ANA Finalized Order of B737 MAX 8 and B777-8F
Boeing and ANA HOLDINGS, the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), finalized an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, with 10 options at the Farnborough International Airshow. In addition, ANA also converted two orders for the 777-9 passenger aircraft to the new 777-8 Freighter.
ANA became the first Japanese customer of the 737 MAX and also the first carrier in Asia to choose the 777-8 Freighter. However, this order was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
AerCap Order Five B787-9
AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced an order for five additional 787-9 jets.
"AerCap is the world's largest 787 customer and we are very pleased to strengthen that position with this order for five additional aircraft," said Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap.
With this order, AerCap now has 125 787 Dreamliners in its portfolio.
Aviation Capital Group Order 12 737 MAX 8
Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) has placed an order for 12 additional 737 MAX 8. The order was previously unidentified on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website.
Today's announcement will see ACG expand its 737 MAX order book to 34 airplanes, building upon order for nine 737-8s in May 2022.
BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF
Boeing and BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) today announced the lessor is growing its 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) fleet with a firm order for nine more 737-800BCF. The agreement brings BBAM’s 737-800BCF orders to 40 as strong demand for the single-aisle freighter continues.
BBAM will be the first customer to take delivery of a 737-800BCF conversion at a new conversion line set to open next year at KF Aerospace, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in Kelowna, British Columbia. Last year, Boeing announced it would open two 737-800BCF conversion lines at KF Aerospace beginning in 2023.
The 737-800BCF carries more payload – up to 23.9 tonnes (52,800 lbs.) – and flies farther – 2,025 nautical miles (3,750 km) compared to 737 Classic freighters.
Porter Airlines Orders 20 Embraer E195-E2s
Porter Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets, adding to their existing 30 firm orders. The deal, with a list price value of US$1.56 billion, brings Porter’s orders with Embraer to a total of up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft, with 50 firm commitments and 50 purchase rights.
Porter Airlines will be the North American launch customer for Embraer’s newest family of jets, the E2. Porter intends to deploy the E195-E2s to popular business and leisure destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Porter’s first delivery and entry into service is scheduled starting in the second half of 2022. The E195-E2 accommodates between 120 and 146 passengers. Configuration plans for Porter’s E2s will be revealed in due course.
Alaska Air Group Orders 8 New E175 Aircraft
Alaska Air Group announced plans to grow its regional fleet with an order of eight new additional E175 jets and options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The value of the contract, including options, is USD $1.12 billion based on list price. Horizon’s new 76-seat aircraft from this order will be delivered in Alaska’s livery and three-class configuration over the next four years starting in Q2 2023.
Earlier this year, Horizon Air announced it would move to a single fleet of all E175 jets. The carrier currently flies a mix of 31 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft and 30 E175s.
Delta Air Lines Orders 12 A220s
Delta Air Lines has firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft, bringing Delta’s total firm order for A220s to 107 aircraft - 45 A220-100s and 62 A220-300s. The A220s will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines.
Delta took delivery of its first Airbus A220 in October 2018, and was the first U.S. carrier to operate the aircraft type. As of the end of June 2022, Delta was operating a fleet of 388 Airbus aircraft, including 56 A220 aircraft, 249 A320 Family aircraft, 57 A330s and 26 A350-900 aircraft.
Earlier on Day 1 of Farnborough, Delta and Boeing confirmed an order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft:
Feel Air Signed a Letter of Intent for 36 ATRs
ATR has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for up to 36 aircraft with Feel Air Holdings.
Feel Air is a new Japanese regional airline holding company created to revitalise Japan’s regions. Feel Air will use its unique franchise business structure to gradually establish a family of regional airlines that will cover different areas within Japan.
The LOI confirms Feel Air’s commitment to the exclusive use of ATR aircraft for its domestic operations, with a fleet that will consist of both ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 aircraft, as well as the short take-off and landing variant, the ATR 42-600S, for easier access to smaller regional airports.