Air Cairo has leased three more Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Tupolev Tu-204-120s from Sirocco. The carrier already has three Tu-204-120s in service - two passenger models and a freighter. Two of the new aircraft are expected to join the passenger examples which are already subleased to Egyptair for use on North African routes, while the other is expected to be used for ad hoc charter work. Air Jamaica has concluded a lease deal with GE Capital Aviation Services for three CFM International CFM56-powered Airbus narrowbodies - two A320s, for delivery from mid-2000, and one A321, due in mid-2001. Transaero has placed orders with Aviastar for 10 Aviadvigatel PS-90-powered Tupolev Tu-204-100s for delivery in 2001 (three), 2002 (three) and 2003(four). The Moscow-based carrier is also understood to be leasing two more 737-700s from Germania. Papeete-based Wanair has taken delivery of a Fairchild Aerospace 328JET for use on its expanding French Polynesian network. US lessor Tombo Aviation has placed orders for five Boeing 737-700s. Uzbekistan Havo Yullari has ordered four additional Ilyushin Il-114 turboprops, for delivery in mid-2000. It currently operates two examples of the type. Fortis has sold six ex-TWA Lockheed L-1011 TriStars to two Miami-based companies. The aircraft will be broken up. Flight International's Sister on-line news service Air Transport Intelligence reports that Tropical International Airways plans to launch a network of services from the Caribbean to US destinations, using five L-1011 TriStars wet-leased from Tradewinds Airlines. Air 2000 has cancelled one of two P&W PW4000-powered Airbus A330-200 orders, inherited through its takeover of Leisure International Airways. Swissair has retired the last of its five P&W JT9D-powered Boeing 747-300s, the remaining two aircraft are being remarketed by Flightlease.

Source: Flight International