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    ANA to resume flying PW4000-powered 777s: airline exec


    All Nippon Airways is to resume operating its Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered Boeing 777 aircraft on domestic flights soon, an airline executive confirms, as domestic demand continues to grow. 

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    Korean Air eyes key Asiana merger approvals by year-end


    Korean Air chief executive Walter Cho is hopeful of securing the necessary approvals from the US and European Union competition regulators for its merger with Asiana by the end of this year.

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    EasyJet to firm orders for 56 A320neos and introduce more A321neos


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is planning to firm orders for another 56 Airbus A320neo-family jets, and will also convert 18 aircraft in its backlog to the larger A321neo. Under the “conditional arrangement”, the airline says it will take delivery of the additional A320neos over fiscal 2026-29. The A321neos will arrive ...

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    US lessor Aero Capital commits to more 737-800 freigher conversions


    Mid-life aircraft leasing specialist Aero Capital Solutions is ordering another six Boeing 737-800 freighter conversions, which will be undertaken in China. The agreement to expand the cargo fleet will take the lessor’s overall freighter commitments and conversions to 40 aircraft. Texas-based Aero Capital says the modifications will be carried out ...

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    Air Baltic chief sees potential role for Airbus A321XLR


    The Airbus A321XLR is of interest to Air Baltic in the longer term, according to the carrier’s chief executive Martin Gauss, as the carrier considers options to extend its reach.

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    Icelandair signs preliminary deal to buy four 737 Max jets from Boeing’s built backlog


    Icelandair has signed a letter of intent to acquire four Boeing 737 Max aircraft from the manufacturer’s backlog of built aircraft.

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    Spain’s Air Nostrum plots introduction of UK airships for domestic services


    Spain’s Air Nostrum Group has unveiled an extraordinary provisional agreement to acquire airships to operate commercial services in the country. It is reserving production slots for 10 examples of the Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10, with a view to taking delivery from 2026. Air Nostrum Group, which serves as a ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: June 2022 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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    South Africa’s CemAir picks up ex-SAS CRJs


    Two former SAS Bombardier CRJ900s have been introduced to South African operator CemAir, complementing the carrier’s regional fleet. Both aircraft – bearing serial numbers 15398 and 15400 – are 2016 airframes and were formerly operated by Ireland’s CityJet and served within the SAS fleet. CemAir has signed long-term operating agreements ...

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    Akasa reaches sale-and-leaseback pact for initial 737 Max fleet


    Indian start-up carrier Akasa Air has entered a sale-and-leaseback agreement covering five Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The airline has reached the deal with Griffin Global Asset Management. Delivery of the 737s is scheduled to commence in June and the lessor says the agreement covers several of Akasa’s initial aircraft. ...

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    ITA’s latest A350 flags carrier’s sustainability ambitions


    Italian carrier ITA Airways will take its operational fleet of Airbus A350-900s to four – half of the eight planned – in June, through the introduction of a twinjet with a minimalist livery intended to highlight sustainability. The aircraft is largely white, in contrast to the distinctive blue which dominates ...

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    Wizz continues to switch Airbus commitments to A321neo


    Wizz Air has converted 21 Airbus A320neo commitments to the A321neo, a further shift of its single-aisle backlog towards the higher-capacity variant. The airline disclosed, as it released full-year final results, that it formalised the conversion in May. Deliveries of these aircraft will be carried out over the course of ...

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    Air France-KLM chief concerned over staff shortage spreading to Paris and 787 delays


    The chief executive of Air France-KLM has expressed concern over further staffing shortages and aircraft delivery delays, as he looks ahead to the busiest travel months of the year. Ben Smith’s comments came after tough operational challenges at KLM in recent weeks, where disruption and flight cancellations have affected services ...

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    Aeroflot A330 returns to Russia after days of detention in Sri Lanka


    Aeroflot has retrieved an Airbus A330-300 from Colombo, after several days of wrangling after the twinjet was impounded by Sri Lankan authorities. It departed for Moscow Sheremetyevo on 6 June, apparently after intervention to overturn a court order which led to the detention. Russian federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia confirms ...

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    Azorra picks up 37-aircraft portfolio as lessor NAC exits Chapter 11


    US lessor Azorra has acquired a portfolio of 37 aircraft previously owned by Nordic Aviation Capital, the leasing firm which has newly emerged from Chapter 11 protection. Azorra says it has picked up 29 Embraer E-Jet regional aircraft plus ATR and De Havilland turboprops. The aircraft are leased to 13 ...

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    Caribbean-based Sky High Aviation receives its first E190


    Dominican airline Sky High Aviation received its first E190, becoming the first Caribbean-based carrier to fly an airframe in the E-Jet line.

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    Lufthansa set to take first 787 this summer


    Lufthansa is set to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 this summer as it prepares to launch the Dreamliner on flights to Toronto.

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    Airbus and Qatar Airways should encourage regulator to rethink A350 position: judge


    Airbus and Qatar Airways should co-operate to persuade the Qatari civil aviation authority to adopt a different position regarding the grounding of the airline’s A350s, the judge overseeing the two sides’ legal dispute has stated. In a detailed ruling which followed the latest High Court session on 26 May, the ...

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    SAS seeks widebody fleet relief from lessors as Asian routes stay closed


    Scandinavian operator SAS has stressed that it needs to relieve the financial pressure from its long-haul fleet, owing to limitations in its ability to operate to Asian destinations. Chief executive Anko van der Werff, speaking during a second-quarter briefing, said the airline had “too many” widebody aircraft. He says SAS ...

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    Norwegian agrees deal to buy 50 737 Max 8s


    Restructured low-cost carrier Norwegian has struck a preliminary agreement to acquire 50 Boeing 737 Max 8 for delivery from 2025 through to 2028.