New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Finance & Leasing News Asia / Pacific) Oct 23, 2011
Air Lease Corporation Air Lease Corporation Announces Additional Acquisitions and Lease Placements. Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announces continuing lease placements and acquisitions of 12 additional aircraft. OALC remains focused on growing our global customer base by providing customized fleet planning solutions for each of our airline partners. These lease placements illustrate our continued progress towards achieving ALCOs goal of 100 aircraft in our fleet by the end of 2011,O said Marc Baer, Executive Vice President of ALC. ALC has concluded the following lease placements from its order book: [yen]One new Airbus A330-300 leased to Asiana Airlines (Korea). [yen]Two new Boeing 737-800s (MSNs 41299 and 41300) leased to Korean Airlines. [yen]Two new Embraer 190 LRs leased to Aeromexico. [yen]One Boeing 737-800 (MSN 37772) leased to Air Berlin. ALC has additionally acquired the following aircraft: [yen]Two Airbus A320-200s (MSNs 4681 and 3203) leased to Vueling (Spain). [yen]One Airbus A330-200 (MSN 1016) leased to Avianca (Colombia). [yen]One Airbus A330-200 (MSN 456) leased to Thomas Cook (United Kingdom). [yen]One Boeing 737-800 (MSN 33027) leased to Gol Airlines (Brazil). [yen]One Boeing 737-700 (MSN 30279) leased to Southwest Airlines. Oct 17, 2011
Air New Zealand, ATR Air New Zealand orders 7 ATR 72-600s. Air New Zealand (NZ) has ordered seven ATR 72-600s, plus five options, in a deal worth USD270 million at list prices. Deliveries will begin in October 2012 and are expected to be completed by 2016. NZ operates 11 ATR 72-500 aircraft through its subsidiary carrier, Mount Cook Airline. WednesdayOs announcement effectively doubles the airlineOs ATR fleet, if all options are exercised. NZ CEO Rob Fyfe said the carrier needs to expand its fleet Onot only to add frequencies on existing routes but to step up from smaller aircraft types.O He said the airline believes the ATR 72-600 is the Omost cost-effective, environmentally conscious and customer-friendly aircraft available in its market segment.O Oct 20, 2011
Air New Zealand, ATR Air New Zealand has ordered seven ATR 72-600 aircraft, with options for another five, to boost its domestic regional connections. The first of the 68-seat turboprops will be delivered in October 2012, followed by a second in December that year, two in 2013 and one each year for three years after, said the Star Alliance carrier. The purchase options can be exercised for delivery between 2014 and 2016, it added. The list price for the aircraft is $270 million, said Air New Zealand. Oct 19, 2011
Boeing, China Eastern, China Southern, Airbus Boeing sees more Dreamliner cancellations, still upbeat. China Eastern Airlines (MU) has canceled an order for 24 Boeing 787s and replaced it with an order for 45 737s, citing delivery delays and a weakening economy, it was reported Monday afternoon. MU placed its Dreamliner order in 2005. In November an agency insider said the carrier was considering canceling 15 787s because of the aircraft programOs continuous delays. In a major blow to Boeing, MU has ordered 15 Airbus A330s. The new order became apparent in the same Hong Kong regulatory filing in which MU revealed it was canceling an order for 24 Boeing 787s. The new Airbus order comprises 12 A330-200s and three A330-300s. MU said they will facilitate its international...