Swedish unit of Norwegian to lease A320 with crew
The Norwegian orders 50+30 B737 MAX 8s
31.05.2022 – 09:55 UTC
Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has placed a tentative order with Boeing (BOE, Washington National) for fifty B737-8s with options for another 30 units, primarily for fleet renewal rather than growth.
The carrier said deliveries of the 50 aircraft on firm order are scheduled for 2025-2028, matching the expiration of its current B737-800 leases. As such, the order involves a “limited net increase to the company’s current fleet”.
The contract is expected to be finalized by the end of June 2022, subject to closing requirements.
“This is a landmark agreement that charts the course by which Norwegian will own a large portion of its fleet. This will result in lower overall costs and increased financial strength, allowing us to further consolidate our northern stronghold,” said Chairman Svein Harald Øygard. said.
“The overall terms achieved are attractive to Norwegian, and the agreement fits well with our long-term fleet strategy and route program. The deal will also significantly strengthen the company’s equity, further consolidating Norwegian’s financial position,” added Managing Director Geir Karlsen.
Malta’s Airhub Airlines seeks more used narrow bodies
10.05.2022 – 06:45 UTC
Airhub Airlines (GJM, Malta Int’l) has issued a request for proposals for the supply of up to six narrow-body A320 Family or B737 Family aircraft.
Maltese specialist ACMI/charter is looking for aircraft that are 20 years old or younger and certified to EASA standards. His preference is for planes with a one-class layout, all in economy class. Ideally, they should not undergo scheduled heavy maintenance for at least 3,000 hours, 1,000 cycles and 18 months.
Airhub Airlines is open to various forms of aircraft ownership, including operating lease, finance lease, outright purchase, lease-purchase or management. He plans to induct the aircraft between June 1 and November 1, 2022. Lease terms have not been set.
The deadline for submitting offers is May 24, 2022.
The tender will potentially triple the size of the carrier’s narrow body fleet. The advanced ch-aviation fleets module shows that Airhub Airlines currently operates three A320-200s (all three leased from World Star Aviation), alongside two A330-300s and two A340-300s. Two of the A320s are…