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    Court OKs Nordic Aviation’s bankruptcy plan, lessor set to exit protection in May


    Irish aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital says a US federal judge has approved its bankruptcy reorganisation plan, putting the company on track to exit court-supervised restructuring before the end of May.

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    Lessor Aviation Capital Group outlines exposure to Russian airline sector


    US-based lessor Aviation Capital Group has estimated its exposure to Russian airlines at around $600 million, through aircraft leased to the sanctions-hit market. Aviation Capital Group has eight owned aircraft, plus financing and loan guarantees, in Russia according to parent company Tokyo Century Corporation. “Although this exposure is covered by ...

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    Royal Jordanian medium-haul fleet renewal central to recovery strategy


    Royal Jordanian Airlines is negotiating a fleet modernisation which is focused on replacing and expanding the short- and medium-haul jets operated by the Middle Eastern carrier. The airline outlined an expansion strategy during its annual general meeting on 18 April. Royal Jordanian, which is trying to recover from the impact ...

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    China Eastern returns 737-800 to service, a month after fatal crash


    China Eastern Airlines has returned a small number of Boeing 737-800s to service, flight recording data suggests, nearly a month after the type was involved in a fatal crash in southern China. 

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    UK start-up Sentra agrees A330 lease


    US lessor Air Lease has disclosed that it is placing a used Airbus A330-200 with a UK start-up identifying itself as Sentra Airways. The twinjet will be delivered to the carrier this summer, says the lessor, the first aircraft in the carrier’s fleet. Air Lease has given little detail about ...

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    Over 570 foreign aircraft moved to Russian registry: deputy prime minister


    Russian authorities have transferred 571 foreign-built passenger aircraft to the domestic register, out of a total of 781, according to first deputy prime minister Andrei Belousov. Belousov disclosed the figure during a presentation on measures adopted by the government to stabilise the Russian economy in the face of sanction pressure. ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: April 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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    Air Lease discloses extent of Russian fleet exposure


    US lessor Air Lease has disclosed that it has 21 owned aircraft remaining in Russia, following the termination of agreements for aircraft on lease to Russian operators. The lessor says it ended leases on all the aircraft in March. Air Lease previously counted operators including S7 Airlines, Nordwind, Ural Airlines ...

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    T’way Air plans international ramp-up in May as airline grows A330 fleet


    South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air will resume a number of flights to Japan and Southeast Asia in May, as it eyes a steady increase in travel demand. 

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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.

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    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 ...