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Unidentified customer orders 125+50 B737 MAX

22JUN2017
Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) has announced it has signed a tentative agreement with an unidentified major airline customer for 125 B737 MAX 8. Announced during the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget, the agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional fifty aircraft.

In its new 2017 Current Market Outlook released earlier this week, the US manufacturer says airlines around the world will require more than 41,000 aircraft over the next twenty years.

Fueled by low-cost ...

AirAsia orders fourteen more A320ceo

22JUN2017
AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has signed an agreement with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for the purchase of an additional fourteen A320ceo. The aircraft, once delivered, will be used to meet what the LCC terms "Higher than expected near-term growth" on its regional Asian network.

Subject to board approval, this order will see AirAsia's overall Airbus order book grow to 592 units including 174 A320ceo, 304 A320neo, and 100 A321neo.

Iran Airtour Airline inks MOU for forty-five A320neo

22JUN2017
Iran Airtour Airline (B9, Tehran Mehrabad) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for the proposed purchase of forty-five A320neo jets.

The tentative deal, which is still subject to final approvals including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), was signed during the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget.

A unit of Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad), Iran Airtour Airline operates four MD-82s and one MD-83 on scheduled flights throughout Iran.
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China's Ruili Airlines orders twenty more B737 MAX

22JUN2017
Ruili Airlines (DR, Kunming Changshui) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for twenty B737 MAX at the 2017 Paris Air Show. A final agreement is subject to closing conditions including corporate and government approvals.

The carrier has confirmed orders for an additional thirty-six B737 MAX as well as lease commitments from AVIC International Leasing and Minsheng Financial Leasing. A separate agreement with Shunxin Holdings was signed this week for ...

Norwegian to start South American flights in mid-1Q18

22JUN2017
Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has confirmed it will make its South American debut early in 2018. Using its Norwegian UK (DI, London Gatwick) unit, the budget carrier said in a statement it will offer a 4x weekly, year-round, return service between London Gatwick and Buenos Aires Ezeiza, Argentina, beginning February 14. Operations are onboard B787-9 equipment. Norwegian UK was designated the United Kingdom's second carrier to ply the UK-Argentina market in a revised Bilateral Air Services ...

Air Berlin won't apply for government guarantee

22JUN2017
Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) has confirmed that it will not pursue government guarantees following news last week that its proposals may have been rejected. The airline had made an initial application to the governments of both Berlin and North-Rhine Westphalia for a publicly secured loan to help it refinance high-interest debts. However, Berliner Morgenpost reported that the Berlin government had no appetite for securing a loan for the carrier.

The airline's CEO Thomas Winkelmann has now ...

Iran's Zagros Airlines inks MOU for A320neo, A330neo

22JUN2017
Zagros Airlines (Iran) (IZG, Abadan) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for twenty-eight new aircraft covering twenty A320neo and eight A330neo.

The commitment was signed during the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget. Finalization of the contract is subject to all necessary approvals being secured, including those from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Zagros Airlines currently operates one A319-100, eight A320-200s (two of ...

Romania's Blue Air looks to go public by 2020

22JUN2017

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Sukhoi scouts more prospective SuperJet clients in Europe

22JUN2017

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Baghdad to set up Iraqi Airways holdco; second carrier

22JUN2017

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Emirates denies interest in 49% stake in SriLankan Airlines

22JUN2017
Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) has denied reports in the Sri Lankan media linking it to a 49% stake in SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l) that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's government has been trying to dispose of.

Last week, local media quoted what were purported to be cabinet minutes of a meeting on June 13 that claimed the Dubai-based operator had shown an interest in the ailing state-owned airline.

However, in a statement to Bloomberg, Emirates denied having shown any such ...

Gwadar, Pakistan to close for runway upgrade in 3Q17

21JUN2017
Gwadar airport, located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf near the Pakistani deep-sea port of Gwadar, will be closed to commercial operations for the whole of July while construction work is carried out to extend its runway, reports Daily Pakistan.

The PKR22 billion rupee (USD210 million) upgrade is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project which aims to improve connections between the two countries. Funding has been provided by the Chinese government in the form of a ...

Class action suit filed against airlines over Venezuela fees

21JUN2017

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LAM Mozambique audit shows airline was technically bankrupt

21JUN2017

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Ryanair faces scrutiny over Paris Beauvais airport contract

21JUN2017

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Royal Air Maroc orders one B767-300(BCF)

21JUN2017
Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int'l) has ordered one B767-300(ER) passenger-to-freighter conversion from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare). The two parties said in a statement the aircraft, once converted, will be used to boost the Moroccan carrier's cargo capacity thus enhancing Casablanca Int'l as an international freight hub.

