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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Airline Finance News Europe) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Air India issues RFPs for A320s and 737s Air India and its affiliates have unveiled Requests For Proposals (RFP) for the lease of Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft due for delivery from this year onwards.

Tender documents seen by ch-aviation show the Indian carrier is looking to dry-lease fourteen A320ceo/neo aircraft with delivery scheduled for between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2019. Contracts will range from six to twelve years. The A320-200 jets are to be powered by CFM International CFM56-5B4/3 engines while the A320neo jets should use either CFM LEAP-1A26 or Pratt & Whitney PW1127G-JM motors. In its tender for the dry-lease of five new 737-800s, Air India Express said it would require the jets for a period of eight years with an option to extend the lease by four more years. The aircraft, which are to be powered by CFM56-7B27/3 motors, should be delivered before the end of next year and will operate on five-year long contracts. The RFPs expire on January 15 and 23 respectively. Sun, Jan 4, 2015

Qatar AirwaysO 1st A350 accompanies its 4th A380 for delivery to Qatar Departing Toulouse on its delivery flight to Qatar AirwaysO base in Doha, is the airlineOs first A350 XWB accompanied by its big sister A380 [ETH] the fourth for Qatar Airways which is also making its first journey home.

With the delivery of this A350, the airline becomes the first carrier in the world to operate every family of AirbusO modern airliner portfolio, comprising the A320, A330/A340, A350 and A380. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Cyprus Airways to be closed after the holidays Cyprus Airways is facing potential imminent closure after the New Year holidays according to a news report by the Cypriot newspaper Kathimerini. According to the report, Alecos Michaelides, the country's chairman of the Air Licensing Authority has given Cyprus Airways until January 8 to present fully audited financial statements for the 2014 financial year and to "provide evidence that is a going concern". Cyprus Airways is also under investigation by the European Union which is planning to rule in 2015 whether a 2012 rescue package and 2013 capital increase by the Cypriot government violated EU state aid rules. A shadow of its former self, Cyprus Airways currently operates six Airbus A320-200s. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Jetairfly to operate ex-AeroMxico Boeing 737-700 for ECAir Jetairfly, based at Brussels National, has won a...

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