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    Malaysia Airlines to take first 737 Max 8 in August


    Malaysia Airlines is to take delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8 in August – its first new type in more than five years – following the completion of the aircraft’s first test flight. 

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 2023 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.

  • Rex new 737-800

    Rex firms up 737-800 leases and ‘may add’ more jets


    Australia’s Regional Express is to lease two more Boeing 737-800s, taking its jet fleet to nine examples.

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    Royal Air Maroc sets out ambitious plan for fleet of 200 aircraft


    Royal Air Maroc has outlined plans to expand its fleet to 200 aircraft over the next 15 years, under a partnership programme with the country’s government. The programme covers the period to 2037. The carrier signed an agreement with the Moroccan prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on 11 July in Rabat, ...

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    Environmental airline start-up plans to retrofit turboprops with hydrogen-electric engines


    Entrepreneurs behind environmental ventures in the UK are aiming to set up a Scottish-based carrier operating turboprops powered by hydrogen-electric engines. The would-be carrier, branded Ecojet, aims to use 70-seat and 19-seat aircraft types, retrofitted with the necessary powertrains. It has indicated that De Havilland Dash 8-400s and DHC-6 Twin ...

  • Pegasus A321neo-c-Airbus

    Turkey’s Pegasus agrees to take another 36 A321neos


    Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines has disclosed an agreement to take another 36 firm Airbus A321neo twinjets. The airline says it is amending an agreement originally reached in 2012 and subsequently updated three times to cover 114 aircraft. These aircraft comprised 72 A321neos – of which 30 had been delivered ...

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    Nigeria’s Max Air forced to suspend 737 operations pending safety audit


    Nigerian authorities have suspended the Boeing 737 operations of Max Air over safety concerns with the carrier. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says the suspension takes “immediate effect”. Max Air’s fleet includes six 737s – a mix of -300s and -400s – alongside Boeing 747-400s and a 777-200, according to ...

  • Delta A220-c-Airbus

    Delta exercises options on 12 more Airbus A220-300s and orders one A330


    Delta Air Lines has exercised options on a dozen more Airbus A220-300s, taking its firm commitment for the jet including the smaller -100s to 131.

  • Teleport A321P2F_Alfred

    Teleport inducts first A321P2F, expects 10-aircraft fleet by end-2024


    Teleport, the cargo and logistics unit of Malaysia’s Capital A, expects to significantly expand its fleet of Airbus A321 converted freighters by end-2024, as its first example enters commercial service. 

  • Green Africa ATR-c-Green Africa

    Green Africa gradually expands fleet with European ATR lease


    Fledgling operator Green Africa is expanding its turboprop fleet with an ATR 72-500 damp-leased from specialist Jump Air. Green Africa, based in the Nigerian city of Lagos, commenced services on local routes just under two years ago. It says it has agreed a partnership with Lithuanian charter carrier Jump Air, ...

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    First Qantas Group A220-300 comes together in Mirabel


    The first Airbus A220-300 destined for service with Qantas Group is in production at the airframer’s factory in Mirabel, Canada.

  • Maldivian ATR 42-c-ATR

    Maldivian seeks lease arrangements for additional ATR 42s


    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian is seeking to acquire a pair of new ATR 42-600 turboprops under a finance lease as part of a fleet upgrade. The acquisition is being undertaken through Island Aviation Services which has invited interested parties to submit proposals by the end of 22 July. Island Aviation ...

  • Bismillah HS748-c-Bismillah Airlines

    Bangladesh’s Bismillah recruiting for A321 freighter operation


    Bangladeshi cargo carrier Bismillah Airlines appears to be moving to Airbus A321 freighter operations, with a recruitment call for crews. The operator, based in Dhaka, serves domestic and international routes and has used various aircraft types. Bismillah Airlines is recruiting for captains and first officers on A321s, as well as ...

  • Virgin Australia 737-8 interior

    Virgin Australia rolls out A$110m cabin upgrade


    Virgin Australia is to spend around A$110 million ($73.6 million) to refresh its older Boeing 737 cabins, as it takes delivery of new 737 Max jets in the coming months. 


    Icelandair seals Airbus shift with A321XLR order


    Icelandair has firmed its April preliminary commitment for up to 25 Airbus A321XLRs, while separately leasing four A321LRs SMBC Aviation Capital.

  • Viva Aerobus A321neo-c-Airbus

    Viva Aerobus provisionally signs for 90 more A321neos


    Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus has tentatively signed for another 90 Airbus single-aisle jets, potentially taking its order total to 170. The additional 90 aircraft are A321neos which will be configured with 240 seats. Deliveries will commence in 2027. Airbus says the twinjets are the subject of a memorandum of ...

  • Air Inuit 737-800-c-Air Inuit

    Air Inuit to replace 737-200s with combi-configured 737-800s


    Canadian operator Air Inuit is to introduce three Boeing 737-800s to modernise its fleet, which includes 737-200 variants. The carrier says it has ratified an agreement to take the aircraft which will be configured in a combi passenger and freight layout. “Addition of these aircraft to our fleet enhances our ...

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    Luxair starts 737 Max introduction with ex-Air Italy jet


    Luxembourg’s flag-carrier, Luxair, has introduced its first Boeing 737 Max, as it embarks on further fleet modernisation. The aircraft (LX-LBL), powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines, was originally delivered in 2018 to Air Italy. Air Italy was a short-lived joint-venture between Qatar Airways and Alisarda, which used a 737 ...

  • Beluga XL 6-c-Airbus

    Airbus rolls out sixth and final BelugaXL transport


    Airbus has rolled out the sixth and final example of its BelugaXL high-capacity transport, designed to fly aerostructures between the airframer’s manufacturing facilities. The BelugaXL – formally designated the A330-700L – is a heavily-modified A330, developed to replace the older A300-600ST Beluga fleet. Airbus operated five Belugas and originally intended ...

  • BA A320neo-c-BA

    IAG firms more options on Airbus single-aisle jets


    British Airways and Iberia parent IAG is converting options on another 10 Airbus A320neos into firm orders. The company states that the aircraft will be delivered in 2028. IAG says they will replace older A320-family jets, adding that it has the option to take some of the additional aircraft as ...