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Slovakia's AirExplore sold to Avia Solutions Group

Avia Solutions Group (ASG) has acquired Slovakian ACMI/charter carrier Air Explore (ED, Bratislava) for an undisclosed sum, the Dublin-headquartered aviation group has announced.

“Slovakia offers a dynamic business environment and having an AOC here presents a significant advantage, providing vast opportunities for extended geographic reach and new routes,” Jonas Janukenas, CEO, Avia Solutions Group, said in a statement.

“Becoming a part of the leading aviation services group and the world’s...

Air Tanzania takes delivery of first B767 freighter

Air Tanzania (TC, Dar es Salaam) has taken delivery of its first widebody freighter following the arrival of B767-300F 5H-TCO (msn 67788) in East Africa on Saturday, June 3.


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Airbus vs Boeing deliveries 2022 - Report

Airbus has led in aircraft deliveries for the past four years, with the most substantial difference in 2019 due to the B737 MAX grounding. In total, Airbus delivered 676 aircraft in 2022, while Boeing delivered 480.

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PNG's Air Niugini again orders two B787-8s

Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) has ordered two B787-8s from Boeing (BOE, Washington National) with Acting CEO Gary Seddon telling ch-aviation their deliveries are planned for March and April 2026. Both jets will also be outright purchases.

As previously reported, this B787 order replaces four B737-8s the state-owned carrier had originally ordered from Boeing as two B787-8s in 2007 only to convert them to MAX.


Lessor puts ex-SAS A350-900 up for sale

ORIX Aviation has mandated Airstream International Group to sell the first A350-900 returned by SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) as a part of its ongoing restructuring.

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India's SpiceJet ordered to pay ₹3.8bn to former owner

An Indian court has ordered SpiceJet (SG, Delhi International) to pay INR3.8 billion rupees (USD46.2 million) to the former majority owner of the airline in the latest instalment of a long-running breach of contract legal battle.

Justice Yogesh Khanna of the Delhi High Court delivered the ruling on May 29 after the petitioner, Kalanithi Maran, chairman of the Sun Group and former majority owner of SpiceJet, sought enforcement of earlier court orders...

Kenya Airways granted $129mn FY23/24 state debt guarantee

The Kenyan government has budgeted a debt guarantee of KES17.19 billion shillings (about USD129 million) for Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) in the Financial Year 2023/24.

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United Nigeria Airlines set to add 12 Embraer jets

United Nigeria Airlines (NUA, Enugu) is set to scale up its fleet of Embraer jets and its network reach with the impending acquisition of up to 12 aircraft.

In a statement to local media, management said it will acquire two E190s, which will be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year, as well as ten E175s to arrive in batches within 24 months thereafter.

“Arrangements are...

US's Spirit adds first A321neo

Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale International) has taken delivery of its first of thirty-two A321-200neo with A321-200NX N981NK (msn 11433) arriving at Detroit Metropolitan from the Airbus plant at...

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Avolon sells 13 aircraft to Saudi-funded lessor AviLease

AviLease, a lessor fully owned by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), will acquire 13 aircraft from Ireland-based but Chinese-owned leasing firm Avolon, the latter’s parent Bohai Leasing outlined in a Shanghai Stock Exchange filing.

Avolon will divest six A320neo and two A330neo as a direct sale through a number of its special purpose vehicles; two A321ceo through trustee Wells Fargo Trust Co. NA; and one A321neo,...

US's Frontier acquires Spirit's La Guardia slots

To preserve competitive access to New York, Frontier Airlines Holdings will acquire Spirit Airlines' 22 slot pairs at New York La Guardia as part of the Florida-based ultra-low-cost carrier's planned USD3.8 billion...

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