Showing posts with label EgyptAir. Show all posts
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15 November, 2023

EGYPTAIR signs deal for 10 Airbus A350-900s to meet growing demand for air travel.

EGYPTAIR customers will soon be flying to destinations around the globe aboard new Airbus A350-900s, after the airline disclosed an order for 10 aircraft at the Dubai Airshow.

Once added to the fleet, the A350-900s will provide EGYPTAIR with 25% less fuel burn and, in turn, reduced emissions, while passengers enjoy the comfort of the Airbus AirSpace cabin, including a feeling of true spaciousness, wide seats, high ceilings and alluring ambient lighting.

The signing took place at the 2023 Dubai Airshow, in the presence of EGYPTAIR’s Chairman and CEO, Engineer Yehia Zakaria and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer.

"EGYPTAIR is a key partner of Airbus in the Middle East and Africa. We take immense pride in this partnership aimed at furthering the aviation industry. Our focus lies in the enhancement of our fleet to embrace some of the most contemporary aircraft available,” says EGYPTAIR Chairman and CEO Yehia Zakaria.

Zakaria adds: "EGYPTAIR has firmed up an agreement with Airbus to procure 10 A350-900 aircraft, each boasting a capacity of 340 seats. These aircraft come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, known for their modern design and reduced fuel emissions and consumption. As we tackle growing demand across our network, this aircraft is the optimal choice.

14 November, 2023

Air Lease Corporation has agreed lease deal for 18 new Boeing 737- MAX 8 jets to EGYPTAIR

Air Lease Corporation announced long-term lease contracts for 18 new Boeing 737- MAX 8 aircraft with EGYPTAIR. These new Boeing aircraft are confirmed to be delivered to the airline beginning in 2025 through 2026 from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This is the first deal between ALC and the Egyptian flag carrier and the first 737- MAX 8 addition to the EGYPTAIR fleet.


“We are pleased to announce this deal for 18 new Boeing 737- MAX 8 aircraft with ALC’s new customer, EGYPTAIR, and be the first to lease the 737- MAX 8 to the airline,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “As a leading carrier in North Africa, EGYPTAIR will continue to excel in the market with these 18 new generation Boeing 737-MAX 8 aircraft that will replace EGYPTAIR’s aging narrowbody fleet with the most advanced, fuel-efficient Boeing aircraft and will significantly enhance the airline’s fleet operations and competitiveness.”

“Our team is honoured to conclude this important transaction with EGYPTAIR and support the airline with their single-aisle fleet development. We thank our friends at EGYPTAIR for choosing to partner with ALC on this major investment to modernize and grow the carrier's narrowbody fleet and look forward to a successful longstanding relationship between ALC and EGYPTAIR,” added Afeef Louis, Assistant Vice President of Air Lease Corporation

“This major deal with ALC for 18 new Boeing 737-8 aircraft demonstrates EGYPTAIR’s commitment to fleet modernization, environment sustainability and future growth plans. The 737-8 will greatly benefit EGYPTAIR’s operating efficiency and our passenger experience far into the future,” said Yehia Zakaria, Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR HOLDING. “We are thrilled to partner with a pioneering lessor such as Air Lease Corporation on this strategic initiative to support EGYPTAIR’s fleet renewal and growth plans.”

14 February, 2020

AerCap Delivers the First New Airbus A320neo Aircraft to EGYPTAIR



AerCap Holdings today announced it has delivered a new Airbus A320neo aircraft on lease to EGYPTAIR, the first of a 15 A320neo Family aircraft deal with EGYPTAIR. With this delivery, EGYPTAIR will become the first airline based in mainland Africa to operate the aircraft type.
AerCap is the world's largest Airbus A320neo Family lessor, with 325 owned and on order.

"We are very pleased to deliver to EGYPTAIR their first A320neo and to be a part of their fleet modernization plan," said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap. "We wish the EGYPTAIR team every success as they continue on their journey to achieve their sustainable growth ambitions with the addition of the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft."









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18 November, 2019

EGYPTAIR Adds More Boeing 787s to Fleet

The Egyptian flag carrier to lease two more 787-9 jets from leading lessor AerCap it has been confirmed by Boeing and EGYPTAIR. 

