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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Airbus Updates No.1466

Airbus A330 -203 900  AP-BML Shaheen Air at AMS 02feb16 in full cs, to be regd temporarily 2-PAOL prior delivery ex 2-PAOL
 Airbus A330 -223 970  CS-TRY Azores Airlines delivery 04feb16 MAD-PDL ex EI-EJY
 Airbus A330 -343 1369  B-LNN Hong Kong Airlines ferried 03feb16 SHA-HKG on re-transfer ex B-5910
 Airbus A330 -343 1686  B-8118 Hainan Airlines delivery 05feb15 TLS-HAK ex F-WWKT
 Airbus A330 -303 1696  TC-LNC Turkish Airlines delivery 04feb16 TLS-IST, “300th” sticker ex F-WWCV
 Airbus A340 -642ACJ 924  HZ-SKY Sky Prime Aviation Services ferried 29jan/03feb16 CBH-BSL-CBH, re-regd at BSL on transfer ex HZ-AA
 Airbus A380 -841 194  G-XLEK British Airways delivery 03feb16 TLS-LHR ex F-WWSG

Airbus Updates No.1465

 Airbus A310 -203(F) 245  N426FE FedEx ferried 07feb15 MEM-VCV for storage ex PH-AGB
 Airbus A310 -203(F) 362  N427FE FedEx ferried 04feb15 MEM-VCV for storage ex PH-AGH
 Airbus A319 -133ACJ 1468  0001 Fuerza Aérea Venezolana ferried 07feb16 CCS-LDE on return to lessor? ex YV2984
 Airbus A319 -112 1625  D-ASPB Privatair ferried 04feb16 HAM-NWI for paint into Saudia cs prior wet-lease ex N991TA
 Airbus A319 -111 1803  N912FR Afs Investments ferried 03-04feb16 TPA-BGR-OSR, for Brussels Airlines ex D-AVWE
 Airbus A319 -111 2113  EI-FMT Volotea Airlines in full cs at SNN 03feb15 after paint prior delivery "Han Volo" (+ 2122 to become EI-FMU after paint in mar16) ex 9H-AEG
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5040  VP-CAD AMAC Corporate Jet ferried 03/04feb16 BSL-FAB-FAB-BSL after ACJ config ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A320 -211 383  JA8394 ANA All Nippon ferried 02-03feb16 HND-ANC-MZJ for storage ex F-WWBF
 Airbus A320 -212 884  D-AICD Condor ferried 07feb16 EMA-MUC after paint into new cs ex F-WWDE
 Airbus A320 -232 2108  VT-IDQ IndiGo Airlines in full cs at SNN 03feb16, M-reg prior delivery ex M-ABIX
 Airbus A320 -214 2325  CS-TKQ Azores Airlines delivery 08feb16 WOE-PDL, all white ex EI-FMD
 Airbus A320 -214 4175  N417AV Avianca Colombia ferried 05-07feb16 BOG-FOR-TFS-NAP ex D-AVYT
 Airbus A320 -214 6805  B-8336 Zhejiang Loong Airlines delivery 05feb16 TSN-HGH (+ 6847 B-8243 ex B-000Q) ex B-000L
 Airbus A320 -214 6870  B-8286 China West Airlines delivery 05feb16 TSN-CKG ex B-000S
 Airbus A320 -214 6953  D-AEWA Eurowings delivery 05feb16 XFW-DUS ex D-AUBK
 Airbus A320 -214 6970  G-EZPA easyJet delivery 05feb16 XFW-LTN ex D-AUBM
 Airbus A321 -211 6016  AP-BMN Air Blue onward delivery 06feb16 LTN-KHI ex VQ-BRS
 Airbus A321 -211 6067  AP-BMM Air Blue delivery 06feb16 LETL-LTN prior paint ex VQ-BTX
 Airbus A321 -211 6949  PT-XPM TAM delivery 04-05feb16 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AZAK
 Airbus A321 -231 6976  HA-LXC Wizz Air delivery 04feb16 XFW-BUD ex D-AZAV

