Fleets – Page 16

  • S7 A320neo-c-Avolon

    Lessor Avolon has 10 aircraft left in Russia


    Irish-based lessor Avolon has disclosed that it had 10 owned aircraft still located in Russia at the end of the first quarter. The company states that 14 owned and two managed single-aisle aircraft were on lease to Russian customers prior to 27 February. “Leasing of these aircraft to those Russian ...

  • Ethiopian Dash 8-400-c-TrueNoord

    Ethiopian agrees sale-and-leaseback for latest Dash 8-400s


    Ethiopian Airlines has entered a sale-and-leaseback agreement for a pair of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 turboprops recently delivered to the carrier. The aircraft involved – bearing serial numbers 4626 and 4628 – were handed to the African operator in February. Ethiopian Airlines has agreed their sale and leaseback, covering ...

  • Spirit A319 Max KJ FG

    JetBlue would dismantle Spirit as ultra-low-cost competitor, become ‘larger JetBlue’


    JetBlue Airways is pitching its proposed acquisition of ultra-discounter Spirit Airlines as a means to compete better against the four largest US airlines – carriers that through their own mergers now control some 80% of the US market.

  • Airbus

    New Condor livery not to Willie Walsh’s taste


    IATA director general Willie Walsh has joined the debate about Condor’s striking new livery, giving his light-hearted verdict at the end of today’s IATA media briefing. Asked whether he would have signed off on the livery for an airline he was running, the former Aer Lingus, British Airways and IAG ...

  • JetBlue Airways Airbus A320

    JetBlue pilots settle ‘Northeast Alliance’ dispute, but hurdles remain


    JetBlue Airways’ pilots have ratified an agreement that ends a year-long dispute over aspects of the carrier’s “Northeast Alliance” (NEA) with American Airlines.

  • Etihad Airways' new A350-1000 aircraft (3)
    In depth

    Etihad’s long road to A350 operations


    Etihad’s A350-1000s have been a long time coming, delayed by strategic switches and the effects of the pandemic, but now the first example has made its inaugural passenger flight and the Gulf carrier is expecting great things from the Airbus widebody twin.

  • Air Baltic

    Air Baltic chief on Ukraine solidarity, Russia exit, airspace closures and IPO plans


    Martin Gauss is running an airline based in a country – and operating from two others – whose proximity to Russia in geographical and historical terms heightens both the emotional and, in some cases, practical effects of the conflict.

  • An-22-c-Dmytro Antonov

    An-22 among several Antonov aircraft damaged during Gostomel combat


    Ukrainian airframer Antonov has disclosed that several aircraft types, including an An-22 outsize freighter, were damaged during the firefight with Russian forces at Gostomel airport. The large four-engined An-22 had been – along with the six-engined An-225 – a highly-recognisable aircraft within the Ukrainian cargo fleet. Combat operations at Gostomel ...

  • Hainan A350-900-c-Airbus

    Hainan seeks to sell low-use A350s and lease others


    Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines is to sell a pair of Airbus A350-900s, and offer another four of the type for lease. The carrier has detailed the plan in a formal tender invitation dated 2 April. It aims to divest the two A350s for sale – both delivered in late 2018 ...

  • S7 Airlines-c-ACG

    Russian presidential decree orders aircraft lease payments in roubles


    Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a decree setting out measures for fulfilling aircraft and engine lease payments, stating that they will be met in Russian currency. The decree on “temporary procedures” to meet obligations to certain foreign creditors was signed on 1 April. Hundreds of aircraft leased to Russian ...

  • ITA A330neo-c-Airbus

    ITA reaches Airbus lease agreement with AerCap


    Italian operator ITA Airways has reached a formal lease agreement for 12 Airbus aircraft, including a pair of A330neos, with AerCap. The agreement covers 10 A320neos in addition to the two long-haul twinjets. AerCap says the aircraft are scheduled for delivery to the new airline – which commenced operations last ...

  • MC-21-310 Dubai 2021

    MC-21 serial production delay forces Russia to look at fuel subsidy for older types


    Russia’s government is expecting serial production of the Irkut MC-21 to be pushed back by up to two years, and has outlined optimistic plans to ramp-up output of older, and less fuel-efficient, aircraft types in the interim. During a briefing that followed a presidential meeting on the state of the ...

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2

    More airlines able to look forward with confidence about recovery


    A notable theme over the past week has been the shift in global airline narrative towards renewal, as more markets emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • 737-800BCF-c-Boeing

    ASL follow-on deal for 737-800 converted freighters set to double fleet


    ASL Aviation Holdings is ordering up to 20 more Boeing 737-800 converted freighters, to be modified by the US airframer. The aircraft will be allocated to ASL’s airlines in Ireland, France and Belgium as well as joint-venture operations in Asia. Conversion work will commence in the second quarter of next ...

  • S7 Airlines 737-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    AerCap files insurance claim against more than 100 jets held by Russia carriers


    Irish aircraft lessor AerCap has filed $3.5 billion worth of insurance claims as compensation for aircraft and aircraft engines that Russian airlines have not returned since Western government slapped Russia with economic sanctions.

  • Rouge-A321-2

    Air Canada re-evaluating strategy for subsidiary Rouge


    Air Canada is reconsidering the operational strategy of its discount subsidiary Rouge, a move coming amid heightened low-cost competition within Canada.

  • An Air Canada Airbus A220-300

    Air Canada thinks full recovery will extend beyond 2024


    Air Canada does not expect to recover fully from the industry downturn until after 2024, though executives insist the airline’s rebound is firmly underway.

  • S7 Airlines 737 title-c-Anna Zvereva Creative Commons

    AerCap could list first-quarter impairment against leased fleet in Russia


    Leasing giant AerCap is expecting to recognise an impairment on aircraft leased to Russian airlines which the company has been unable to retrieve. It says this impairment could be made as early as the first quarter of this year, but it stresses that it has “not determined the amount”. While ...

  • Rossiya SSJ-c-Rossiya

    Rossiya shifts leased aircraft to Russian registry


    Aeroflot Group carrier Rossiya is claiming to have completed transfer of operational aircraft in its fleet to the Russian registry. Rossiya says 125 of its aircraft are listed on the register. “In order to minimise the risks of disruption of the flight programme during flights to foreign countries on these ...

  • P4 Aruba registry-c-The Registry of Aruba

    Aruban registry implements varied restrictions on Russian fleet


    Aruba’s civil aviation regulator has introduced sanctions relating to aircraft based in Russia or connected with Russian entities. The measures are being imposed over the conflict in Ukraine, and follows similar actions by other states of registry. Aruba is an autonomous Dutch state but legally bound to follow European Union ...