Fleets – Page 22

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    Rex to complete National Jet takeover by September; airline to keep branding


    Australian charter operator National Jet Express (NJE) will retain its operating fleet – and grow it “aggressively” in the future – following its acquisition by compatriot Regional Express (Rex).

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    Edelweiss to expand A340 fleet as long-haul demand picks up


    Swiss leisure carrier Edelweiss Air is to introduce an additional Airbus A340 to its long-haul fleet from next year. The Lufthansa Group airline is to bring in the A340-300 in July 2023, taking its fleet of the type to five. Edelweiss will source the aircraft from its sister operator Swiss. ...

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    Blacklisted Iraqi Airways seeks wet-leased aircraft for European flights


    Iraqi Airways has issued a request for proposals for wet-leased or ACMI aircraft for operations to Europe amid a continued blacklisting of the carrier by the European Commission. Hoping to take advantage of a provision in the blacklisting that allows banned carriers to undertake operations via wet-lease agreements with other ...

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    El Al to consider wet-leases and more 787s to address capacity shortfall


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is to explore the possibility of additional Boeing 787s from the second half of next year, once it completes introduction of its current fleet. The airline has 15 of the type – comprising 12 787-9s and three 787-8s – and it is expecting to receive one ...

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    Cathay’s shift in tone underscores intent to show it’s back in business


    Cathay Pacific has arguably been among the hardest hit of airlines by Covid travel limitations over the past two years. However the Hong Kong carrier in its half-year results now appears to be cautiously positive about its future prospects, though travel restrictions remain a challenge.

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    Dreamliner deliveries resume but capacity constraints remain


    Boeing’s much-awaited resumption of 787 deliveries on Wednesday provided a welcome boost for the manufacturer and Dreamliner customers who have been facing operational headaches caused by the aircraft delays. American Airlines became the first airline to take delivery of a 787 since US regulators gave Boeing the green light to ...

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    Airbus operational single-aisle fleet passes 10,000


    Airbus A220s have helped lift the airframer’s total global operational single-aisle fleet into five figures, according to the company’s latest backlog data. Its official single-aisle fleet total passed the 10,000 mark in July 2022. Almost three-quarters of these aircraft – some 7,466 – were older A320-family jets, including just over ...

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    Siberia’s KrasAvia to acquire LMS-901 fleet for regional connectivity


    Siberian operator KrasAvia has entered a provisional agreement to acquire 10 UZGA LMS-901 multi-purpose aircraft. Deliveries of the Russian-built, single-engined high-wing type will commence in 2025 and run to 2029. KrasAvia says it will become “one of the first customers” for the new aircraft in Russia as a result of ...

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    Profitable Air Arabia progresses with new joint-venture carriers


    Middle Eastern budget carrier Air Arabia’s new Armenian operator Fly Arna commenced operations in July. The Yerevan-based operation obtained its air operator’s certificate in June and subsequently opened services to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Air Arabia also states that it has reached an “advanced stage” of ...

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    Retrofit momentum continues as older aircraft re-energised with new power


    Deals disclosed at recent Farnborough air show underline continued interest in transplanting new powertrains into existing airframes as a fast and affordable way to cut emissions and reduce maintenance costs.

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: August 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.

  • Air Lease A350-c-Airbus

    Air Lease encouraged by pace of long-haul aircraft placements


    US lessor Air Lease is optimistic that the long-haul sector is showing signs of following the short-haul market into recovery, claiming that 80% of aircraft on its widebody order book have been placed. Speaking during a second-quarter briefing, chief executive John Plueger said commercial aircraft demand was continuing to strengthen, ...

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    Swiss to wet-lease up to six Airbus A220s from Air Baltic


    Swiss will lease as many as six Airbus A220-300 aircraft from Air Baltic in order to “stabilise its schedules” in the coming months.

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    New Ethiopian Airlines chief aims for near-doubling of fleet under 2035 roadmap


    Recently appointed Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Mesfin Tasew has embraced the ‘Vision 2035’ roadmap introduced by his predecessor Tewolde GebreMariam in 2019, as he aims to keep the carrier on an aggressive growth path.

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    Rolls-Royce chief sees ‘breathing space’ in widebody delivery ramp-up


    The market for new widebody powerplants served by Rolls-Royce is not experiencing the “very intense” pressures on supply chains seen in the narrowbody sector, according to the engine-maker’s outgoing chief executive Warren East. Speaking during a first-half earnings call on 4 August, East explained that while the single-aisle market is ...

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    UK start-up Hans Airways introducing ex-Air Europa A330


    UK start-up long-haul carrier Hans Airways has received its first Airbus A330-200, which arrived at Birmingham from Palma de Mallorca on 2 August. The twinjet is a General Electric CF6-powered aircraft, most recently operated by Spanish carrier Air Europa. Air Europa originally took delivery of the A330 in 2008. Hans ...

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    Falling revenue, more deliveries and a growing backlog for Embraer in second quarter


    The Brazilian jet manufacturer turned a $74 million profit during the second three months of the year, with its commercial backlog reaching new heights for the pandemic era.

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    Air Greenland A330-800 emerges from paintshop


    The first pictures have been released of Air Greenland’s Airbus A330-800 in the carrier’s distinctive red livery, after it emerged from the paintshop. The Kangerlussuaq-based operator is set to take delivery of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered twinjet later this year as it replaces its ageing A330-200. Air Greenland A330-800 ...

  • Carsten Spohr

    Airbus and Boeing delays add to ‘global supply bottleneck’: Lufthansa chief


    Aviation is facing a “global supply bottleneck”, in the view of Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr, which will constrain capacity going into 2023 and support “sustainable” yields at the European airline group. “The times of overcapacity as we have seen, for example, right before the pandemic, we believe are ...

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    Uzbekistan’s Qanot Sharq stepping up to A321neos


    Uzbek carrier Qanot Sharq is to introduce a pair of Airbus A321neo jets through US lessor Air Lease. The twinjets are set to be delivered to the carrier in autumn this year, and will be drawn from Air Lease’s order backlog with Airbus. Qanot Sharq, whose name means ‘eastern wings’, ...