I am hearing that EVA Airways is set to take on the three B777Fs that were originally destined for Volga Dnepr/AirBridge and now part of the dispute between Boeing and Volga. The court sided with Boeing, clearing the way for Boeing to resell the planes to EVA, which seems to be negotiating a package...Jump to post
So they want to start a new airline to replace the old SAA. Are they going to try and replicate their long haul routes or are they going to try and refocus as a regional airline? But now they want to absorb all the former SAA employees? How will this turn out any different then before? SAA was gros...Jump to post
Actually, I don't think Interjet is returning them. I have seen reports that they were repossessed by the lessors. AerCap has repossessed: A320neos XA-APA, XA-APO and XA-JRM. APA and JRM are at Tucson, while APO is at Goodyear. Aircastle has repossessed: A320s XA-ABC and XA-INJ, both are now at Good...Jump to post
You are taking that way too literally. Besides, the E-jets regularly replace the 737s when demand isn't there or fluctuates. To me it looks more like the E195E2s will replace the 737-700s, while more mainline narrowbodies (737MAX or A320) will eventually be added, meaning no mainline positions will...Jump to post
KLM is not going to order A320neos to replace the B737-700s as they already said during the Paris Air Show order press-conference that the first batch of 15 E195-E2s will replace the B737-700s in the network. KLM's B737-700s are outfitted with 132 seats and the new E195-E2s will also have 132 seats....Jump to post
I fully agree, but my point was that slots are available before 2026 even if the orderbook is huge. Are you talking about BOC or are you talking about Airbus’ delivery slots? I.e. if KLM would order the A320neo/A321neo directly from Airbus, would they get it before 2026? Also, what's keeping AF-KLM...Jump to post
I dunno why AF didn't order the 321N and XLR with the 220s. Because the Group hasn't decided on the narrowbody type yet and is still studying possibilities. They are doing this for the whole Group (AF, KLM and Transavia). The reason that the Group went ahead with the A220 for AF is due to a more ur...Jump to post
KL will order 737 MAX to replace the NGs. Almost no possibility for an A220/320 series at all. Wont happen. They are as loyal to the 737 as WN and FR are. A320NEO would do the job, and certainly you could make a case for A321/A321XLR in the KL blue but wont happen. They'll likely be into the new MO...Jump to post
The flying public in general has no clue whatsoever what type of airplane they are flying on. I expect Boeing to drop the MAX name in the future and just call it the 737-8 etc. Problem solved. As aviation nerds we tend to overestimate what the general public really knows about the industry. Practic...Jump to post
KLM is not a standalone company any more. Future aircraft orders will have significant input from the group management. AF-KLM management is not blind to the advantages Lufthansa has with it's latest A320 fleet that is standardized across all airlines. Just a question: when you look at IAG you see ...Jump to post
The Government of Ghana also signed a LOI with DeHavilland for 6 DHC-8-400s:
https://dehavilland.com/en/news/posts/g ... and-canada
The Government of Ghana has signed a MOU for 3 B787-9s for their new national carrier:
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-11-19 ... 23981445=1
This flynas order was previously announced as a MOU during the Paris Air Show.Jump to post
Nice order for DeHavilland:
https://dehavilland.com/en/news/posts/p ... and-canada
I read somewhere a while ago that the BIMAN B787-9s were originally ordered by Hainan Airlines.Jump to post
KLM and Embrear today announced the firming of their LOI signed at the Paris Air Show for 15 E195-E2s with 20 additional purchase rights. However, KLM has decided to lease the 15 and add 6, so a total of 21. The planes will be leased via Air Castle (11) and ICBC Aviation Lease (10). All 21 will come...Jump to post
Well, than this LOI will probably not get firmed...
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-460418/
I'm hearing (and seeing on Wikipedia) that KLM has ordered 2 further 777-300s for delivery next year. In addition, the 787-9s that were originally ordered by AF will now be 787-10s (these are the 789s swapped for the A350s). However, other than WIKI, I can't find any details or any reliable back-up...Jump to post
As far as I know from these rumours, both two new B777-300ERs are not directly ordered at Boeing, but will be leased.
