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  • Qatar A350-1000 title-c-Qatar Airways
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    Qatar takes first long-haul jets in months with delivery of A350-1000s

    2020-10-23T07:58:00Z

    Airbus has delivered three A350-1000s to Qatar Airways, its first handover of long-haul aircraft to the Middle Eastern carrier for eight months. Qatar received its last long-haul jet from the airframer, an A350-1000, on 27 February – giving it 15 of the larger A350 variant. It had already ...

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    Crisis impedes Airbus’s progress towards 13,000 deliveries

    2020-10-21T16:53:00Z

    Airbus’s reduced productivity during the air transport crisis has obstructed its progress towards 13,000 deliveries, and it would need to hand over about 70 aircraft to reach the mark in October. The airframer highlighted its 12,000 th delivered aircraft in May last year, with an A220 to Delta ...

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    China Express details delivery schedule of initial 50 domestic jets

    2020-10-20T17:03:00Z

    China Express Airlines has detailed its agreement to take 100 domestically-built jets, with at least 50 set to be Comac ARJ21s. It had previously disclosed, in June, provisional plans to acquire a mix of ARJ21s and Comac C919s. China Express says that “all or part” of the balance ...

  • John Plueger Air Lease (2017)
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    ​Air Lease boss stands by plan to keep Max orders and ‘not panic’

    2020-10-20T14:34:00Z

    Boeing’s 737 Max is “going to have a role” in meeting airlines’ future narrowbody needs, and lessors “can be very helpful” in ensuring the airframer is able to place the aircraft once it is cleared to fly again, Air Lease chief executive John Plueger has predicted. Speaking during the ...

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    US start-up GlobalX tentatively signs for Vallair A321 freighters

    2020-10-20T13:55:00Z

    US company Global Crossing Airlines is intending to lease 10 converted Airbus A321 freighters from the asset management specialist Vallair, the launch customer for the modification. Vallair says the preliminary agreement – still a letter of intent – is the “most significant deal” for the narrowbody freighter. Miami-based ...

  • A321neo MEA In Flight (3)
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    A320 family continues to deliver for Airbus as widebodies stall

    2020-10-16T08:00:00Z

    The airframer is struggling to find customers for its A330 and A350 families, but narrowbody production will continue at 40 units per month. However, plans to add production capacity by turning the former A380 facility in Toulouse into a dedicated assembly line for the A321neo are on hold

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    EU can impose $4bn penalty in transatlantic aircraft subsidies row

    2020-10-13T14:27:00Z

    European Union authorities have secured the right to impose almost $4 billion in tariffs on US imports, including aircraft, in retaliation for harm arising from US government subsidies to Boeing. The decision from the World Trade Organization arbitrator, issued on 13 October, states that the level of countermeasures “commensurate ...

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    Airbus deliveries reach monthly high but orders stay quiet

    2020-10-09T16:33:00Z

    Airbus achieved deliveries of 57 aircraft during September, although order activity remained practically non-existent. Its delivery figure is the highest for any single month so far in 2020, exceeding the 55 achieved in February, just before the onset of the air transport crisis. The only order change registered ...

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    A320neo line adapts to five digits for MSN10000 delivery

    2020-10-09T13:00:00Z

    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320-family aircraft to have been assigned a five-digit serial number, with the handover of an A321neo bearing MSN10000. While the aircraft is not the 10,000 th A320 to be transferred to a customer – that milestone ...

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    Widebodies most affected as Boeing shaves 2% from 20-year delivery forecast

    2020-10-06T15:07:00Z

    Boeing has revised downward its 20-year commercial aviation outlook – but only by a hair, predicting new-aircraft demand will accelerate in the coming years as airlines replace old jets with new.

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    2020 airliner census highlights coronavirus’s unprecedented impact on fleets

    2020-10-05T09:47:00Z

    Flight International’s annual airliner census has tracked the industry’s many booms and busts over the several decades it has been published, but never on a scale seen in 2020. 

  • Peach Aviation First A320neo
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    Japanese low-cost carrier Peach receives first A320neo

    2020-09-30T12:53:00Z

    Japanese budget carrier Peach has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo.

  • MC-21 - Irkut
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    MC-21 deliveries to start ‘by the end’ of 2021: Russian industry minister

    2020-09-23T09:56:00Z

    First deliveries of the Irkut MC-21 to launch operator Aeroflot will take place by the end of 2021, according to Russian trade and industry minister Denis Manturov. Manturov says the combination of sanctions on the country and, in particular, the coronavirus situation have forced a delay to the twinjet’s ...

  • Airbus delivery line-up Toulouse A330 A350 tails 2019
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    Mainline deliveries could exceed 700 in 2020 and rise next year

    2020-09-14T13:54:00Z

    With a little over three months left of 2020, it is remains far from clear what the industry’s mainline jet delivery total will be for the year, amid uncertainty over the pace of the recovery and the availability of finance. Adding to the confusing picture is the likely timing of the Boeing 737 Max’s return and, if it does get a green light in 2020, how many aircraft will be handed over.

  • A320neo
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    Airbus delivers 39 aircraft but records just a single order in August

    2020-09-08T16:52:00Z

    Airbus recorded a single order during August, for one corporate A320neo which was received from a private customer. It took the airframer’s overall net order total this year to 303 aircraft. Total deliveries over the first eight months of the year reached 284, the manufacturer’s latest backlog figures ...

  • EVA 787-10 title
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    EVA Air swaps some 787-10s for 777Fs and 787-9s

    2020-08-31T19:52:00Z

    Taiwanese carrier EVA Air is amending its order for Boeing 787-10s, swapping some of the outstanding aircraft for 777 freighters and 787-9s. The airline says it has reached agreement with Boeing to exchange seven of the 787-10s yet to be delivered for four 787-9s and three 777Fs. EVA ...

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    El Al granted delivery deferral for final 787

    2020-08-28T10:13:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has been granted a deferral to the end of November for delivery of its final Boeing 787, after the air transport crisis interrupted its fleet renewal schedule. It has signed agreements for a $122 million financing of the 787-8 in February – based on a ...

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    Crisis interrupts Croatia Airlines talks to cancel A320neo order

    2020-08-26T09:50:00Z

    Croatia Airlines has disclosed that it has been discussing the cancellation of its Airbus A320neo order, the latest twist in a single-aisle situation dating back 12 years. Its order for four of the re-engined jets was placed in September 2015 – four months before the type entered service – ...

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    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO defers Airbus deliveries

    2020-08-25T10:24:00Z

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer aircraft deliveries, in the wake of the air transport downturn. ALAFCO has 75 Airbus A320neos on order, of which it has received 33. It has also yet to take delivery of any of its 10 A321neos. The ...

  • German A350
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    First German armed forces A350 nears certification and delivery

    2020-08-20T12:16:00Z

    Germany’s government has unveiled the first of three Airbus A350-900s which have been configured for the special air mission wing of the ministry of defence. The aircraft – designated 10+03, and the first of the type not destined for commercial service – has undergone modification at the Lufthansa Technik ...