Aeroflot buys eight A330s from foreign lessors

Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) has bought eight A330s from foreign lessors, a move it claimed met “contractual obligations”, and has transferred them to the Russian register, a spokesperson for the airline told the state-owned news agency TASS on May 13.

“Eight A330 aircraft have been purchased. The aircraft were purchased from foreign lessors as part of the fulfilment of contractual obligations, and the aircraft have been transferred to the Russian registry....

SAS axes 4000 flights, blames understaffing, delivery delays

SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) has been forced to cancel around 4,000 flights this summer, blaming understaffing and delays in aircraft deliveries, spokeswoman Karin Nyman has told the Swedish financial newspaper...

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Emirates expects B787s to be delayed by a year or more

Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) no longer expects to take any B787-9s in 2023 as manufacturing issues continue to plague their production line, Chief Operating Officer Adel Al Redha told reporters during the Arabian Travel Market.

"The 787 was supposed to be delivered in 2023. Now we know for sure that's not going to happen in 2023. It may not happen even in 2024 because Boeing still hasn’t recommenced that...

South African Airways to be sold for $3 if deal is approved

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has no cash value and will be sold off for ZAR51 rand (USD3) to the private sector Takatso Consortium, but the transaction remains unfinalised with...

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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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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Decision on Air India-Vistara merger likely by YE23 - report

Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) owner Tata Sons has held talks with Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi), its joint-venture partner in Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l), to discuss the possibility of a merger of the two full-service carriers, “multiple sources” have told The Indian Express newspaper.

The Singaporean carrier is understood to have asked for a period until the end of 2023 to come to a conclusion as...

US's Ameriflight to add fifteen S340B(F)s

Ameriflight (AMF, Burbank) has agreed to lease fifteen Saab 340B(F)s from Jetstream Aviation Capital to match the "unprecedented demand for the company's services".

The Californian cargo specialist said the...

April sees surge in high capacity numbers

Mid-April saw the highest capacity figures since the Covid pandemic, with 104.2 million scheduled seats. However, the end of the month saw a slight drop, with 93.4 million scheduled seats.

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After a prolonged growth trend, the world’s active airline fleets are now declining

The overall global fleet size currently counts 28,488 aircraft, of which 22,354 are active, and 6,134 are grounded. Following a long period of growth, we may see a decrease in numbers, with 9% more grounded aircraft than the previous month.

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Canada's Wasaya Airways adds two ATR72-200(F)s

Wasaya Airways (WSG, Pickle Lake) has acquired two ex-Hawaiian Airlines ATR72-200(F)s, its largest aircraft to date.

N807HC (msn 432) and N810HC (msn 423) were deregistered from the United States on May 6, 2022, but have yet to be inducted to the Canadian registry. Both aircraft remain parked at Coeur d'Alene. They were operated on behalf of Hawaiian Airlines by Empire Airlines under the regional 'Ohana brand...

UK's Virgin Atlantic adds A321 ACMI freighter capacity

Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) will wet-lease an A321-200(P2F) from Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) for the duration of the summer 2022 season to maintain its cargo-only link from...

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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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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Saudia orders seven Mammoth-converted B777 freighters

Saudia (SV, Jeddah) has placed an order with Mammoth Freighters for seven current generation B777 converted freighters and will establish a conversion centre at Jeddah in cooperation with the American firm.

The Saudi flag carrier said initial conversions will be executed by Mammoth at its GDC Technics facility at Fort Worth Alliance airport. It did not disclose whether this would cover the entire batch of seven aircraft or...

Saudia resumes Turkey flights as diplomatic ties warm

Saudia (SV, Jeddah) has resumed passenger services to Turkey after a two-year gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and strains diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Flight SV257 from Jeddah...

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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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