++ Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) has received the first of up to 24 Airbus A320 family aircraft, with the delivery of an International Aero Engines V2500-powered A320, which is being leased to Ireland's TransAer. SALE has a further 13 firm orders - 12 A320s and one A321 - scheduled for delivery through to 2002, along with 10 options. ++Air India has found buyers for two of its Pratt & Whitney JT9D-powered Boeing 747-200s, with one aircraft being acquired by United Parcel Service, and the other by US leasing company Triton Aviation. Each aircraft has reportedly been sold for $26 million. ++ International Lease Finance has confirmed its lease deal with Aeroflot Russian International Airlines for two General Electric GE90-powered Boeing 777-200IGWs. The aircraft will be delivered in April and October 1998 on seven-year leases, for operation on services from Moscow to New York and Tokyo. ++ Air Nostrum of Spain is leasing two used Aero International (Regional) (AI(R)) ATR 72-200s from AI(R). The aircraft were previously operated by Transasia. ++ The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) has placed an ex-Air 2000, Rolls-Royce RB.211-powered Boeing 757 with Blue Scandanavia. The IBA also arranged the sale of the aircraft from its owner, Japanese banking syndicate Phoenix Leasing, to Aviation Capital Group. ++ Indian Airlines' low-fare subsidiary Alliance Air is seeking to add five more Boeing 737-200s on lease. The airline wants to add the aircraft to its existing fleet of 12 737-200s (which were transferred from Indian) during 1998 on leases of up to three years. ++ Air New Zealand is introducing its first Boeing 737-300, with the delivery a new example on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services. ++ Royal Wings of Jordan will introduce its second Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8-300 at the end of January. An ex-National Jet Systems Dash 8-300 has been acquired from the manufacturer.

Source: Flight International