Orders & deliveries – Page 2

  • A330-300-c-Airbus

    A330-300 backlog falls to zero 30 years after entry into service


    Airbus has removed the only outstanding order for A330-300s from its backlog, an agreement for eight aircraft with China’s state aviation supply firm CASC. The adjustment means all 776 A330-300s on firm order have been delivered, almost exactly 30 years since French airline Air Inter put the first into service ...

  • A321XLR first flight-c-Airbus

    A320neo family surpasses expectations as orders reach five-digit mark


    Orders for Airbus’s A320neo family have reached five digits, almost 13 years to the day since the first airline agreement for the type was disclosed. Airbus’s latest backlog data shows firm orders for the re-engined models have reached 10,354 aircraft. Chief commercial officer Christian Scherer, speaking at an 11 January ...

  • Iran Air A330-c-Mark Harkin Creative Commons

    Long-dormant Iran Air order struck from Airbus backlog


    Iran Air’s landmark agreement for 100 Airbus aircraft has been scrubbed from the airframer’s backlog, its year-end figures reveal. The Iranian flag-carrier placed the order in 2016 after sanctions were eased as part of a political agreement over the government’s nuclear energy programme. Iran Air ordered 98 jets including 16 ...

  • Turkish A350-c-Airbus

    Airbus reveals deal for 144 A320neo-family jets among 800 aircraft ordered in December


    Airbus turned in a strong year-end performance in its commercial aircraft division, taking gross orders for over 800 aircraft in the final month. The airframer has revealed an order for 144 A320neo and A321neo jets, attributed to an undisclosed customer, in its full-year backlog figures. Unidentified customers also ordered five ...

  • A350-1000-c-Airbus

    Airbus takes over 2,000 orders and exceeds full-year delivery target


    Airbus handed over a total of 735 aircraft during 2023, managing to exceed its full-year delivery target of 720. It also secured net orders for 2,094 aircraft – a record figure for the airframer – compared with the 820 reached last year. The figures mark the first time Airbus has ...

  • Sky Express ATR 72-600 (c) ATR

    Greek carrier Sky Express bolsters ATR fleet


    Greek carrier Sky Express continued its fleet modernisation efforts by taking delivery of the first of two newly ordered ATR 72-600s in December.

  • Lufthansa order

    Lufthansa orders first 737 Max jets as part of deal for up to 200 narrowbody aircraft


    Lufthansa Group has placed a firm order for 40 Boeing 737 Max 8s and taken options on 60 more as part of wider deal which is also set to see it add more Airbus A220 and A320neo-family jets.

  • Turkish A350-c-Airbus

    Turkish to take 220 Airbus jets including 70 A350s and A350Fs


    Turkish Airlines has disclosed that it will order another 220 aircraft from Airbus, with 70 A350s – including five freighters – among them. The flag-carrier had previously indicated that it was finalising a large agreement with the airframer. Turkish Airlines has unveiled the details of the agreement, stating that it ...

  • Avolon 737 Max 8-c-Boeing

    Avolon orders 140 more single-aisle jets from Airbus and Boeing


    Irish-based lessor Avolon is expanding its single-aisle portfolio with an order for 140 aircraft, including 100 Airbus A321neos and 40 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The company says the agreement will take its delivery stream out to 2032. Avolon has not specifically identified the 737 Max variants covered by the ...

  • Air India A350 livery-c-Air India

    Air India shifts A350 order balance towards -900 variant


    Air India appears to have rejigged its extensive Airbus order, splitting the A350 component equally between the -1000 variant and the smaller -900. The airline has also shuffled the single-aisle deal to place greater emphasis on the A321neo. Air India is taking 250 aircraft from Airbus as part of a ...

  • Emirates A350-900-c-Airbus

    Dubai show orders nudge Airbus net total towards 1,400


    Emirates’ order for 15 Airbus A350-900s and Air Baltic’s firming of 30 more A220-300s, both revealed at the Dubai air show, helped lift the airframer’s November activity. Airbus also separately secured a deal for 60 A320neos from lessor SMBC Aviation Capital during the month, while British Airways and Aer Lingus ...

  • Airbus

    Jet2 converts options on 12 more A320neo-family jets as profits run continues


    UK leisure carrier Jet2 has converted options on 12 more Airbus A320neo-family jets to take its firm orders for the type to 110.

  • ALAFCO A320neo

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO terminates A320neo purchase contract


    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO is cancelling a contract for Airbus A320neo twinjets, the company has disclosed to the emirate’s stock exchange. ALAFCO has given few details about the decision, but says it has “reached an agreement” with Airbus to “terminate” the contract for the purchase order. It ordered 50 A320neos in ...

  • BOC Aviation 737 Max 8

    BOC Aviation bosses see upbeat outlook for world’s airlines


    BOC Aviation’s incoming and outgoing chief executives feel the outlook is positive for global airlines, although different markets confront different challenges.

  • Emirates Boeing signing

    Widebodies account for almost half the order business at Dubai show


    A breakdown of all the commercial airline orders and commitments announced at the Dubai air show

  • Emirates A350-900-c-Emirates

    Emirates to expand A350 commitment with additional -900s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is committing to additional Airbus A350-900, with an order for 15 more of the twinjets during the Dubai air show. Emirates already has 50 of the -900 on order and the new agreement takes the total to 65. A350-900s are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. ...

  • Ethiopian A350 title-c-Ethiopian Airlines

    Ethiopian commits to additional A350-900s


    Ethiopian Airlines has followed-up its order for additional Boeing jets with a commitment to take another 11 Airbus A350-900s. The carrier disclosed the agreement, currently in the form of a memorandum of understanding, during the Dubai air show. It would take Ethiopian’s orders and commitments for the A350 to 33, ...

  • Steven Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease

    ​Widebody delivery timelines likely to slip as order books fill-up: Udvar-Hazy


    Steven Udvar-Hazy, executive chairman of aircraft lessor Air Lease, believes delivery timelines are likely to change for some airlines given the long lead times in the market currently for future aircraft deliveries.

  • Abelo ATR-c-ATR

    Lessor Abelo makes beeline for more ATRs


    Recently formed regional aircraft lessor Abelo has returned to ATR for another batch of up to 20 aircraft, potentially doubling its commitment for the twin-turboprop type.

  • SCAT 737 Max 8-c-Boeing

    Kazakhstan’s SCAT to bring in more 737 Max jets


    Kazakhstan carrier SCAT Airlines has placed a follow-on order for seven Boeing 737 Max 8s. The order, which was previously attributed to an unidentified customer in Boeing’s official backlog figures, will add to SCAT existing fleet of three Max 8s and five Max 9s. The airline plans to use the ...