Lufthansa Group outlines fleet, capacity reduction plans

Lufthansa Group has outlined plans to drastically reshape the fleets that its various AOCs operate in the interests of matching capacity to demand in a soon-to-come post-COVID-19 world.

A statement issued after a Tuesday boardroom meeting said that six out of Lufthansa's fourteen A380-800s, seven of its seventeen A340-600s, and five of its thirteen remaining B747-400s are to be permanently decommissioned. In addition, eleven A320-200s will be withdrawn from...

Lufthansa Group confirms germanwings' closure

Lufthansa Group has confirmed it will indeed shutter its germanwings (4U, Cologne/Bonn) AOC as part of a set of measures aimed at cutting costs across the group's various airlines.

Following a...

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55% of the world's airline fleets are grounded

Our latest analysis shows that 55% of the total airline fleets around the world are now grounded. Based on data from ch-aviation’s fleets advanced data, 17,944 aircraft are now parked for storage or maintenance globally.

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Airbus, Boeing extend production line suspensions

Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) have extended pauses in production due to the prolonged effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including both health and safety risks as well as supply chain bottlenecks.

The European manufacturer said it will suspend the production of A220 and A320neo Family aircraft at its Mobile Downtown, AL, plant in the United States. The pause is planned through April 29 and will...

Taiwanese court orders FEAT chairman be held incommunicado

Taipei District Court has ordered that Zhang Gangwei, chairman of the board of Far Eastern Air Transport (FEA, Taipei Sung Shan) (FEAT), be detained and held incommunicado on charges of alleged fraud, embezzlement,...


ch-aviation fleets ownership data now includes aircraft valuations

Our ch-aviation Fleet Ownership now literally brings more value to your business. ch-aviation has teamed up with Collateral Verifications to introduce aircraft valuation data for ch-aviation PRO subscribers.

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Contacts now available for download

You are able to filter contacts by airline type, airline location, airlines fleet details or even engine details! Last, but not least, we included the option to search by personal details like name or job title.

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Private Malaysian firm bids to take over Malaysia Airlines

Golden Skies Ventures, a privately-held Malaysian company, has made a USD2.5 billion offer to fully take over Malaysia Aviation Group, the holding company of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), its executives told Reuters on April 6. The offer is bolstered by financing from a European bank, they added.

Golden Skies Ventures was established earlier this year by former Malaysia Airlines employees and private individuals, according to an earlier report by...

Brazil's Modern Logistics secures additional financing

Modern Logistics (WD, Sao Paulo Guarulhos) has secured investment from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based global private equity and alternative assets investment firm. The terms and size of the investment were...

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Tata Group looking at bid for Air India

Tata Sons, which founded Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) 87 years ago before it was nationalised in 1948, has told the Times Of India that it is looking at bidding for the airline in the current privatisation process.

The country's Finance Ministry has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for Air India to April 30, from the earlier deadline of March 17, as the government tries to offload 100% of...

US Forest Service awards $190mn in firefighting contracts

The US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has awarded three operators contracts for aerial firefighting services valued at a total of USD192 million.

In a statement, the Forest Service said it had awarded Aero...

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AJW Group signs up for ch-aviation data to facilitate their business decisions

Swiss airline intelligence provider ch-aviation today announces AJW Group as a new customer. AJW Group is the world-leading independent specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial and business aircraft spare parts.

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Korean watchdog backs HDC-Asiana merger, HDC seeks aid

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, has approved the acquisition of a 61.5% stake in Asiana Airlines (OZ, Seoul Incheon) by Hyundai Development Co (HDC), the regulator said on April 3. But HDC has asked for financial support to complete the deal.

HDC signed the agreement to buy the shareholding on December 27, reporting it to the regulator on January 30.

“There is no concern about substantially limiting...

South Africa's Comair, Star Air call off purchase

Comair (South Africa) (MN, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) says its proposed acquisition of Star Air (South Africa) (BRH, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has fallen through almost a year after the tentative deal was...

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Aircraft deliveries hit by covid-19

At ch-aviation we are tracking new aircraft deliveries of the largest aircraft manufacturers: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, De Havilland, Embraer and Irkut. An analysis of deliveries for the first two months of 2020 already shows results impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

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