Orders & deliveries

  • Sky Express A320neo-c-Sky Express
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    Greece’s Sky Express shows off first A320neo

    2020-11-30T11:24:00Z

    Greek carrier Sky Express has received its first Airbus A320neo, one of six aircraft destined to be delivered to the airline. Sky Express says it aims to open Athens-Thessaloniki services on 14 December. The aircraft (SX-IOG) is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and, according to Cirium fleets ...

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    El Al obtains further deferral for final 787 delivery

    2020-11-26T11:53:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has obtained an agreement to extend the period for taking delivery of its final Boeing 787, pushing the date back to the end of March next year. The airline has 15 787s in its fleet and had already been granted a delivery deferral for the ...

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    Chinese bank CDB’s Irish lessor orders cargo conversion of A330s

    2020-11-23T18:22:00Z

    China Development Bank’s Irish leasing subsidiary CDB Aviation has ordered freighter conversion of a pair of Airbus A330-300s for operation in early 2022. The two aircraft will undergo cargo conversion at the Dresden-based EFW facility next year. CDB Aviation says the agreement to take the aircraft marks its ...

  • EasyJet A320neo-c-Airbus
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    EasyJet aims to keep fleet to minimum as crisis persists

    2020-11-17T09:07:00Z

    EasyJet is working to cut back its fleet to just over 300 aircraft for 2021, taking advantage of flexibility in its fleet-development agreements. The airline has 342 Airbus aircraft – of which 215 are owned – comprising 14 A321neos, 206 A320s and A320neos, and 122 A319s. EasyJet has ...

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    Max cancellations inch up in October as Boeing lands no new orders

    2020-11-10T16:10:00Z

    In October, Boeing lost another 12 orders for the 737 and received no new commitments for any commercial aircraft type, while deliveries inched up to 13 jets.

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    EU strikes back in subsidy dispute with 15% duty on Boeing jets

    2020-11-09T20:39:00Z

    Boeing aircraft imported to the European Union are to carry a 15% tariff after European regulators imposed their own countermeasures in the long-running transatlantic subsidies dispute. The measures will take effect from 10 November, following the World Trade Organization’s authorisation on 26 October for the EU to place duties ...

  • Ethiopian A350 title-c-Ethiopian Airlines
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    Ethiopian takes same-day delivery of a pair of A350s

    2020-11-07T19:20:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of another pair of Airbus A350-900s, both aircraft being handed over on the same day. The aircraft – MSN412 and MSN431, respectively ET-AYB and ET-AYA – departed Toulouse almost simultaneously for Addis Ababa in the early hours of 7 November. Ethiopian chief executive ...

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    October surge appears to take Airbus past 13,000 deliveries

    2020-11-06T18:27:00Z

    Airbus appears to have delivered its 13,000 th aircraft during October, although it has not identified the specific operator involved. The airframer delivered 72 aircraft over the course of the month, its highest monthly figure this year, taking its overall total for 2020 to 413. Airbus’s backlog ...

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    Single-aisle deals give Airbus highest monthly orders since March

    2020-11-06T17:43:00Z

    Airbus has recorded its largest number of orders in a single month since March, with agreements for 11 aircraft – all of them single-aisle jets. The airframer has listed orders for six A220-100s during October, including a pair for executive operator Comlux, following its unveiling of a business jet ...

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    Finnair defers delivery of three remaining Airbus A350s

    2020-11-06T13:30:00Z

    Finnair has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer delivery of its three outstanding A350-900s by around two years. The Oneworld carrier says the three A350-900s were originally scheduled for delivery from the second quarter of next year through to the second quarter of 2022. Finnair says the new ...

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    SIA seals Airbus deferrals, Boeing negotiations reach ‘advanced stage’

    2020-11-06T11:57:00Z

    Singapore Airlines Group has confirmed that its outstanding Airbus aircraft on order have been deferred and that it is close to concluding similar talks with Boeing. In today disclosing record half year losses amid the coronavirus crisis, SIA Group states that it has “concluded negotiations with Airbus on a ...

  • Turkish A350 nose-c-Turkish Airlines
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    Turkish A350s quietly begin operations as crisis saps profits

    2020-11-04T21:44:00Z

    Turkish Airlines has been operating its newly-delivered initial pair of Airbus A350-900s on domestic routes, but has yet to confirm a schedule for the remaining aircraft. The airline had 25 A350s on order but, while it had been intending to take five this year, the carrier has not detailed ...

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    Ryanair looks beyond hard winter towards 737 Max arrival

    2020-11-02T08:02:00Z

    Ryanair envisions taking delivery of 30 Boeing 737 Max jets before the peak of summer 2021, but is expecting to face heavy losses over the upcoming winter season. It is not prepared to forecast full-year performance but states that it is expecting “higher losses” over the second half to ...

  • Kuwait A330-800-c-Airbus
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    Airbus delivers first A330-800s with handover to Kuwait Airways

    2020-10-29T12:44:00Z

    Airbus has delivered its first A330-800s, both aircraft being handed over to Middle Eastern operator Kuwait Airways. The -800 is the smaller of the two A330neo family members. Kuwait Airways had ordered eight of the twinjets, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, in late 2018 as part of ...

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    Airbus acknowledges ‘white-tails’ among inventory of stored aircraft

    2020-10-29T11:45:00Z

    Airbus has acknowledged that its inventory of undelivered aircraft includes a number of ‘white-tails’, but stresses that the proportion is relatively small. The airframer put the undelivered total at 135 by the end of September, down from 145 at the end of June, although it has not specified the ...

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    Airbus shifts timeline for potential A320neo ramp-up to third quarter 2021

    2020-10-29T08:00:00Z

    Airbus has shifted the timeframe for a potential ramp-up of single-aisle production to the beginning of the third quarter of 2021. Speaking during a third-quarter briefing, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the airframer had “pushed to the right” the possible starting point to raise production – from the ...

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    Turkish Airlines agrees amended delivery schedule for Airbus orders

    2020-10-27T15:54:00Z

    Turkish Airlines has undertaken a restructuring of its fleet plans, agreeing with Airbus to reschedule a number of deliveries. The carrier adds that it has “adapted the overall outstanding orders”, taking into account operational and financial positions, to ensure a “solid basis” for the airline’s future. Turkish Airlines ...

  • 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 ...

  • Airbus A350-1000-c-Airbus
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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 ...