 EGYPTAIR is growing its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet with an agreement to lease two more aeroplanes from AerCap, the airline announced at the Dubai Airshow.  “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has outperformed our expectations, helping us significantly reduce our fuel use and emissions, while bringing comfort to our passengers,” said Ahmed Adel, chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company. 

The aircraft are from AerCap’s order book with Boeing and the first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2021 with the second arriving in 2022. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly said, “AerCap is very proud to continue to support EGYPTAIR’s widebody fleet renewal program and sustainable growth ambitions. We thank our friends and partners at EGYPTAIR for their continued confidence in AerCap and we look forward to working with the EGYPTAIR and Boeing teams as these aircraft deliver."

“EGYPTAIR has shown a strong commitment to growing its business in a sustainable and profitable manner and we are thrilled that the 787 Dreamliner is helping the airline realize their vision. There is no better endorsement of the 787’s efficiency, range and passenger comfort than an operator returning for more aircraft,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing, The Boeing Company. “Of course, this would not be possible without AerCap and its market-leading portfolio that gives carriers great flexibility in operating an optimized fleet.”






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07 September, 2019

EGYPTAIR gets its first Airbus A220

The first Airbus A220 in the Middle East / North Africa region has arrived in the bright colour scheme of EGYPTAIR.

The Cairo based national carrier of Egypt has taken delivery of its first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region, and the sixth operator worldwide. The Cairo-based airline intends to fly the aircraft on routes to and from its main Egyptian Hub in Cairo in the coming days.

Representatives from the airline, alongside executives from Airbus Canada Limited Partnership, celebrated the aircraft handover at the A220 Mirabel final assembly line.

“We are proud to welcome our very first A220 aircraft and to be the first airline in the Middle East and North African region to take delivery and launch commercial operations of the A220 – the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world,” said Capt. Ahmed Adel, Chairman and CEO, EGYPTAIR HOLDING Company. “Airbus' A220 airliners are integral to the execution of EGYPTAIR business development strategy Horizon 2025 and fleet optimization plan.”

28 August, 2019

First EgyptAir A220-300 makes maiden flight


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The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. 

The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks.

The A220 for EgyptAir will provide passengers with superior comfort, its innovative cabin design featuring the widest economy seats of any single-aisle aircraft, and panoramic windows for more natural light. The aircraft, which is outfitted with a brand new cabin layout of 134 seats, will now enter its final phase of completion before delivery.

24 July, 2019

A fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner on lease to EGYPTAIR

AerCap Holdings, the aircraft leasing giant announced the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9 to EGYPTAIR, on Tuesday. It is the fifth 787 of a 6-aircraft deal, from AerCap’s order book with Boeing. The remaining 787 aircraft is scheduled to deliver to EGYPTAIR in August 2019.

EGYPTAIR has today operated the world’s longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable aviation fuel in the delivery trip between Seattle and Cairo, totalling 5,925 nautical-miles (10,973 kilometres).

AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787 aircraft, with a total of 114 owned, managed and on order.

19 August, 2018

Hijacker of MS181 handed back over to Egyptian authorities

The Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir aircraft with a fake suicide explosives belt in March 2016 has been handed back to Egyptian authorities according to Egypt's state prosecutor.

The prosecutor confirmed in a statement that Seif Eldin Mustafa was handed over to an Egyptian Interpol team in Nicosia after Cairo provided assurances that he would face legal proceedings that conform to international standards.

Seif Eldin Mustafa boarded the EgyptAir Airbus A320 on 29th March 2016 that was ccheduled for a normal domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo flight with 55 passengers on board. However, it proved to be anything but an ordinary journey as Mustafa complete with a 'suicide' explosive belt took control and demanded to be flown to Cyprus.   

07 July, 2018

Fire in the cockpit - caused EgyptAir crash in 2016

Fire in the cockpit, that's the probable cause of the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016, according to the French investigation team from the BEA. 

The French civil aviation accident bureau said that onboard recorders suggested that the blaze had spread rapidly through the aircraft.  At a press briefing on Friday, the BEA said: "the most likely hypothesis is that a fire broke out in the cockpit while the aeroplane was flying at its cruise altitude and that the fire spread rapidly resulting in the loss of control of the aeroplane".

The investigator's say that the flight crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that systems on board had detected smoke inside the aircraft. Sixty-six passengers and crew died when the flight from Paris to Cairo came down over the eastern Mediterranean.

