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Every New Plane is Delayed: Udvar-Hazy

Air Lease Corp. is taking new Airbus A321neo aircraft at least six to seven months late due to a myriad of production and supply chain issues facing the European airframer. But that’s not a one-off problem. More broadly, neither Airbus...

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Boeing Picks Up 777 Freighter Orders

Boeing inked several freighter orders last week. Emirates picked up five Boeing 777Fs with two aircraft due in 2024, and the remaining three in 2025. Emirates CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said the order "reflects Emirates’ confidence in airfreight...

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Boeing Losses, Airbus Profits

Boeing posted a $2.8 billion operating loss, or $3.3 billion net loss, on nearly $16 billion in revenues during the third quarter. The results were driven by "losses on our fixed-price defense development programs,” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said. The...

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Hawaiian to Fly Amazon Freighters

Amazon could become a significant minority shareholder in Hawaiian under a new deal that will see the carrier fly freighters for the e-commerce giant’s Amazon Air division. The Honolulu-based carrier will operate up to 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters for Amazon...

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South African Nearly Doubles Fleet — to 10

Latam will lease five Airbus A321XLR aircraft from Air Lease Corp. The aircraft are the Santiago, Chile-based carrier's first firm order for the XLR; an order for 17 A321neos in July only included a commitment to take an undisclosed number...

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Croatia Picks A220

Another win in the small mainline narrowbody market for Airbus. Croatia Airlines will simplify its fleet with the A220 over the next four years with an initial order for six aircraft. The carrier operates 13 aircraft, including seven A319s and...

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Boeing’s Good News, Bad News Week

Boeing landed a major order from long-time customer WestJet even as U.S. regulators indicated they are unlikely to certify the last two models of the 737 Max, the -7 and -10, before a critical year-end deadline. Welcome to the latest...

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Xiamen Flips to Airbus

Airbus scored a victory securing a 40-plane order for A320neos from China Southern-subsidiary Xiamen Airlines. The carrier currently flies only Boeing narrowbodies. The deal comes a week after Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said the airframer would begin remarketing 737 Maxes...

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Air Travel Becoming ‘Mass Transportation’: Udvar-Hazy

Air Lease Corp.’s founder and executive chairman, Steven Udvar-Hazy, at a Deutsche Bank event earlier in September, outlined a rosy environment for airlines, with demand strong and load factors in some cases at all-time highs. Global traffic, measured by RPKs,...

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Ethiopian Restarts 100-Seat Aircraft Campaign

Ethiopian Airlines is preparing to restart its pre-pandemic campaign for a 100-seater aircraft as passenger numbers near 2019 levels. Speaking in Washington, D.C., earlier in September, group CEO Mesfin Tasew Bekele said traffic was on track to exceed pre-Covid levels...

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Lufthansa Takes First 787

Lufthansa took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 on August 29. The aircraft, registration D-ABPA, flew from Paine Field near Seattle to Frankfurt where it will prepare for an entry-into-service on domestic German routes in October, and on flights between...

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United Eyes Widebody Order

United Airlines is in the market for new Airbus or Boeing widebody aircraft to update its large and aging fleet of twin-aisle planes, Airline Weekly has learned. While the size and timing of a potential order are unknown, United executives...

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