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The Pre-Owned A380

News this week about Singapore Airlines not renewing the lease on its first A380 has caused a flutter.  The considered opinion is that this is another piece of bad news for the Airbus program.  The Wall Street Journal has this view: “But it is another symbolic hit for...

Aeroflot grows fleet via Transaero collapse

Aeroflot looks it has plans to cherry-pick from the Transaero fleet.  Deals with some Russian lessors allow Aeroflot put selected Transaero aircraft back into service. Aeroflot signed an LoI with VEB-Leasing, Transaero’s largest Russian lessor, for nine Boeing 747s...

Transaero, Aeroflot and S7

The mechanism of the sale of Transaero to Aeroflot is the typical example of the traditional business model implemented by Russian companies controlled by the state in which there are no winners or losers and indefinitely reproduces management errors that sooner or...

Transaero – The Fallout

Russia´s aviation authority, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, announced on October 6 an unplanned inspection of Transaero. Local legislation allows authorities to launch such an inspection if they understand the carrier is in a poor financial situation and...

EDITORIAL – There are no winners when economic sanctions are imposed

The current political tensions in the Ukraine have resulted in economic sanctions imposed by the US and its western...

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