The findings and from the BEA directly contradicts an earlier statement from Egyptian officials that had claimed explosives had been found on victims' remains, which in turn suggested the aircraft had been brought down by a bomb.  They said at the time that it was likely to have been a terrorist incident, especially as it came just seven months after a Russian plane was brought down by a bomb over the Sinai peninsula. 

The BEA and the rest of the world now have to wait for the Egyptian investigators to issue their final report into the incident to learn fully the differences in information processed and the conclusions each nation has come to. 


29 December, 2017

EgyptAir Converts Letter of Intent to Firm Order for Bombardier C Series aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and EgyptAir Holding Company announced today that the parties have executed a firm agreement for the sale and purchase of 12 CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 CS300 aircraft.

EgyptAir’s Letter of Intent (LOI) was previously announced on November 14 during the 2017 Dubai Air Show.

“As we look back at the C Series successful entry in service, we are thrilled that its many achievements are paving the way to further success. Welcoming EgyptAir to the family of C Series operators is another landmark moment for Bombardier,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The aircraft is performing exceptionally well, the industry recognizes the C Series as best in class, and this order from another well-established airline is testament to its tremendous value.”

This order will enable EgyptAir to better serve domestic and regional destinations as well as several European and African destinations.

“The CS300’s unique profitability profile will allow us to open up new opportunities and fits perfectly into our growth strategy,” said Safwat Musallam, Chairman and CEO, EgyptAir.” Our passengers will experience modern and best in class comfort, and we look forward to integrating this innovative and efficient aircraft to our fleet.”

Based on the list price of the CS300 airliner, the firm-order contract would be valued at approximately US $1.1 billion. Should EgyptAir exercise the 12 purchase rights for CS300 aircraft, the contract value would increase to nearly US $2.2 billion.‎





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15 November, 2017

Egyptair to fly 6 787's

AerCap and Boeing announced at the 2017 Dubai Airshow that EGYPTAIR will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from them.  Egyptair is the national flag of Egypt and will lease the aeroplanes from the Dublin-based AerCap, who are rather boastful about being the world's largest 787 lover, with more than 115 of the aircraft either owned or on order.

"The 787 Dreamliner has built a reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and passenger comfort," said Safwat Musallam, Chairman and CEO, Egyptair's Holding Company. "We look forward to the 787 becoming an integral part of Egyptairs' fleet as we progress our modernization and network expansion plans."

"We are pleased that Egyptair has chosen the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to power their growth and fleet modernization," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales & Market, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 


14 November, 2017

Egypt Air and Bombardier signs deal for up to 24 CS300 aircraft


The Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier, announced earlier today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo.  The deal signed at The Dubai Airshow includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft.

‎Bombardier value this deal at the list price of the CS300 airliner, firm-order contract would be valued at approximately US$1.1 billion. Should EgyptAir also exercise the 12 purchase rights for CS300 aircraft, the contract value would increase to nearly US$2.2 billion.‎

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In the presence of His Excellency Minister of Civil Aviation of Egypt Mr. Sherif Fathi, a press conference was held at the Dubai Airshow where Safwat Musallam, Chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company and Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated the signature of the letter of intent, which opens a new chapter in the relationship between the two companies.

“It is our pleasure to have this new partnership with Bombardier, which came as a continuation of our fleet modernization strategy. We undertook a thorough evaluation process of our fleet and realized that the CS300 would fit perfectly into our business plans and growth strategy,” said Safwat Musallam.

“We selected the C Series aircraft because its excellent range will allow us to best serve domestic and regional destinations, including neighbouring Arab cities, the Middle East as well as several European destinations. This is in addition to the CS300 aircraft’s exceptional economics and outstanding cabin. We look forward to expanding our network with the CS300 and we are happy to see that the partnership announced with Airbus will bring added support to the C Series program.”

“We’re thrilled that EgyptAir selected the CS300 aircraft to renew its fleet,” said Fred Cromer. “Bombardier’s 20-year market outlook foresees demand for 450 aeroplanes in the 60- to 150-seat category for the region and this LOI confirms the need for right-sized aircraft in the Middle East. We are confident that our small single-aisle C Series is ideally suited to serve the hot temperature environments of the region and will undoubtedly provide performance and economics that will drive higher profitability.”


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