Fleets – Page 23

  • Air China ARJ21 PEK

    Air China to raise CNY15 billion for 22 new aircraft


    Air China will raise up to CNY15 billion ($2.2 billion) through a non-public share issuance, with the bulk of funds intended to fund the purchase of 22 new aircraft.

  • Rex_Airlines_(VH-RQC)_Boeing_737-8FE(WL)_landing_at_Canberra_Airport_(6)

    Rex expands jet fleet, eyes profitability following ‘sterling’ July performance


    Australia’s Regional Express is to acquire at least three more jet aircraft by year-end, as the airline discloses “sterling” operational performance in July, the start of the new financial year.

  • Deal

    Ethiopian Airlines converts four A350 orders to -1000 variant


    Ethiopian Airlines will take four A350-1000 twinjets, having confirmed the conversion of outstanding orders for the -900 variant. The carrier’s chief executive Mesfin Tasew had said during the Farnborough air show on 20 July that Ethiopian was in the “final stage” of negotiations to take the larger version of the ...

  • Airbus

    IAG orders 37 more Airbus A320neo-family jets


    British Airways and Iberia owner IAG has ordered a further 37 Airbus A320neo-family twinjets, as its single-aisle modernisation effort continues. Announcing the deal on 28 July, IAG says 12 of the A320neo options it took in August 2013 – which covered up to 220 single-aisle jets – have been converted ...

  • SAS A320neo-c-SAS

    SAS seeks court authorisation to proceed with new Airbus delivery


    SAS is seeking authorisation to continue with aircraft deliveries with a filing to a US bankruptcy court setting out justification for the acquisition. The Scandinavian operator has been under US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since 5 July. Airbus is due to deliver an A320neo – MSN10937 – to the carrier ...

  • LCI H175-c-Airbus

    Lessor LCI signs for up to six more H175 helicopters


    Leasing firm LCI has agreed to acquire up to six Airbus Helicopters H175s, with the first to be delivered towards the end of next year. The agreement covers two firm helicopters plus four options, and increases the lessor’s commitment to the type. LCI values the deal at over $125 million. ...

  • Wizz A321neo

    Wizz Air maintains pace of fleet-expansion programme


    Budget carrier Wizz Air is maintaining its fleet-expansion programme, although it is prepared for potential disruption from supply-chain issues. It added eight new Airbus A321neos during the quarter while returning four A320s at the end of their leases. The changes take Wizz’s fleet to 157 aircraft. “Our fleet programme remains ...

  • Slattery Avolon

    Lessor Avolon's chief Slattery to step down from top post


    Irish-based lessor Avolon has nominated Andy Cronin as chief executive, succeeding Domhnal Slattery who is stepping down from his position. Cronin is the chief financial officer of Dublin-based Avolon, and has been unanimously appointed as chief executive designate by the board. Slattery was the founding chief of the leasing firm, ...

  • Condor

    Condor orders 41 Airbus A320neo-family jets


    German leisure carrier Condor has ordered 41 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft as its fleet renewal focus shifts to short- and medium-haul jets. The announcement marks another Airbus order win from the carrier, which is already set to receive its first A330neos from late 2022 as it replaces its previous-generation A330s and ...

  • Lauda A320-c-Kitmasterbloke Creative Commons

    Ryanair retains Lauda A320 leases as renewal options dry up


    Ryanair has opted to retain Airbus A320s operated by its Austrian division Lauda Europe, having been unable to reach agreement on a new Boeing 737 deal. It will extend leases on “most” of the leases on Lauda A320s by up to four years – taking them to 2028. Ryanair says ...

  • American Airlines Boeing 787-8 2020

    American expects Boeing to resume 787 deliveries this quarter


    American Airlines expects Boeing will resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliners in the course of this quarter after the airframer has paused deliveries for most of the past 21 months due to quality issues.

  • Delta

    Boeing Max deals lead Farnborough air show order activity


    This year’s Farnborough air show was bookended by notable Boeing 737 Max orders from Delta Air Lines and Qatar Airways, as the US airframer secured well over the half the new aircraft commitments disclosed during the show.

  • LATAM order_21July2022

    LATAM orders 17 Airbus A321neos, confirms interest in A321XLR


    LATAM Airlines Group has ordered 17 Airbus A321neos, bringing its total orderbook for the A320 family to 100 aircraft.

  • E190F-c-Embraer

    Kenya’s Astral turns to new E190 freighter to supplement cargo fleet


    Kenyan-based carrier Astral Aviation is set to be an initial operator of Embraer 190 freighters, following cargo conversion from passenger operations. Lessor Nordic Aviation Capital has already tentatively secured up to 10 conversion slots for the regional jet modification, for delivery from 2024. The lessor’s own fleet of Embraer 190s ...

  • Air Baltic Q400-c-Air Baltic

    Air Baltic begins returning Dash 8s to lessor


    Latvia’s Air Baltic has commenced the phase-out of its De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops, with initial returns to leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital. The redeliveries began on 20 July, the carrier disclosed during the Farnborough air show. Air Baltic expects to return all 12 of its Dash 8s to the ...

  • Afrijet

    Afrijet orders further ATR 72-600


    Central African carrier Afrijet has ordered a further ATR 72-600, due for delivery later this year.

  • EasyJet chief financial officer

    EasyJet firms follow-on A320neo commitment


    UK low-cost carrier EasyJet has formalised its order for 56 A320neo family aircraft after securing shareholder approval earlier today.

  • Azerbaijan Airlines Boeing 787

    Azerbaijan Airlines signs preliminary deal for four more 787s


    Azerbaijan Airlines has signed a preliminary deal with Boeing to acquire a further four 787-8s.

  • Farnborough

    Ethiopian Airlines signals intent to convert Dash 8-400s into freighters


    Ethiopian Airlines has signed a tentative agreement to purchase two Dash 8-400 Freighter – Large Cargo Door (F-LCD) conversion kits from De Havilland Canada, with two options.

  • Ethiopian Airlines chief executive

    Ethiopian Airlines on verge of converting four A350-900 orders to -1000 variant


    Ethiopian Airlines is at the “final stage” of discussions to convert four of its Airbus A350-900 commitments to the larger variant of the twinjet. The carrier’s chief executive Mesfin Tasew made the observation during the Farnborough air show on 20 July, where he was marking the signing of a landing-gear ...