By Alex Derber
(c) Airfinance Journal, July 19, 2022
– Airline investor 777 Partners placed firm orders for 30 737 Max 8200 aircraft and agreed to a further 36 commitments for the high-density Max model. The aircraft have been earmarked for 777 Partners’ two airline investments: Flair Airlines in Canada and Bonza Airline in Australia.
– Porter Airlines exercised purchase rights and signed a firm order for 20 Embraer 195-E2 passenger aircraft, adding to its existing 30 orders. Porter’s first delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2022, when the Canadian carrier will become the North American launch customer for the E195-E2, while will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines.
– Aercap ordered five additional 787-9s, taking its existing and on-order portfolio for the widebody family to 125 units.
– Aviation Capital Group ordered 12 additional 737 Max 8s, which have expanded the lessor’s Max order book to 34 aircraft.
– Delta Air Lines confirmed additional orders for 12 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The US airline has now ordered 107 A220-family aircraft, the first of which it received in late 2018. The aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines.
– Alaska Air Group ordered eight additional Embraer 175 aircraft and took options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly for Horizon Air under a capacity purchase agreement with Alaska Airlines. Horizon is transitioning to an all-E175 fleet and Alaska said that with this order by 2026, if not sooner, Horizon will have a fleet of 50 E175s.
– Oriental Air Bridge ordered one ATR42-600 to support the Japanese airline’s domestic operations.
– Abelo signed an order for 10 ATR72-600s. The leasing company is also to confirm an order for 10 ATR 42-600S previously signed by Elix Aviation in 2019. First deliveries of the ATR72-600 will start in 2023, while the first STOL version will be delivered at the end of 2024.
– Pratt & Whitney announced that Porter Airlines has exercised purchase rights for another 20 GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft.
– Pratt & Whitney also announced Delta Air Lines has exercised purchase rights for another 12 GTF-powered A220-300 aircraft.