quarta-feira, 23 de Abril de 2014


Dmirty Petrov - Moscow -  Russian Federation

ILFC and Azul Brazilian Airlines Sign Agreement to Lease Five Airbus A350-900 and Three A330-200 Aircraft

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Azul Brazilian Airlines (Azul) to lease five Airbus A350-900 and three A330-200 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated on the airline’s new international routes from São Paulo/Campinas airport to the U.S., which are expected to launch in early 2015.
Aircraft Will Support the Airline’s Debut International Routes to the U.S.

 “ILFC is pleased to support Azul’s introduction of international service with these Airbus A350s and A330s,” said ILFC Chief Executive Officer Henri Courpron. “There is a real opportunity for Azul to build on its successful base in Brazil and provide air service in a region which is becoming increasingly important to the aviation marketplace. We believe this is only the beginning of a successful strategic partnership between Azul and ILFC.”

 “Azul is the one airline that truly serves all of Brazil. With 104 destinations, Azul unites the country better than any other airline, with convenient and frequent connections,” said Azul Chief Executive Officer and Founder David Neeleman. “Our customers have been asking for this and now we look forward to providing them with our superior service on international flights, just as we have been doing today on our 880 daily domestic departures. We’re excited to share the Azul experience with new customers internationally and expand the airline’s success story beyond Brazil’s borders.”

The A350-900 aircraft are anticipated to deliver in 2017, while deliveries of the A330-200 aircraft are expected to begin in 2014. Rolls-Royce engines will power the aircraft.

Fly Jamaica to lease a B767 to boost international reach

Fly Jamaica Airways is to lease a B767-300(ER) from Wings Aviation as part of plans to expand its international network. The ch-aviation aircraft database shows the aircraft, N762NA (msn 24876), was formerly with North American Airlines and is currently in storage in Goodyear.

Small Planet Airlines to offer Sweden - Somalia flights

Small Planet Airlines is to begin a weekly Stockholm Arlanda to Mogadishu via Hurghada service beginning May 26. Catering to the Somali diaspora in Scandinavia, the flights will operate on-board an A320-200.
Photo:PMB / FPP

AeroLap Paraguay Airlines eyes June launch date

AeroLap Paraguay Airlines expects to secure its Air Operators Certificate from the Paraguayan civil aviation authority (Dirección Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil - DINAC) in early May ahead of a possible late June/early July launch.

Speaking to Paraguayan newspaper, ABC, AeroLap executive Juan Carlos Ruiz said the airline would shortly ferry its two B767-300(ER)s from the United States to Asuncion ahead of their inspection and eventual certification. The director-general of DINAC, Luis Aguirre, confirmed AeroLap had submitted its papers but refused to give a time frame as to when the certification would be completed.

Backed by local businessmen, AeroLap intends to launch three weekly direct flights between Asuncion and Madrid Barajas.
The B767-300(ER)s will be dry-leased from US lessor Jet Midwest and are ex-Qantas aircraft (msn 24339 and 24343).


Pan American Airways to launch with B737s this summer

Pan American Airways has signed a Letter of Intent with an undisclosed lessor for the delivery of B737-800s ahead of the carrier's planned summer launch.

In a press release, the start-up said a Purchase Agreement would be signed once the aircraft begin arriving. Pan American intends to deploy the twinjets on flights within southern tier US markets.


terça-feira, 22 de Abril de 2014

IRAQI AIRWAYS - A320-200 - YI-ARB - revised livery.

Marcel Hohl- Copenhagen - Kastrup, Denmark

AIR NEW ZEALAND - B777-200ER - ZK-OKC - revised livery.

NRT Spotter - Tokyo, Narita

MED VIEW - B737-400 - 5N-BPA

Ilgaz DEGER - stanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Emirates to Start A380 Service to Kuwait from mid-July 2014


21 Air targets ACMI and charter cargo markets with B767-200(F)s

21 Air is a new cargo carrier looking to serve the international ACMI and charter markets in the United States as well as in North, Central and South America.
Operations are onboard two ex-TAMPA Cargo B767-200(F)s, N881YV (msn 23803) and N999YV (msn 23801) operated on the AOC of Dynamic Airways.
Photo: 21 Air

Lessor Falko Regional Aircraft Limited Adds Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft to its Portfolio

Aircraft leased to Adria Airways based in Slovenia

Adria Airways (Adria) of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), and Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Falko has added a Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to its portfolio and that the aircraft has been leased to Adria. This acquisition by Falko, a global lessor focused on the regional aircraft sector, resulted from a sale and leaseback agreement with Adria and follows an earlier purchase agreement between Bombardier and Adria for two CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Falko and Adria have agreed to finance the second CRJ900 NextGen aircraft under a similar sale and leaseback arrangement.

