Malaysian carrier AirAsia announced last week that they have signed a joint venture agreement to launch a new Chinese start-up, AirAsia China. AirAsia representatives have hinted that the aircraft of choice for the new carrier would be Chinese manufactured COMAC C919.
AirAsia China is planned to be based in Zhengzhou, in the Henan Province of China, situated on the Yellow River. The venture is to run in partnership with the Everbright Group. The group already has operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.
Air Canada has outlined proposed plans for the deployment of two B737 MAX aircraft due to enter its fleet by the end of 2017. The new narrowbodies are likely to be used on routes from Victoria Int’l to Toronto Pearson and Montréal Trudeau as well as between Calgary and Halifax, as reported by Skies Magazine.
The 737 MAX 8 is expected to replace the A320, whilst the 737 MAX 9 is expected to supplement the Airbus A321. Bombardier’s new C-Series aircraft are expected to replace Air Canada’s fleet of Airbus A319s and Embraer E-190s, starting in 2019.
British carrier Monarch Airlines has received their first Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The single aisle twin jet will be used for crew familiarisation flights before the airline’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft arrive in 2018.
Boeing 737-82R(WL) TC-AAY (MSN 40874) arrived at Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) at 8:57 AM on the 18th of May, after a 3 hour 31 minute delivery flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ).