Fleets – Page 7

  • KLM Boeing 737-800 cabin upgrade

    KLM aims to complete 737-800 cabin upgrades by March 2022


    Dutch carrier KLM has debuted a cabin upgrade for the first of 14 Boeing 737-800, a fleet revamp it aims to complete by March next year.

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    Azerbaijan’s Silk Way signs for five Boeing 777 freighters


    Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters, the Azerbaijani carrier’s first commitment for the long-haul twinjet.

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    Finnair reviewing timeframe for single-aisle modernisation


    Finnair intends to adopt temporary measures to manage its single-aisle fleet after putting narrowbody modernisation plans on hold while the pandemic crisis persists. Prior to the pandemic the airline had been discussing particularly the introduction of Airbus A320neos or “similar aircraft” from other suppliers, said chief executive Topi Manner ...

  • First A320neo delivery to Air Cairo

    Air Cairo receives its first A320neo


    Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, which joins the Egyptian low-cost carrier’s all-Airbus fleet of seven aircraft.

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    Nigeria’s Green Africa brings in ATR 72s for start-up


    Nigerian start-up carrier Green Africa Airways has received its first aircraft, an ATR 72-600, at its base in the city of Lagos. Green Africa is taking three ATRs through an agreement with ACIA Aero Leasing, which is part of Mauritius-based ACIA Aero Capital and has leasing offices in several ...

  • Aeromexico Boeing 787-8

    Aeromexico seeks to cut Boeing orders, proposes 28 new jets


    Mexican carrier Aeromexico intends cut its Boeing 737 Max orders and acquire more 787s as part of a proposed restructured aircraft purchase agreement with the Chicago airframer.

  • Delta A321neo

    Delta orders 25 A321neos, accelerates Airbus widebody deliveries


    Delta Air Lines has firmed orders for 25 Airbus A321neos and pulled forward A350 and A330 deliveries, reflecting the airline’s anticipation that passenger demand will accelerate in coming years.

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    Ryanair chief Wilson hopeful of ‘extended summer’


    Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson remains optimistic of a strong lift in air travel in Europe this summer and expects consumers will extend holiday plans later into the year

  • Etihad Airways A380 - Louvre Abu Dhabi LRi

    ​Etihad to ground A380s ‘indefinitely’


    Etihad has decided to ground its entire fleet of 10 Airbus A380s “indefinitely”, as it remodels its fleet around the Boeing 787 and A350-1000, chief executive Tony Douglas has disclosed.

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    Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas introduces CIS states’ first A220


    Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas has become the first operator in the CIS to introduce the Airbus A220. The aircraft, an A220-300 variant, has been deployed with the Kyrgyz carrier through a lease agreement with GTLK. Airbus says the airline will bring in a second A220-300 later this year. ...

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    Emirates’ Clark sees heightened regulatory scrutiny delaying 777X


    Tighter regulatory attention on Boeing following the 737 Max crisis is causing delays to its 777X programme and could contribute to Emirates switching its orders to the 787, the carrier’s president Tim Clark has warned.

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    Juneyao latest Chinese carrier to suffer losses in 2020


    Chinese carrier Juneyao Air was loss-making in 2020, much like its larger, state-owned compatriots, which have also saw their profitability punished by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. 

  • Breeze Airways

    David Neeleman ready for his fifth act with Breeze Airways


    After launching four successful airlines in 30 years, serial entrepreneur David Neeleman’s latest project sees him targeting underserved US cities with Breeze Airways

  • Smartavia A320neo-c-Smartavia

    Smartavia becomes latest Russian carrier to bring in A320neo


    Russian carrier Smartavia has introduced the first of three Airbus A320neo twinjets it is planning to receive this year. The aircraft, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, arrived at Moscow Domodedovo airport bearing the Arkhangelsk-based airline’s colours. Smartavia has newly-completed a rebranding programme. The airline was previously known ...

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    In depth

    Airline Business Index puts industry at 0.59 of pre-Covid size


    The first Airline Business Index put the airline industry at 0.59 of its pre-pandemic size at the end of 2020 – with 1 being the size at end-2019 – amid the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Pobeda takes on first 737-800 under Aeroflot Group fleet optimisation


    Russian budget carrier Pobeda has received the first Boeing 737-800 to be transferred to the operator under Aeroflot Group’s broad fleet restructuring programme. Aeroflot Group is re-aligning the fleets of Aeroflot, and subsidiaries Rossiya and Pobeda, as part of a strategic rethink on capacity allocation within its various markets. ...

  • Ethiopian 737-800 freighter title-c-AEI

    GA Telesis orders more 737-800 converted freighters


    Commercial aviation industry services specialist GA Telesis is ordering another four Boeing 737-800SF converted freighters, the modified airframe developed by Aeronautical Engineers. The agreement covers three conversion slots in the second half of this year, and one reserved for early 2022. Alabama-based conversion centre Commercial Jet Services, a ...

  • Virgin Australia 738_2

    Virgin Australia adds 737s, restarts hiring amid domestic recovery


    Virgin Australia Group will reintroduce 10 Boeing 737-800s into its fleet, as part of a wide-ranging, “fast-tracked” domestic recovery plan which will also see the carrier resume hiring. 

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    Boeing continues to ride the ups and downs of 737 Max return


    Southwest’s follow-on commitment for 100 Max 7 aircraft and Ryanair’s imminent start of services with a higher density version of the Max 8 are further positives for Boeing’s flagship programme after the restart of commercial flights last December, but further order cancellations and the back-up power control issuing impacting some of the fleet show challenges remain

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    Tarom to sell half of its fleet


    Romanian carrier Tarom has put 14 aircraft up for sale, including all of its Airbus A318s, Boeing 737-300s and 737-700s.