Fleets – Page 21

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    First A330neo in Virgin Atlantic livery rolls out


    The first Airbus A330neo in Virgin Atlantic colours has been rolled out ahead of the UK carrier’s launch of services with the type this autumn.

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    Finnair chief: Russian airspace closure took away ‘unique advantage’ of Asian reach


    Finnair is not ruling out the possibility of shedding personnel as part of an operational strategy revision intended to counter the weakening of its Asian route network. Asian services were among the most profitable in the Finnair network, and have been the platform on which it has developed Helsinki as ...

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    Italian start-up ITA retreads familiar path with Air France-KLM link-up


    While its striking light-blue livery, evoking the heritage of Italian sports team glories, marks a clear departure from the past, Alitalia successor carrier ITA Airways is set to follow a familiar path with a strategic link-up with Air France-KLM.

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    Finnair overhauling network and fleet as Russian airspace ban upsets Asian strategy


    Finnair is to reduce its fleet size and restructure its route network after its fundamental strategy of serving Asian destinations was undermined by the closure of Russian airspace. The rebalancing of its network and re-alignment of capacity are part of a broad set of measures aimed at restoring profitability, after ...

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    Garuda outlines modest fleet growth for next half decade


    Garuda Indonesia aims to have 96 aircraft operating under its main brand by the end of 2026, with its fleet growing an average of nine aircraft annually for the next four years.

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    Russian government grants S7 Group permission to return leased 737 Max fleet


    Russian authorities are permitting S7 Group to return a pair of Boeing 737 Max jets to their leasing company, via export to Turkey. Several lessors have been trying to recover assets from Russian operators in the aftermath of sanctions on the country’s air transport industry. But pessimism over the likelihood ...

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    Government signals commitment to Air Vanuatu fleet


    Vanuatu’s government is committing to supporting the Pacific republic’s airline, Air Vanuatu, including continuing lease of its single Boeing 737-800. Air Vanuatu says the infrastructure ministry has informed the carrier that it will do “all that is financially necessary and commercially viable” for the airline, after suggestions in the local ...

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    SAS seeks to shed A350s and A330s as part of fleet-restructuring plan


    Two Airbus A350-900s and three A330-300s are among 10 additional aircraft that SAS is seeking to shed from its fleet, as part of a restructuring under US Chapter 11 protection. The company has submitted a 3 September court filing aiming to reject 10 leased aircraft – including five twin-aisle and ...

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    Trent 1000 engine-control update to counter 787 fuel-ice risk


    Boeing and Rolls-Royce are updating Trent 1000 electronic engine-control software to reduce the risk of loose ice blocking fuel lines on Boeing 787 twinjets. Rolls-Royce analysis has determined that there is a possibility of ice build-up in the engine fuel-feed system which, if released, could constrict the flow of fuel ...

  • Wizz A330-200F-c-Aeroplex

    Wizz-operated A330 freighter enters heavy check at new Budapest MRO facility


    Wizz Air’s single long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A330-200F it operates for the Hungarian government, has become the first large widebody for service at maintenance firm Aeroplex’s new facility. Budapest-based Aeroplex received the widebody hangar in March this year. The company says the A330 freighter, which ICAO classifies as a Code ...

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    Emirates broadens premium-economy A380 reach as 70% of fleet returns to service


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is aiming to have 85 of its 118 Airbus A380s, over 70%, back in operation by the end of this year, as it prepares to operate the type with a premium-economy cabin on additional routes. The airline is intending to retrofit 67 A380s with the premium-economy ...

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    More global flight hours, more commercial aircraft accidents in 2021


    The number of commercial jet aircraft accidents rose slightly in 2021 over the previous year, reflecting an increase in global flight hours as the airline industry rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • LMS-901-c-Russian trade and industry ministry

    Siberia’s Aeroservis to take LMS-901s for passenger transport


    South Siberian operator Aeroservis has become the latest to sign for the new UZGA LMS-901 Baikal utility aircraft, with an agreement for seven. Aeroservis will take delivery of the single-engined transports over the course of 2025-28. The Chita-based company conducts a range of operations, including passenger transport to several regional ...

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    Tajikistan's Somon to lease additional 737-800s


    Tajikistan’s Somon Air has introduced one of a pair of Boeing 737-800s which the carrier has agreed to lease from US-based Aviation Capital Group. The agreement will increase the airline’s fleet to six jets, comprising four 737-800s and two -900s. Somon Air says the first aircraft under the lease deal ...

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    Spain’s Air Europa commits to 737 Max and more 787s


    Spanish carrier Air Europa is to take 15 long- and short-haul aircraft under a lease agreement with Irish-based AerCap. Air Europa is to bring in five Boeing 787-9s and 10 737 Max 8s under the pact. It will take delivery of the jets over the course of 2024-26. Air Europa ...

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    Airline Business Index surges towards 2019 baseline as travel demand returns


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry’s progress towards its pre-Covid size accelerated rapidly during the second quarter of 2022, as revenues in particular surged alongside passenger numbers.

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    French start-up Happy crowdfunds to establish Strasbourg-based operation


    Proposed French start-up Happy Airways is seeking investors – including financing through crowdfunding – in order to establish an operation from Strasbourg. Happy Airways argues that Strasbourg’s network is “undeveloped” in comparison with demand, and is aiming to set up ATR 72-600 turboprop services to 14 potential destinations. The start-up’s ...

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    Airline Business Podcast: 787 return, supply-chain impact and Farnborough thoughts


    Graham and Lewis discuss the resumption of Boeing 787 deliveries and the impact of supply-chain issues on fleet planning.

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    Air Astana outlines fleet growth plans; to re-introduce Bangkok service


    Kazakhstan’s Air Astana Group aims to have 54 aircraft by mid-2025, as it aims to increase frequencies to international destinations, particularly in Asia.

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    Feeling supersonic: why Boom divides the room


    News this week that American Airlines has joined United Airlines in signing up for Boom’s Overture jets has reignited the debate about whether supersonic flight has a role to play in the modern commercial air transport sector. The theoretical competitive advantages of such aircraft are obvious. “Boom Supersonic’s Overture would ...