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Norwegian Orders 50 737-8s

Norwegian Air is getting a fleet refresh! The relaunched budget carrier has ordered 50 Boeing 737 Max 8s with options for 30 more. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2025 and continue through 2028. The final ownership structure has yet...

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Airbus, Qatar A350 Dispute to Go to Court

The drama between Airbus and Qatar Airways over the A350 will head to trial, a UK High Court judge ruled last week. The three-month trial is expected to begin next summer. The judgement brings some clarity to the dispute, which...

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AerCap Warns of Looming Aircraft Shortage

The good news, according to AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly, is that demand for air travel is roaring back. The bad news is that supply chain woes could hamper the manufacturers' ability to deliver enough new aircraft on time. Air travel...

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Lufthansa Changes Boeing Order

Lufthansa is mixing up its Boeing order as the manufacturer struggles with getting regulatory approval for its largest aircraft, the 777X. The German airline now is adding seven 787-9s due in 2025-2026. But that comes with its own risks. Boeing...

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Airbus to Ramp A320s to 75 per Month

Airbus is setting an ambitious target for A320-family production rates, rising to 75 aircraft per month in 2025, even as analysts worry about suppliers’ ability to match that growth. The airframer previously had said it would raise production rates for...

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Delays Continue to Bedevil Boeing

Boeing’s troubles are not behind it. Far from it. The airframer still has no clarity on when the FAA may allow deliveries of the 787 to resume and certify the 737-10. And the 777-9 entry-into-service has officially slipped into 2025....

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BOC Aviation Orders 80 Airbus Aircraft

BOC Aviation has ordered 80 Airbus A320neos. The lessor expects to take delivery of the aircraft between 2027-2029. “This is the largest single order that we have ever placed and it will bring our total Airbus aircraft purchased since inception...

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Lack of Russian Titanium Doesn’t Affect Airframers — Yet

Airbus' plans to aggressively ramp up aircraft production are on track, despite new constraints on the global supply of Russian titanium, a critical metal for aerospace manufacturing. The European airframer quashed rumors that its A320 and A350 production increases will...

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AerCap Files Claims to Recoup Value of Aircraft in Russia

AerCap is pursuing every possible way to reclaim the $3.5 billion in assets it has in Russia but says that country's seizure of foreign-owned aircraft is a "black swan event" that won't prevent the lessor from leasing aircraft in other...

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Alaska Speeds up Fleet Transition

Alaska Airlines is speeding up its transition to an all-Boeing fleet with plans to retire the Airbus A321neo aircraft it inherited from Virgin America early. And in unexpected news, it will also retire the De Havilland Dash 8-400s in favor...

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Private Russian Airlines May Be Open to Lease Returns

Some of Russia's private airlines appear open to returning their Western-owned aircraft to lessors despite a new law that allows them to seize the planes. Russia's state airlines, including the Aeroflot group's eponymous carrier, Pobeda, and Rosiya, appear to be...

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Embraer Jumps on Freighter Bandwagon

DHL is adding six more Boeing 777Fs to its fleet, the company said last week. Boeing did not release delivery dates for the new aircraft, but said the order brings DHL's total orderbook for the type to 28. DHL currently...

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