Orders & deliveries

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    Delta agreement for A321neos lifts Airbus orders in April

    2021-05-07T17:06:00Z

    Airbus recorded orders for 48 aircraft in April, including 25 A321neos for Delta Air Lines and 22 for lessor Avolon. But the Avolon order – for 14 A321neos and eight A320neos – appears to be a rejig of a previous agreement. Airbus listed 22 cancellations for the month and ...

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    Long-haul ‘tipping point’ not likely before mid-2022: Airbus chief

    2021-05-07T10:41:00Z

    Airbus is not expecting to see a notable upward shift in the long-haul market until the middle of 2022, as it prepares to begin ramping-up single-aisle production. Speaking during the Atlantic Council EU-US Future Forum on 6 May, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the crisis impact had been ...

  • GTLK Europe A321P2F-c-EFW
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    Irish lessor GTLK Europe to take A321 converted freighters

    2021-05-06T09:38:00Z

    Irish-based lessor GTLK Europe is to acquire four Airbus A321 converted freighters, induction for which will commence this year. The aircraft will undergo modification by the EFW joint venture which is run by ST Engineering and Airbus. GTLK Europe is affiliated with the Russian state leasing company GTLK, ...

  • Airbus A350 at Oshkosh
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    Airbus commercial aircraft earnings improve over first quarter

    2021-04-29T05:17:00Z

    Airbus’s commercial aircraft earnings improved over the first quarter, despite a 4% fall in revenues for the division. The airframer turned in EBIT earnings of €343 million ($416 million) for the three months to 31 March, on revenues of €7.27 billion. Its adjusted EBIT reached €533 million, compared ...

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    Azerbaijan’s Silk Way signs for five Boeing 777 freighters

    2021-04-28T10:19:00Z

    Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters, the Azerbaijani carrier’s first commitment for the long-haul twinjet.

  • First A320neo delivery to Air Cairo
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    Air Cairo receives its first A320neo

    2021-04-27T11:00:00Z

    Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, which joins the Egyptian low-cost carrier’s all-Airbus fleet of seven aircraft.

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    Lessor DAE places $1.8 billion order for 15 737 Max jets

    2021-04-20T07:08:00Z

    Middle Eastern lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has placed an order 15 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, its first direct order of the type from the airframer. 

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    GA Telesis orders more 737-800 converted freighters

    2021-04-15T11:08:00Z

    Commercial aviation industry services specialist GA Telesis is ordering another four Boeing 737-800SF converted freighters, the modified airframe developed by Aeronautical Engineers. The agreement covers three conversion slots in the second half of this year, and one reserved for early 2022. Alabama-based conversion centre Commercial Jet Services, a ...

  • A330neo-c-Airbus
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    Slip in Airbus order total illustrates 12-month impact of crisis

    2021-04-09T12:08:00Z

    Analysis of Airbus backlog data over the year since the onset of the air transport crisis shows the airframer’s overall orders fell during the period, an extraordinary contrast to its strong annual performances over the previous decade. Airbus’s order total had risen each year by an average of over ...

  • Belavia 737 Max-c-Belavia
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    Belavia starts 737 fleet renewal with delivery of first Max

    2021-04-08T17:08:00Z

    Belarusian flag-carrier Belavia has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, one of five of the re-engined type intended for the airline’s fleet. The Max 8 aircraft (EW-528PA) arrived in Minsk on 8 April, having flown from Seattle via Reykjavik. It was acquired through US lessor Air ...

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    Airbus reveals order for 20 A220s

    2021-04-08T16:21:00Z

    Airbus has revealed that an undisclosed customer has ordered 20 A220-300s, while lessor Avolon has signed for eight A320neo-family jets. The agreements in March bring the airframer’s gross order figure to 39 aircraft for the first quarter of this year. But cancellation of eight single-aisle jets – five ...

  • MNG Airlines A330-300P2F-c-EFW
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    MNG opts for A330-300 freighter conversions after dropping A330-200Fs

    2021-04-01T08:30:00Z

    Turkish carrier MNG Airlines has signed up for two Airbus A330-300 converted freighters, having previously abandoned orders for new-built A330-200Fs. MNG Airlines has contracted with joint-venture conversion specialist EFW for the two passenger-to-freighter aircraft, the first of which has been newly inducted to EFW’s Dresden facility for modification. ...

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    Romanian budget carrier Blue Air starts receiving 737 Max 8s

    2021-03-31T08:37:00Z

    Romanian operator Blue Air has started taking delivery of Boeing 737 Max jets, with the first of a batch introduced from US lessor Air Lease. Blue Air unveiled an order for six 737 Max 8s during the Paris air show in 2017 and, at the time, stated that it ...

  • Air China Airbus A320
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    ​GECAS-Air China A320neo sale stemmed from prior lease agreement

    2021-03-19T11:22:00Z

    GECAS’s deal to sell 18 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft to Air Chinadisclosed on 18 March, stemmed from a previous agreement with the carrier to lease the aircraft, Cirium understands.

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    Air China strikes deal with GECAS unit to acquire A320neos

    2021-03-18T15:57:00Z

    Air China has disclosed plans to acquire 18 Airbus A320neos from GECAS subsidiaray AFS Investments.

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    AerCap agrees acquisition of US lessor GECAS

    2021-03-10T11:39:00Z

    Leasing giant AerCap has agreed to acquire US lessor GECAS, creating a leviathan with over 2,000 aircraft and more than 900 engines as well as 300 helicopters. AerCap says it has entered into a “definitive agreement” – unanimously approved by the companies’ boards – under which General Electric will ...

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    De Havilland entitled to terminate SpiceJet Dash 8 order: UK judge

    2021-03-07T16:25:00Z

    Turboprop manufacturer De Havilland Aircraft of Canada was entitled to terminate a Dash 8-400 purchase agreement with Indian carrier SpiceJet after the airline stopped making payments and taking delivery of aircraft, a judge has ruled. SpiceJet originally ordered 25 of the type from Bombardier – part of a September ...

  • Norwegian A320neo-c-Airbus
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    Norwegian mass cancellation pushes Airbus into negative net orders

    2021-03-05T17:14:00Z

    Airbus has newly-recorded cancellations of 92 aircraft, pushing the airframer far into negative net order territory after the first two months of this year. The cancelled aircraft comprise a pair of A350-900s plus 59 A320neo and 30 A321neo jets. Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian accounted for almost all of ...

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    Saudia eyes 70-jet acquisition including 777s and A321s: Saudi outlet

    2021-03-01T12:09:00Z

    Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia is intending to acquire up to 70 aircraft including long-haul Boeing and single-aisle Airbus jets, according to local financial publication Maaal . The Saudi outlet, citing its own sources, claims Saudia is looking to purchase Boeing 777s and 787s as well as Airbus A321s. ...

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    Airbus encouraged by rising export-credit support for deliveries

    2021-02-18T12:02:00Z

    Airbus is encouraged by evidence of increasing engagement with export-credit agencies to support aircraft deliveries. Chief financial officer Dominik Asam, speaking during an 18 February briefing, said the airframer was trying to “resuscitate” export-credit financing, stating that the proportion of deliveries with such support has risen to 10% from ...