JMC Airlines has confirmed it is finalising an order for two Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Boeing 757-300s, for delivery early next year (Flight International, 24-30 November, 1999). United Airlines has appointed BAE Systems Asset Management to remarket nine British Aerospace ATPs previously operated by its partner, United Feeder Services. The aircraft have been withdrawn pending sale. British Airways has begun to build its interim fleet of Boeing 737-500s, with the delivery of one ex-British Midland example and an ex-Braathens aircraft, on lease. Norwegian regional Widerøe's Flyveselskap has completed the sale and leaseback of three Bombardier Dash 8 Q300s to a Scandinavian financial institution (two aircraft) and a European lessor (one), in a deal arranged by Airstream International Group. Icelandair has leased an ex-Air Holland/Condor Boeing 757-200, powered by R-R RB211s, from Aviation Investors. American Airlines has sold three Boeing 727-200s, one to Aerolineas Internacionales of Mexico and two to Aviation Sales. Balair/CTA will take delivery of a pair of new Boeing 757-200s in March and April on lease from International Lease Finance. The aircraft will be operated by the Swissair charter subsidiary exclusively for Swiss tour operator Hotelplan. America Trans Air has completed its deal arranged by Saab Aircraft Leasing for the acquisition of nine American Eagle 340Bs plus nine options for its subsidiary, Chicago Express Airlines (Flight International, 18-24 January). The first 340B was delivered in January. Flight International sister on-line service Air Transport Intelligence reports that Kenya Airways has signed a letter of intent to take delivery of three Boeing 767-300ERs this summer. The airline is also adding four 737-700s as part of its fleet update (Flight International, 8-14 February). Atlas Air has wet-leased a second Boeing 747-400 freighter to Korean Air.

Source: Flight International