|Airbus A350||-941||397||EC-NIG||Iberia||for delivery 29feb20 TLS-MAD||ex F-WZGL|
|Airbus A380||-841||6||9H-MIP||HiFly Malta||ferried 29feb20 LPBJ-LDE||ex 9V-SKC|
|Airbus Canada A220||-171||50049||N130DU||Delta Air Lines||delivery 28feb20 YMX-ATL||ex C-FOYB|
Saturday, 29 February 2020
|Airbus A320||-251N||9554||OE-ILD||Avolon||ferried 28feb20 TLS-LFBF, Tianjin Airlines B-30DU ntu||ex F-WWDR|
|Airbus A321||-211||1887||VP-CCG||Azur Aviation||ferried 28feb20 NQYNWI for paint prior delivery to?||ex G-TCDX|
|Airbus A321||-231||2107||A7-ADT||Qatar Airways||ferried 27feb20 DOH-OSR for paint into?||ex D-AVXD|
|Airbus A321||-231||2234||LY-VEA||Avion Express||ferried 26-27feb20 SGN-CCU-MCT-CAI-CHR after wet-lease to VietJetAir||ex OE-IGB|
|Airbus A321||-231||3274||9H-LIS||HiFly Malta||ferried 28feb20 LCA-NAP for paint prior wet-lease to Jet2||ex A7-ADV|
|Airbus A321||-271NXLR||8980||P4-KGB||Air Astana||delivery 28feb20 XFW-TSE||ex D-AVYQ|
|Airbus A321||-271NXLR||9016||N2039J||jetBlue||delivery 29feb20 XFW-JFK||ex D-AVYT|
|Airbus A321||-271NX||9164||HA-LVH||Wizz Air||delivery 29feb20 XFW-BUD||ex D-AZAT|
|Airbus A321||-253NXLR||9187||EI-LRD||Aer Lingus||delivery 27feb20 XFW-DUB||ex D-AVZP|
|Airbus A321||-251NX||9243||PR-YJB||Azul Linhas Aéreas||delivery 29feb20 XFW-SID-CNF||ex D-AVXG|
|Airbus A321||-253NX||9318||N411AN||American Airlines||delivery 29feb20 XFW-PIT||ex D-AVYB|
|Airbus A321||-253NX||9466||N416AN||American Airlines||delivery 28feb20 BFM-TUL||ex F-WZMM|
|Airbus A330||-203||700||TC-AGL||(AtlasGlobal)||ferried 27feb20 SNN-NAP||ex EI-GEX|
|Airbus A330||-343||1149||C-GKUG||Air Canada||regd 26feb20 prior delivery ex SIN||ex 9V-STQ|
|Airbus A330||-941||1949||N405DX||Delta Air Lines||delivery 28feb20 TLS-NRT||ex F-WWYM|
|Airbus A330||-302||1951||EI-EIN||Aer Lingus||delivery 28feb20 TLS-BRU, last built A330-300||ex F-WWCH|
|Airbus A3350||-941||390||D-AIXP||Lufthansa||delivery 29feb20 TLS-MUC||ex F-WZGC|
|Airbus A340||-642||787||2-EALL||European Aviation||ferried 27feb20 LDE-BOH||ex G-VWEB|
|Airbus A350||-1041||372||A7-ANP||Qatar Airways||delivery 27feb20 TLS-DOH||ex F-WZFP|
|Airbus A350||-941||383||VQ-BFY||Aeroflot||delivery 29feb20 TLS-SVO||ex F-WZGT|
|Airbus A319||-132||2200||N875UA||United Airlines||delivery 27feb20 XMN-NRT-ANC-ORD||ex B-6039|
|Airbus A319||-132||2404||N4866U||United Airlines||delivery 24feb20 GYR-LCQ, for paint||ex OE-IHF|
|Airbus A319||-112||5085||2-WTBB||World Star Aviation||air-test at WOE 28feb20 prior delivery to?||ex 9H-LOL|
|Airbus A320||-211||93||D-AIPK||Lufthansa||D-reg canx 20feb20, used as traimer by LH Technik at HAM||ex F-WWDQ|
|Airbus A320||-232||1823||YL-LCP||smartLynx Airlines||posn 25feb20 DGX-BRU on wet-lease TUI Airlines Belgium||ex EI-EZS|
|Airbus A320||-232||2112||LZ-GNF||Genesis Lease||seen regd 27feb20 at SNN||ex RP-C7937|
|Airbus A320||-232||2752||OE-IKU||AerCap||ferried 24-25feb20 MTY-YQX-LFBF||ex XA-VAG|
|Airbus A320||-214||3304||C-GFWX||Air Canada Rouge||delivery 27feb20 GYR-YMX||ex XA-VIP|
|Airbus A320||-214||4942||N295NV||Allegiant Air||delivery 28feb20 GYR-VQQ, for paint||ex N632AC|
|Airbus A320||-214||5016||TS-IND||Nouvelair Tunisie||in full cs at BLR 27feb20 prior delivery||ex VT-GOI|
|Airbus A320||-214||5140||OE-LMJ||LaudaMotion||regd 26feb20, delivery 28-29feb20 CRK-CMB-MCT-CAI-VIE||ex RP-C8618|
|Airbus A320||-214||6012||F-HBIX||GECAS||ferried 28feb20 LFBF-WOE prior delivery to?||ex F-WWBU|
|Airbus A320||-216||6178||VT-VNS||AirAsia India||ferried 20-21feb20 DMK-HKG-HYD, HS-reg on transfer, in svc 26feb20 HYD-DEL||ex HS-BBN|
|Airbus A320||-251NCJ||8403||G-KELT||Acropolis Aviation||onward delivery 27feb20 BSL-FAB after ACJ-config||ex F-WWBJ|
|Airbus A320||-271N||8987||VT-IJG||IndiGo Airlines||delivery 28feb20 XFW-DEL||ex D-AUAT|
|Airbus A320||-251N||9323||SE-ROZ||SAS||delivery 28feb20 XFW-CPH||ex D-AUAQ|
|Airbus A320||-251N||9352||SE-ROL||SAS||delivery 25feb20 XFW-CPH||ex D-AUBR|
|Airbus A320||-251N||9484||N367FR||Frontier Airlines||delivery 26feb20 BFM-TPA||ex F-WZMO|
|Airbus A320||-251N||9532||SU-GFM||EgyptAir||delivery 26feb20 TLS-CAI||ex F-WWIV|
|Airbus A320||-251N||9551||G-TTNK||British Airways||delivery 27feb20 TLS-LHR||ex F-WWDL|
Tigerair Australia to retire A320s; Virgin moots widebodies
