Fleets – Page 12

  • El Al 787
    News

    El Al’s last 787 delivery put back until early 2023

    2022-03-04T10:45:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is pushing back delivery of its final Boeing 787 at least until March next year, three years beyond its original introduction date. The airline says the 787-8 – one of four of the variant – was supposed to be accepted in March 2020, just as pandemic-related ...

  • An-225 damage 2
    News

    Sole An-225 suffered irreparable damage during airfield assault

    2022-03-04T08:14:00Z

    New images of the conflict damage at Kyiv’s Gostomel airfield confirm that the sole operational Antonov An-225 has been destroyed while parked in a hangar on the site. While the status of the iconic six-engined freighter had remained unclear for several days after conflict erupted in Ukraine, images had emerged ...

  • Munich airport
    News

    Lufthansa in the hunt for additional widebody opportunities

    2022-03-03T15:16:00Z

    Lufthansa Group will look at the opportunistic acquisition of widebody aircraft, particularly Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, that were previously destined for sanction-hit Russian carriers.

  • Aeroflot fleet
    News

    Sabre boots Aeroflot from GDS platform

    2022-03-03T14:45:00Z

    Airline ticket distribution provider Sabre has terminated its agreement with Russia’s Aeroflot and is removing the carrier’s flights from its global distribution network.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2
    Analysis

    Airlines steel for rising costs as Ukraine-Russia conflict brings unwelcome uncertainties

    2022-03-03T14:30:00Z

    Developments seen over the past few days – whether related to fuel costs, sanctions, airspace restrictions or airport infrastructure in Ukraine – will take some time to resolve, even under best-case scenarios.

  • S7_E170-c-photomatika_Shutterstock
    News

    Embraer follows big two and cuts ties with Russian airlines

    2022-03-03T12:10:00Z

    Embraer has become the latest aircraft manufacturer to sever ties with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

  • Wizz A321neo-c-Wizz Air
    News

    Wizz outlines impact of Ukrainian situation on its network

    2022-03-02T12:57:00Z

    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air expects a 7% reduction on flights within its network during March, as a result of the situation in Ukraine. But the airline says its projected operating loss for the full year – which concludes on 31 March – will be “materially consistent” with previous ...

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways
    News

    Airbus rejects Qatar claims for compensation over A350 grounding

    2022-02-28T16:43:00Z

    Airbus has submitted a robust legal defence against Qatar Airways over the carrier’s grounding of several A350s, insisting the aircraft does not suffer from a design defect and that skin-paint deterioration is not an airworthiness issue. The airframer has filed a defence and counterclaim in its legal dispute with the ...

  • Norwegian 737 Max-c-Norwegian
    News

    Norwegian leases 18 737s to build capacity for summer seasons

    2022-02-28T08:15:00Z

    Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian is to lease 18 Boeing 737s, including several Max variants, from AerCap to build its fleet over the next two summer seasons. The agreement covers eight 737-800s which will be part of a 70-aircraft fleet operated by the carrier for summer this year. It will also ...

  • Ural A321neo-c-Ural Airlines
    News

    EU to prohibit sales of aircraft and spares to Russian carriers

    2022-02-25T12:48:00Z

    Russian airlines will be prohibited from acquiring aircraft, spares and equipment under a sanctions initiative to be imposed by the European Commission. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined the measures on 25 February, following a special meeting of the European Council. She says the Commission will “ban the sale ...

  • Kuwait A330-800-c-Airbus
    News

    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig

    2022-02-24T15:39:00Z

    Kuwait Airways has rejigged its aircraft orders with Airbus, including a notable switch to the A330-900, to match more closely its development plans over the next few years. The carrier will also take a batch of A321neos including long-range versions of the twinjet. Kuwait Airways had eight A330-800s on order ...

  • YL-ABG Air Baltic A220-c-Air Baltic
    News

    Air Baltic to reconfigure A220 fleet with increased seating capacity

    2022-02-24T13:49:00Z

    Air Baltic has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 with an increased seating configuration allowing it to accommodate up to 148 passengers. The Latvian carrier is aiming to take delivery of eight A220-300s this year – part of its overall order for 50 of the type. It had previously ...

  • A321F-c-Lufthansa Cargo
    News

    Lufthansa Cargo outlines initial A321 freighter services

    2022-02-23T22:53:00Z

    Lufthansa Cargo is to open Airbus A321 converted freighter flights from mid-March, and has unveiled a set of destinations on which it will operate the jets. The company had disclosed last year that it would introduce A321Fs on its route network, enabling it to address increasing e-commerce demand. Lufthansa Cargo ...

  • Corendon 737 Max 8-c-Corendon Airlines
    News

    Turkey’s Corendon to take batch of Air Lease 737 Max jets

    2022-02-22T13:28:00Z

    Turkish operator Corendon Airlines Group is introducing nine Boeing 737 Max jets over the course of the next 18 months. All nine are being brought in through US lessor Air Lease. The company is to receive five 737 Max 8s in the spring of this year, with another to follow ...

  • Mas A330-200P2F-c-Airbus
    News

    Mexico’s Mas aims to use A330 freighter for Chinese routes

    2022-02-22T12:31:00Z

    Mexican cargo carrier Aerotransportes Mas de Carga is aiming to open Chinese services following introduction of the airline’s initial converted Airbus A330-200 freighter. The aircraft, converted by the EFW venture, has been handed over to Mas following its delivery to lessor Altavair. “Mas will take advantage of the increased payload ...

  • Emirates A380 A6-EDB-c-Robert Underwood Creative Commons
    News

    Airbus to auction ex-Emirates A380 parts for humanitarian foundation

    2022-02-22T07:11:00Z

    Airbus is to hold an auction of A380 components in summer, to raise funds for its charitable and humanitarian-support arm. Most of the parts in the auction – which will run from 23-25 June – will be sourced from MSN13, one of the early Engine Alliance GP7200-powered A380s delivered to ...

  • AirAsia X A330-300
    News

    AirAsia X to have 15 A330s in service by end-2022

    2022-02-22T04:01:00Z

    Malaysia long-haul, low-cost carrier AirAsia X is reactivating its fleet as borders start to reopen in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Smartavia A320neo title-c-Airbus
    News

    Smartavia receives first newly-built A320neo

    2022-02-21T07:46:00Z

    Russian operator Smartavia has taken delivery of its first brand-new Airbus A320neo, in co-operation with lessor CDB Aviation. The airline says the aircraft – powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines – is one of seven to be acquired under the agreement. Smartavia has configured the A320neo (VP-BQA) with a single-class, ...

  • An Air Canada Airbus A220-300
    News

    Air Canada reverses decision to cancel 12 A220s, will take the jets after all

    2022-02-18T17:24:00Z

    Air Canada now intends to make good on taking delivery of 12 ordered Airbus A220s that it had previously intended to cancel.

  • Boeing
    News

    Norwegian to fly 80-85 aircraft in summer 2023

    2022-02-18T14:43:00Z

    Restructured low-cost carrier Norwegian is looking to bring in new aircraft for next summer as it aims to rebuild its fleet to between 80 and 100 aircraft by 2024.