The replacement of the 744F @KLM with A350F may open the door for more A350 in KLM livery in the future. Except they aren't really at KLM, they are at Martinair. I don't think this really changes things for KLM and the A350. A few years ago KLM ditched the order for 7 A350 in favor of the B787, bec...Jump to post
The board of directors have approved the order for 4 A350Fs for KLM Cargo/Martinair as well as 3 additional A350-900s for Air France. In total, AF-KLM has now ordered 8 A350Fs and 41 A350-900s. https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/klm-cargo-martinair-orders-a350f With these A350Fs coming to the Nether...Jump to post
keesje wrote:Apparently KLM will take 4 A350F's.
On 11 January, HK Express has launched its new corporate identity, which includes a new livery. The first aircraft to wear it will be a newly built A321neo, which is expected to arrive in the first half of this year. Let's say, this new livery is quite underwhelming compared to the Hong Kong skyline...Jump to post
Bavarian Airlines is a new start-up based at Munich. It wants to launch before the end of 2023 and is planning to lease 12 Embraer E195-E2s: https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/new-start-up-in-germany-bavarian-airlines https://newsroom.aviator.aero/start-up-bavarian-airlines-plans-to-lease-12-e195-e2...Jump to post
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/281339/ https://fl360aero.com/detail/new-mexican-regional-airline-aerus-to-launch-its-flights-using-two-19-seater-cessna-skycourier-and-four-cessna-grand-caravan-ex-turboprops/1206 Looks like Cessna finally found a launch customer for the passenger version of thi...Jump to post
Apparently, Scoot (SIA Group) is looking to order the E2. "Any potential order could eventually swell to as many as 50 aircraft over time"... Coming from Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-14/embraer-in-talks-to-sell-regional-jets-to-singapore-air-unit Cheers! :wave:Jump to post
gatibosgru wrote:Surprised they went for the A350 and not the 787.
It’ll look fantastic in the Swiss livery though.
This will put the firm 787 backlog over 500 frames - a rate increase (after they recover back up to 5 per month) is most likely coming if they want to deliver these frames in a timely manner. The 100 787 Options also mean that maybe 777X nor A350 ever see the fleet. I don’t think so, the press rele...Jump to post
Great to see.. The LH group is very methodical. I always expected A350s, and 5 is a solid number to start with for LX. I thought they were supposed to get some 787s from the big order but I guess those will be allocated later, maybe for A330 replacement. Can't wait to see the cabin, as I've flown t...Jump to post
AeroTelegraph is reporting that Swiss is set to select the Airbus A350-900 as a replacement for its A340s. The company was deciding between the B787 and the A350. Looks like me they are setting themselves up to transform into an all Airbus-operator once the B777-300ERs are due leave and replace them...Jump to post
Flanker7 wrote:LifelinerOne wrote:bennett123 wrote:
Any takers for the Transavia B737-700's?.
If I recall correctly, Virgin Australia.
They are taking some of the klm 737-700, haven't heard anything of the HV birds.
Transavia is getting some ex Blue Air 737-800s The five B737-800s are going to Transavia Netherlands and will be used to replace the airline's current four B737-700s. In the future they will, in their turn, be replaced by the new Airbus A320neos the airline has on order. PH-HBJ (40696), former YR-B...Jump to post
Really loved it.
CX is resuming flight to Tokyo Haneda on Nov 1 and Sapporo on Dec 1 They are also looking to purchase new cargo planes, either 777-8F or A350F https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/195050/Cathay-to-provide-more-flights-to-Japan-as-HK-further-opens-up https://www.bloomberg.com/news/...Jump to post
I strongly disagree with your exemple of the NEO order being only a political choice. Yes, it also match political preference, but Boeing did everything right on that one to push the group to order Airbus with the MAX 10 still not certified this year following the grounding and the 787 quality issu...Jump to post
Air Belgium acquires another Airbus A330-200 freighter. This one (MSN832, delivered new 2007) is ex Etihad. All of Air Belgium's other A330-200s were factory new freighters, whilst this one is a P2F which was converted in Singapore. Presumably it will operate for CMA CGM like the others. The former...Jump to post
It seems we have a potential new customer which we haven't mentioned so far in this thread; relaunched Jet Airways. According to the Economic Times of India Airbus is in pole position for an order for up to 50 A220s and/or A32neo-family aircraft: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transpo...Jump to post
More of surprised by the number of crew operating the aircraft. 19 people...
Last May, the authorities in Paraguay were also surprised by this, when the plane arrived there with a crew of 18.
Turkish Airlines has ordered 6 more A350-900s, with deliveries due in 2022 and 2023. This is taking their total ordered to 26 (with 6 delivered and in use so far). I guess we know where some of the Aeroflot-frames are going to. https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/turkish-airlines-orders-more-a350s Ch...Jump to post
And from the horse's mouth:
https://www.atr-aircraft.com/presspost/ ... -aircraft/
They are not saying it's a new design but a next generation of the ATR42/72, hence the "EVO" name.
The question is, will these 7 B777-8Fs be a conversion of B777-9s Lufthansa had on order...? Cheers! :wave: The Boeing release confirms they are additional Cheers No it doesn't. It says: - Seven Boeing 777-8Fs from 2027 - Additional Boeing 777F freighters to take advantage of near-term market oppor...Jump to post
The question is, will these 7 B777-8Fs be a conversion of B777-9s Lufthansa had on order...?
