Fleets – Page 6

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways

    Airbus rejects Qatar claims for compensation over A350 grounding


    Airbus has submitted a robust legal defence against Qatar Airways over the carrier’s grounding of several A350s, insisting the aircraft does not suffer from a design defect and that skin-paint deterioration is not an airworthiness issue. The airframer has filed a defence and counterclaim in its legal dispute with the ...

  • Norwegian 737 Max-c-Norwegian

    Norwegian leases 18 737s to build capacity for summer seasons


    Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian is to lease 18 Boeing 737s, including several Max variants, from AerCap to build its fleet over the next two summer seasons. The agreement covers eight 737-800s which will be part of a 70-aircraft fleet operated by the carrier for summer this year. It will also ...

  • Ural A321neo-c-Ural Airlines

    EU to prohibit sales of aircraft and spares to Russian carriers


    Russian airlines will be prohibited from acquiring aircraft, spares and equipment under a sanctions initiative to be imposed by the European Commission. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined the measures on 25 February, following a special meeting of the European Council. She says the Commission will “ban the sale ...

  • Kuwait A330-800-c-Airbus

    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig


    Kuwait Airways has rejigged its aircraft orders with Airbus, including a notable switch to the A330-900, to match more closely its development plans over the next few years. The carrier will also take a batch of A321neos including long-range versions of the twinjet. Kuwait Airways had eight A330-800s on order ...

  • YL-ABG Air Baltic A220-c-Air Baltic

    Air Baltic to reconfigure A220 fleet with increased seating capacity


    Air Baltic has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 with an increased seating configuration allowing it to accommodate up to 148 passengers. The Latvian carrier is aiming to take delivery of eight A220-300s this year – part of its overall order for 50 of the type. It had previously ...

  • A321F-c-Lufthansa Cargo

    Lufthansa Cargo outlines initial A321 freighter services


    Lufthansa Cargo is to open Airbus A321 converted freighter flights from mid-March, and has unveiled a set of destinations on which it will operate the jets. The company had disclosed last year that it would introduce A321Fs on its route network, enabling it to address increasing e-commerce demand. Lufthansa Cargo ...

  • Corendon 737 Max 8-c-Corendon Airlines

    Turkey’s Corendon to take batch of Air Lease 737 Max jets


    Turkish operator Corendon Airlines Group is introducing nine Boeing 737 Max jets over the course of the next 18 months. All nine are being brought in through US lessor Air Lease. The company is to receive five 737 Max 8s in the spring of this year, with another to follow ...

  • Mas A330-200P2F-c-Airbus

    Mexico’s Mas aims to use A330 freighter for Chinese routes


    Mexican cargo carrier Aerotransportes Mas de Carga is aiming to open Chinese services following introduction of the airline’s initial converted Airbus A330-200 freighter. The aircraft, converted by the EFW venture, has been handed over to Mas following its delivery to lessor Altavair. “Mas will take advantage of the increased payload ...

  • Emirates A380 A6-EDB-c-Robert Underwood Creative Commons

    Airbus to auction ex-Emirates A380 parts for humanitarian foundation


    Airbus is to hold an auction of A380 components in summer, to raise funds for its charitable and humanitarian-support arm. Most of the parts in the auction – which will run from 23-25 June – will be sourced from MSN13, one of the early Engine Alliance GP7200-powered A380s delivered to ...

  • AirAsia X A330-300

    AirAsia X to have 15 A330s in service by end-2022


    Malaysia long-haul, low-cost carrier AirAsia X is reactivating its fleet as borders start to reopen in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Smartavia A320neo title-c-Airbus

    Smartavia receives first newly-built A320neo


    Russian operator Smartavia has taken delivery of its first brand-new Airbus A320neo, in co-operation with lessor CDB Aviation. The airline says the aircraft – powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines – is one of seven to be acquired under the agreement. Smartavia has configured the A320neo (VP-BQA) with a single-class, ...

  • An Air Canada Airbus A220-300

    Air Canada reverses decision to cancel 12 A220s, will take the jets after all


    Air Canada now intends to make good on taking delivery of 12 ordered Airbus A220s that it had previously intended to cancel.

  • Boeing

    Norwegian to fly 80-85 aircraft in summer 2023


    Restructured low-cost carrier Norwegian is looking to bring in new aircraft for next summer as it aims to rebuild its fleet to between 80 and 100 aircraft by 2024.

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    Airlines keep cargo front of mind during Singapore Airshow


    While airline fleet renewal decisions are long in planning and even longer in execution, it perhaps says much for the opportunistic climate that exists in the post-pandemic recovery phase that much of the news activity from this week’s Singapore Airshow was in the cargo sector.

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    Bamboo Airways warms up to 777X, eyes international ramp-up


    Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has “expressed interest” in possibly ordering the Boeing 777X, as it eyes expanding its long-haul international network to 40 destinations by year-end. 

  • 20211129 First A330neo delivery to Cebu Pacific on lease from Avolon ferry flight

    Cebu Pacific sees short-haul gains from high-density A330neos


    Cebu Pacific will take delivery of three more Airbus A330neos this year — taking its current fleet to five examples — and the remaining 11 jets will follow over the next four years. 

  • Cirrus TRAC SR20s

    United orders 25 Cirrus SR20s for pilot training


    United Airlines’ pilot-training business has ordered 25 Cirrus TRAC SR20s and taken options to purchase a further 50, part of an effort by United to significantly ramp pilot training.

  • A350F-c-Airbus

    Etihad signs for A350 freighters after shedding A330-200F fleet


    Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways has signed a preliminary agreement for seven Airbus A350 freighters, potentially taking the number of customers for the new aircraft to five. Etihad was previously a customer for the A330-200F, ordering and receiving five of the type, before withdrawing them during a fleet overhaul. The ...

  • Bees 737-800-c-Bees Airline

    Ukraine’s Bees forced to shift 737 fleet to France


    Ukrainian carrier Bees Airline is the latest operator in the country to suffer disruption over insurance complications, after it had to relocate its fleet to France. The relatively new airline – which obtained its air operator’s certificate less than a year ago – has four Boeing 737-800s. But it says ...

  • Aircraft at Ho Chi Minh city airport

    Asia-Pacific market to bounce back: Boeing


    Despite 24 to 30 months of lost growth because of the impact of the pandemic, the Asia-Pacific air travel market will return to its pre-Covid level and strong growth, according to Darren Hulst, vice president commercial marketing of Boeing, speaking at the Singapore Airshow.