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    Airbus appears to deliver A321neo test aircraft to VietJet


    Airbus appears to have delivered the first A321neo manufactured, the MSN6673 test aircraft, to Asian carrier VietJet Air. The twinjet – powered by Pratt Whitney PW1100G engines – was the first A321neo for which Airbus completed initial assembly. But it was beaten to the variant’s maiden ...

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    SmartLynx steps up to long-haul operations with A330 acquisition


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Malta is branching into long-haul operations with the introduction of Airbus A330s for cargo services – and eventually passenger flights. SmartLynx has previously exclusively operated single-aisle types but states that it will bring in five A330s over May and June. The aircraft, acquired through Hong ...

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    Alaska orders additional E175s, plans to acquire 13 more 737 Max


    Alaska Air Group has ordered nine Embraer 175s, while partner SkyWest Airlines has ordered another eight E175s to operate for Alaska.

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    AerCap shareholders back GECAS acquisition


    Leasing firm AerCap’s shareholders have voted in favour of the proposed merger with US leasing giant GECAS, which the two companies unveiled in March. AerCap held a shareholders meeting on 12 May and asked them to back several items relating to the transaction, including the deal itself plus the ...

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    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: May 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, 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.

  • JAL A350

    JAL domestic 777s to exit by 2023, A350s to become flagship


    Japan Airlines has picked the Airbus A350 as its future flagship aircraft, as it retires its fleet of domestic Boeing 777s by 2023, and reduces the number of large widebodies in the medium term. 

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    Swiss downsizing for smaller market


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss is to cut its fleet by 15% and its headcount by a fifth as it attempts to right-size itself to serve what it perceives will be a permanently smaller customer base.

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    El Al scraps 737-800 sale-and-leaseback plan


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has dropped plans to enter a sale-and-leaseback transaction for three Boeing 737-800s with an undisclosed foreign company. El Al had stated in April last year that it signed a memorandum of understanding covering the deal for the three aircraft, all manufactured in 2009. The ...

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    Irish lessor GTLK Europe to take A321 converted freighters


    Irish-based lessor GTLK Europe is to acquire four Airbus A321 converted freighters, induction for which will commence this year. The aircraft will undergo modification by the EFW joint venture which is run by ST Engineering and Airbus. GTLK Europe is affiliated with the Russian state leasing company GTLK, ...

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    Lufthansa orders five A350s and five 787s


    Lufthansa Group has ordered more Airbus and Boeing widebodies as it continues modernising its fleet, with the goal of reducing fuel consumption, complexity and cost.

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    Singapore Airlines secures S$2 billion in sale-and-leasebacks


    Singapore Airlines has raised S$2 billion ($1.5 billion) in sale-and-leaseback transactions involving 11 aircraft.

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    Airbus parks second Beluga as larger XL variant takes over


    Airbus has parked a second A300-600ST Beluga transport following the introduction of the higher-capacity BelugaXL. The airframer withdrew one of its five -600STs – the Beluga 2 aircraft, F-GSTB – last October, placing it into temporary storage. Airbus tells FlightGlobal that it has similarly stored another aircraft, Beluga ...

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    JetBlue takes delivery of its first A321LR


    JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft, with which it intends to launch transatlantic service later this year.

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    Glimmers of optimism for US MRO sector, recovery pace unclear


    The Covid-19 pandemic has jumbled the aircraft maintenance and repair industry, driving down prices for some aircraft components and leaving MRO shops reeling from depressed demand.

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    Norwegian aims to fly 50 aircraft this year, once restrictions lift


    Restructuring low-cost carrier Norwegian plans to ramp-up its operations to a peak of 50 short-haul aircraft this year once travel restrictions are lifted and to reach 70 aircraft next year.

  • KLM Boeing 737-800 cabin upgrade

    KLM aims to complete 737-800 cabin upgrades by March 2022


    Dutch carrier KLM has debuted a cabin upgrade for the first of 14 Boeing 737-800, a fleet revamp it aims to complete by March next year.

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    Azerbaijan’s Silk Way signs for five Boeing 777 freighters


    Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters, the Azerbaijani carrier’s first commitment for the long-haul twinjet.

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    Finnair reviewing timeframe for single-aisle modernisation


    Finnair intends to adopt temporary measures to manage its single-aisle fleet after putting narrowbody modernisation plans on hold while the pandemic crisis persists. Prior to the pandemic the airline had been discussing particularly the introduction of Airbus A320neos or “similar aircraft” from other suppliers, said chief executive Topi Manner ...

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    Air Cairo receives its first A320neo


    Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, which joins the Egyptian low-cost carrier’s all-Airbus fleet of seven aircraft.

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    Nigeria’s Green Africa brings in ATR 72s for start-up


    Nigerian start-up carrier Green Africa Airways has received its first aircraft, an ATR 72-600, at its base in the city of Lagos. Green Africa is taking three ATRs through an agreement with ACIA Aero Leasing, which is part of Mauritius-based ACIA Aero Capital and has leasing offices in several ...