Air New Zealand (ANZ) has taken delivery of its first of 13 Airbus A321neos, with the aircraft scheduled to enter service Nov. 23. The first scheduled commercial flight is expected to be from Auckland to Brisbane. The second A321neo delivery is expected “in the coming weeks,” the carrier said. ANZ ordered 13 A320neo-family aircraft for its short-haul international fleet, comprising seven of the A321neo version and six A320neos. Most of these are due to be delivered through late 2019. They will replace A320ceos on routes to Australia and the Pacific Islands.

United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10. The Chicago-based carrier is the first North American airline to take delivery of the type, and the first to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet.

Airbus will fly an airBaltic A220-300 to five cities in four countries as part of a world demonstration tour. The aircraft will first attend the Zhuhai airshow (China) from Nov. 5-9 before flying to Chengdu Nov. 9. The aircraft will continue on its journey with a stopover in Koh Samui (Thailand) on Nov. 10 before flying to Kathmandu (Nepal) on Nov. 11. Then the airBaltic A220 will go to Istanbul (Turkey) on Nov. 12 before returning to its home base in Riga (Latvia) Nov. 14.

CDB Leasing announced the signing of a lease agreement for three new Airbus A320-200neo aircraft with Vietnam’s new startup carrier, Bamboo Airways.

Aviation Capital has established an operating company in Hong Kong, SMBC Aviation Capital Hong Kong Ltd., which will cement its footprint in the region.

Air Botswana took delivery of its first of two ATR 72-600s. The second is planned for delivery before the end of the year.