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Boeing Closes First 737 MAX Deal in 2020, Cements New Aircraft Branding

Today, a press release by Boeing set off some alarms in the aviation industry: for the first time, an official statement from the company referred to the troubled 737 MAX as the Boeing 737-8 instead of the well known MAX 8 moniker the variant had carried since its inception. The 737-8 identification is far from new, however. Brazil's GOL Airlines, China's Xiamen Airlines and Canada's WestJet have already branded their aircraft that way. Ryanair also has branded its MAX as…

Delta Officially Picks Up 10 LATAM A350 Orders

Delta Air Lines confirmed it has officially absorbed an order for 10 Airbus A350 aircraft from LATAM Airlines Group. The group, which currently operates a fleet of 330 aircraft, has been forced to cut 95 percent of its flying as a result of the global COVID-19 crisis. Through the deal…

Czech Converts A320neo Order to A321XLR, A220

Following a successful launch of the Airbus A321XLR at the Paris Air Show last summer, Airbus has now landed another airline for the new product with Czech Airlines joining for its long-term expansion plans. The flag carrier announced this week that it was replacing its original order for seven A320neos…

Korean Air Expands 787 Dreamliner Fleet with Paris Air Show…

Korean Air and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOI) for the airline to purchase 20 widebody aircraft. The deal included 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners split evenly between the Dash 9 and Dash 10 variants, valued at $6.3 billion at current list price. In addition to the 10 from…

IAG Announces 777X Commitment for British Airways

Just days after AirlineGeeks first reported a possible British Airways deal with Boeing for the manufacturer’s newest long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777X, British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) placed a commitment for 18 Boeing 777-9 aircraft, with options for 24 more in the future. The aircraft will all…

Southwest Orders Additional Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital has confirmed that Southwest Airlines is coming back to its customer portfolio as it has closed a significant Boeing 737 MAX lease deal, placing an order for 12 extra Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with the first aircraft set for delivery in July 2019. Southwest Airlines, the…

Delta Extends and Increases Airbus A220 Order

Delta Air Lines announced that it has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the A220 by 15 aircraft, elevating the total to 90. This marks the first order of 2019 for the A220. With the deal, Delta is also officially the largest Airbus A220 customer…

New Start-Up Airline ‘Moxy’ Places Order for 60 Airbus A220-300…

A new start-up airline codenamed 'Moxy' has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The order was made under a Memorandum of Understanding last year at the Farnborough Air Show. The new low-cost airline, which is being led by the founder of JetBlue, David Neeleman, is aiming to…

Korean Air Eyeing Major Widebody Order to Renew Aging Fleet

Korean Air is reportedly considering a large widebody order as part of a fleet expansion to replace its aging fleet. The carrier has done a good job of placing orders for and flying some of the most modern narrowbody aircraft across different manufacturers including the Airbus A220, Boeing 737 MAX, and…

AirAsia X Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Airbus A330neo, Places…

A quick-spreading rumor flew through the Airbus Media Chalet at Farnborough International Airshow Thursday morning: Air Asia was going to expand its current A330-900 order, which will position the company as the largest customer for the variant. A few minutes before HiFly's A380 reached Farnborough, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X…