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    Azerbaijan Airlines Expands By Confirming Order for More Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    BAKU, Azerbaijan, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Azerbaijan Airlines announced late April 2023 the national flag carrier has ordered eight 787-8 Dreamliners to support the growth of its long-haul fleet. The super-efficient jets will enable the Central Asian carrier to profitably open new routes from Azerbaijan and boost capacity for inbound tourism.

    Courtesy Boeing Company

    Leaders from both companies, including Jahangir Asgarov, president of Azerbaijan Airlines, and Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, celebrated the order at a signing ceremony at the airline’s hub in Baku. In July 2022, Boeing and the carrier announced a commitment to purchase four 787s; since then, the order was finalized for eight airplanes and unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

    “The successful development of the country’s civil aviation has become possible thanks to the continuous support and attention of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The signing of a contract with Boeing for the purchase of modern wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliners is an important step in modernizing the fleet and increasing the level of AZAL air transportation,” said Asgarov.

    More than 85 customers around the world have placed orders for more than 1,600 787 Dreamliners, making the 787 the fastest selling twin-aisle airplane in history. Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family’s fuel efficiency, flexibility and range have enabled airlines to open more than 350 new nonstop routes, such as Azerbaijan Airlines’ recent connection between Baku and New Delhi.

    “The 787 has helped position Azerbaijan Airlines as the leading carrier across Central Asia, with the airplane’s flexibility and capability opening Azerbaijan up to increased tourism and economic growth,” said Deal. “For more than 20 years we have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with Azerbaijan Airlines and this order for Dreamliners is a testament to the strength of our product family and the relationship between our companies.”

    Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced engines, the 787 Dreamliner can fly up to 20% more passengers while reducing fuel use and emissions by 25% compared to the airplanes it replaces. The 787-8’s range reaches up to 13,530 km in a typical two-class configuration, enabling Azerbaijan Airlines to grow its network across Europe, Asia and beyond.

    Azerbaijan Airlines is one of the largest carriers in Central Asia, serving 40 destinations across 25 countries, with a fleet that includes Boeing 757, 767 and 787 jets.

    Source Boeing / Edited By Airline Adviser 05/06/23

    Delta, LATAM to launch code sharing partnership in Latin America


    Courtesy Airline Adviser

    Delta and LATAM will launch code sharing for flights operated by certain LATAM affiliates in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru beginning in the first quarter of 2020, pending receipt of applicable government approvals.

    The codeshare will offer customers increased connectivity between up to 74 onward destinations in the United States and up to 51 onward destinations in South America. Important step begins to deliver benefits to customers with expanded connectivity to up to 51 destinations in South America

    Delta expects to expand codeshare opportunities to include more destinations in the near future. The airlines are also working toward introducing frequent flyer program reciprocity and reciprocal lounge access.

    “This is an important milestone for customers as we begin to deliver on the transformative partnership between Delta and LATAM announced earlier this year,” said Steve Sear, Delta President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “Once fully realized, this partnership will give us the ability to offer our shared customers an industry-leading network and superior service across the Americas.”

    In September, Delta and LATAM announced an agreement that would bring together the leading airlines in North and South America, which once fully implemented will offer significantly expanded travel options for customers with access to 435 destinations worldwide. The enhanced cooperation is subject to governmental and regulatory approvals.

    Source Delta Airlines / Edited by Fire and Aviation TV / Provided to Airline Adviser 12/03/19

    SunExpress Sign Order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/PRNewswire/ — SunExpress is exercising options for 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to continue renewing its fleet and growing its position in the leisure travel industry, the airline and Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced at the Dubai Airshow.

    The purchase, valued at $1.2 billion according to list prices, adds to a previous SunExpress order for 32 MAX airplanes. “We have a long standing, strong and trustful relationship with Boeing and thus we decided to turn our option into an order. We stand behind our strategic decision to phase the 737 MAX into our fleet for all of its economic and ecological advantages, mid- and long-term,” says Jens Bischof, CEO of SunExpress. “We have full confidence that Boeing will deliver us a safe, reliable, and efficient aircraft.