Interesting news article today on luchtvaartnieuws.nl on the A320/A321neo order for KLM and Transavia. According to KLM’s Director of Operations, the MAX was a preferred candidate but the uncertainty with certification of the MAX10 was a big driving factor for ordering Airbuses. Boeing couldn’t give...Jump to post
Data and insights are encouraged. It's interesting that it is an OZ task-force., is this meaningful? I'm hearing gossip that the Asiana-brand will be retained and will become the merged companies cargo airline. So, Korean Air handling all passenger activities and Asiana the cargo side of the busine...Jump to post
Embraer has announced a further delay of the entry into service of its E175-E2. Last year it planned to pause the programme until at least 2024, now it has announced it will do so until at least 2027-2028. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/material-fact-pause-in-the-e175-e2-jet-development-program/ http...Jump to post
Western Global Airlines has ordered 2 B777Fs with option on another one. Order was booked in January as UFO.
https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2022-02-16 ... 131006-117
American Airlines orders 3 more ERJ175s for Envoy:
https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug ... raer-fleet
JetBlue has ordered another 30 A220-300s, taking its total firm orders for the type to 100:
https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... firm-order
Airbus announced that JetBlue has ordered 30 additional A220-300s, taking the total ordered of A220s to 100.
https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... firm-order
Alliance Air orders two new ATR42-600s, which will be leased via TrueNoord:
https://www.atr-aircraft.com/presspost/ ... tr-42-600/
Air Lease Corporation places 25 B737-8s with Malaysia Airlines: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/air-lease-corporation-announces-lease-placement-of-25-new-boeing-737-8-aircraft-with-malaysia-aviation-group/ According to the statement, the deal is the result of the airline's order book restructuring wit...Jump to post
Both Airbus-orders were originally announced (as Memorandum of Understanding) at the Dubai Air Show in November last year. Gotta hand it to the Airbus marketing machine… If this is the news they are sharing/rehashing , it will be a slow show… Cheers! :wave: Except that they are now confirmed orders...Jump to post
Both Airbus-orders were originally announced (as Memorandum of Understanding) at the Dubai Air Show in November last year. Gotta hand it to the Airbus marketing machine…
If this is the news they are sharing/rehashing , it will be a slow show…
Ahead of the airshow, Astral Aviation has signed leases for two A320P2Fs, making the Kenyan carrier the first operator for the type. They will lease the aircraft from the Vaayu Group, which has signed up to take five A320P2Fs, of which two have now found a home. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-ne...Jump to post
In their press-release of today, Icelandair states they will have five colors and will have five aircraft in the new livery by the end of next month. After that repainting will be done when a plane is due for maintenance. They also gave a bit of more background information on the color palette: * Th...Jump to post
Hi there, if I recall correctly, Tata is going to run three airlines for now: * Air India * Air India Express (merging AirAsia India into it) * Vistara So far there's been no plan to merge Vistara with Air India. Which is interesting as they will be competing companies. So, I do expect things to cha...Jump to post
Once again, a serious and unacceptable breach of security at an airport. If a despite person could end up as a stowaway, that means a suicide bomber or someone could place a bomb on an aircraft. Who says it wasn't the ramper who decided to "emigrate"? He would have been cleared to be at t...Jump to post
None of those frames have been ordered through lessors though. All through QR. Lessors are only involved with QR on the sale and leaseback. Not on the initial order True, but since then, of their 53 A350s in the fleet, 44 are now leased. Which means they can't return them that easily and will need ...Jump to post
Hi everyone, I’m planning a short trip to California and Arizona and was wondering if anyone here has recommendations on chartering an aircraft to do some air-to-ground photography at Victorville and/or Mojave. Suggestions on companies to use, best time of the day to fly etc. Any help is welcome! Th...Jump to post
A complete loss of confidence with Boeing’s ability to deliver on time, and without major issues post delivery was definitely a significant factor. This order was in Boeing’s hands, KL said they want to go all Boeing in their mainline fleet, a long standing Boeing customer, fleet commonality and th...Jump to post
I find the number of frames they have ordered is interesting - on firm orders it is a one-for-one swap for the 744Fs. The implication is that, at this stage, SQ doesn't expect that cargo will become a more important part of its future than it already is. And they should know - SQ Cargo had to weath...Jump to post
According to a statement of the airline, reported by Dagblad Suriname, the deal fell through after the supervisory board of Global Knafaim backed-out stating that the aircraft was going to be used within the holding. And that correspondents with other news reports in November that former VH-XFC (now...Jump to post
If they select the A321neo for KLM, the gap with KLC's E2s is indeed quite substantial. Is this where the A220 comes along? The E2s are leased for ten years if I recall, so that might work to replace them then with new A220-100s. Oh dear, the first E2's have arrived only this year, and the next one...Jump to post
Or just tactics from KL to get an even better deal from B. Elbers always likes to pride himself on how efficient his mainline pilot groups are with just one short haul group (737) and soon one for longhaul (777/787). Having said that, I’m still rooting for A. And by the way, are we talking just the...Jump to post
According to the Bloomberg-article, it's about a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so a reorganisation of the company to ensure it will remain afloat. The reorganisation will be led by its largest two debtholders Silver Point Capital and Sculptor Capital Management. Last fiscal year, NAC posted a loss of 2.36 ...Jump to post