This week was not very busy with special deliveries, but next week already promises to be full of new deliveries. Nevertheless, there were some noteworthy deliveries, starting with...
Hawaiian took delivery of yet another A321neo, N212HA is named "Wili Wili" and is equipped with 189 seats in a two-class configuration. What is so special about this plane you may be wondering? It is the first aircraft of Airbus' new neo-family which has been assembled at its plant in Mobile, meaning all of their assembly plants in China, France, Germany and now in the US are producing the new type. Hawaiian's third A321neo has been ferried to Paine Field for interior works and is expected to join its sisterships in a few weeks.
Azur Air (Russia)
Russian holiday and charter airline Azur Air took delivery of their first 777, a 777-300ER, registered as VP-BIN the aircraft has previously been in service with now bankrupt VIM Airlines, also from Russia. While flying for VIM, the aircraft was equipped with 428 seats but since it has been in storage for a few months, the configuration has liekly changed. Azur Air is expecting another 3 777-300's.
Newly founded Canadian ULCC Swoop, established by WestJet, also recieved their first aircraft last week, with C-GDMP and C-FPLS both arriving at Hamilton Airport, the airline's initial base, on Sunday. Both 737-800 feature the bright pink Swoop-livery and are equipped with 189 seats. The airline is to start operations soon, flying to domestic destinations first before expanding to the international south.