    The airline, which specializes in offering direct connections between Europe, Turkey and popular holiday destinations, has achieved significant growth in recent years as it steadily expanded its fleet of mainly Boeing 737 airplanes. Last year, SunExpress’ passenger count climbed to nearly 10 million across roughly 100 destinations.

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/27/19

    EgyptAir Adds More Boeing 787s to Fleet

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, EgyptAir is growing its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with an agreement to lease two more airplanes from AerCap, the airline announced at the Dubai Airshow. The Egyptian flag carrier unveiled it had selected the super-efficient airplane to modernize its fleet during the last Dubai Airshow in 2017.

    The carrier began operating the 787-9 this year, deploying the Dreamliner on new direct flights from its hub in Cairo to Washington, D.C., and other cities. EGYPTAIR says the 787s have delivered on the Dreamliner’s promise of unmatched efficiency, providing a 23-percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to the airplanes they replaced.

    “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has outperformed our expectations, helping us significantly reduce our fuel use and emissions, while bringing comfort to our passengers,” said Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company. “We look forward to growing our network with additional 787-9 airplanes and flying more passengers to their destinations at an affordable cost.”

    To maintain its fleet of 787s, the carrier also announced agreements with Boeing this week that would provide EgyptAir with global access to critical aircraft components, including a Landing Gear Exchange and Quick Engine Change kit solutions.

    EgyptAir joins other 787 operators in expanding its commitment to the Dreamliner program after experiencing the airplane in revenue service. More than half of all 787 customers have placed repeat orders for the airplane, helping the Dreamliner become the fastest-selling widebody airplane in history. The biggest 787 customer is Dublin-based AerCap with 117 airplanes owned and on order. AerCap will lease a total of eight 787s to EgyptAir.

    Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly said, “AerCap is very proud to continue to support EgyptAir’s widebody fleet renewal program and sustainable growth ambitions. We thank our friends and partners at EgyptAir for their continued confidence in AerCap and we look forward to working with the EgyptAir and Boeing teams as these aircraft deliver.”

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/27/19

    Flynas firms up 10 A321XLRs

    Courtesy Airbus

    Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has signed a firm order for 10 A321XLRs at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement was signed by Bandar Almohanna, flynas Chief Executive Officer and Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer. In 2016, flynas signed an agreement for 80 A320neo family and currently operates a fleet of 27 A320ceos and 4 A320neos.

    In 2018, the airline transported more than 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights. The airline is currently operating over 1,200 flights weekly to 17 domestic destinations and 53 international destinations.

    Source Airbus / Edited By Airline Adviser 11/27/19

    GECAS orders 12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft

    Courtesy Airbus

    Courtesy Airbus A321XLR

    GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE], has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs.

    The agreement for the A321XLR includes an order for 13 new planes and the upsizing of seven A321s in its existing backlog. The latest order takes the total number of A330 Family aircraft ordered by GECAS to 45 and all variants of the A320 Family to 588.

    At the Dubai Airshow, Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said: “Having one of the world’s most respected and influential lessors invest in the A321XLR and the A330neo, speaks volumes on their global appeal, versatility and solid value as an asset. Airbus thanks GECAS on its wise investment and endorsement of the A330neo.”

    The A330neo Family is the new generation A330, comprising two versions: the A330-800 and A330-900 sharing 99 percent commonality. It builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing fuel consumption by about 25 percent per seat versus previous generation competitors and increasing range by up to 1,500 nm compared to the majority of A330s in operation.

    Source Airbus / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/27/19

    Air Senegal Orders Eight Airbus 220 Aircraft

    Courtesy Airbus

    Air Senegal, the new national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft. The MoU was signed in the presence of HE Alioune SARR, Minister of Tourism and Transport Senegal.

    The A220s’ efficiency will enable Air Senegal to reduce the airline’s operating costs while offering passengers unrivalled comfort throughout its fleet. Earlier in 2019, the carrier was the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation widebody aircraft, the A330neo, featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB.

    Mr. Ibrahima Kane Air Senegal CEO said: “These new A220 aircraft will contribute to develop our long-haul network to Europe and our regional network in Africa. Combined with our recent A330neo aircraft, this new Airbus fleet reveals Air Senegal’s ambition to offer the best travel experience for our passengers.”

    “The number of A220s operation on the African continent is steadily growing and we are proud to add Senegal’s new flag carrier in our list of A220 African customers. Offering the lowest operating costs in its category, the A220 is the best aircraft for airlines to launch new domestic and international routes efficiently,” said Christian Scherer Chief Commercial officer Airbus.

    Source Airbus / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/27/19

    Airbus Receives Additional Order From Easyjet

    Courtesy Airbus

    EasyJet has exercised purchase rights to increase its fleet of A320neos by 12 new aircraft. The agreement takes the carrier’s total order for the A320neo Family to 159 aircraft and its overall orders for Airbus single aisles to 480 A320 Family.

    EasyJet currently operates over 1,000 routes with a fleet of 333 A320 Family aircraft (39 A320neo Family and 294 A320ceo Family) and serves over 155 European airports in over 30 countries. From its first A320 Family delivery in 2003, easyJet has grown to operate Europe’s largest A320 Family fleet and is also Europe’s largest customer for the NEO.

    Source Airbus / Edited by airline Adviser 11/27/19

    Biman Bangladesh Airlines Announce Order for Two 787-9 Dreamliners

    Courtesy Boeing

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) announced at the 2019 Dubai Airshow that the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet with two additional airplanes valued at $585 million at list prices.

    The purchase – recorded in October as an unidentified order on Boeing’s website – complements Biman’s fleet of 787-8 jets with the larger and longer-range 787-9 variant. The national flag carrier of Bangladesh says the addition of the 787-9 will help modernize its fleet and expand its international network.

    “One of our key priorities is to have a modern fleet with technologically-advanced airplanes that will enable us to expand our international reach,” said Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, Former Chief of Air Staff, Chairman Board of Directors, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. “While we have a good domestic network, we plan to extend our international network to include more destinations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The 787 with its technological superiority, excellent operational performance and passenger experience will enable us to achieve that goal,” he added.

    The 787-9 is part of a three-member family that offers long range and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. For Biman Bangladesh, the 787-9 can carry 298 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and fly up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kms) while reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent compared to older airplanes.

    “Biman Bangladesh is showing us the powerful potential of the Dreamliner family. Just last month, the airline launched a new non-stop flight from its hub in Dhaka to Medina, Saudi Arabia. It’s a great example of the 787-8 serving as a ‘market opener.’ And now, Biman adds the 787-9 which brings more seats, more range and more cargo-carry capability for the routes that need it. The two will form a profitable network solution for Biman,” said Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

    Boeing also provides services that help Biman operate more efficiently. As part of a multiyear agreement, the airline’s pilots this year began using the Jeppesen Flite Deck Pro X electronic flight bag (EFB) platform to access mobile charts and navigational information, increasing their situational awareness on the ground and in the air.

    Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has enabled the opening of more than 250 new point-to-point routes and saved more than 45 billion pounds of fuel. Designed with the passenger in mind, the 787 family delivers an unparalleled experience with the largest windows of any commercial jet, large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag, comfortable cabin air that is cleaner and more humid and includes soothing LED lighting.

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/18/19


    Emirates Airline orders 50 A350XWB

    Courtesy Airbus

    Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The order was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

    HH Sheikh Ahmed said: “Today, we are pleased to sign a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This follows a thorough review of various aircraft options and of our own fleet plans. It is Emirates’ long-standing strategy to invest in modern and efficient aircraft, and we are confident in the performance of the A350 XWB.

    “Complementing our A380s and 777s, the A350s will give us added operational flexibility in terms of capacity, range and deployment. In effect, we are strengthening our business model to provide efficient and comfortable air transport services to, and through, our Dubai hub.”

