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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Airbus Updates No.1330

Singapore Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes shape

Airbus has begun final assembly of the first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines at its facilities in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 70 A350 XWBs ordered by the airline and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2016. The A350 XWB will form a major part of the future Singapore Airlines fleet and will be operated on the carrier’s medium and long-haul routes.
The aircraft is now in the initial fuselage section joining phase. Following this, it will move in before the end of the month to the next assembly station for wing junction, start of cabin installation and first power-on.
The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft family and the latest member of the manufacturer’s leading widebody family. The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft in its size category and is setting new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines. 

Airbus Updates No.1329

VivaAerobus receives first of 52 A320s on order

New A320 marks next step towards fleet renewal for Mexico’s ultra-low-cost carrier

Ultra-low-cost carrier VivaAerobus has taken delivery of its first new A320 following the aircraft handover at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The A320 is the first to be delivered from an order placed in 2013 for 52 aircraft (12 A320ceo and 40 A320neo), which is the largest single deal by a Mexican customer. VivaAerobus already operates six leased A320s and will become an all Airbus operator as it completes its fleet transition from 737-300s by early 2016.
Including the first A320, all VivaAerobus’ A320ceo are powered by IAE engines. The A320neo will be powered by Pratt and Whitney engines. The aircraft will be deployed on the airline’s domestic network and international routes to the United States. 
“Our new fleet of A320s will enable VivaAerobus to continue enhancing our operational efficiencies by lowering our costs and fares for our passengers, while offering a significant upgrade with the A320 cabin comfort,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of VivaAerobus. “We couldn’t be more pleased to integrate this new aircraft into our growing Airbus fleet and we look forward to expanding our network and allowing even more passengers to fly for the very first time.”
“We are proud that VivaAerobus has chosen the market-leading A320 Family to renew its fleet and expand its network, taking a further step to becoming an all Airbus operator,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320’s unparalleled reliability, best-in-class passenger comfort and unbeatable fuel efficiency complements VivaAerobus’ business model and we are eager to see their success evolve even more with the NEO in the years to come.” 
VivaAerobus, jointly owned by IAMSA, Mexico’s largest bus company, and Irelandia, a global low-cost-carrier airline developer group, has based its fleet renewal strategy on the A320 Family.  The A320’s unmatched operating economics and reliability will play a key role as the airline meets the growing demand for cost-efficient air travel in Mexico. 
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 11,700 orders to date and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates many innovations including latest generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020. With nearly 3,800 orders received from 71 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured almost 60 percent share of the market. To date, the A320neo program has 345 firm orders from six customers in Latin America. With more than 950 aircraft sold and a backlog of nearly 500, more than 550 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the last 10 years, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet, while delivering more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the region.

Airbus Updates No.1328

Airbus A320 -232 6594  EC-MFN Vueling delivery 22may15 TLS-BCN ex F-WWDR
 Airbus A320 -216 6597  TC-DCG Pegasus Airlines delivery 21/25may15 TLS-OSR-SAW, paint at OSR ex F-WWDF
 Airbus A320 -214 6598  PR-OCN Avianca Brazil delivery 27-28may15 XFW-SID-GIG ex D-AVVQ
 Airbus A320 -232 6604  B-50006 Tigerair Taiwan delivery 27-28may15 TLS-AAN-DMK-TPE ex F-WWDG
 Airbus A320 -232 6607  EC-MGE Vueling delivery 27may15 XFW-BCN "#BuenVueling" ex D-AVVS
 Airbus A330 -243 1009  N968AV Avianca ferried 23-24may15 BOG-DFW-FTW ex F-WWYE
 Airbus A330 -243(MRTT) 1610  ZZ343 Royal Air Force ferried 27may15 TLS-LEGT for MRTT-config, regd EC-331 ex F-WWCX
 Airbus A330 -243 1617  B-5973 China Eastern delivery 22may15 TLS-PVG ex F-WWKV
 Airbus A330 -303 1629  TC-JOI Turkish Airlines delivery 22may15 TLS-IST ex F-WWKH