According to this article; https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-moet-lang-wachten-op-laatste-boeing-737-800 The holes in the part of the fuselage where the wing would be attached were drilled wrong. Due to this the wings could not be fitted. So, no wrong wings or something, bu...Jump to post
Transavia is quoted to have the 737MAX in 2021 ... Which Transavia? It was for Transavia FR and NL. Last year the CEO of Transavia NL was quoted that they planned to introduce the MAX from 2021 via lessors. However, this was before Ben Smith took the helm and as far as I know all planned lease deal...Jump to post
Will be interesting to see how long they will keep B747-800I. Will be interesting to see how soon they order the Boeing NMA. :stirthepot: :relieved: Pheeew :relieved: when I saw the thread title I thought "oh no, so LH envisages an early retirement of its A380's as well?" 6 of 14 A380s ar...Jump to post
AdEd wrote:China Airlines signed LoI for up to 6 777Fs: https://www.twitter.com/DjsAviation/sta ... 3827864577
The UFO order booked by Bombardier in March for 6 DHC-8-400Qs is destined for TAAG Angola Airlines. The new owner of the DHC-8-400Q programme, De Havilland of Canada announced this news. https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/1141057765571538946 https://newsroom.aviator.aero/de-havilland-canada-disc...Jump to post
The order for 4 A321XLRs by MEA is now confirmed. They are not conversions, so MEA now has a total of 15 A321neo-variants on order:
https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/ ... 1770051584
Amiga500 wrote:Are they E1s?
Embraer announced order with United Express for 20 E175s with 19 options.
Virgin Atlantic orders 14 Airbus A330-900neos + 6 options https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1140555271816785920 https://twitter.com/thatjohn/status/1140555780304900096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QRbpGXkAEjXKP.jpg Looks like 8 firm with 6 options though? Or have I misread the press release? The...Jump to post
Virgin orders 14 A330-900s, with options for 6 additional planes.
https://twitter.com/AvGeekJames/status/ ... 6152249344
Doesn't have to be E2-order. Could also be the long awaited order for the KC-390 by Portugal.Jump to post
According to their own press release, they call themselves Chair Airlines, but make the distinction to Switzerland by giving "ch" another colour.
Link to press-release: https://storage.aerocrs.com/323/system/ ... ine_EN.pdf
According to the NZ Herald article: "In an interview with the Herald earlier this month the airline's chief financial officer, Jeff McDowall, said a larger Boeing plane, the 777X, was no longer in the running for replacing Air New Zealand fleet this time around." B787 add-on order it is. C...Jump to post
It’s good to note that, for now, only new additions to the narrowbody fleet of Brussels Airlines will be branded as Eurowings. A decision for the current fleet will be made at a later moment.
Well, Elbers could say what he wanted, but AF-KLM CEO Ben Smith has decided differently; the A350s will be going to Air France...
https://www.facebook.com/Scramblemagazi ... 6168975233
Indigo has walked away from the talks about a possibile investment in WOW Air. As a result, WOW Air is now back at the table with Icelandair. Both companies hope to conclude the talks by 25 March.
https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/ ... 1189075968
I still remember the words of Spohr when he said: Every carrier within the group must earn the money themself for new metal. Therefore i highly doubt that OS will get portions of this order.Maybe they will receive in exchange some A330 from LH/LX to replace aging 767s. Same way like some LH A330 wh...Jump to post
In the Lufthansa-press release is also a nice picture of the B787-9 in Austrian and Swiss-colors... Does this mean the 20 planes will be spreaded within the group?
BA’s twitter feed says that the next retro livery will be a B777 “in a few months”. No Negus it seems? Perhaps that’s why the order was switched about? @british_airways to @harryharwood4 ! I don't think so. B747-436 G-CIVB is at Dublin since 9 March to be painted in the Negus-livery. And that's num...Jump to post
Ireland has also banned the B737MAX from their airspace.Jump to post
According to Reuters, Norwegian grounds all B737MAX-flights after the advice of European regulators... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-norweg-air-shut-sus/norwegian-air-grounds-its-boeing-737-max-8-jets-idUSKBN1QT1U5 Does this mean the EASA will announce the grounding across the...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:"100 A321s" for an airline that currently operates nine A320s and three A321s? What could go wrong?
At the A4E Aviation Summit in Brussels the CEO of KLM said that the airline will take delivery of the 7 A350-900s as planned:
https://www.facebook.com/Scramblemagazi ... 8528968331
As far as I know, this will be the group's narrowbody order for their mainline carriers Air France, KLM and Transavia. Ofcourse, there are quite some rumours about this order, but most often I hear: * Air France --> A320neo family order (no mention of A220) * Transavia --> B737MAX-order * KLM --> a...Jump to post
As far as I know, this will be the group's narrowbody order for their mainline carriers Air France, KLM and Transavia. Ofcourse, there are quite some rumours about this order, but most often I hear: * Air France --> A320neo family order (no mention of A220) * Transavia --> B737MAX-order * KLM --> an...Jump to post
What I find interesting is that Luchtvaartnieuws.nl is claiming the A350 is not coming to KLM (according to flight and maintenance crews), but at the same time publish an interview with the CEO of KLM who is stating the A350 is coming. So, this is the typical position we face many times at this boar...Jump to post
Most of these are for the HNA Group. They are having cashflow issues and therefore Airbus slowing deliveries. They did the same with A330s. These deliveries are picking up again.