IN FOCUS: CRJ200 may get new lease of life after scope clause changes

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Published: May 8, 2013

In 2012, three North American mainline carriers adopted revised scope clauses allowing for larger regional aircraft types to be integrated into their fleets. This will augment the number of 50-seat jets that will be available for sale or leasing during the next few years, including the Bombardier CRJ200. This year, these CRJ200s will start […]

Hawaiian to codeshare with China Airlines

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Published: May 8, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines plans to launch a codeshare with Taiwan’s China Airlines , as it continues to expand its partner network in Asia. The Honolulu-based carrier will begin codesharing with China Airlines via Taipei , says Andrew Watterson, vice-president of planning and revenue management at Hawaiian, on the sidelines of the Phoenix International Aviation Symposium […]

American details Sao Paulo-Chicago and Los Angeles plans

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Published: May 8, 2013

American Airlines plans to launch its proposed flight between Chicago O’Hare and Sao Paulo Guarulhos on 20 November 2014, if it receives US-Brazil frequencies from the government that become available next year. The Fort Worth-based Oneworld alliance member detailed its plans for its proposed flights between Sao Paulo and both Chicago and Los Angeles […]

Japan poised to lift 787 grounding

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Published: May 8, 2013

Japan’s ministry of land, infrastructure and transport says it could lift the grounding of the Japanese Boeing 787 fleet, as early as local evening time on Friday, 26 April 2013. The ministry is awaiting the US Federal Aviation Administration to issue an airworthiness directive to allow the 787 to resume flights after airlines install […]

Nordwind A320 threatened in Syrian airspace: ministry

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Published: May 8, 2013

Russian authorities have confirmed that an Airbus A320 came under threat while flying through Syrian airspace. The aircraft, operated by Nordwind Airlines , was conducting a charter service from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to the Russian city of Kazan on 29 April. Russia’s transport ministry, citing the federal aviation regulator Rosaviatsia, says […]

British Airways 787 emerges with blue nacelles

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Published: May 8, 2013

British Airways ‘ first Boeing 787-8 has emerged from the airframer’s paint facility with its engine nacelles painted in the carrier’s traditional blue scheme. The colours mark a departure from the white nacelles which have featured on virtually all 787s delivered so far, a restriction which had resulted from laminar flow considerations. BA’s 787s […]

Nepal Airlines signs MoU for two A320s

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Published: May 8, 2013

Nepal Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to order two Sharklet-equipped Airbus A320s . Engine selection, which will either be the CFM International CFM56 or International Aero Engines V2500 , has not been announced yet. Airbus says that the two aircraft will be equipped for required navigation performance, allowing them operate from […]

United orders 30 E-175s

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Published: May 8, 2013

United Airlines has ordered 30 Embraer 175s with options for up to 40 more of the type with deliveries from 2014. The aircraft will be configured with 76 seats and will replace older 50-seat regional jets in the Chicago-based carrier’s regional fleet. An operator will be announced later. “At United, we are focused on […]

WestJet orders 10 737-800s, defers five 737-700s

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Published: May 8, 2013

Calgary-based WestJet has struck an agreement with Boeing to purchase 10 737-800s, and defer five 737-700s scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2015 to 2016 and 2017. Through a separate agreement with a third-party, WestJet will sell 10 of its oldest 737-700s to a third party in 2014 and 2015. Removing these older aircraft […]

LOT leases 767 in place of 787s

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Published: April 16, 2013

Polish flag-carrier LOT is wet-leasing another Portuguese long-haul jet to maintain capacity while its Boeing 787s remain grounded. LOT has agreed to lease a EuroAtlantic Boeing 767-300ER for long-haul operations, having already signed for an Airbus A330 from HiFly. The 767 aircraft (CS-TLO) is configured with 16 business-class and 234 economy-class seats, says LOT. […]

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