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Wizz Air Expands its Fleet

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has agreed to lease two new Airbus A321s and two A320s from Vermillion Aviation Holdings Ireland.  The jets, which are powered by International Aero Engine V2500 engines, are due to be delivered between July and March

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HIA Joins the Elite

Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has become just the sixth facility in the world to receive Skytrax’s ‘5-Star Airport’ ranking.  The rating is awarded by the London-based aviation institute to airports providing first class facilities for its passengers combined with

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BOC Aviation Adds More MAX 8s

BOC Aviation has placed an order for 13 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.  The latest purchase agreement takes the lessor’s commitment to 209 aircraft from the Boeing Next-Generation 737 Family including 74 MAX 8s. “Airlines are attracted by the

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Swiss Opts for More CS300s

Swiss International Airlines has revealed it is converting its five remaining options for the Bombardier C Series to the larger CS300. The company, which was the launch customer for the CS100, will eventually operate a fleet of ten CS100s and

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Introducing LEVEL

International Airlines Group (IAG) has named its new low-cost long-haul carrier LEVEL. The airline will launch in June with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana. It will fly two new Airbus A330s configured with

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bmi regional Borrows Superjet

bmi regional is wet-leasing Sukhoi Superjet 100, EI-FWB (c/n 95108), from CityJet to provide extra capacity. The 98-seat aircraft has been operating from the carrier’s Bristol hub since March 12 flying on its connections to Paris/Charles de Gaulle and Aberdeen.

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DAE Acquires ATR Portfolio

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has purchased a portfolio of ATR 72-600s from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). This addition takes DAE’s fleet of the type to 57 while the lessor has options for a further 20 examples from the manufacturer.

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KAIR Airlines Opts for A320s

South Korean start-up KAIR Airlines has placed a firm order for eight Airbus A320ceos.  The new low-cost carrier is based in Cheongju and will operate international services throughout North East Asia. “We see enormous potential for the development of a

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FAA Certification for MAX 8

Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 has been certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  This paves the way for the manufacturer to begin delivering the aircraft to customers. Certification was achieved after a comprehensive test programme that took just over

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Iran Air Gets Maiden A330

Airbus has delivered Iran Air’s first A330-243, EP-IJA (c/n 1540).  The jet was originally built for Avianca Brasil but never entered service with the carrier and had been stored at Teruel, Spain. Iran Air’s A330-200 is configured with a two-class

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