    Sheikh Ahmed added: “This deal reflects our confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector and is a strong affirmation of Dubai’s strategy to be a global nexus connected to cities, communities and economies via a world-class and modern aviation sector.”

    The A350 XWB offers by design unrivalled operational flexibility and efficiency for all market segments – up to ultra-long haul (17,900km). Its Airspace by Airbus cabin is the quietest of any twin-aisle aircraft and offers passengers and crews the most modern in-flight flying experience. The aircraft features the latest aerodynamic design, a carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies result in 25% lower operating costs, as well as 25% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared with previous-generation competing aircraft – demonstrating Airbus’ commitment to minimize its environmental impact while remaining at the cutting edge of air travel.

    Source Airbus / Edited By Airline Adviser 11/18/19

    Air Arabia orders 120 Airbus A320neo aircraft, including XLRs

    Courtesy Airbus

    Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The agreement was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow in the presence of Air Arabia’s Chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Adel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer Air Arabia and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

    Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce today one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to support our growth plans. This new milestone underpins not only our solid financial fundamentals but also the strength of our multi-hub growth strategy that we have adopted over the years while remaining focused on efficiency, performance and passenger experience.” He added: “The addition of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR complements our existing fleet and allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model. We look forward to working with Airbus and receiving the first delivery.”

    Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Air Arabia, this is a great endorsement for the A320neo Family which will allow the airline to tap into new markets. We are committed to supporting the fast expansion of Air Arabia and the region”

    Air Arabia is an all Airbus operator with a total fleet of 54 A320 Family aircraft including the A321LR. All aircraft will feature a comfortable single-class cabin with one of the most generous seat pitches today.

    The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR and with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft.

    Source Airbus / Edited by Airline Adviser 11/18/19

    New Orleans Airports New Terminal

    No rain no storms no power outages will stop the move to anew terminal. Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport is beginning a brand-new chapter in the history of the airport itself. Starting Wednesday November 6, 2019 with a new entrance to a great new bigger and better airport terminal.

    Even though we all move forward with changes the true older more nostalgic airport has a lot of history and stories they will leave behind. Without a doubt it’s a huge project that many have yet to accomplish. There are airports that make changes to existing terminals due to restrains of building out. Others well others just try and make do.

    It’s an exciting time in the city’s history for this new terminal but there will be some confusion and nervous travelers. This is where you need to give yourself say around 2 hours before travelling due to new routes and entrance of the airport.

    From ride share to even private transportation its going to take time to get use to this. Police department is going to have extra officers on hand to help those travelers along with airport officials its going to be all hands-on deck. We are all excited for this but there will be patience needed too by everyone travelling.

    Source Airline Adviser 11/05/19

    Thomas Cook Major Loss To Industry

    Monday September 23 in United Kingdom in the early hours Thomas Cook the world’s oldest travel company ceased operations. Therefore, Thomas Cook Airlines no longer flying stranded passengers everywhere. The best thing though is the United Kingdom made sure that would not be the case with the biggest air lift since the world war 2. This is one event the C.A.A. and British Government had plans in place if this event came about.

    Condor Airlines is appealing to the German government as they were a major provider and link to Thomas Cook Airlines. They are still flying as we currently writing this article. Lufthansa may step in when it comes to Condor Airlines. This is yet to be decided and mentioned by Lufthansa . Condor Airlines long before Thomas Cook logos were placed on the aircraft and operated by was a strong airline. The earlier days when Boeing 707 and DC-10 aircraft were in the fleet it would not be without charter flights along with regular flight schedules.

    So far in 2019 there are many airlines that have ceased to fly the skies with many others mentioning that they are in financial trouble. Not since the late 80’s with deregulation in the states have we or the industry seen so much change. It’s not over yet more to come in the next 18 – 24 months there be more going and new start ups showing . The latest in a string of airlines are Jet Airways from India, Aigle Azur and XL Airways from France. Today September 23, 2019 in the early hours of the morning Thomas Cook Airlines, British based along with the world’s oldest tour operator ceased operations. For months there was public knowledge of Thomas Cooks trouble and this is where the C.A.A. and British government had a plan where they are fully prepared. We applaud them for this, and many other countries could learn from them.