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Airbus Updates No.1464

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Airbus Updates No.1463

Singapore Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes to the sky

3 FEBRUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
The first A350-900 for Singapore Airlines yesterday completed its maiden flight over the skies of South West France. The aircraft, featuring the airline’s iconic livery, will now enter the final phase of production, including further ground checks and test flights, before being prepared for delivery in the coming weeks.
The all-new A350 XWB will form the backbone of Singapore Airlines’ future mid-size widebody fleet. Altogether the airline has ordered 67 A350-900s which will be operated on long range flights, as well as on selected regional services. Seven of the aircraft will be delivered with an ultra-long range capability for flights of up to 19 hours, allowing the carrier to resume non-stop flights to the US. 
The A350 XWB is the world’s latest generation airliner and the newest member of Airbus’ modern, comfortable & efficient widebody product family. It features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. 
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 777 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Airbus Updates No.1462

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

Becomes largest customer for new corporate jet family

1 FEBRUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client.
Deliveries of the aircraft begin at the end of 2018. Comlux has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Cabin outfitting will be by Comlux America, in Indianapolis, the first independent authorised Airbus corporate jet service centre.
“Comlux is proud to add to its order book the ACJ320neo which, with its new CFMI engines, Sharklets and increased fuel-capacity, brings the extra range that our VVIP clients seek - without compromising on baggage space,” says Comlux Group President and CEO Richard Gaona. “With its completion facilities in America, Comlux is well placed to offer its customers unique cabin solutions.”           
“Comlux’s long-established and wide-range of activities - including aircraft management, VVIP charter, and cabin outfitting and services - means that it was well placed to evaluate the new Airbus ACJ320neo Family before making it an important part of its fleet,” declares Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy.
Comlux has ordered corporate jet versions of all of the ACJ320 Family, and was the first to operate the Airbus ACJ318 and ACJ321.
Airbus’ ACJneo Family combines new fuel-saving engines, wingtip-mounted Sharklets and other improvements to give customers better fuel efficiency, greater range and a more modern product in which to invest – as well as the widest and tallest business-jet cabin in the sky.
The Airbus ACJ320neo can fly 25 passengers over 6,000 nm/11,100 km or 13 hours, while the  ACJ319neo can transport 8 passengers over 6,750 nm/12,500 km or 15 hours.
Airbus’ ACJneo Family is the only new, top-of-the-line, corporate jet offering the increased protection of fly-by-wire controls, Category 3B automatic landing, and runway overrun prevention and onboard airport navigation systems (ROPS and OANS).
More than 170 Airbus corporate jets are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, demonstrating outstanding reliability that is backed by unmatched worldwide support.

Airbus Updates No.1461

 Airbus A330 -343 1698  PK-GPZ Garuda Indonesia delivery 29jan16 TLS-CGK ex F-WWCY
 Airbus A330 -302 1701  N826NW Delta Air Lines delivery 30jan16 TLS-MSP ex F-WWKF
 Airbus A330 -343 1703  B-8287 Hainan Airlines delivery 29jan16 TLS-HAK ex F-WWKP
 Airbus A340 -642ACJ 924  HZ-AA Alpha Star Aviation ferried 29jan16 CBH-BSL prior transfer to Sky Prime Aviation Services ex VP-CDD

Airbus Updates No.1460

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 743  D-AEAA EAT Leipzig first in svc 30jan16 LEJ-LTN-HEL-LHR-MXP-LEJ ex EI-EYK
 Airbus A319 -132 1703  SX-EMM Ellin Air onward delivery 01feb16 EMA-SKG after paint ex N530MF
 Airbus A319 -132 2667  N889UA United Airlines delivery 29-30jan16 SHE-NRT-ANC-DEN-LCQ ex B-6219
 Airbus A319 -112 3700  D-ABGQ Air Berlin ferried 29jan16 MPL-MAD, EC-reg after paint prior re-delivery ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A319 -111 4640  HB-JYN easyJet Switzerland ferried 01feb16 LGW-GVA, G-reg on transfer ex G-EZGG
 Airbus A319 -111 4667  HB-JYM easyJet Switzerland ferried 26jan16 LGW-GVA, G-reg on transfer ex G-EZGH
 Airbus A320 -211 229  EK-32008 Atlantis European AW air-test 30jan16 at EVN prior start-up ex N229AN
 Airbus A320 -212 884  D-AICD Condor ferried 29jan16 HAJ-EMA for paint into new cs? ex F-WWDE
 Airbus A320 -232 2457  EI-EZG AWAS seen regd 26jan16 at SNN, still in Wow Air cs ex LZ-WOW
 Airbus A320 -214 2606  D-ABNV Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 XIY-TSE-DUS by Azur Aviation ex B-6261
 Airbus A320 -214 6927  D-ABNX Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 TLS-TXL ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320 -232 6934  B-MCF Air Macau delivery 27-29jan16 TLS-DWC-RGN-MFM ex F-WWDF
 Airbus A320 -214 6942  A6-AOL Air Arabia delivery 28jan16 XFW-SHJ ex D-AUBI
 Airbus A320 -214 6944  B-8408 Juneyao Airlines ferried 01feb16 TLS-LETL for interim storage ex F-WWIO
 Airbus A320 -233 6948  XA-VLN Volaris delivery 30jan16 TLS-KEF-BGR-TIJ ex F-WWDN
 Airbus A321 -211 677  9Q-DSB CAA Compagnie Africaine d´Aviation delivery 02feb16 MPL-FIH ex 2-RLAF
 Airbus A321 -211 1921  G-TCDW Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 01feb16 LGW-WOE for paint into new cs ex OY-VKB
 Airbus A321 -211 6016  AP-BMN Air Blue ferried 01feb16 EMA-LTN after paint for cabin config ex VQ-BRS
 Airbus A321 -231 6928  N154AA American Airlines delivery 29jan16 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZO
 Airbus A330 -343 1697  LN-RKT SAS delivery 29jan16 TLS-CPH ex F-WWCX

