Ok. I just got this update from a contact who isn't one of my usual sources, so please treat it with a pinch of salt for accuracy.
-EVI will not be leaving the fleet as originally planned. Nor will VT
-EVH who was also slated for return.
-EVW (ex-SAETA/Royal Jordanian) and VT
-EVY (ex-Singapore) will be the aircraft returned to lessor (which strikes me as strange since they are from different lessors) and replaced by N230BA and N232BA. Evidently this was part of a package deal with Boeing Aircraft Leasing where AI
would take 9V
-SMG (already re-registered as VT
-AIE) and 9V
(in October) as well as the two ex-SQ Airbuses.
I'm gonna try and get the real scoop in a few days, so please bear with me.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada