Fleets – Page 18

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    China Eastern grounds 737-800 fleet following crash


    China Eastern Airlines has grounded its fleet of Boeing 737-800s, hours after one example crashed in central China. 

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    Rosaviatsia extends MRO approvals to Russian carriers to service foreign aircraft


    Russian leisure carrier Azur Air has been granted clearance to conduct maintenance across its fleet if the aircraft are on the domestic register. Azur Air says it has received approval for maintenance on Boeing 777s and 737s from the federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. The company has technical facilities at ...

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    Suspension of Bermuda bilateral invalidates Russian pilots’ licences on leased fleet


    Russian government suspension of the bilateral agreement with Bermuda’s civil aviation authority would render Russian pilot licences invalid on the hundreds of aircraft operated on the Bermuda registry, the regulator states.

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    Tony Douglas on reshaping Etihad Airways for sustainable future


    More than four years into a major restructuring, group chief executive Tony Douglas sees Etihad Airways emerging from the pandemic with a fresh focus which places the core airline brand at the heart of its strategy.

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    Comair starts restoring services after regulator lifts AOC suspension


    South African authorities have lifted the suspension of carrier Comair, satisfied that the airline has addressed safety concerns which forced its grounding for five days. Comair was grounded after an audit following an audit which commenced on 7 March. The audit had been initiated after a “spate of occurrences”, says ...

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    Volotea to take six more A320s in 2022


    Pan-European carrier Volotea will add six more Airbus A320s to its fleet this year as it continues to expand beyond its pre-Covid capacity. The Spain-headquartered airline – which focuses on serving mid-sized European cities – transitioned to an all-Airbus fleet last year following the early retirement of its Boeing 717s ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: March 2022 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including 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.

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    Russia suspends Bermuda bilateral to aid re-registration of aircraft fleet


    Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin has suspended the bilateral agreement with Bermuda covering supervision of aircraft registered with the island territory, to enable transfer to the Russian register. Under the bilateral, which has been in place since 1999, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority has had responsibility for overseeing airworthiness of ...

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    Russia’s Smartavia rejigs leadership to steer path through crisis


    Russian carrier Smartavia has rejigged its leadership team, re-appointing a former chief executive to head the airline. Smartavia says the decision to put Anatoly Semenyuk in charge – succeeding Sergei Savostin – is intended to “strengthen” the airline’s operating structure during the transport crisis. Savostin, one of the airline’s shareholders, ...

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    Arajet orders 20 Boeing 737 Max


    Dominican Republic-based Arajet, the corporate successor to now-defunct Flycana, has ordered 20 Boeing 737 Max 8-200s and taken options to purchase an additional 15 Max jets.

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    Utair claims sufficient aircraft on Russian register to serve its network


    Russian carrier Utair insists it will be able to maintain services using domestically-registered aircraft, after restricting the operation of those on the Bermuda register. Bermuda’s civil aviation authority suspended airworthiness certification of the Russian fleet on its register from 13 March. Utair states that it has received a notification from ...

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    Russian fleets left in regulatory limbo as Bermuda suspends airworthiness approval


    Bermuda’s civil aviation regulator has suspended all certificates of airworthiness of aircraft operating in Russia under the bilateral agreement between the two sides. The suspension entered effect just before 13 March. Large numbers of civil aircraft operating in Russia are held on the Bermuda registry, and the bilateral ICAO agreement ...

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    Russian draft transport legislation could complicate return of leased fleet


    Russia’s transport ministry has drafted new legislation outlining conditions for returning leased aircraft to foreign lessors, including approval from a government committee. The proposed legislation also states that payments between lessors and lessees will be carried out in Russian currency – the rouble, which has sunk in value against the ...

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    How will increased debt change the airline industry?


    As airlines emerge from Covid-19 and into cost pressures exacerbated by war in Europe, they face a years-long effort to pay down the debt accumulated to survive the challenges

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    Vietnam’s Sun Group to establish private air charter arm


    Vietnamese leisure and infrastructure investment firm Sun Group is to establish a new luxury business aviation company, offering a range of aircraft types. The company will be known as Sun Air and will specialise in private jet charter and aircraft management. Sun Air will initially operate a pair of long-range ...

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    SmartLynx to take A330 converted freighters through ATSG agreement


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to introduce converted Airbus A330-300 freighters, stepping up to the long-haul jets having already started bringing in A321 cargo aircraft. The company has agreed with Air Transport Services Group to acquire six modified A330s under a six-year lease. SmartLynx will take delivery of the first ...

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    DHL orders another six 777Fs


    Express package delivery company DHL Express has ordered another six Boeing 777 Freighters, handing the US airframer another in a long string of recent freighter aircraft sales.

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    Avianca orders another 88 Airbus A320neos


    Colombia’s Avianca has ordered 88 Airbus A320neo aircraft to be delivered between 2025 and 2031.

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    Airline Business Index shows industry exceeding three-quarters of pre-Covid size


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry has exceeded three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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    Air Mauritius sells A330 to MonoCoque and Aquila


    Air Mauritius has sold one of its Airbus A330s to an entity identified as MonoCoque Diversified Interests. The twinjet is being assigned to the Irish arm of aerospace asset finance specialist Aquila Air Capital. MonoCoque, which will manage the aircraft for Aquila, has identified the jet as a -200 variant, ...