October 10, 2016
Industry analysts have suggested that engine delivery problems may have derailed Pratt & Whitney's bid to recapture the single aisle commercial engine business from GE.
Lessor AerCap has signed a deal to place five Embraer E2 regional jets - which are still undergoing flight test - with Turkey's Borajet. This marks the first lease arrangement to be signed for the Embraer E2 aircraft.
The third Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) prototype made its first flight this past week.
Qatar Airways has announced a letter of intent for the purchase of 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, expressing its frustration with delivery delays in Airbus' A320 NEO program. Qatar Airways was originally expected to be the launch customer for the A320 NEO, but backed out when the initial aircraft experienced engine start-up delays.
Mexico's VivaAerobus has taken delivery of its first A320 NEO. The Airline has 52 A320 NEO family aircraft on order, including 40 A320 NEOs and 12 A321 NEOs. VivaAerobus' NEO aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared TurboFan engines.
Sri Lanka Airlines has announced a lease arrangement for 6 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft. Four of the aircraft would come from Air Lease Corporation and two from AerCap. Deliveries are expected between 2017 and 2018.