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    Russian authority claims over 650 foreign aircraft have undergone re-registration


    Russia’s federal air transport regulator has disclosed that 658 foreign aircraft have been re-registered in the country in the year-and-a-half to mid-July. The aircraft span the fleets of 30 Russian airlines, states Rosaviatsia. Russia’s government has been transferring aircraft to the country’s own registry in response to sanctions imposed as ...

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    Iraqi Airways to auction old 747s parked at Tunisian airport


    Iraqi Airways is putting up for auction a pair of Boeing 747s which have been parked at Tozeur-Nefta airport in western Tunisia. One of the two is a 747SP (YI-ALM) while the other is a 747-200 (YI-AGP). Both aircraft were manufactured in 1982 and are fitted with Pratt & Whitney ...

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    India’s Spirit Air provisionally signs for new-variant Islander fleet


    Indian domestic operator Spirit Air has tentatively signed for six Britten-Norman Islander turboprops, with which it intends to establish a regional network. The Bengaluru-based company was set up in 2008 and had been conducting charter flights with light Cessna aircraft. But it has been seeking authorisation to carry out scheduled ...

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    Ryanair indicates 737 Max delivery delays could persist to mid-2024


    Budget carrier Ryanair is suggesting that delivery delays from Boeing could continue for another year, after a series of hitches at the US airframer. Ryanair is renewing its fleet with 737 Max jets and had 119 of the type – out of a total fleet of 558 aircraft – at ...

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    Philippine Airlines in talks for more aircraft to beef up reliability


    Philippine Airlines (PAL) confirms it is in talks to “secure additional aircraft”, in an effort to boost its network and fleet reliability amid the global supply chain crunch. 

  • Cyprus Airways A220-c-Cyprus Airways

    Cyprus Airways prepares to commence A220 services


    Cyprus Airways has started introducing a pair of Airbus A220-300s, part of a lease agreement disclosed during the Paris air show. The aircraft will complement the pair of A320-family jets already used by the carrier on its network to 19 scheduled destinations. Both A220s – MSN55208 and MSN55203, registered 5B-DEB ...

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    Cabo Verde Airlines receives first 737 Max


    African operator Cabo Verde Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, to support post-pandemic restoration of its network. The airline operates from hubs at Praia and Sal in the Cape Verde archipelago off the West African coast. Chief executive Sara Pires says the Max 8 twinjet will ...

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    Putin revisits 'quarrel' with former Aeroflot chief over Western fleet


    Russian president Vladimir Putin has pointedly remarked to transport minister Vitaly Saveliev that the country’s aerospace industry is unable to meet the immediate demand for aircraft, recalling his dissatisfaction over the former Aeroflot chief’s reliance on a Western fleet. Putin spoke to Saveliev, seeking an update on the air transport ...

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    Profitable EasyJet seeks to secure long-term aircraft delivery slots


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is looking to secure delivery slots for its long-term fleet plan, in order to replace older aircraft. The airline – which operates an Airbus single-aisle fleet – says it has 163 aircraft on order for delivery to 2028. “We are now running a process to secure ...

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    Malaysia Airlines to take first 737 Max 8 in August


    Malaysia Airlines is to take delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8 in August – its first new type in more than five years – following the completion of the aircraft’s first test flight. 

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 2023 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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    Rex firms up 737-800 leases and ‘may add’ more jets


    Australia’s Regional Express is to lease two more Boeing 737-800s, taking its jet fleet to nine examples.

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    Royal Air Maroc sets out ambitious plan for fleet of 200 aircraft


    Royal Air Maroc has outlined plans to expand its fleet to 200 aircraft over the next 15 years, under a partnership programme with the country’s government. The programme covers the period to 2037. The carrier signed an agreement with the Moroccan prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on 11 July in Rabat, ...

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    Environmental airline start-up plans to retrofit turboprops with hydrogen-electric engines


    Entrepreneurs behind environmental ventures in the UK are aiming to set up a Scottish-based carrier operating turboprops powered by hydrogen-electric engines. The would-be carrier, branded Ecojet, aims to use 70-seat and 19-seat aircraft types, retrofitted with the necessary powertrains. It has indicated that De Havilland Dash 8-400s and DHC-6 Twin ...

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    Turkey’s Pegasus agrees to take another 36 A321neos


    Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines has disclosed an agreement to take another 36 firm Airbus A321neo twinjets. The airline says it is amending an agreement originally reached in 2012 and subsequently updated three times to cover 114 aircraft. These aircraft comprised 72 A321neos – of which 30 had been delivered ...

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    Nigeria’s Max Air forced to suspend 737 operations pending safety audit


    Nigerian authorities have suspended the Boeing 737 operations of Max Air over safety concerns with the carrier. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says the suspension takes “immediate effect”. Max Air’s fleet includes six 737s – a mix of -300s and -400s – alongside Boeing 747-400s and a 777-200, according to ...

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    Delta exercises options on 12 more Airbus A220-300s and orders one A330


    Delta Air Lines has exercised options on a dozen more Airbus A220-300s, taking its firm commitment for the jet including the smaller -100s to 131.

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    Teleport inducts first A321P2F, expects 10-aircraft fleet by end-2024


    Teleport, the cargo and logistics unit of Malaysia’s Capital A, expects to significantly expand its fleet of Airbus A321 converted freighters by end-2024, as its first example enters commercial service. 

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    Green Africa gradually expands fleet with European ATR lease


    Fledgling operator Green Africa is expanding its turboprop fleet with an ATR 72-500 damp-leased from specialist Jump Air. Green Africa, based in the Nigerian city of Lagos, commenced services on local routes just under two years ago. It says it has agreed a partnership with Lithuanian charter carrier Jump Air, ...

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    First Qantas Group A220-300 comes together in Mirabel


    The first Airbus A220-300 destined for service with Qantas Group is in production at the airframer’s factory in Mirabel, Canada.