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    SmartLynx parent Avia Solutions establishes Irish headquarters


    Wet-lease operator SmartLynx’s parent company, Avia Solutions Group, has taken the strategic step of shifting its headquarters to Ireland. The company, previously based in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, says it selected Dublin as its new site owing to Ireland’s close associations with aviation firms. “Ireland is known as the hub ...

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    SmartLynx lands Australian approval for A330 operations


    Latvian wet-lease specialist SmartLynx has secured authorisation to conduct operations from Australia, where is intends initially to use Airbus A330s. The company says it has received an Australian foreign air transport operator certificate. SmartLynx says operating flights to Australia has been “integral” to its strategic effort to extend its network ...

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    SmartLynx to take A330 converted freighters through ATSG agreement


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to introduce converted Airbus A330-300 freighters, stepping up to the long-haul jets having already started bringing in A321 cargo aircraft. The company has agreed with Air Transport Services Group to acquire six modified A330s under a six-year lease. SmartLynx will take delivery of the first ...

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    Wet-lease operator SmartLynx to start introducing 737 Max jets


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Airlines is to expand its fleet with Boeing 737 Max jets, having agreed to take a pair from lessor SMBC Aviation Capital. The aircraft are both Max 8 variants, powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines. SmartLynx says deliveries of the aircraft are “underway” and that they will ...

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    SmartLynx to add another pair of A321 freighters in early 2022


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx is introducing another pair of Airbus A321 freighters to its fleet early next year, as it seeks to take its total to eight by the end of 2022. SmartLynx will receive the aircraft, both registered in Malta, through leases from Cross Ocean Partners, a financial firm whose ...

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    SmartLynx recruits for new in-house line maintenance arm


    Wet-lease and charter specialist SmartLynx Airlines is opening a new in-house division for line maintenance, branded SmartLynx Technik, for its Airbus fleet. The division, with bases in Riga and Tallinn, will commence operations in the fourth quarter of this year. SmartLynx says its facilities will be approved by the European ...

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    SmartLynx receives Vallair’s first Chinese-converted A321 freighter


    SmartLynx Malta has taken delivery of another Airbus A321 converted freighter from Vallair, the first to have been inducted at the company’s Chinese modification facility. The aircraft, MSN1017, will be operated by SmartLynx on behalf of express freight company DHL. It has been converted at a centre in Guangzhou. The ...

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    Royal Air Maroc introduces A321s from wet-lease specialist


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc is to introduce a fleet of five Airbus A321s under an agreement with Latvian wet-lease specialist SmartLynx. Under the long-term pact, the aircraft are being stationed at five RAM locations including Casablanca, Tangier, Fez, Nador and Oujda. SmartLynx focuses on Airbus single-aisle jet operations, although ...

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    Helvetic and SmartLynx open Basel bases for holiday routes


    Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways is to open a base at Basel airport, where it will station a pair of regional Embraer E-Jets for Mediterranean services. Helvetic says the Basel operation, which commences on 10 July, is its first from the airport. It will fly to the Spanish city of Jerez, ...

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    SmartLynx steps up to long-haul operations with A330 acquisition


    Wet-lease specialist SmartLynx Malta is branching into long-haul operations with the introduction of Airbus A330s for cargo services – and eventually passenger flights. SmartLynx has previously exclusively operated single-aisle types but states that it will bring in five A330s over May and June. The aircraft, acquired through Hong Kong-based lessor ...

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    Wet-lease operator SmartLynx to introduce A321 freighters


    Wet-lease and charter specialist SmartLynx’s Maltese division is to lease a pair of Airbus A321s which have been converted to freighters. SmartLynx Malta says it will lease the twinjets – MSN891 and MSN1017 – from Vallair in order to enter the freighter market. It adds that it holding discussions for ...

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    SmartLynx A320 engines shut down after touch-and-go impact


    ​Estonian investigators have indicated that both engines on a SmartLynx Airbus A320 shut down as it conducted an emergency approach after suffering damage during a touch-and-go exercise.

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    ​SmartLynx contracts Magnetic MRO for C-checks


    Latvian charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines is continuing its co-operation with Magnetic MRO for C-checks on its Airbus A320 fleet.