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  1. HS-XTD has flown from DMK to XMN on 30th April 2021 for pre-delivery check for World2Fly as EC-NOF. Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2
  2. Update on new delivery: Airbus A320-251N MSN 10415 VT-ATH AirAsia India Delivery 30 April 2021 TLS-DEL Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4
  3. Thai AirAsia's capital restructuring is seen positive: MIDF Research https://www.nst.com.my/business/2021/04/686064/thai-airasias-capital-restructuring-seen-positive-midf-research https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/thai-airasia-restructuring-see-capital-injection-315-bil-baht KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): Asia Aviation Public Company Ltd's (AAV) board of directors has approved the resolutions of its subsidiary Thai AirAsia Co Ltd's (Thai AirAsia) corporate and capital restructuring plan, which will see a new investor providing a loan to the latter for a maximum amount of up to 3.15 billion baht (10 baht=RM1.31). Thai AirAsia is the main operating subsidiary of AAV, which is under low-cost airline AirAsia Group Bhd's stable of companies. AAV is the listed holding company of Thai AirAsia.
  4. AirAsia Group continues to accelerate A320ceo fleet retirement with following returned to lessors in recent months: MSN 2633 9M-AFB AirAsia Malaysia to Volotea as EC-NOY MSN 2656 9M-AFC AirAsia Malaysia to Laudamotion as 9H-LMT MSN 3576 HS-ABG Thai AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NON MSN 3679 HS-ABH Thai AirAsia MSN 3729 HS-ABI Thai AirAsia MSN 3765 PK-AXF Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOQ MSN 3963 PK-AXI Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOR MSN 4035 PK-AXJ Indonesia AirAsia to Volotea as EC-NOS Source: Skyliner-aviation.de, planespotters.net, IG
  5. Updating AirAsia X fleet news, following some lessors took back their aircraft, the following aircraft have left AirAsia Group: 1. 9M-XBD MSN713 -> Returned to lessor JLPS in July 2020, now converted to freighter at Dresden, Germany 2. HS-XTB MSN786 -> Returned to lessor AerCap in April 2021, re-registered as EC-NOG, currently in pre-delivery check in Singapore 3. HS-XTD MSN741 -> Returned to lessor AerCap in March 2021, re-registered as EC-NOF, currently location unknown 4. 9M-XXK MSN1433 -> Sold in April 2021, new owner unknown and currently stored at Nimes-Garons Airport, France 5. 9M-XXP MSN1481 -> Returned to lessor Aircastle in February 2021 and currently stored at Toowoomba Airport, Australia 6. 9M-XXY MSN1600 -> Returned to lessor Seraph Aviation in February 2021 and currently stored at Nimes-Garons Airport, France From its peak of 40 airframes, current A330-300ceo fleet stands at 32 with 1 pending for delivery HS-XTM for Thai AirAsia X. Rumour is swirling AirAsia X will return more A330-300ceo to lessors as Vietjet has picked some ex-AirAsia X airframe to launch their mid-long haul destinations. AirAsia X has rejected lease for 7 A330-900neo which have been completed and stored at Toulouse, France. Information Source: airliners.net, planespotters.net
  6. AirAsia X A330-343 9M-XXK left for Nimes, France for storage, reportedly sold. Update from Skyliner-aviation.de: Airbus A330-343 1433 9M-XXK AirAsia X Ferried 01 April 21 KUL-FNI on return to lessor ex F-WWCS https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9m-xxk AirAsiax previously appointed AMS Aircraft and Eastmerchant to sell 2 A330-300s (MSN1423 9M-XXJ and MSN1433 9M-XXK) Read More: http://www.avimeter.com/aircraft/airasiax-mandates-ams-aircraft-and-eastmerchant-to-sell-2-x-a330-300s © Avimeter
  7. If Aircastle is concerned, next two to go will be 9M-XXW MSN 1596, and 9M-XXI MSN 1411
  8. AirAsia X A330-343 9M-XXY MSN 1600 (stored at Nimes) & 9M-XXP MSN 1481 (stored at Toowoomba) have been repossessed by lessors.
  9. This aircraft has repossessed by lessor Aircastle. Here she is after arriving at Toowoomba Airport: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLYcrymBgSF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  The airport has several repossessed aircraft, including VA A330-243 VH-XFH, entire B77W fleet, few B738 and Tigerair A320-232.
