British World Airlines has begun replacing its ageing BAC One-Elevens, with the delivery of its first Boeing 737-300, an ex-Garuda aircraft on lease from Babcock and Brown. A second aircraft is due for delivery in April, with four more to arrive in 2001-2. Turkish charter airline Pegasus Airlines will take delivery of three Boeing 737-800s in March and April, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services. Airbus Industrie has acknowledged the cancellation of All Nippon Airways' nine-year-old order for five A340-300s. The order was suspended in 1994 as part of a new deal for seven A321s. Bombardier has confirmed the sale of two Canadair Regional Jet 200s to Japan Airlines' domestic route carrier, J-Air, which has also taken options on three more aircraft (Flight International, 18-24 January). Air Atlanta Icelandic is to lease a General Electric CF6-powered Boeing 747-300 from Morgan Stanley. The deal was arranged by International Lease Finance.

Source: Flight International