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China Airlines Selects New Aircraft to Upgrade Regional Narrowbody Fleet

China Airlines has chosen the Airbus A321neo for its future regional narrowbody operations. The Taiwanese carrier will lease 14 A321neo aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2021. Furthermore, the airline will have the option to negotiate for an additional 11 firm and five option aircraft orders once the lease begins. The introduction of the new narrowbody fleet will be another milestone for China Airlines after the Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A350-900XWB. Currently, the Taiwanese carrier has a narrowbody…

New CEO Decides Fate of Air France’s A380 Fleet

Benjamin Smith was recently appointed as the new Air France-KLM CEO following the departure of Jean-Marc Janaillac. He assumed the CEO role on Sept. 30, 2018. Just over two weeks into the job, Smith and employee representative unions successfully signed an agreement regarding employee compensation. The unions in the accord…

Air Lease Corporation Orders Additional Boeing 737 MAXs

On Tuesday, Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced a new order for eight more 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $936.8 million at list prices. With this addition, Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is one of the biggest lessors on the market, as it has ordered 138 737 MAX to fulfill…