  10. Apart from that they took quite aggressive steps to reduce loss, raising capital. Reduce total number of employees from 19,000- 21,000 to about 9,000-11,000 by the end of this year. However, they will start recruiting again to reach the target of 13,000-15,000 in 2025. Travel privilege for current employees will be getting cut down. No more ticket offer for former employees and family member of deceased employees(!) (except those who participated in their MSS program) Merging some divisions and downgrading management level for employees from 8 to 5 layers. Reducing the number of executives from 740 to 500. This initiatives has been completed. Selling off staff training center building and various office space including Headquarter to shore up capital. Holding warehouse sales to sell off Dom Perignon, Veuve Cliquot, salt and pepper shakers, and every inflight amenities, past and present generations. Reduction of pilot from 1,400 to 905. 495 pilots to be made redundant. All remaining 905 pilot will receive new contract with new salary and benefits schedule on 18th February 2021. Leasing or buying another 13 new widebodies and 10 narrowbodies, if the plan is approved by restructuring governing board. This include 10 B787 aircraft, bringing total to 18. Another 3 B77W which are now fully built and ready for delivery. 10 A320neo narrowbodies would be for Thai Smile replace current older A320ceo. Selling off 42 surplus aircraft, as noted above: 10 x Boeing 747-400s 2 x Airbus A380-800s 12 x Boeing 777-200s 6 x Boeing 777-300s 3 x Airbus A340-500s 6 x Airbus A340-600s 1 x Airbus A300-600 2 x Boeing 737-400s While Thai Airways International Group has been quite upfront with their restructuring plan, Malaysia Airlines Group has been quiet..........like very quiet.
  11. Khazanah Nasional to inject RM3.6b in Malaysia Airlines after UK Court approves the airline's RM16b restructuring plan KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the sole shareholder of Malaysia Airlines Bhd, has committed to inject RM3.6 billion in new capital into the national carrier's holding company Malaysia Aviation Group Bhd (MAG), to fund the group's business until 2025. Malaysia Airlines’ RM16 billon debt restructuring plan has been given the green light by the UK High Court today, with the deal set to complete by early next month. In a statement this evening, MAG said the UK High Court has sanctioned a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the UK Companies Act 2006 between MAG’s leasing entity MAB Leasing Ltd and the majority of MAG’s aircraft operating lessors today. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/khazanah-nasional-inject-rm36bil-malaysia-airlines-after-uk-court-approves-airlines-rm16bil
  12. AirAsia Group has transferred AirAsia Japan A320-216ceo JA02DJ (MSN 6972) back to Malaysia mainline as 9M-RAU. JA01DJ (MSN 6702) and JA03DJ (MSN 8746) have also returned to KUL in late January 2021.
  13. After languishing at KLIA for two weeks, AP-BMH was flown back to Islamabad earlier today 29th January 2021. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmh https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/court-orders-malaysian-govt-release-pakistan-international-airlines-plane It was stated PIA has paid USD 7 million out of the USD 14 million owed by PIA towards the lessor.
  14. MSN 9512 A321-251NX AirAsia Malaysia (9M-VAC) to North-West Air Air Company, currently stored at Tallinn Airport, Estonia. MSN 9516 A320-251NX Thai AirAsia ntu (unassigned), currently stored in full livery minus engine at TLS. MSN 9524 A321-251NX AirAsia Malaysia ntu (9M-VAD) to North-West Air Air Company, currently stored at Tallinn Airport, Estonia with MSN 9512 MSN 9525 A320-251NX AirAsia India VT-ATE, delivered 26th November 2020. MSN 9566 A320-251NX AirAsia Japan ntu (JA04DJ) to SkyExpress as SX-TEC, delivered to new owner 23rd December 2020. MSN 10079 A320-251NX AirAsia Malaysia ntu (9M-RAU), still stored at Chateauroux Airport, France in full AirAsia livery. MSN 10083 A320-251NX AirAsia Malaysia to SkyExpress as SX-IOG, delivered to new owner 27th November 2020. MSN 10156 A320-251NX AirAsia India VT-ATG, delivered 9th December 2020. NOTES: #4 and #8 are not NTU. Delivery was heavily delayed due to COVID19, guess Tata bankrolled their deliveries Previously listed MSN 10161 A321-251NX is meant for Capital Airlines since factory fresh, not AirAsia ntu. Only A320-251NX MSN 9516 and MSN 10079 are still looking for new home, out of six NTUs.
  15. ISLAMABAD (Jan 15): A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been held back by Malaysian authorities over a British court case, the airline said on Friday, adding that it would pursue the matter through diplomatic channels. The Boeing 777 aircraft was seized after a court order, an airline spokesman said, and alternative arrangements were being made for passengers due to fly back to Pakistan. "A PIA aircraft has been held back by a local court in Malaysia taking a one-sided decision pertaining to a legal dispute between PIA and another party pending in a UK court," a PIA spokesman said in a statement. The national carrier in a statement described the situation as "unacceptable" and said it had asked for support from Pakistan's government to raise the matter diplomatically. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/pakistan-international-airlines-plane-held-back-msian-authorities-over-uk-court-case-— https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmh Aircraft is B777-2Q8ER, AP-BMH. 15 years old vintage from Vietnam Airlines VN-A150 https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-777-200-ap-bmh-pia-pakistan-international-airlines/e54vwv
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