Friday, 29 January 2016

Airbus Updates No.1459

Airbus A330 -343 1697  LN-RKT SAS delivery 29jan16 TLS-CPH ex F-WWCX
 Airbus A380 -861 205  A6-EOU Emirates delivery 26jan16 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSX

Airbus Updates No.1458

 Airbus A310 -325 624  CS-TKN Azores Airlines SATA cs, ferried 16/23jan16 LIS-LETL-LIS for heavy mx** ex TF-ELR
 Airbus A319 -132 1703  SX-EMM Ellin Air delivery 25jan16 LDE-EMA for paint ex N530MF
 Airbus A319 -111 1803  N912FR Afs Investments to be ferried 25jan16 TPA-BGR-OSR, for Brussels Airlines ex D-AVWE
 Airbus A319 -111 27002  G-EZAD easyJet ferried 21jan16 MLA-CBG for paint, for Allegiant Air ex D-AVXI
 Airbus A319 -112 3700  D-ABGQ Air Berlin ferried 29jan16 MPL-MAD, EC-reg after paint prior re-delivery ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A319 -111 4667  HB-JYM easyJet Switzerland ferried 26jan16 LGW-GVA, G-reg on transfer ex G-EZGH
 Airbus A320 -211 359  D4-CBZ smartLynx Airlines Cabo Verde delivery 24jan16 RIX-CDG-VXE, all white ex YL-LCD
 Airbus A320 -212 1381  OO-TCX Thomas Cook Belgium ferried 25jan16 BRU-BOH for paint into new cs ex D-AICI
 Airbus A320 -233 1823  YL-LCP smartLynx Airlines ferried 25-26jan16 RIX-RKT-HAN on wet-lease to VietJetAir ex EI-EZS
 Airbus A320 -232 2457  EI-EZG AWAS seen regd 26jan16 at SNN, still in Wow Air cs ex LZ-WOW
 Airbus A320 -214 2606  D-ABNV Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 XIY-TSE-DUS by Azur Aviation ex B-6261
 Airbus A320 -214ACJ 3164  HZ-SKY3 Sky Prime Aviation Services ferried 24/27jan16 RUH-BSL-RUH on transfer, re-regd at BSL ex HZ-A2
 Airbus A320 -214 4699  OK-HCA Travel Service ferried 29jan16 PRG-BCM prior return to lessor ex OM-HCA
 Airbus A320 -214 6927  D-ABNX Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 TLS-TXL ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320 -232 6934  B-MCF Air Macau delivery 27-29jan16 TLS-DWC-RGN-MFM ex F-WWDF
 Airbus A320 -214 6942  A6-AOL Air Arabia delivery 28jan16 XFW-SHJ ex D-AUBI
 Airbus A321 -211 1881  G-TCDY Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 13/23jan16 LGW-EMA-MAN, paint into new cs ex OY-VKA
 Airbus A321 -211 6016  AP-BMN Air Blue delivery 23jan16 LETL-EMA for paint ex VQ-BRS
 Airbus A330 -243 491  OE-IEQ Ames Camo ferried 27jan16 DXB-VIE, all white ex A6-EAM
 Airbus A330 -243 1508  N508AV Avianca ferried 26jan16 MDE-VCV on return to lessor ex F-WWKI

Airbus Updates No.1457

ANA Group selects the A380

Three aircraft for first Japanese airline to operate the world’s largest aircraft

29 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
ANA Holdings has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of three A380s.  With this milestone order for Airbus, ANA Group has joined the customer base for the world’s largest passenger aircraft and will become the first Japanese airline to operate the type.
ANA Group will take delivery of the aircraft from 2019.  ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.
“We are extremely proud to welcome ANA Group as a new customer for the A380,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. “As one of the world’s most prestigious airlines, ANA Group will be able to benefit from the A380’s proven operating economics and unrivalled passenger appeal.  We are confident that the A380 will play an important role in the success of ANA HD’s new business strategy. The A380 will help ANA Group overcome capacity constraints at Tokyo’s busy airports, transporting more passengers, more efficiently and in greater comfort – all at lower cost.” 
ANA Holdings’ new order follows a recent order placed in 2014 and 2015 for 37 A320 Family single aisle aircraft.
Designed for the challenges of the 21st century aviation industry, the A380’s unique size allows airlines to maximize their revenue potential through an optimized cabin – boosting their contribution to profit by up to 65 per cent per flight compared to its nearest competitor. Its unbeatable passenger experience leads to higher load factors and more revenue, for higher profitability. The A380 carries 544 passengers in a typical comfortable four class configuration on routes up to 8,200nm/15,200km. From Tokyo this enables non-stop service to the US as well as to destinations across Europe.
Including the ANA Holdings’ order, Airbus has now received a total of 319 firm orders for the A380 from 19 airlines worldwide, of which 179 A380s have been delivered to 13 world class airlines. Currently, A380 is operated on over 100 routes to 50 destinations.

Airbus Updates No,1456

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support

28 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande.
Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of the full range of new Airbus airliners (73 widebodies and 45 single aisle). This includes pilot and maintenance training and support services to help the entry into service and efficient operations of these new aircraft.
In parallel the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, has signed a comprehensive co-operation agreement as part of the country’s modernisation of its civil aviation sector, to support the development of air navigation services (ATM), airport and aircraft operations, regulatory harmonization, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation.
These two agreements took place as part of the implementation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) on January 16th 2016, and its associated rules and guidance.
The agreement for 118 new aircraft signed by Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, includes 21 A320ceo family, 24 A320neo family, 27 A330ceo family, 18 A330neo (-900), 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380.
"Today’s announcement is the start of re-establishing our civil aviation sector into the envy of the region and along with partners like Airbus we’ll ensure the highest world standards,” said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO.
“The skies have cleared for Iran’s flying public and Airbus is proud to welcome Iran’s commercial aviation back into the international civil aviation community. Today is a significant step in the overhaul and modernisation of Iran’s commercial aviation sector and Airbus stands ready to play its role in supporting it,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.

Airbus Updates No.1455

First China Airlines A350XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line.

27 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
Assembly of the main airframe sections of the first A350 XWB for China Airlines is advancing at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. 
This involves the assembly of the wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone. The aircraft will then be moved to the next assembly station for structural completion, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems, and then the start of cabin installation. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to China Airlines is scheduled in Q3 2016. 
China Airlines has 14 A350-900 twin engine widebodies on order. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier's long-haul routes to Europe, Australia and the United States as well as on selected regional routes. China Airlines currently operates 24 A330s and six A340s on regional and long haul services. 
The A350 XWB is the world’s latest generation airliner and the newest member of Airbus’ modern, comfortable & efficient widebody product family. The aircraft features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. For passengers, it brings new levels of in-flight comfort, with an extra-wide cabin offering more personal space in all classes, including 18 inch wide seats as standard in economy class. To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 777 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Airbus Updates No.1454

Iran, Airbus strike deal for 8 A-380, 16 A-350 jets

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Iran has struck a provisional deal with Europe's Airbus to buy eight A-380 superjumbo planes to be delivered from 2019, the deputy transport minister told Reuters on Sunday.
A deal for 127, mainly new, aircraft which it hopes to complete this week also includes 16 A350 jets, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy transport minister said in an interview on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Tehran.