This blog keeps you updated on many of the commercial airlines who are purchasing new aircraft. The reason is simple, though maybe not obvious; it is so you, as pilot training students or prospective pilots, know which airlines are growing especially rapidly or replacing their equipment -- and learn more about these individual airlines. You may want to fly for one or more of these successful airlines some day.
Since the commercial aviation industry as a whole is growing so rapidly right now, all airlines purchasing new equipment are not included here; the list would be very, very long, and, frankly, pretty boring. The airlines selected are representative of large and small, US and international. My apologies if your favorite airlines are not always included.
In the news this month, Aegean Airlines (another fast-growing airline) has ordered six more Airbus A320s. This will add to their current fleet of 21 aircraft. These new airplanes are part of an expansion on their high-traffic European routes as well as for their Greek regional markets.
LAN Airlines has received its newest Airbus A318 aircraft. It will operate on the company's Chilean domestic routes. This is just the beginning; LAN has ordered a total of 20 Airbus A318s. LAN expects to replace its Boeing 737-200 fleet with the new Airbus craft.
EgyptAir has taken delivery of its third next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. They ordered 12 of these popular, single-aisle commercial jets. Boeing has a total of 2,300 of these airplanes on order for various airlines throughout the world.
Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has ordered 25 additional A320 aircraft. ACG, a subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp, will own 121 A320 aircraft, which it leases to various airlines.