Fleets – Page 9

  • KrasAvia ATR 42-c-KrasAvia

    KrasAvia shows off first ATR in new colour scheme


    Russian regional carrier KrasAvia has shown off an ATR 42 turboprop in the airline’s new colour scheme. The airline says it had previously applied the livery only to helicopters and its Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40. “Now it’s the turn of aircraft that carry the bulk of the traffic,” it states. The ...

  • A321XLR first flight-c-Airbus

    A320neo family surpasses expectations as orders reach five-digit mark


    Orders for Airbus’s A320neo family have reached five digits, almost 13 years to the day since the first airline agreement for the type was disclosed. Airbus’s latest backlog data shows firm orders for the re-engined models have reached 10,354 aircraft. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer, speaking at an 11 January ...

  • Airbus

    Delta Air Lines orders 20 A350-1000s


    Delta Air Lines has announced an order for 20 Airbus A350-1000s, with options for 20 more of the larger variant.

  • Volaris Airbus A320neo (2016)

    Volaris expects to cut capacity by up to 18% in 2024 as GTF impact hits


    Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris expects reduce its full-year capacity in terms of available seat miles (ASM) by between 16-18% in 2024 as it contends with increased inspections of some of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofans (GTFs) powering its Airbus A320neo-family jets.

  • Iran Air A330-c-Mark Harkin Creative Commons

    Long-dormant Iran Air order struck from Airbus backlog


    Iran Air’s landmark agreement for 100 Airbus aircraft has been scrubbed from the airframer’s backlog, its year-end figures reveal. The Iranian flag-carrier placed the order in 2016 after sanctions were eased as part of a political agreement over the government’s nuclear energy programme. Iran Air ordered 98 jets including 16 ...

  • Door plug

    What does Boeing 737 Max 9 door incident mean for airlines?


    The failure of a door plug on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 jet on 5 January continues the commercial air transport industry’s inauspicious start to 2024 in safety terms

  • Sky Express ATR 72-600 (c) ATR

    Greek carrier Sky Express bolsters ATR fleet


    Greek carrier Sky Express continued its fleet modernisation efforts by taking delivery of the first of two newly ordered ATR 72-600s in December.

  • 787-8-c-Boeing

    Maldivian considers leasing 787-8 under long-haul network plan


    Indian Ocean region carrier Maldivian is looking to obtain a Boeing 787-8 to expand its network, just days after indicating plans to acquire an Airbus A330-200. The airline is aiming to branch into long-haul services and the latest request for proposals, issued by Island Aviation Services, centres on dry-leasing a ...

  • AirAsia A321neo

    AirAsia to resume A321neo deliveries in June; mulls A321LRs, A350s in long-term


    AirAsia Aviation expects to resume deliveries of new Airbus A321neos this year, as the newly-merged carrier continues to return stored aircraft to service. 

  • Alaska 737 Max 9-c-Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines cancels hundreds of Max 9 flights through 13 January


    Alaska Airlines has cancelled all of its Boeing 737 Max 9 flights through 13 January in the aftermath of the 5 January incident in which parts of one such aircraft’s fuselage blew off during a flight from Portland, Oregon to Southern California. 

  • Airbus

    Transavia France begins Airbus transition with first A320neo


    Transavia France has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo twinjet, marking the beginning of its transition away from operating Boeing 737s.

  • Flair 737-800-c-Raesoll Creative Commons

    Lessors chase 777 Partners for $28m alleging non-payment for Flair 737s


    Investment firm 777 Partners is being pursued by lessors of four aircraft formerly operated by Canadian carrier Flair Airlines, over allegations of non-payment. Court filings obtained by FlightGlobal show that the dispute centres on three Boeing 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 – respectively with serial numbers 61806, 64944, ...

  • A320-c-Fly2Sky

    SkyUp’s Malta arm to wet-lease Airbus capacity from Fly2Sky


    Ukrainian carrier SkyUp Airlines’ Maltese division has entered a partnership to secure capacity from Bulgarian operator Fly2Sky. The agreement covers wet-lease of a pair of Airbus A320s. Fly2Sky says the aircraft will be stationed in Egypt under the partnership, which will commence on 5 April and run to 5 November. ...

  • United Airlines first 737 Max 9 flight

    United finds ‘bolts that needed additional tightening’ on some Max 9s


    United Airlines confirms that it has found several Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft with loose door plug bolts and other parts in the wake of an accident involving an Alaska Airlines airframe of the same type.

  • Airbus Beluga Transport-c-Airbus

    Airbus to broaden A300-600ST Beluga operations as new carrier secures AOC


    Airbus has secured an air operator’s certificate for the new carrier established to conduct outsize freight transport using the airframer’s withdrawn A300-600ST Beluga fleet. The manufacturer unveiled plans two years ago to set up Airbus Beluga Transport, intending the company eventually to operate as a dedicated airline. Airbus has introduced ...

  • Emtrasur 747-300M title-c-Venezuelan transport ministry

    Venezuelan government furious over transfer of impounded Emtrasur 747-300M


    Venezuela’s government has reacted angrily to an Argentinean judicial decision to order the transfer of an impounded combi Boeing 747-300M to US authorities. The Venezuelan state describes the decision over the aircraft – operated by Empresa de Transporte Aereocargo del Sur, or Emtrasur – as attempted theft, and “clearly servile ...

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    Airline Business Podcast: The airlines to watch in 2024

    2024-01-08T10:50:00Z Sponsored by

    In the latest instalment of the podcast - sponsored by Panasonic Avionics -Graham and Lewis discuss the airlines to watch over the next 12 months. Among the carriers in the spotlight are Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Air India, JetBlue and the Abra Group. ...

  • 737-9-at-LAX

    United Airlines cancels 270 flights due to Boeing 737 Max 9 grounding


    United Airlines, the world’s biggest operator of the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft with 79 examples in its fleet, is keeping all of its airframes of the type grounded pending inspections mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Boeing 737 Max 9 Icelandair-c-Boeing

    EASA adopts FAA directive against 737 Max 9


    European safety regulators have followed the US FAA in taking action against the Boeing 737 Max 9, after the Alaska Airlines depressurisation incident, although the effect is likely to be limited. The FAA ordered a temporary grounding of the Max 9 after a mid-cabin door detached from the Alaska aircraft ...

  • A380 A6-EEK-c-Noel Jones Creative Commons

    Emirates signals return of one of four Doric-leased A380s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has indicated plans to return an Airbus A380 to leasing vehicle Doric Nimrod Air Three. The aircraft (A6-EEK) was originally delivered to the carrier in 2013 and was the subject of a leaseback with lessor Amedeo. Guernsey-based affiliate Doric Nimrod Air Three, which has four A380s ...