Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

Boeing Forecasts Positive Cash Flow by 2022 End

U.S.-based Boeing released its second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday morning, reporting revenue of $16.7 billion, down 2 percent from its second-quarter earnings one year prior and $0.89 billion lower than analysts' expectations. Boeing recorded GAAP earnings per share of $0.32 and a loss per share of $0.37 (non-GAAP), thus exceeding…

Alaska Air Group Orders 8 Additional Embraer 175s with Options…

Alaska Air Group has announced an order for eight new E175 aircraft and options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The contract value, including options, is $1.12 billion based on list price. The new 76-seat…

Azerbaijan Airlines Signs MOU with Boeing for the Purchase of…

At the Farnborough International Airshow, Azerbaijan Airlines and Boeing signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the purchase of four 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Azerbaijan Airlines currently operates two aircraft of this type. According to both companies, the airline aims to increase its 787 fleet up to ten aircraft…

Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Receipt of Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed its Boeing 737Max deliveries for the first time, since the aircraft type suffered a fatal accident when flight 302 crashed in March 2019.   The new aircraft registered as ETAWJ, departed Boeing’s facility in Seattle on June 30 and flew to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a…

China’s Big Three Airlines Place $37 Billion Order for 300…

On Friday, Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern, placed a massive order for Airbus A320neo series jets. Total order mounted to 292 confirmed orders worth $37 billion, including 96 orders from Air China, 96 orders from China Southern, and 100 orders from China Eastern. The ordered jets will deliver…

Air India Considers Airbus A350 Order

As the Tata Group works on their reorganization of Air India, one important part of that is fleet planning. The current Air India fleet is a mixed bag of poorly maintained aircraft in various stages of disrepair. Years of mismanagement have left the airline’s fleet in a state of serious…

LATAM Brazil Receives First Post-Pandemic Aircraft Delivery

In the last week of June, LATAM Brazil will receive its first Airbus A320neo (registration PR-XBI) since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be the seventh aircraft of this model in the LATAM fleet in Brazil and the 14th in the LATAM group. It is important to remember…

First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…