Fleets – Page 19

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    Jetcraft picks up Hop CRJ1000 fleet


    US-based asset management firm Jetcraft has acquired 14 Bombardier CRJ1000 regional jets from Air France’s regional division Hop. The aircraft will be transferred to the commercial arm of the firm, Jetcraft Commercial, over the course of March to December this year. Three of the aircraft are ready to be placed, ...

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    Where are the 383 Boeing 737 Max jets that had been delivered to airlines in March 2019?


    Three years after the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet began and more than a year into the type’s return to service, there are more than 500 examples undertaking commercial operations around the world.

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    Large 737 Max influx to reinforce profitable Flydubai’s capacity


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai is preparing for a large influx of Boeing 737 Max jets, with 20 due to be delivered to the airline this year. The deliveries will begin in March, and help to raise Flydubai’s capacity as it recovers from the pandemic. Flydubai has a fleet of 60 ...

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    Ethiopian signs for five 777-8 freighters


    Ethiopian Airlines has signed a tentative agreement to order five Boeing 777-8 freighters, to expand its cargo network from Addis Ababa. The airline is already a 777 freighter operator. Its memorandum of understanding will, if firmed, add to the total of 34 orders for the twinjet since its launch in ...

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    How safe were commercial airline flights in 2021?


    The commercial airline industry showed improvements in several key safety metrics for 2021, according to IATA, although turboprop operations again significantly lagged the performance of jet flights.

  • El Al 787

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


    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 ...

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    Sole An-225 suffered irreparable damage during airfield assault


    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 ...

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    Lufthansa in the hunt for additional widebody opportunities


    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.

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    Sabre boots Aeroflot from GDS platform


    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.

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


    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.

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    Embraer follows big two and cuts ties with Russian airlines


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

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    Wizz outlines impact of Ukrainian situation on its network


    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

    Airbus rejects Qatar claims for compensation over A350 grounding


    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

    Norwegian leases 18 737s to build capacity for summer seasons


    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

    EU to prohibit sales of aircraft and spares to Russian carriers


    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 ...

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    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig


    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

    Air Baltic to reconfigure A220 fleet with increased seating capacity


    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 ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo outlines initial A321 freighter services


    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

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


    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

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


    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 ...