    At Airline Adviser were not just a website therefore you do not see tons of articles in our news section. We provide many services and are very professional with the industry including consulting. For daily news and updates it is best to see our twitter account @AirlineAdviser . This is our ONLY twitter account for our company and yes, we work together with others. We travel from time to time and keep our pulse and passion to provide the best up to date analysis of the industry. Our heart and prayers go out to those who lose their jobs and for the those affected.

    Source Airline Adviser 09/23/19

    Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to AerCap and Azul

    Courtesy Embraer

    São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer delivered last week from its main facility in São José dos Campos, its first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft. The recipients are AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. Azul is the global launch operator for the E195-E2 and has placed firm orders for 51 of the type. The airline will receive another five aircraft in 2019.

    Azul is configuring the E195-E2 in a single class layout with 136 seats and will deploy the aircraft on several domestic and international routes.

    “Over the last 10 years Azul revolutionized the Brazilian aviation market. We have helped to double the domestic market by providing service to regions, cities and communities that have never had service before, all thanks to the Embraer E195-E1 aircraft. Now with the E195-E2 we are ready to launch the next chapter in Brazilian aviation. We could not be more proud to bring this Brazilian aircraft, built with Brazilian technology and innovation to the Brazilian skies”, said David Neeleman, Azul’s founder and chairman of the board. “The E2 represents the next significant step in Azul’s fleet transformation, further powering our margin expansion story well into the years to come”, concluded Neeleman.

    “Everyone at AerCap is thrilled to deliver the world’s first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Azul. We have no doubt that this incredible aircraft will drive two of Brazil’s global leaders to new heights. We wish both Embraer and Azul every success with the E-Jets E2 program and we look forward to working with both for many, many years to come,” said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap.

    In April, the E195-E2 received its Type Certificate from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

    Flight tests confirmed that the aircraft is better than its original specification. Fuel consumption is 1.4% lower than expected – that’s 25.4% less fuel per seat compared to the current-generation E195. Maintenance costs are 20% lower. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, having the lowest levels of external noise and emissions.

    Like the E190-E2, the E195-E2 has the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 09/16/19

    Storms, Strikes, Delays, Demonstrations, and Heat

    Well it’s been a tough Summer for the airline industry world-wide. From thunderstorms in the Summer to Airlines with fleets of Boeing Max 8 aircraft being grounded  makes for delays and cancellations. A very hot Summer that gives many areas heat beyond records can also cause flight delays. Strikes from various parts of the world from some airline pilots to airport ground crews like those of Barcelona in Spain. Even cargo airlines have had there fair share of problems this summer 2019.

    Some airlines themselves suffer from breakdowns disputes and demonstrations we have seen more than ever in Hong Kong. We at Airline Adviser cover worldwide in the industry and are here for you. Simply for up to date reporting see our twitter site @AirlineAdviser . This gives us the tools to provide you the most crucial information. Without a doubt being there keeping you informed and advise as to what’s happening regarding those airlines or airports that might be affected.

    Now that Hurricane Season has shown us how many of us should take it seriously without a doubt. Having been in many in South Florida and our experience in both fire and aviation industry our dedication to keeping you up to date is in our heart. We are your source in many ways. At this time Hurricane Dorian is approaching east coast of Florida with uncertainty of exact path and scale. May reports say it can be as dangerous as a category 4 or slightly less. Either way it is a strong and dangerous one that has anyone from Key West- Miami all the way up to Jacksonville and all parts inland concerned. Monday Labor Day is projected to make land fall and many like us are monitoring.

    We are not just a website therefore we strong suggest you stay update with us like many others on twitter. Our feeds can be observed on the home page bottom right of our site Do not forget major airports you can see at our airports and facilities page. All major airlines will be monitoring just as we are same goes for airports. We will be with them too sharing this. Please be safe and remember safety first.

    Airline Adviser 08/29/19