Romania's Legend Airlines completes certification

Legend Airlines (Romania) (LAL, Bucharest Otopeni) has obtained its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) - RO-077 - allowing it to launch commercial operations with a single A340-300.

The start-up's only aircraft, YR-LRC (msn 844), remains parked at Amman Queen Alia airport, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. It is a 15.3-year-old aircraft formerly operated by Finnair and Air Belgium. It is the only A340 registered in Romania....

FedEx pushes Boeing for B787F, NMA-F decision

The executive chairman of FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l) has confirmed that the cargo specialist is planning to place new aircraft orders in the next couple of years and is talking to Boeing...

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Worldwide aircraft deliveries are stagnating

In May 2022, there was only one more aircraft delivered than in April, for a total of 89. This represents an increase of 22% compared to May 2021 and a massive 368% increase over the same month in 2020.

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Worldwide capacity increased in June 2022

After reaching the highest post-Covid era capacity levels in mid-April (104.2 million planned seats) and dropping numbers in May, global capacity is rising again, with 98.9 million scheduled seats.

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United grounds 25 B777-200s due to missed inspections

United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) has grounded twenty-five B777-200s and B777-200(ER)s in order to perform overdue wing leading edge inspections that were missed for reasons currently under investigation, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

The carrier self-reported the issue to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). While some flights were cancelled on September 19-20 due to a lack of aircraft, United said the grounding would not result in any additional...

Denmark's Sunclass Airlines takes first A330-900

Sunclass Airlines (DK, Copenhagen Kastrup) has taken delivery of its first A330-900, although the aircraft has yet to be inducted into service.

OY-VKO (msn 1981) was registered by the Danish...

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ch-aviation Year in Review 2021

Read the ch-aviation Year in Review 2021 to turn back the clock and recap the year in numbers. Learn about everything we worked on this year and how we focused on making ch-aviation better.

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Russian airlines' aircraft stored/parked/maintained outside of Russia - Top 10 Airports

There are currently 90 Russian-operated aircraft outside of Russia. Here is a list of the top ten airports where Russian airlines’ aircraft are stored/parked/maintained, with half of them being Turkish airports.

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Wizz Air targets 50 aircraft for its future Saudi unit

Wizz Air Holdings is planning to outfit equip its future Saudi Arabian unit with around 50 aircraft, of which half will operate to international destinations in the Middle East, while the other half will be split equally between domestic routes and other international operations, Bloomberg has reported citing investor briefings.

The LCC hopes to achieve the target fleet size by the end of the decade, although Chief Executive József Varádi stressed that the...

US's Everts Air Cargo adds first BAe 146-300(QT)s

Everts Air Cargo (5V, Fairbanks Int'l) has acquired its first three BAe 146-300(QT)s, both ex-JOTA Aviation (ENZ, London Southend) stock, Skyliner-Aviation has reported.

N246QT (msn E3182) and...

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Amount of leased Russian aircraft outside the country, by Lessor

Take a look at the leased Russian aircraft outside the country by Lessor. AerCap is at the top of the list, with the most aircraft, followed by CDB Aviation, SberLeasing, Air Lease Corporation, and Avolon.

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Air Arabia to set up Sudanese subsidiary

Air Arabia Group has entered into a joint-venture with Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group to establish a new low-cost carrier in Sudan.

"We are confident that Air Arabia Sudan will add significant value to the air transport sector of Sudan and directly contribute to the growth of the local economy and the development of the travel and tourism sector," Chairman Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani said.

The new carrier will be based out...

Air Albania adds two more A320s

Air Albania (ZB, Tirana) is in the process of doubling its fleet as it nears the induction of two more A320-200s - VP-CLP (msn 3676) and VP-CEK (msn 4934).


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Impact of the War on the Russian and Ukrainian Airline Industry

ch-aviation is covering the ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on both the Russian and Ukrainian civil aviation industries. Stay tuned for updates and developments as the situation unfolds.

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Uganda Airlines wins the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022"

Uganda Airlines is the winner of the "ch-aviation World's Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022". For the second year in a row, the airline operates the world's youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of 1.95 years.

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Maldives' FlyMe set to end ATR42 operations

FlyMe (Maldives) (VP, Malé) is planning to retire its only ATR42-500 by the end of 2022 and has contracted BLAC to market the turboprop.

8Q-VAX (msn 647) is a 16.3-year-old turboprop which was previously operated by Air Calédonie (TY, Nouméa Magenta), and has been in FlyMe's fleet since 2017, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. The aircraft is currently deployed out of Malé on domestic routes...

US's National Airlines takes first B747-400ERF

National Airlines (N8, Orlando Sanford) took delivery of its first B747-400ERF, its first production B747 and simultaneously the only nose-loaded aircraft in its fleet.

N663CA (msn 35237) remains at Marana...

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How to use ch-aviation as an Airfax replacement

Learn how to search all aircraft currently offered on aircraft marketplaces such as MyAirTrade for Sale or available for an ACMI or Operating lease with ch-aviation Aircraft Availability data.

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The number of worldwide active aircraft continues to grow in June 2022

The total worldwide fleet size currently counts 28,674 aircraft, with 23,513 active and 5,161 grounded, and we can see a favourable trend over the last three months.

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