Airbus Updates No.1327

Airbus A310 -221(F) 162  N450FE FedEx ferried 26may15 MEM-VCV for storage ex HB-IPE
 Airbus A319 -112 2849  EI-FFY JET-I 2849 Leasing ferried 25may15 SAW-DUB ex B-6156
 Airbus A320 -231 295  C5-AAH Aerolus Air in svc 22may15 KBL-ESB-IST vv for Ariana Afghan, basic Myanmar cs ex EY-626
 Airbus A320 -231 406  OY-RUP Danish Air Transport regd 21may15, posn 22may15 BLL-AAR ex N406PR
 Airbus A320 -212 426  UR-CNK Dart Airlines ferried 22-23may15 THR-IEV-MPL-IEV-THR on new lease to Zagros Air ex YL-LCH
 Airbus A320 -214 828  9A-SLA Limitless Airways first in svc 23may15 ZAG-VAA-SDL-KOK-RJK ex 2-ERIK
 Airbus A320 -214 1694  N224NV Allegiant Air delivery 26may15 MAD-DUB, EC-reg ex EC-IEI
 Airbus A320 -214 1793  EC-ILR Iberia in svc from 22may15 on wet-lease to briitish Arways on MAD-LHR vv svces ex F-WWIM
 Airbus A320 -233 2102  OY-JRZ Danish Air Transport onward delivery 23may15 EMA-BLL after paint ex EI-FGO
 Airbus A320 -232 2343  VQ- Ural Airlines in full cs at SNN 24may15, M-reg after paint prior delivery ex M-ABIO
 Airbus A320 -214 3031  AP-BLA Pakistan International delivery 22may15 PRG-KHI ex OK-MEH
 Airbus A320 -214 3060  OK-MEI CSA Czech Airlines ferried 26may15 PRG-BOH for paint, for Pakistan Int´l as AP-BLS ex F-WWDY
 Airbus A320 -216 3080  EI-DSF Alitalia ferried 26may15 FCO-OSR for paint, for Air Berlin as D-ABZN ex F-WWIV
 Airbus A320 -214 3891  TC- Freebird Airlines at LIS 25may15 in full cs, CS-reg prior delivery ex CS-TKO
 Airbus A320 -216 3978  EI-DTJ Alitalia ferried 23may15 FCO-OSR for paint into special cs ex F-WWIX
 Airbus A320 -232 5725  B-LCF HK Express delivery 22-23may15 TLS-AAN-HKG, all white ex F-WXAC
 Airbus A320 -232 6486  B-1662 Sichuan Airlines delivery 18may15 TSN-CTU ex B-508L
 Airbus A320 -214 6538  9K-AKK Kuwait Airways delivery 23may15 TLS-KWI ex F-WWIB
 Airbus A320 -232 6586  N642NK Spirit Airlines delivery 23may15 TLS-YYR-TPA ex F-WWDV
 Airbus A320 -214 6591  B-8012 Spring Airlines delivery 27may15 TLS-SVX ex F-WWID

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Airbus Updates No.1326

Airbus A340 -313 164   YI- ? Al-Naser Airlines  ferried 08may15 BGW-MHD, wearing G-reg ex G-VAIR
 Airbus A340 -313 214   G-VELD Virgin Atlantic ferried 12may15 LGW-LDE for storage ex F-WWJY
 Airbus A340 -642 371   YI-ASL Al-Naser Airlines  ferried 08may15 BGW-THR, all white, for Mahan Air (+ 376 YI-ASM, + 383 YI-ASN) ex G-VGOA
 Airbus A340 -642 391   YI- ? Al-Naser Airlines  ferried 08may15 BSR-THR, all white, for Mahan Air (+ 416 YI- ? BSR-THR ex 9H-TEQ) ex 9H-TEP
 Airbus A340 -642 449   YI- ? Al-Naser Airlines ferried 08may15 BSR-IKA, all white, for Mahan Air (+ 615 YI- ? ex G-VSSH)  ex 9H-TER
 Airbus A340 -642 586   B-6055 China Eastern operated last company A340-600 svc 03may15 PVG-NRT-PVG  ex F-WWCR
 Airbus A350 -941 9   A7-ALC Qatar Airways delivery 07may15 TLS-DOH ex F-WZFDD
 Airbus A380 -841 179   HL7634 Asiana delivery 07may15 TLS-ICN ex F-WWAF
 Airbus A400 M180 16   ZM401 Royal Air Force delivery 07may15 LEGT-BZZ, EC-reg prior paint ex EC-406
 Airbus A400M   023   A4M023 Airbus Military crashed 09may15 on f/f shortly after take-off from SVQ, 4/6 dead

Airbus Updates No.1325

Airbus A319 -111 998   EC-MFP Iberia delivery 12may15 TLS-MAD, all white  ex F-GRHC
 Airbus A319 -115 6588   B-6480 Tibet Airlines delivery 08-09may15 XFW-ALA-LXA  ex D-AVYE
 Airbus A320 -232 1856   SX-DGV Aegean Airlines air-test at IST 11may15, TC-reg prior delivery (+ 1996 SX-DGX ex TC-JLL for delivery late-may15) ex TC-JLJ
 Airbus A320 -214 2789   AP-BLW Pakistan International delivery 12may15 PRG-KHI ex OK-LEG
 Airbus A320 -214 3093   OE-LEN flyNiki ferried 06may15 MUC-VIE, D-reg on transfer, regd 08may15  ex D-ABDP
 Airbus A320 -232 3947   HA-LPW Wizz Air ferried 11may15 BUD-MST for paint into new cs ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A320 -214 5246   OE-LEV flyNiki ferried 08may15 DUS-VIE on transfer, regd 10may15 ex D-ABNB
 Airbus A320 -232 6462   B-1651 China Southern delivery 08may15 TSN-DLC ex B-504L
 Airbus A320 -232 6574   XA-VAA VivaAeroBus delivery 09may15 TLS-KEF-BGR-M TY  ex F-WWIY
 Airbus A320 -232 6576   HA-LYO Wizz Air delivery 07may15 TLS-BUD ex F-WWBE
 Airbus A320 -232 6580   B-1691 Capital Airlines delivery 12may15 TLS-TSE ex F-WWDP
 Airbus A320 -214 6584   VN-A656 VietJetAir delivery 12may15 TLS-AUH ex F-WWDT
 Airbus A320 -214 6596   PK-GQK Citilink Express delivery 13-14may15 XFW-RKT-DMK-CGK  ex D-AVVP
 Airbus A321 -112 488   I-BIXE Alitalia ferried 12may15 FCO-NWI after storage ex D-AVZG
 Airbus A321  -131 550   YI- ? Al-Naser Airlines  ferried 08may15 BGW-IKA, basic Sichuan cs, for Mahan Air ex 2-WLGP ex 2-WLGP
 Airbus A321 -211 6590   D-AIAG Condor delivery 08may15 XFW-MAN ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A330 -243 451   CS- HiFly ferried 12may15 LDE-CHR, F-reg for paint prior delivery  ex F-WJKG
 Airbus A330 -202 1543   5A-LAU Libyan Airlines ferried by Airbus 11may15 TLS-LETL, F-reg for interim storage  ex F-WWCT
 Airbus A330 -243(MRTT)  1555   ZZ341 Royal Air Force ferried 13may15 LEGT-IGS, EC-reg for paint ex EC-336
 Airbus A340 -313 114   G-VSUN Virgin Atlantic ferried 13may15 LGW-LDE for storage ex F-WWJI

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Airbus Updates No.1324

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

Europe's and one of the world's biggest A320 family airlines celebrates milestone in Hamburg with partners Airbus and CFM

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event.
To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented: “Taking delivery of our 250th Airbus helps us to continue to make travel easy and affordable and on our journey to become Europe’s leading airline. This milestone symbolizes the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet. It was only four years ago that we celebrated our 200th aircraft delivery. At that time easyJet then became the world’s youngest airline to reach a fleet of 200 Airbus aircraft also achieving it in the fastest time. easyJet is proud to count Airbus and CFM as such reliable partners.”
easyJet is one of Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service .
The airline flies 234 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries.
easyJet operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days since the first delivery
easyJet has 158 aircraft currently on order, and in terms of total aircraft orders is Airbus’ third biggest airline customer. Currently easyJet fly a fleet of 85 A320s (180 seats) and 149 A319s (156 seats).
“It is hugely satisfying to witness easyJet’s tremendous growth and market success - and that they have achieved all of this with Airbus as their major partner”, said Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes. “easyJet’s massive investment in A320 Family aircraft, as well as their large order for 100 A320neos, is a great endorsement for our A320 Family, and demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to operating the most modern, productive and comfortable aircraft.”
With over 11,550 aircraft ordered, and almost 6,500 aircraft delivered to over 315 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.

Airbus Updates No.1323

Airbus A321 -231 6573  RP-C9923 Philippine Airlines delivery 27-28apr15 XFW-AUH-DMK-MNL ex D-AVXD
 Airbus A330 -243 529  TC-JNV Turkish Airlines ferried 21apr15 IST-IAH-CWF, for Azul Linhas Aéreas ex A9C-KH
 Airbus A330 -223 1213  TC-JIV Turkish Airlines delivery 27apr15 GIG-YYZ, basic TAM cs ex PT-MVU
 Airbus A340 -313 215  EC-MFA Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas for delivery 29apr15 AMM-BOD, full cs ex A9C-LH
 Airbus A380 -861 170  A6-APB Etihad Airways delivery 25apr15 XFW-AUH ex F-WWAB

Airbus Updates No.1322

Airbus A300 F4-622R 872  D-AZMO EAT Leipzig ddelivery 24apr15 DRS-LEJ, TMA cs, no titl ex N140MN
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5445  P4-MGU GlobalJet Luxembourg delivery 24apr15 TLS-JER-IOM-BSL ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A320 -212 525  UR-CNU Dart Airlines ferried 20/24-26apr15 HRK-MPL-LCA-BEY-DAM, in svc 26apr15 DAM-KWI-DAM for Cham Wings Airlines ex EI-DXY
 Airbus A320 -214 533  YL-LCL smartLynx Airlines ferried 28apr15 WOE-BHX on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex EI-DDL
 Airbus A320 -214 936  YL-LCK smartLynx Airlines ferried 28apr15 HER-CWL on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex OE-IBU
 Airbus A320 -232 1007  SP-HAI Small Planet Airlines Polska delivery 24apr15 TSE-OSR for paint ex B-6027
 Airbus A320 -233 1626  LY-VEN Avion Express ferried 25apr15 YMX-MAN on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex CC-COM
 Airbus A320 -232 1998  LY-VEL Avion Express ferried 25apr15 BCN-PAD on summer-lease to Condor x EI-EUB
 Airbus A320 -232 2108  LY-VEK Avion Express ferried 26apr15 SNN-NCL on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines, basic Cyprus cs ex M-ABIK
 Airbus A320 -214 2114  OO-TCQ Thomas Cook Belgium ferried 27apr15 EMA-DUB after paint into Brussels Airlines cs ex G-TCAD
 Airbus A320 -232 2275  LY-VEJ Avion Express delivery 24apr15 YMX-KEF-BCN on wet-lease to Vueling ex M-ABIN
 Airbus A320 -214 5581  N229FR Frontier delivery 28apr15 BHX-KEF, white tail ex G-ZBAB
 Airbus A320 -214 5635  D-AIZU Eurowings ferried 25apr15 DUS-OSR for paint ex D-AUBR
 Airbus A320 -214 6347  A7-LAA Al Maha Airways delivery 23apr15 TLS-DOH (+ 6467 A7-LAB, + 6494 A7-LAC, + 6529 A7-LAD) ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -214 6442  B-LPN Hong Kong Airlines delivery 25apr15 TSN-HKG ex B-502L
 Airbus A320 -232 6527  A6-EJA Etihad Airways delivery 23apr15 TLS-AUH ex F-WWDC
 Airbus A320 -232 6557  EC-MFL Vueling delivery 23apr15 TLS-BCN ex F-WWIK
 Airbus A320 -214 6564  B-1683 Shenzhen Airlines delivery 23-24apr15 TLS-TSE-SZX ex F-WWDE
 Airbus A321 -231 6554  A6-AEF Etihad Airways delivery 23apr15 XFW-AUH ex D-AZAL
 Airbus A321 -231 6563  TC-JSO Turkish Airlines delivery 27apr15 XFW-IST ex D-AZAP