Tigerair Australia (TT, Melbourne Tullamarine) will retire all remaining A320-200s by October 2020 and transition to an all-B737-800 fleet going forward, parent Virgin Australia Holdings announced in its half-yearly earnings report.
"I'm pleased we can accelerate the transition of Tigerair to an all B737 fleet which will help get the business into a better financial position moving forward," Chief Executive Paul Scurrah said.
The low-cost carrier currently operates nine A320-200s and six B737-800s, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. Out of the A320s, two were already scheduled for phase-out this year. The new plan also foresees the other seven aircraft being retired by October 2020. In turn, Tigerair will receive an additional two B737-800s from sister carrier Virgin Australia (VA, Brisbane Int'l).
In addition to fleet transitioning and downsizing, Tigerair will also terminate five loss-making domestic routes. As of April 28-29, 2020, the airline will cease flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, and Cairns, from Melbourne Tullamarine to Coffs Harbour, and from Hobart Int'l to Coolangatta/Gold Coast.
"Short-term capacity reductions will be made on the Tasman in Q4FY20 [from April to June 2020] due to weakening demand attributable to coronavirus," the group added.
In total, Virgin Australia Group will reduce its total capacity for the period January-June 2020 by 3%. The holding estimates that the drop in demand caused by the COVID-19 epidemic will have a AUD50-75 million Australian dollar (USD33-49 million) impact on its financial results this fiscal year.
Scurrah also told Reuters that Virgin Australia Group was contemplating a new widebody order to transition to a single-type long-haul fleet. Currently, Virgin Australia operates six A330-200s and Virgin Australia International five B777-300(ER)s.
"We are doing an exploration at the moment. If the deal is worth doing, we absolutely want to do one this year, but it is too early to speculate," Scurrah said.
The group owns one A330-200 and four B777-300(ER)s, while the remainder of its widebody fleet is leased. Scurrah said that if Virgin Australia chooses to place a widebody order, it will target deliveries before the leases start expiring in 2024.
Thursday, 27 February 2020
DGCA to audit Air India's Airbus A319s
India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated an audit of all A319-100s operated by Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) after a passenger complained that a broken panel had obstructed an emergency exit on one of the aircraft, The Economic Times has reported.
"As an immediate corrective action, an engineering order to inspect and rectify the defect has been issued for compliance. As a preventive action, all Airbus 319 aircraft will be inspected to ensure the secured and correct installation of the panel during major checks," the flag carrier told the regulator.
The DGCA spotted the irregularity after a passenger tweeted an image of a panel blocking the emergency exit, potentially obstructing it in need of an evacuation.
According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Air India currently operates twenty-two A319-100s, which are 11.7 years old on average.
AirAsia X asks for lease deferrals on Airbus A330-300's
AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) has asked lessors to either waive or defer lease payments for its A330-300s due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, Flightglobal has reported citing unnamed sources.
The carrier did not confirm the report but said that its exposure to the crisis is high as over 30% of its pre-epidemic capacity was to and from China.
According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, AirAsia X operates twenty-four A330-300s, of which twenty are leased from ICBC Financial Leasing, Avenue Capital Aircraft Holdings, BOC Aviation (three each), Aircastle, Asia Pacific Aviation Leasing Group, DAE Capital (two each), China Minsheng Investment Group, Macquarie AirFinance, Sierra Echo Aircraft Leasing, Seraph Aviation Management, and Stratos (one each).
Two unnamed lessors said that they were willing to discuss some relief to the long-haul low-cost carrier but were unlikely to accept lease rate waivers.