All Fleets articles – Page 8

  • 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

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    Middle East carriers aim to get back on track


    Much of the attention on airlines in the Middle East during the coronavirus crisis has focused on the big three Gulf operators and the struggles of Israeli carrier El Al.

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    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 ...

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    Judge favours Boeing in court tussle with Volga-Dnepr


    A US federal judge has sided with Boeing in a dispute with the UK division of cargo airline Volga-Dnepr, striking down the airline’s request that Boeing be barred from selling four cargo jets to other customers.

  • 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, ...

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    SMBC chief expects new aircraft to be favoured in recovery despite cheap fuel


    SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett expects airlines will resist the temptation to favour older, less-efficient aircraft over new metal in the current low-fuel-price environment as capacity is restored in the recovery.

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    North American carriers hunker down through crisis


    While hard hit North American carriers may have found some comfort from state support packages and the size of its home markets, they have taken action swift action to limit cash burn to protect their businesses while waiting for passenger demand to return

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    Comair to cut fleet and remain inactive until November


    South African carrier Comair requires a substantial cash injection and is unlikely to resume operations until at least November. Its fleet will also be reduced to 16 aircraft, comprising 13 Boeing 737-800s and three spare 737-400s. The airline’s business rescue practitioners have outlined the situation to creditors and ...

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    Delta retires MD-88s and MD-90s


    Delta Air Lines marked the end of an era on 2 June when it retired its final McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft, closing 34 years during which the types served as workhorses in the fleets of US carriers.

  • SIA A350-900ULR

    ​SIA and SilkAir maintain steep capacity cuts in June and July


    Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have announced flight schedules for June and July, which represent an approximately 94% cut against the original capacity scheduled. Apart from serving four destinations in Australia, the carriers will fly to only one or two cities in each destination country. SilkAir will operate on ...

  • British Airways A320ceos

    Pandemic fleet cull to swell surplus engine stock


    As airlines retire mid-life fleets in response to coronavirus downturn, the spares market will be flooded with engines and parts

  • 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.

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    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 ...

  • LATAM Airlines Airbus A320neo

    LATAM immediately cutting 19 leased aircraft from fleet


    LATAM Airlines Group has identified 19 leased aircraft which it will cut from its operators’ fleets, following the company’s filing for US Chapter 11 creditor protection. Six long-haul jets – comprising two Airbus A350-900s and four Boeing 787-9s – are among the aircraft listed in the filing. The remainder ...

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    ​Cebu Pacific seeks SLBs for entire A320 fleet: sources


    Cebu Pacific is seeking sale-and-leasebacks for as many as 17 of its Airbus A320s, according to two sources. The airline was originally seeking to lease-back 14 of the aircraft, but subsequently increased the number to 17 to encompass its entire owned A320 fleet, according to one of the ...

  • Hainan A350

    Hainan cancels planned transfer of nine aircraft


    Hainan Airlines Holdings and its subsidiary airlines have cancelled the transfer of aircraft assets to a Hong Kong-based holding company. This encompasses four Boeing 737-800s and two 787-8s owned by Hainan Airlines Holdings, two Airbus A350-900s by Hainan Airlines , and one 737-800 with Grand China Air ...

  • Air New Zealand 777-300ER

    Air New Zealand grounds 777s and defers A321neo deliveries


    Air New Zealand (ANZ) will ground its Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300ER fleets until at least the end of this year as part of organisation-wide cost-cutting measures. Including deferrals of planned Airbus A321neo deliveries, the airline has also deferred or cancelled almost NZ$700 million ($430 million) of expected capital expenditure ...

  • Emirates A380s in storage

    Why things are looking grim for the A380


    Doubts about size and shape of many fleets as operators plan their coronavirus crisis recovery strategies

  • Air France Airbus A380

    Air France latest to act as coronavirus speeds wave of fleet retirements


    News that the Air France Airbus A380 fleet has become an immediate victim of the coronavirus pandemic is a stark reminder that the collateral damage of this crisis will reach far and wide across the airline industry.

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    Air France terminates A380 fleet with immediate effect


    Air France has accelerated plans to phase out its Airbus A380 fleet and will retire the aircraft immediately rather than in 2022 as previously scheduled.