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Monatsarchive: Juli 2016

Allegiant Air orders twelve new A320s

Allegiant Air has placed an order for twelve new Airbus A320s. This marks the first order for new aircraft in the history of this company. Deliveries of these A320s will take place between 2017 and 2018.

Allegiant plans to replace their MD-80-fleet by 2019 with a mix of Airbus A319/320s. The small Boeing 757-fleet will also be retired.

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Aeronaves T.S.M takes additional MD-80SF

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced the 4th order for an MD-82SF freighter conversion from Aeronaves T.S.M. (TSM). The aircraft will be used for services on behalf of DHL.

Hawaiian Airlines expands B717-fleet by two additional aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines stated on July 21st 2016, that an agreement was reached for two additional Boeing 717-aircraft. Both aircraft will be delivered in early 2017 and the aircraft will allow Hawaiian Airlines „to add capacity during peak travel periods“.

Both aircraft will be leased for six years and both frames are currently in service with Volotea Airlines.

Andes plans to replace their MD-80s with Airbus A319s

Argentine company Andes Líneas Aéreas plans to replace their MD-80-fleet with Airbus A319s. The current fleet will be replaced by four A319s. Andes celebrated their 10th-anniversary a few days ago. Most sources claim that Andes currently operates four MD-80s and the introduction of the A319 would mean a 1:1-replacement of the MD-80-fleet.

Cobham flies B717s for QantasLink for another ten years

Under a new contract, Cobham Aviation Services will fly Boeing 717 aircraft on behalf of QantasLink for a further 10 years.

Meanwhile, Qantas is looking to purchase (currently leased) Boeing 717s and the airline is looking for second-hand examples.

I will update my website MD-80.com as soon as possible with all relevant information, regarding the decision to extend the agreement for Boeing 717s for another ten years.