RAM-Cargo's Managing Director, Amine El Farissi, said the addition of a dedicated widebody freighter would increase the airline's annual cargo capacity from 25,600 to ...

India's Air Costa has AOC suspended

21JUN2017
Plans for Air Costa (LEP, Vijayawada) to restart operations have hit another hurdle, with India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspending its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) following three months of inactivity. If the airline does not commence flights within the next two months, it risks the complete cancellation of its AOC, reports the Deccan Chronicle.

The airline, which launched in 2012, expanded to pan-Indian operations in October 2016. However, it suspended all flights ...

South Africa's CemAir inks LOI for two Q400s

21JUN2017
CemAir (5Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) for two Dash 8-400/Q400s. Once firmed, the two turboprops would be the South African operator's first of the type.

CemAir currently operates a fleet of fourteen CRJ-100s, three CRJ-200s, one Dash 8-100, two Dash 8-300s, and nine Beech 1900Ds. Aside from ACMI/charter work, it also offers scheduled passenger flights throughout South Africa serving Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, ...

Panama's Copa Airlines orders fifteen B737 MAX 10s

21JUN2017
Copa Airlines (CM, Panamá City Tocumen Int'l) has converted fifteen of its B737 MAX order slots into MAX 10s. The Panamanian carrier ordered sixty-one B737 MAX jets from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) in April 2015 with five B737 MAX 9s due to be delivered in 2018 and fifteen in 2019. An unspecified number of the remaining forty-one were allocated to the B737 MAX 8.

As such, Copa's Vice President (Maintenance) Ahmad Zamany told a press conference at the 2017 Paris Air Show that the main factor ...

Xiamen Airlines inks MOU for ten B737 MAX 10s

21JUN2017
Xiamen Airlines (MF, Xiamen) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for ten B737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show. To be finalized, the proposed deal must be approved by Xiamen Airlines' board of directors, the China Southern Airlines Company Limited's board of directors, and the Chinese Government.

Xiamen Airlines is an existing B737 MAX customer having inked an MOU for up to thirty B737 MAX 200 aircraft last year. As such, its MAX order book ...

Malaysia Airlines converts ten B737 MAX 8 order slots to 10s

21JUN2017
Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has announced it has converted ten of its twenty-five B737 MAX 8 order slots to the MAX 10 variant. Deliveries are expected beyond 2020.

Speaking during a press conference at the 2017 Paris Air Show, airline CEO Peter Bellew said the aircraft would be configured with sixteen lie-flat business class seats to cater to secondary and tertiary markets in China.

"We are very excited to announce our conversion of some of our B737 MAX 8s to B737 MAX ...

Mauritania Airlines Int'l confirmed for one B737 MAX 8

21JUN2017
Mauritania Airlines International (L6, Nouakchott) has ordered one B737 MAX 8 from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare), the US manufacturer has confirmed. The order was previously attributed to an undisclosed customer.

"The B737 MAX will complement our growing fleet and is the perfect aircraft for short to medium-haul operations across the Sahel region and Europe, feeding traffic into our hub airport at Nouakchott," said Mohamed Radhi Bennahi, Chief Executive Officer, Mauritania Airlines. "This ...

Wizz Air orders ten more A321ceo

21JUN2017
Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) has signed a firm order contract with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for ten more A321-200 (sl)s. Announced during the 2017 Paris Air Show, the jets will be powered by International Aero Engines AG’s V2500 powerplant and will join Wizz Air’s fleet in 2018 and 2019.

At present, the Hungarian LCC's fleet comprises sixty-four A320-200s and nineteen A321-200s. It also has an order with Airbus for 110 A321neo for delivery from 2019.

"WIZZ’s strategy is to strengthen its ...

Primera Air to lease two A321neo(LR)s from AerCap

21JUN2017
Primera Air, the airline unit of Scandinavia's Primera Travel Group, has signed an agreement with AerCap for the lease of two A321neo (Long Range). Announced during the 2017 Paris Air Show at Paris Le Bourget, the aircraft will deliver from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) during the last quarter of 2018 rendering the leisure specialist the type's tentative launch operator.

“Primera Air is very happy to sign the first Airbus A321LR aircraft that will come into operation, and very pleased to ...

China's Donghai Airlines orders ten B737 MAX 10s

21JUN2017
Donghai Airlines (DZ, Shenzhen) has announced it has converted ten of its B737 MAX order slots to B737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show. According to Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare), the Sichuan Airlines (3U, Chengdu) unit has twenty-five MAX order slots in total.

Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006 and expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. Donghai Airlines currently has a fleet of fifteen B737-800s serving more than thirty-five cities across China.

With an ...