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British Airways to add wet-leased A321, A330 capacitych-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2019 - 03:37 UTC
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Air Greenland to wet-lease A330 from Hi Fly in 1Q20ch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2019 - 03:36 UTC
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Bangladesh's Hello Airlines seeks to lease ATR freighterch-aviation PRO exclusive

22.10.2019 - 03:20 UTC
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Chile's SKY Airline orders ten A321neo - report

21.10.2019 - 13:09 UTC
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SKY Airline (Chile) (H2, Santiago de Chile Int'l) has ordered ten A321neo from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac), Reuters has reported citing industry sources.

Neither the Chilean airline nor the manufacturer commented on the report which said SKY was the unidentified customer that placed the order on September 30.

SKY Airline currently operates nine A319-100s and ten A320neo. Chief executive Holger Paulmann told ch-aviation in June that SKY is expecting a total of twenty-one A320neo from various lessors by 2021. At least...

India's Vistara to take B787s not taken by Hainan Airlinesch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 12:11 UTC
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Tanzanian gov't lessor orders one more Dash 8-400

21.10.2019 - 11:14 UTC
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State-owned lessor TGF - Tanzania Government Flight (Dar es Salaam) has signed a firm order agreement with De Havilland Aircraft of Canada for one Dash 8-400.

A press statement said the turboprop, which will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania (TC, Dar es Salaam), will join three that are already in service and another previously ordered one. Overall, the state-owned carrier will operate a fleet of five Dash 8-400s configured in a 78-seat, dual-lavatory configuration.

Air Tanzania currently...

Bangladesh's NovoAir inks p'ship with Malaysia's Firefly

21.10.2019 - 10:16 UTC
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NovoAir (VQ, Dhaka) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Firefly (FY, Penang) wherein the two carriers have pledged to support each other in the areas of training, engineering, aircraft maintenance, and operations. In particular, the Malaysian carrier will assist its Bangladeshi counterpart with access to its pilot training and MRO facilities.

“Our goal is to provide better services to passengers and ensure a safe journey. Therefore, we have signed this MoU with Firefly for necessary cooperation to further...

Florida's Via Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

21.10.2019 - 09:18 UTC
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Via Airlines (VC, Orlando Int'l) has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court and plans to restructure through the court-mandated procedure and eventually fly again, the Orlando Business Journal has reported.

The airline said in its filing that it was unable to continue operations in May 2019 due to pilot shortage.

Via Airlines also said that Ashley Air, an Atlanta-based business charter broker which agreed to buy Via Airlines and its parent ViaAir, did...

Air Madagascar loses Air France A340 sale lawsuitch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 08:21 UTC
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Iraqi Airways issues ACMI RFP to European carriers

21.10.2019 - 07:23 UTC
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Iraqi Airways (IA, Baghdad) has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to all "European" airlines for the wet-lease of aircraft for use in running scheduled flights between Iraq and Europe on the Iraqi carrier's behalf. It did not specify the gauge and number of aircraft to be leased, or its definition of the term "European".

According to tender documents seen by ch-aviation, eligible candidates must possess a valid "European" AOC and have a fleet of aircraft registered in Europe with valid airworthiness certificates....

South Africa's CemAir resecures Part 121, 135 AOCs

21.10.2019 - 06:26 UTC
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CemAir (5Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has resecured its CAR Part 121 and 135 Air Operator's Certificates (AOC), the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced.

The South African ACMI/charter as well as scheduled passenger specialist's original AOCs lapsed in January this year after SACAA refused to renew them on the grounds the airline had failed to adhere to proper maintenance standards. However, in April, the South African Department of Transport's Civil Aviation Appeal Committee (CAAC) overturned SACAA's decisions on the grounds...

Korea's Eastar Jet refutes reports of equity salech-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 05:28 UTC
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Afghan gov't looking at establishing new domestic carrierch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 04:06 UTC
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Spirit Airlines to invest $250mn in new HQ in Florida

21.10.2019 - 02:08 UTC
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Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale Int'l) has announced in a press release that it will invest USD250 million into a new headquarters in Dania Beach, FL, in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale Int'l airport.

Spirit said it has entered into an agreement with Kimco Realty, the owner and principal developer of Dania Pointe, to secure the land. Gensler will be the lead architectural firm while Jones Lang LaSalle has been selected as project advisor.

The new 500,000-square-feet (46,450-square-metre) HQ is...

Russian parliament scraps licences for AOC holdersch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 01:27 UTC
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Air Corsica details A320neo plans, considering new routesch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 00:45 UTC
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Scotland's Loganair outlines Saab 340B phase out plansch-aviation PRO exclusive

21.10.2019 - 00:04 UTC
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Emirates International Air Cargo takes first B737-400(F)

20.10.2019 - 23:23 UTC
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Emirates International Air Cargo (Dubai World Central) has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a B737-400(F), following the resolution of a five-year-long legal battle with Aero Acquisitions, Cargo Facts has reported.

N16AQ (msn 28151), a 23.6-year-old converted ex-Qantas aircraft, was reactivated on July 9, 2019, after years of storage at San José Juan Santamaría, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows. After a number of test flights, the freighter was ferried, via Tapachula, Los Mochis, and San Diego...

Germany's LGW preps for first E190 deliverych-aviation PRO exclusive

20.10.2019 - 22:42 UTC
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Prosecutor orders Russia's AirBridge Cargo to pay wagesch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.10.2019 - 21:20 UTC
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Ukraine Int'l Airlines hopes for gov't refund, eyes E195sch-aviation PRO exclusive

20.10.2019 - 20:39 UTC
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AF-KLM, China Eastern sign MoU to add Virgin to JV

18.10.2019 - 20:17 UTC
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Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines (MU, Shanghai Hongqiao) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) to include the British carrier in an existing joint-venture on services between China and Europe.

"Scheduled to enter into force in spring 2020, the cooperation will offer customers an increased number of flights and itineraries between Europe and China, further facilitated by mutual code-sharing, as well as competitive joint commercial propositions," the Franco-Dutch holding...

Garuda Indonesia to lease two B737-800 freighters from GECAS

18.10.2019 - 16:28 UTC
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Garuda Indonesia (GA, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta) has entered into a lease agreement with GECAS for two B737-800 Boeing-converted freighters (BCF).

The P2F-converted aircraft are slated to be phased in around mid-2020 and will provide additional capacity to Cargo Garuda Indonesia, the Indonesian National carrier’s strategic business unit.

At present, the carrier uses three B737-300(F)s from My Indo Airlines (2Y, Jakarta Halim).

As previously reported, Garuda intends to place eight dedicated freighters with...

IAI partners GECAS for B777-300(ER) P2F line

18.10.2019 - 15:33 UTC
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Israel Aerospace Industries (Tel Aviv Ben Gurion) has partnered GECAS for the launch of the first B777-300(ER) P2F-converted freighter line.

Under the "Big Twin" deal, IAI said GECAS had committed to 15 firm converted aircraft, with an option for 15 more. The Israeli firm will undertake the conversions itself with deliveries expected to start in 2022.

The conversion of initial aircraft is expected to take place in Tel Aviv Ben Gurion with additional conversion lines contemplated in other locations...

Somalia's Jubba Airways resumes flight operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

18.10.2019 - 14:37 UTC
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