Skyworld Aviation arranges sale of two ERJ 145 LRs to Air Peace

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale of two FAA registered ERJ 145 LR aircraft to Air Peace of Nigeria. Serial numbers 145379 (5N-BXG) and 145481 (5N-BXF) were delivered in Kingman, Arizona on October 3. The two ERJ’s will be joining a fleet of 25 aircraft including narrowbody and widebody-aircraft. Air Peace is Nigeria, West Africa’s largest operator and the airline has acquired ERJ 145s to increase interconnectivity in Nigeria and West Africa, to specifically serve destinations with little or no service. Skyworld Aviation acted on behalf of a U.S based regional aircraft sales and leasing firm for whom Read more

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Emirates orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to complement 777X family

Emirates signs orders for 30 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Dubai Airshow ©Boeing

Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes. The agreement, signed at the Dubai Airshow, culminates discussions between the two companies on the best 787 Dreamliner model to meet the requirements of one of the world’s leading airlines. Emirates had previously signed an initial agreement for the larger 787-10 variant. In officially selecting the 787-9 today, Emirates adds a medium-sized widebody airplane to complement the airline’s larger 777 aircraft. Both airplane families lead their respective category for superior range and fuel efficiency. As part of the agreement, Emirates will update a portion of its large Read more

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GoAir selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power 72 additional Airbus A320neo family aircraft

GoAir has selected P&W GTF™ engines to power its order of 72 A320neo family aircraft ©AirTeamImages

GoAir, the Mumbai, India-based airline, has signed an agreement selecting the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine for the airline’s order of 72 A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide GoAir with a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. The aircraft are expected to begin delivery in 2021. GoAir currently operates a fleet of 38 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. These are part of the initial GoAir order of 72 GTF-powered A320neo aircraft announced in 2012. The additional aircraft offer GoAir the opportunity to add domestic and international routes and expand capacity to provide enhanced connectivity in the region.

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Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Aviation sign contracts for five helicopters

Contract signing ceremony between Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Aviation at this year’s Dubai Airshow ©Leonardo

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in MENA and Leonardo have signed contracts for 5 helicopters including three intermediate AW139s and two light-intermediate AW169s, at the Dubai Airshow. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2020. The agreement, which represents ADA’s first order for the AW169 helicopters, will expand ADA’s fleet of Leonardo helicopters which already incorporates 16 intermediate AW139 helicopters, primarily supporting the oil and gas industry. These latest orders are part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types announced at the end of 2015. Like the AW139s, also the AW169s will benefit Read more

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Boeing told by NTSB to redesign 737 NG after engine blowout kills passenger in 2018

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has recommended Boeing Co. redesign the predecessor of the trouble 737 MAX, the 737 NG, to avoid any repeat of an engine blowout on April 17, 2018, which killed one passenger who was partially sucked out of the aircraft mid-flight after the structure at the front of the engine came apart and pierced the fuselage of the stricken Southwest Airlines jet. A fan blade of the CFM International engine broke, which led to a chain of events which resulted in damage being inflicted on the engine’s front structure. The recommendation by the NTSB is Read more

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Chorus Aviation expands leasing portfolio with new aircraft type and new customer airBaltic

Chorus Aviation Capital enters into a sale-leaseback agreement with airBaltic of Latvia ©AirTeamImages

Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC) has entered into a sale-leaseback agreement with airBaltic of Latvia to acquire five new Airbus A220-300 aircraft marking the addition of this new aircraft type to the CAC product offering. This transaction brings its customer base to 15 airlines on six continents. Two deliveries are anticipated in the fourth-quarter of 2019 with the balance to be completed by the end of the third-quarter in 2020. Upon the completion of this transaction and one other aircraft pending delivery to other customers, CAC’s portfolio will include 43 turboprops and 17 regional jets. When combined with the planned aircraft Read more

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Greater interest shown in the Boeing 737 MAX on day three of the Dubai Airshow

Air Astana signs LOI to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes ©Boeing

After two relatively quiet days for Boeing at the Dubai Airshow, the U.S. planemaker has announced that Kazakhstan flag-carrying airline Air Astana has signed a letter of intent for an order of 30 737 MAX8 jets for its low-cost subsidiary FlyAristan, while a further undisclosed carrier has signed a firm order for ten 737 MAX7s and ten 737 MAX10 jets. No indication has been given as to what discounts were obtained, though at book price the deals are worth approximately US$6 billion. This is good news for Boeing considering the 737 MAX has been grounded since March and is unlikely Read more

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Boeing 787-10 to take to the skies with British Airways

British Airways will take delivery of its first brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in January 2020, with its first route being Atlanta in February next year. This state-of-the-art, Boeing 787-10 aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage which allows the pressure to be maintained at a lower level in the cabin. The internal cabin altitude is the equivalent of 6,000 ft, offering a better level of humidity, reducing the drying effect of the cabin air, so customers arrive feeling more refreshed. The aircraft is also more fuel efficient and quieter than its predecessors. British Airways will take delivery of 12 787-10 Dreamliners, Read more

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AeroCentury sells one CRJ900 aircraft to ASI Aero

AeroCentury, an independent aircraft leasing company, has sold one Bombardier CRJ900 to Aeronautical Support International (ASI Aero), an aircraft and aircraft engine components supplier based in Boynton Beach, Florida, through its affiliate, Cloud Investment Partners.  “The CRJ900 that we sold to ASI Aero is one of the four aircraft we repossessed from Adria Airways, the Slovenian flag carrier, shortly before it entered insolvency proceedings,” explained Michael Magnusson, President of AeroCentury.  “As it became apparent that Adria Airways was having financial difficulties, we commenced remarketing efforts for those CRJ aircraft,” Magnusson continued.  “This allowed us to expeditiously close this sale in Read more

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GECAS places orders for 32 Airbus aircraft

©GECAS orders twenty A321XLR and twelve A330-900 aircraft from Airbus

GECAS has entered into an agreement to purchase twenty A321XLR and twelve A330-900 aircraft from Airbus, with all 32 aircraft slated for delivery prior to the end of 2026. With more than 150 medium-haul operators facing a significant replacement need— forecasted by Airbus to impact over 2,700 wide- and narrowbodies in the coming 20 years and most of these by 2030 — each of these new types from Airbus are ideally suited to the medium-haul market. Prior to this order, the A330-900 aircraft, which does not compete with a GE-powered product, has garnered more than 270 orders for the type. Read more

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