAG during the group’s AGM today, while also confirming he is leaving the aviation industry after a four-decade career.

  • Wizz Abu Dhabi tail

    UAE start-up Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives first aircraft


    Wizz Air’s new Abu Dhabi division has received its first aircraft, an Airbus A321neo registered in the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft (A6-WZB), fitted with Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines, was originally ordered by Wizz Air but underwent a sale-and-leaseback through Singapore’s BOC Aviation. It carries a ...

  • Recovery-tracker-Sept
    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: September 2020 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, airport passenger throughput, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

  • Air Baltic A220

    Air Baltic half-year net loss grows sevenfold amid crisis


    Latvian carrier Air Baltic generated a €185 million ($215 milion) net loss during the first six months 2020, representing a nearly sevenfold increase from a €26.6 million loss in the same period last year.

  • Finnair Airbus A350 detail nose and wing

    Finnair seals A350 sale-and-leaseback to bolster cash position


    Finnair has flagged an immediate positive cash effect in excess of €100 million after finalising the sale-and-leaseback of one of its Airbus A350 aircraft.

  • SAS A350

    SAS impairs older fleet as it pushes back Airbus deliveries


    SAS has pushed back deliveries of two Airbus A350-900s and eight A320neos, which will reduce the Scandinavian operator’s capital expenditure for 2021-24. But the company insists it is “still committed” to achieving an all-Airbus fleet by 2023, to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs. “We have made progress ...

  • Dark skies

    Airline Business podcast: uncertainties prevail after bleak Q2 results


    Graham and Lewis discuss a bleak financial results season, as airlines count the costs of a ruinous April-June period while grappling with a bumpier-than-expected comeback in the current quarter.

  • British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-ZZZA retirement 1 Aug 2020

    First GE90-powered Boeing 777 flies into retirement


    The world’s first GE Aviation-powered Boeing 777 made what is expected to be its final flight today when it was ferried from London Heathrow into retirement by British Airways.

  • United Airlines 777-300ER

    US airline fleet swells in summer but autumn cuts loom


    In recent months US airlines have brought some 1,600 aircraft back into their fleets, bolstering their operations amid hopes that air travel demand would rebound following a dismal spring.

  • PAL F50

    Palestinian Airlines offers Fokker 50 fleet for sale


    Palestinian Airlines has put up for sale its pair of Fokker 50 turboprops, but insists its operation is not closing down. The carrier commenced operations in mid-1997 with pilgrim transport to Jeddah. It subsequently established its base at Gaza airport which opened the following year, but Israeli forces ...

  • B777F Volga Dnepr AirBridgeCargo

    ​Volga-Dnepr takes delivery of first 777F


    Volga-Dnepr Group has received its first Boeing 777 Freighter, delivered under a sale and leaseback deal with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). The aircraft will be operated by Volga-Dnepr unit AirBridgeCargo, says Boeing. “We are delighted to welcome Volga-Dnepr Group as our newest customer as they introduce the 777 ...

  • Boieing 777-9 777X in flight gear down

    Why 777X certification could be just part of Max crisis collateral damage


    Alarming details that emerged in the aftermath of the 737 Max grounding about Boeing’s behaviour during the certification process has created a crisis of confidence unparalleled in the aviation industry. And no one – not just Seattle – should underestimate the extent of mistrust and the time it could take to heal the deep wounds.

  • Emirates Airbus A380 take-off

    Clark stresses bailout urgency as Emirates passenger flights increase


    Emirates passenger flights now account for approximately half the airline’s daily frequencies but a bailout from owner the Dubai government will be needed “sooner rather than later”, says airline president Tim Clark.