The addition of the first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to Falko’s portfolio follows the company’s acquisition of a CRJ900 aircraft a few months ago.

“Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets are providing excellent cost efficiency, network flexibility and have been very well received by our passengers,” said Mark Anžur, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. “We are very pleased that we have been able to organize the addition of two more CRJ900 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier via sale and leaseback agreements with Falko.”

“The addition of the CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft is the latest in a series of acquisitions since Falko’s creation in 2011 and represents a further step in the development of the business as the world’s leading independent lessor of regional jets,” said Mark Hughes, Executive Vice President – Corporate Finance, Falko Regional Aircraft Limited. “The purchase is a key development for Falko, being the first new aircraft with delivery taken directly from the manufacturer and further strengthens Falko’s commitment to pursuing targeted regional sector investments. Falko is now in a period of growth and expansion with a strong pipeline of acquisitions.”

“We congratulate Falko on the acquisition of its first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft,” said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft’s significant market potential and outstanding value retention, as well as the broad base of CRJ aircraft operators around the world, make the aircraft very attractive to lessors like Falko.

“By adding more CRJ900 NextGen regional jets to its fleet, Adria Airways is confirming that the aircraft are successfully replacing larger aircraft and providing optimum capacity for the airline’s operations,” added Mr. Jones. “Bombardier is delighted that the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft are proving to be efficient and economical assets that are contributing to Adria’s success.”

 In total, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,814 CRJ Series aircraft, including 341 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.

segunda-feira, 21 de Abril de 2014

GO2 SKY - B737-400 - OM-GTB

Simone Previdi - Malpensa Spotters Group - Milan Malpensa

XA-MHA - FLY MEX - EMB-135BJ Legacy 650

Cesar Novaes - Recife

AEROMEXICO: First B737-800Split Scimitar Winglets - XA-AMA


Avolon delivers a Boeing 737-800 NG to Lion Air

This is the final of a six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft sale and leaseback with Lion Air.This is the final of a six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft sale and leaseback with Lion Air.


BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. (“BOC Aviation”) is pleased to announce Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. (“Aeromexico”) as a new customer with the lease of three new Embraer E190 aircraft for delivery between April and June this year.

“We are delighted to work with Aeromexico in expanding its network with the E190, and look forward to developing our business with Aeromexico further in the future,” said Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer for Europe, Americas and Africa for BOC Aviation. “BOC Aviation has now placed all of its 15 firm orders of E190 aircraft, a milestone for the company.”

Aeromexico is Mexico’s leading international airline with more than 600 daily flights to more than 80 cities.

“We are pleased to have BOC Aviation, a leading global aircraft lessor, as a partner in our expansion plans,” said Andres Conesa, Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer. “The E190 has been, for several years, a growth driver for Aeromexico. We now operate 21 E190 aircraft, which has allowed us to cover important domestic and international routes in the United States and Central America. The addition of these three new aircraft will consolidate Aeromexico as the best option to fly into Mexico and from Mexico to the world.”

BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company with a portfolio of 238 modern aircraft operated by 55 airlines worldwide. The Company has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average owned aircraft age of less than four years.

BOC Aviation is 100% owned by Bank of China.

sábado, 19 de Abril de 2014


Alain Charpentier - TLS


Alain Charpentier - TLS


Alain Charpentier - TLS

EASYJET - A320-200 Sharklets - G-EZWK

Alain Charpentier - TLS

Air Canada Delays Boeing 787 Service Entry to late-May 2014

During this week’s schedule update, Air Canada continues to delay Boeing 787 service entry, as a result of delivery delays. Revised Boeing 787 operation as of 18APR14 as follow.

Toronto – Zurich Boeing 787 service begins from 25MAY14 to 29JUN14 (YYZ departure), instead of eff 18MAY14
AC878 YYZ1810 – 0750+1ZRH 788 x3
AC879 ZRH1000 – 1250YYZ 788 x4

Toronto – Tel Aviv Boeing 787 service begins from 15JUL14, instead of eff 01JUL14
AC084 YYZ1830 – 1205+1TLV 788 D
AC085 TLV1350 – 1850YYZ 788 D

Planned Boeing 787 service on Toronto – Tokyo Haneda route, starting 01JUL14, remains unchanged.

On Domestic Toronto – Montreal route, Boeing 787 to operate on 21MAY14 only.

Please refer to Boeing 787 Current / Future Routes Post for latest worldwide Boeing 787 operations.
Airlines Routes

VP-CCH - A318-100CJ

Ton Jochems - AMS

Tigerair returns first of two A319s to service

Tigerair has returned the first of two Airbus A319-100s, 9V-TRA (cn 3757), formerly with its Filipino subsidiary Tigerair Philippines, into revenue service.

