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LATAM Airlines Group orders 28 A320neo, cancels A350s
10.08.2021 – 02:03 UTC
LATAM Airlines Group has placed a tentative order for twenty-eight A320neo Family aircraft directly from Airbus, while at the same time cancelling its remaining unfilled order for two A350-1000s.
The South American holding announced the new order in a press release without going into details concerning delivery timelines or variants.
“The purchase of these highly efficient aircraft is a sign of the commitment we have made with the transformation towards a carbon-neutral LATAM in 2050. At the same time, these 70 aircraft [including 42 previously ordered units] reinforce the connectivity scale of the region. We will continue working responsibly to exit Chapter 11 with a fleet that accompanies the group’s new challenges,” Chief Executive Roberto Alvo said.
The order remains subject to US Bankruptcy Court consent as it is supervising LATAM’s Chapter 11 restructuring.
The motion request was heavily redacted but offers certain additional details, including that the pool of 28 aircraft comprises both A320-200N and A321-200N variants. In addition, the group disclosed that the order was a part of a…
Delta Air Lines to acquire used A350s, B737-900(ER)s
15.07.2021 – 00:33 UTC
Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has signed agreements to lease seven second-hand A350-900s from AerCap and buy twenty-nine B737-900(ER)s.
“These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s future. As we look past the pandemic, Delta’s disciplined, innovative approach to fleet renewal positions us for growth as travel demand returns, while enhancing the customer experience and supporting our sustainability commitments,” Chief Executive Ed Bastian said.
AerCap said all seven A350-900s would deliver in the third and fourth quarters of 2021. Neither the lessor nor the carrier disclosed the identity of the aircraft. However, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module indicates that AerCap owns seven stored units of the types, including three previously operated by LATAM Airlines Brasil (JJ, Sao Paulo Congonhas) and four by Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int’l), all of which are between 2.4 and 4.7 years of age.
Delta’s current A350 fleet comprises sixteen aircraft, including one dry leased from AerCap. The carrier has a further twenty A350-900s on order, including ten directly…
LATAM Airlines to sell nine B767s under restructuring plan
05.07.2021 – 00:17 UTC
LATAM Airlines Group has filed a request with the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to authorise the sale of nine B767-300(ER)s, operated by LATAM Airlines Brasil (JJ, Sao Paulo Congonhas), to Jetran.
The application involves:
PT-MOB (msn 40592),
PT-MOC (msn 41746),
PT-MSS (msn 41748),
PT-MOA (msn 41995),
PT-MOE (msn 41996),
PT-MOF (msn 41997),
PT-MSW (msn 42213),
PT-MSX (msn 41993), and
PT-MSZ (msn 41994).
All of them were delivered to LAN Airlines (LA, Santiago de Chile Int’l) prior to its merger with TAM Linhas Aéreas in 2012 and 2013 as one of the last passenger B767s to be produced. They are financed through finance lease agreements with Tagua Leasing LLC and Golondrina Leasing LLC, two Delaware-based special purpose vehicles. LATAM disclosed that the leases are supported by EXIM Bank (United States of America).
The carrier is selling all nine B767-300(ER)s together with their General Electric CF6-80C2BB6 engines.
LATAM said that if the court…