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    Icelandair seals Airbus shift with A321XLR order


    Icelandair has firmed its April preliminary commitment for up to 25 Airbus A321XLRs, while separately leasing four A321LRs SMBC Aviation Capital.

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    Viva Aerobus provisionally signs for 90 more A321neos


    Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus has tentatively signed for another 90 Airbus single-aisle jets, potentially taking its order total to 170. The additional 90 aircraft are A321neos which will be configured with 240 seats. Deliveries will commence in 2027. Airbus says the twinjets are the subject of a memorandum of ...

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    Air Inuit to replace 737-200s with combi-configured 737-800s


    Canadian operator Air Inuit is to introduce three Boeing 737-800s to modernise its fleet, which includes 737-200 variants. The carrier says it has ratified an agreement to take the aircraft which will be configured in a combi passenger and freight layout. “Addition of these aircraft to our fleet enhances our ...

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    Luxair starts 737 Max introduction with ex-Air Italy jet


    Luxembourg’s flag-carrier, Luxair, has introduced its first Boeing 737 Max, as it embarks on further fleet modernisation. The aircraft (LX-LBL), powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines, was originally delivered in 2018 to Air Italy. Air Italy was a short-lived joint-venture between Qatar Airways and Alisarda, which used a 737 ...

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    Airbus rolls out sixth and final BelugaXL transport


    Airbus has rolled out the sixth and final example of its BelugaXL high-capacity transport, designed to fly aerostructures between the airframer’s manufacturing facilities. The BelugaXL – formally designated the A330-700L – is a heavily-modified A330, developed to replace the older A300-600ST Beluga fleet. Airbus operated five Belugas and originally intended ...

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    IAG firms more options on Airbus single-aisle jets


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is converting options on another 10 Airbus A320neos into firm orders. The company states that the aircraft will be delivered in 2028. IAG says they will replace older A320-family jets, adding that it has the option to take some of the additional aircraft as ...

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    Thai begins taking ex-Thai Smile A320s


    Thai Airways International is to add four Airbus A320s – formerly operating with regional unit Thai Smile Airways – to its fleet, which it will operate on international routes. 

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    UK start-up Global Airlines reaches agreement to take several A380s for initial fleet


    Proposed UK long-haul start-up Global Airlines has agreed terms to acquire three Airbus A380s, adding to an initial aircraft disclosed last month. Global Airlines is aiming to commence transatlantic operations using the double-deck type from spring next year. The company is claiming “significant backing” from investors as well as the ...

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    Hong Kong Airlines to add more A330s as travel demand grows


    Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) is to add three more Airbus A330s in the coming months – its first significant fleet expansion after it went through restructuring – amid “unprecedented pent-up” travel demand.

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    ‘New era’: Virgin Australia takes delivery of first 737 Max


    Virgin Australia has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8, kickstarting the airline’s fleet growth and renewal programme.

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    Turkish Airlines’ AnadoluJet to lease more 737 Max 8s


    Turkish Airlines’ AnadoluJet arm is to lease a batch of Boeing 737 Max 8s from the Chinese-linked lessor CDB Aviation. The carrier is to take six of the type from Irish-based CDB. All six of the aircraft – which are powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines – will be sourced ...

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    Wizz Air becomes first European recipient of Chinese-built A321neo


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has taken delivery of an Airbus A321neo manufactured at the airframer’s Chinese assembly line. Wizz is claiming to be the first European carrier to take an A321neo from the plant at Tianjin. The aircraft – powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines – will ...

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    Russian civil aviation regulator grants life extension to An-148


    Russia’s federal air transport regulator has granted life-extension approval for the Antonov An-148 regional twinjet, increasing it from 10 to 30 years. Rosaviatsia says the work to extend the type’s life has been conducted in “strict accordance” with regulations and international practice. The An-148 was originally developed by Ukrainian design ...

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    Spain’s Privilege Style brings in A330-200 to replace 767


    Spanish private and wet-lease operator Privilege Style has introduced an Airbus A330-200 which will replace the company’s Boeing 767-300ER. Set up in 2003, Privilege Style is based in Palma de Mallorca, and specialises in customised ad hoc services for corporate entities, sports teams, humanitarian organisations and tour operators. It identifies ...

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    After 14 years, first Iraqi Airways 787 touches down in Baghdad


    Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787, one of 10 that the Baghdad-based airline has on order. The Iraqi government originally reached the agreement for the twinjets in late 2009. “As domestic and international air traffic gains momentum, it’s crucial that our Iraqi Airways fleet matches ...

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    FedEx to ground more aircraft as profits come under pressure


    Freight giant FedEx will ground more aircraft after both revenues and operating income declined during its fiscal fourth quarter due to “demand weakness and cost inflation”.

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    Riyadh Air picks GEnx engines to power Dreamliners


    Ambitious Saudi start-up Riyadh Air has picked GE Aerospace GEnx engines to power its on-order Boeing 787-9s.

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    Avolon satisfied with healthy order backlog


    “Without question, the order book is exactly where we want it to be for the next three years,” says Andy Cronin, chief executive of global lessor Avolon, announcing the signing of a memorandum of understanding to order 20 Airbus A330neos at Paris air show on 21 June.


    Porter agrees E195-E2 sale-and-leaseback deal with Avolon


    Canadian regional carrier Porter Airlines has agreed to sell 10 of its incoming Embraer 195-E2s to aircraft lessor Avolon and buy back the E-jets.

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    Embraer eyes freighter conversion line in China as it reveals E-Jet P2F deal


    Embraer signed a letter of agreement with Lanzhou Aviation Industry Development Group for 20 E-Jet passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions at the Paris air show on 21 June, in a deal that could see it establish a conversion facility in China.