Monarch Airlines retires the A300 from revenue service

Monarch Airlines officially retired the A300-600R from its fleet on 13 April. Local news reports state that having completed its last flight from London Gatwick to Birmingham Int'l, G-OJMR (cn 605) is now destined to be scrapped in Tupelo, Mississippi.

East Horizon deploys Tajik MA-60 into service

East Horizon Airlines has now officially deployed its MA-60, EY-201, into service on flights throughout Afghanistan. .

quinta-feira, 17 de Abril de 2014

AIR CHINA CARGO - B777-200F - B-2097

Ton Jochems - AMS


Alain Charpentier - TLS

HOP - ATR-72-500 - F-GVZM

Alain Charpentier - TLS

Gambia's Afrinat Int'l planning to launch transatlantic services

Afrinat International Airlines has once more outlined plans to launch international services, this time using a B747. AirlineRoute reports that the carrier has set a June 26 launch date for 4x weekly New York JFK to Accra and 3x weekly Accra to Harare Int'l flights.

Corendon Airlines to lease four aircraft this Summer

Corendon Airlines has leased four additional aircraft for use on its upcoming Summer high season. Turkish aviation resource, trfleetnews, lists three of the jets as B737-800 WIN.s
TC-TJO (msn 34253), and TC-TJP (msn 33022), and an A320-200, YL-LCL (cn 533) leased from SmartLynx Airlines.
All three aircraft will be based out of Antalya.

Another B737-800, CS-TQU (msn 30464) , will be based out of Amsterdam for use by subsidiary Corendon Dutch Airlines

The Turkish carrier also operates a B737-300.


ANTONOV Company has completed state joint tests of the AN−70 STOL widebody military transport.

In the process of ground and flight tests on the modernized aircraft correspondence of the checked parameters and modes to the requirements of the Customer was achieved in:

− functioning of modernized systems and equipment;
− parameters of the STOL;
− precision parameters during fulfillment of navigational tasks;
− strength and service life parameters;
− parameters of systems and equipment reliability;
− possibility to transport all specified cargo nomenclature.

 Flight crew and engineering staff of the State scientific and test center (SSTC) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine jointly with the specialists of ANTONOV Company carried out the State joint tests of the aircraft.
Aleksandr Pakholchenko, leading test pilot of the SSTC on the AN−70 paid attention to the high flight−technical and operational parameters of the aircraft as well as the modern cockpit that corresponds to the world level.                                                                          

By the results of the State joint tests the aircraft is recommended to be added to the armory as well as to be launched into serial production.                                                      

For the inquiry:
The main tasks of the AN−70 are:

− provision of the mobile deployment and airlift of the armed forces in the seat of war, relocation of the combatant forces within the limits and out of combat operations borders;

− delivery of the armed forces, armament, military hardware and means of material logistics directly to the zone of the combat operations including unpaved short sites with length of 600−800 m;
− air dropping of the armed forces, armament, military technique and means of material logistics directly to the zone of the combat operations;

− evacuation of the armed forces, armament, military hardware, wounded and ill out of the theatre of war and directly of the zone of combat operations including those from the sites with length of 600−800 m;

− provision of the humanitarian actions in the zones of regional conflicts, emergency situations and disasters;

− transportation of various cargoes.

 After modernization, which was completed in September 2012, till 31.03.2014 the airplane performed 122 flights and flew 220 hours. In total it carried out 753 flights with total flight duration of 930 hours 48 minutes.

Maldivian mulls acquiring an A330 to expand international network

Maldivian is considering acquiring an A330 later this year as it looks to expand its international network.
Using its only A320-200, Maldivian will launch services to Wuhan in June with the A321 and A330 likely to be used in opening up the north China market - Beijing Capital in particular.

 The state-backed airline's move to increase its international presence will, however, bring it into direct competition with local rival Mega Maldives Airwhich recently announced plans to expand its longhaul network with the arrival of four 757s and an extra B767 in 2015 and 2016.

Spain's Air Europa to lease Privilege Style's B767

Air Europa is to lease a B767-300(ER), EC-LZO (msn 27902), from fellow Spanish operator, Privilege Style, for use on the former's Madrid Barajas to New York JFK Summer flights.

Taiwan's China Airlines revises its maiden B777-300(ER) services

China Airlines has revised its planned maiden B777-300(ER) routes to now include daily flights from Taipei Taoyuan to Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi effective October 1.

South Korea's Asiana mulls setting up own Low Cost Carrier

Asiana Airlines is considering whether or not to set up a new, wholly-owned Low Cost Carrier to partner Air Busan, in which it holds a 46% share.