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    Akasa Air orders 150 737 Max jets


    Indian carrier Akasa Air has ordered 150 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, landing Boeing its first major commitment for the type weeks after a door plug blow-out accident.

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    Lufthansa A321P2F cracks ‘unrelated’ to freighter modification: EFW


    Conversion specialist EFW believes the cracks discovered in two Airbus A321P2Fs operated by Lufthansa Cargo are not linked to its freighter modification of the aircraft. Its analysis of data shows the damage does not result in “any unsafe condition” for the freighters’ operation. Lufthansa Cargo discovered cracking of a shear ...

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    EFW expects quick repair after cracks found on Lufthansa Cargo A321P2Fs


    Passenger-to-freighter conversion specialist EFW has issued repair instructions to Lufthansa Cargo after the carrier discovered cracks on a pair of Airbus A321P2Fs, in the vicinity of the aft floor structure. EFW says it is “in close exchange” with the carrier, and expects the repairs to be completed “within a few ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: January 2024 update


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

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    Deutsche Aircraft picks up pair of ex-Loganair 328s


    Deutsche Aircraft has acquired a pair of Dornier 328 turboprops which had formerly been operated by Scottish carrier Loganair. Loganair had parked the 328s in 2019, prior to the pandemic, and the carrier is undertaking a fleet-renewal programme with ATR turboprops. Remarketing specialist Airstream International Group says the two aircraft ...

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    New Lufthansa carrier City Airlines receives first A319


    Lufthansa Group’s City Airlines unit has received its first aircraft ahead of it launching services in the upcoming summer season.

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    KrasAvia shows off first ATR in new colour scheme


    Russian regional carrier KrasAvia has shown off an ATR 42 turboprop in the airline’s new colour scheme. The airline says it had previously applied the livery only to helicopters and its Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40. “Now it’s the turn of aircraft that carry the bulk of the traffic,” it states. The ...

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    A320neo family surpasses expectations as orders reach five-digit mark


    Orders for Airbus’s A320neo family have reached five digits, almost 13 years to the day since the first airline agreement for the type was disclosed. Airbus’s latest backlog data shows firm orders for the re-engined models have reached 10,354 aircraft. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer, speaking at an 11 January ...

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    Delta Air Lines orders 20 A350-1000s


    Delta Air Lines has announced an order for 20 Airbus A350-1000s, with options for 20 more of the larger variant.

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    Volaris expects to cut capacity by up to 18% in 2024 as GTF impact hits


    Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris expects reduce its full-year capacity in terms of available seat miles (ASM) by between 16-18% in 2024 as it contends with increased inspections of some of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofans (GTFs) powering its Airbus A320neo-family jets.

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    Long-dormant Iran Air order struck from Airbus backlog


    Iran Air’s landmark agreement for 100 Airbus aircraft has been scrubbed from the airframer’s backlog, its year-end figures reveal. The Iranian flag-carrier placed the order in 2016 after sanctions were eased as part of a political agreement over the government’s nuclear energy programme. Iran Air ordered 98 jets including 16 ...

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    What does Boeing 737 Max 9 door incident mean for airlines?


    The failure of a door plug on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 jet on 5 January continues the commercial air transport industry’s inauspicious start to 2024 in safety terms

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    Greek carrier Sky Express bolsters ATR fleet


    Greek carrier Sky Express continued its fleet modernisation efforts by taking delivery of the first of two newly ordered ATR 72-600s in December.

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    Maldivian considers leasing 787-8 under long-haul network plan


    Indian Ocean region carrier Maldivian is looking to obtain a Boeing 787-8 to expand its network, just days after indicating plans to acquire an Airbus A330-200. The airline is aiming to branch into long-haul services and the latest request for proposals, issued by Island Aviation Services, centres on dry-leasing a ...

  • AirAsia A321neo

    AirAsia to resume A321neo deliveries in June; mulls A321LRs, A350s in long-term


    AirAsia Aviation expects to resume deliveries of new Airbus A321neos this year, as the newly-merged carrier continues to return stored aircraft to service. 

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    Alaska Airlines cancels hundreds of Max 9 flights through 13 January


    Alaska Airlines has cancelled all of its Boeing 737 Max 9 flights through 13 January in the aftermath of the 5 January incident in which parts of one such aircraft’s fuselage blew off during a flight from Portland, Oregon to Southern California. 

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    Transavia France begins Airbus transition with first A320neo


    Transavia France has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo twinjet, marking the beginning of its transition away from operating Boeing 737s.

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    Lessors chase 777 Partners for $28m alleging non-payment for Flair 737s


    Investment firm 777 Partners is being pursued by lessors of four aircraft formerly operated by Canadian carrier Flair Airlines, over allegations of non-payment. Court filings obtained by FlightGlobal show that the dispute centres on three Boeing 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 – respectively with serial numbers 61806, 64944, ...

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    SkyUp’s Malta arm to wet-lease Airbus capacity from Fly2Sky


    Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines’ Maltese division has entered a partnership to secure capacity from Bulgarian operator Fly2Sky. The agreement covers wet-lease of a pair of Airbus A320s. Fly2Sky says the aircraft will be stationed in Egypt under the partnership, which will commence on 5 April and run to 5 November. ...

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    United finds ‘bolts that needed additional tightening’ on some Max 9s


    United Airlines confirms that it has found several Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft with loose door plug bolts and other parts in the wake of an accident involving an Alaska Airlines airframe of the same type.