Mark Nensel

Americas Editor,
Air Transport World
Volaris Airbus A320
Volaris posts $2 million 2Q net profit on cost-cutting program 
Mexican ultra-LCC Volaris posted a MXP38 million ($2 million) net profit for 2018 second quarter, reversing a MXP508 million net loss in 2Q 2017.
British Airways commits to additional 777-300ERs
British Airways said it will commit to three Boeing 777-300ERs, which the carrier will take on operating leasing with an as-yet unidentified lessor.
Airbus secures MOU for 10 A320neos from another unidentified customer
Airbus gained a commitment for 10 additional A320neos at Farnborough July 19, as an unidentified customer signed an MOU agreeing to the purchase, valued at approximately $1.1 billion.
Lessor Novus Aviation Capital to purchase up to four 777-300ERs
Dubai-based lessor Novus Aviation Capital made its first direct purchase agreement with US manufacturer Boeing at the Farnborough Air Show July 19, committing to buy up to four 777-300ERs valued at about $1.4 billion at list prices.
Boeing gains new commitments for 100 737 MAXs and 15 787-9s
Boeing secured order commitments from three separate undisclosed customers at the Farnborough Air Show June 19 valued at nearly $16 billion combined.
Rendering of Airbus A330-800 in Uganda Airlines’ livery
Revived Uganda flag carrier orders CRJ900s, A330neos
Seventeen years after it ceased operations, a revived Uganda Airlines has ordered four Bombardier CRJ900s and agreed to purchase two Airbus A330-800neos, the two manufacturers said July 18.
Boeing forecast presentation at Farnborough
Airbus, Boeing forecast doubling in aircraft demand, services by 2037
Airbus and Boeing each released 20-year market forecasts at the Farnborough Air Show July 17, with the European manufacturer focusing largely on the commercial aircraft services market and the US manufacturer highlighting fleet projections.
Airbus A330neo
Undisclosed customers commit to A320neo, A330neo family aircraft
A pair of undisclosed Airbus customers have committed to $13.1 billion worth of new A320neo and A330neo aircraft.
Aviation Capital Group orders 20 737 MAX 8s
US lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s at the Farnborough Air Show July 17, bringing its total number of direct purchases of Boeing MAX aircraft to 100. The new order is valued at $2.3 billion at list prices.
GECAS orders up to 35 more Boeing 737-800 converted freighters
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) upped its order for Boeing converted freighters to a total of 50 737-800BCFs at the Farnborough Air Show July 18, with 20 firm orders and options for 15 more.
Level Airbus A330-200
IAG’s Level commits to two more A330s amid route expansion
International Airlines Group (IAG) and its long-haul LCC subsidiary Level committed to an additional two Airbus A330-200s at the Farnborough Air Show July 17.
L3 to provide simulators to three Chinese carriers
L3 Commercial Aviation will provide three Chinese airlines with flight simulator and training equipment—with the first of seven L3 RealitySeven full-flight simulators (FSS) set for delivery by the end of this year—the UK-based division of L3 Technologies said at the Farnborough Air Show July 17.
Taiwan startup Starlux signs MOU for 17 A350s
Taiwan startup Starlux Airlines plans to purchase 17 Airbus A350 XWBs, adding considerable long-haul capacity to the forthcoming airline’s fleet.
Brazil’s GOL converts 30 737 MAX 8s to MAX 10s
Brazilian carrier GOL Airlines plans to convert 30 of its current Boeing 737 MAX 8 orders to MAX 10 models, and has ordered an additional 15 MAX 8s, the company said at the Farnborough Air Show July 16.
Sichuan Airlines firms order for 10 A350-900s
China’s Sichuan Airlines firmed its previously announced order for 10 Airbus A350-900s at the Farnborough Air Show July 16, adding increased long-haul capacity to the airline’s all-Airbus fleet.
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