UK budget carrier EasyJet has today taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines, at a ceremony in Toulouse. The re-engined narrowbody, configured in a 186-seat layout, also represents the airline's 300th A320-family aircraft delivery. EasyJet's first A320neo (below) will be based at London Luton airport and operate commercial flights from 16 June, to Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Madrid.
Dr Peters Group is looking at all options for its returning Airbus A380s, including parting-out, FlightGlobal understands. Part-out would not be considered for all the returning A380s, informed sources say. Other options in the frame include chartering of the aircraft, or remarketing to another lessee. A perceived lack of immediate secondary-market options is driving the German company to consider these options, financial sources suggest.
Vx Capital has raised $107 million for its private equity vehicle Vx Freighter Investment Fund (VXF). The fund will be used to acquire mid-life narrowbody jets for conversion from passenger to cargo configuration, says Vx Capital. VXF will own the aircraft, but they will be placed on lease to cargo airlines globally. The fund currently owns 10 freighters on lease and another 10 undergoing or awaiting cargo conversion, says Vx Capital.
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