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Brazil Approves Boeing-Embraer Deal; Lessors Place Aircraft

Brazil on March 19 approved the sale of Embraer’s commercial division to Boeing, a deal that it approved earlier this year. The sale had come under renewed scrutiny after prosecutors asked the country’s antitrust regulator to reevaluate its decision. But...

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AerCap: China Flights Slowly Rebounding

It wasn’t just airlines participating in last week’s JPMorgan conference. The aircraft leasing giant AerCap presented its thoughts on the current crisis, expressing confidence that the industry will bounce back. Speaking about China, it said the number of flights in...

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Fleet News From ISTAT

Needless to say, the spreading Covid-19 outbreak was the dominant topic of discussion at the ISTAT Americas conference in Austin, Texas, last week. The more pessimistic attendees pointed to China’s massive demand destruction in February, severe traffic declines in markets...

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Good News For Boeing: ANA Orders 15 B787s

Boeing can use some good news this year. After all, its MAXs are still grounded. Its B777-Xs aren’t selling. It’s at a loss for ways to address the middle market segment that Airbus is winning with XLRs. Critical Chinese orders...

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Green Africa Leases A220s, and the ‘New Light Twin’

Green Africa doesn’t want to wait for its new A220-300s to arrive from the Airbus factory next year. So it’s leasing three of them, enabling the startup to launch before the end of this year. Green Africa will try to...

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Green Africa Airways Orders A220s

Green Africa Airways, an ambitious startup airline in Nigeria, placed another big plane order. In late 2018, it chose Boeing to supply it with 50 B737 MAXs, or as many as 100 including options. Last week, it signed a memorandum...

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Ryanair’s MAX Headaches

During its calendar Q4 earnings call, Ryanair said it’s still interested in buying additional B737 MAXs from Boeing, on top of the 200-plus it’s already ordered. Indeed, it even made an offer to do so, eyeing the upsized -10 version...

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Airlines Seek to Shed E190s

Copa, Avianca, Aeromexico, JetBlue, American… Azul too wants to shed its first-generation E190s as fast as possible. The Brazilian carrier now plans to do so by the end of next year, at which point all of its E-Jets will be...

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Boeing’s Big Bit of Good News

The B777X, the world’s largest twinjet, took to the skies for its first flight on Jan. 25, after many weather-related delays. The four-hour flight was a success, offering Boeing a rare bit of recent good news. The 777X presented Boeing...

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Malaysia Falls Short

It’s do-or-die time for Malaysia Airlines. The struggling carrier isn’t achieving its financial goals established when fully nationalized in 2014. On the contrary, it’s still losing a lot of money. So it no longer wants its B737 MAXs, at least...

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Boeing’s Corporate Culture Gets Worse

The headlines about Boeing’s corporate culture keep getting worse. But efforts to get the B737 MAX flying again appear to be moving forward. Jeff Haber, a Boeing executive, spoke at Gol’s investor event in São Paulo last week, telling attendees...

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MAX Is Still Grounded

It’s 2020, and the B737 MAX is still grounded. Boeing begins the new year with a new CEO, prioritizing the company’s frayed relations with the FAA. Since the plane’s removal from service on safety grounds in March, Boeing repeatedly said...

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