South African Airways (SAA) has received the first of 16 Boeing 737-800s. The aircraft is one of eight leased from SAirGroup/GATX Capital joint venture GATX Flightlease, with wholly SAir owned Flightlease supplying the other eight 737s. SAA is trading its seven International Aero Engines V2500-powered Airbus A320s to GATX Flightlease for onward lease. Alpi Eagles has acquired two ex-Royal Brunei Fokker 100s in a deal arranged by Fokker Services. Raytheon Aircraft has sold a used Beech C99 to Major's Air Services of the Bahamas and leased a used Beech 1900C to Helitaxi of Bogota, Colombia. Aer Lingus has received the first of six CFM International CFM56-powered A320s it has on order. Flight International's sister on-line news service Air Transport Intelligence reports that Air China is expected to wet-lease a Boeing 747-200F freighter from Atlas Air from the third quarter. Northwest Airlines Cargo has acquired two ex-United Boeing 747-200s for conversion to freighters. The 13-year-old, JT9D-7R4G2-powered 747s will be converted by Boeing Airplane Services' Wichita facility, for delivery in March and June 2001.

Source: Flight International