Friday, 17 April 2015

Airbus Updates No.1321

Airbus A321 -211 6545  B-16216 Eva Air delivery 16-17apr15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AZAH
 Airbus A321 -231 6556  B-1650 China Southern delivery 14-15apr15 XFW-TSE-TSN-HUI ex D-AZAM
 Airbus A330 -301 45  OO-SFO Brussels Airlines ferried 14apr15 LIS-BRU after heavy check, back in standard cs ex F-GMDC
 Airbus A330 -243 266  G-MDBD Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 16apr15 MAN-FCO for paint into new cs ex F-WWKG
 Airbus A330 -302 1499  TC- Turkish Airlines Afriqiyah Airways cs, airtest 15apr15 at LETL with low app at TLS, F-reg prior delivery ex F-WXAK
 Airbus A330 -202MRTT 1516  2406 Royal Saudi Air Force ferried 13apr15 MAN-LEGT, regd MRT0032 after paint prior delivery ex EC-337
 Airbus A330 -343 1592  F-WWYE Airbus Skymark cs, ferried 13apr15 TLS-LDE for storage 
 Airbus A330 -303 1620  TC-JOG Turkish Airlines delivery 16apr15 TLS-IST ex F-WWKK
 Airbus A340 -313 242  B-2388 Air China ferried 15apr15 CTU-LDE, for Airbus as F-WJKN ex F-WWJD
 Airbus A380 -861 174  A6-EOH Emirates delivery 17apr15 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSH

Airbus Updates No.1320

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 677  EI-EXR Air Contractors basic MyCargo cs, ferried 14apt15 BAH-DRS after DHL Int ex B-MBJ
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5768  HL8080 SK Telecom delivery 17apr15 TLS-GMP ex F-WTBJ
 Airbus A319 -115 6552  N8030F American Airlines delivery 14apr15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVYD
 Airbus A320 -211 137  D-AIPW germanwings delivery 15apr15 SNN-CGN after paint ex F-WWDD
 Airbus A320 -231 444  OY-JRK Danish Air Transport in svc 12apr14 LJU-FRA-LJU in full Adria Airways cs, OY-reg ex S5-AAS
 Airbus A320 -214 1920  F-WTDU Macquarie AirFinance ferried by Azur Aviation 15-17apr15 SHA-TSE-NCE-MPL, all white ex B-6573
 Airbus A320 -232 2108  M-ABIK CIT Aerospace Cyprus Aw cs, ferried 17apr15 DGX-MAD ex 5B-DCJ
 Airbus A320 -232 2334  M-ABIL CIT Aerospace Cyprus Aw cs, ferried 16apr15 DGX-SNN ex 5B-DCL
 Airbus A320 -232 3244  HL7762 Asiana badly damaged on hard landing ICN-HIJ 14apr15, 23/81 hurt ex F-WWBQ
 Airbus A320 -216 3464  D-ABZE Air Berlin delivery 15-16apr15 FCO-DUB-DUS, EI-reg ex EI-DSO
 Airbus A320 -232 6431  B-1655 China Eastern delivery 03apr15 TSN-NKG ex B-501L
 Airbus A320 -232 6455  HZ-SGA Saudi Gulf Airlines ferried 13apr15 TLS-LDE, F-reg for storage (+ 6474 HZ-SGB) ex F-WWBH
 Airbus A320 -216 6542  B-1681 Juneyao Airlines delivery 14-15apr15TLS-TSE-PVG ex F-WWDK
 Airbus A320 -214 6549  D-AIUN Lufthansa delivery 13apr15 XFW-FRA ex D-AVVH
 Airbus A320 -214 6550  G-ZBAS Monarch delivery 15apr15 TLS-DGX ex F-WWDS
 Airbus A320 -214 6553  A6-AOI Air Arabia delivery 17apr15 TLS-SHJ ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320 -214 6562  G-EZOI easyJet delivery 15apr15 XFW-LGW ex D-AVVJ
 Airbus A320 -214 6565  G-EZOJ easyJet delivery 16apr15 XFW-MAN ex D-AVVK
 Airbus A321 -211 1972  G-TCDV Thomas Cook Airlines delivery 15apr15 SEN-MAN ex OY-VKT
 Airbus A321 -231 6534  A6-AEE Etihad Airways delivery 13apr15 XFW-AUH ex D-AVXE