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Friday, 12 December 2014

Airbus Updates No.1251

Airbus A330 -243 462  PR-AIW Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 11dec14 CWF-CNF ex 2-LYSE
 Airbus A330 -343 1582  A4O-DI Oman Air delivery 11dec14 TLS-MCT ex F-WWKA
 Airbus A330 -243F 1584  A7-AFG Qatar Airways Cargo delivery 10dec14 TLS-DOH ex F-WWKM
 Airbus A330 -343 1587  B-5958 Air China delivery 11dec14 TLS-TSN ex F-WWCE
 Airbus A340 -642 468  B-6050 China Eastern ferried 12dec14 PVG-SZW, for Lufthansa Technik as D-AAAU ex F-WWCP
 Airbus A380 -861 168  A6-EOD Emirates delivery 10dec14 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSY

Airbus Updates No.1250

Airbus A319 -112 2878 5A-WLA Libyan Wings delivery 10-12dec14 CRK-DMK-MCT-MLA ex RP-C8600
 Airbus A319 -115 6250 B-6465 China Eastern delivery 12dec14 TSN-SHA ex B-514L
 Airbus A319 -115 6384 N90024 American Airlines delivery 12dec14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVWJ
 Airbus A320 -232 496 TC-OBP Onur Air ferried 07/11dec14 IST-KEF-BGR-GYR on return to lessor ex N201LF
 Airbus A320 -232 1422 4L-AJF Vista Georgia in svc 10/11dec14 TBS-KRT-TBS ex 9V-SLD
 Airbus A320 -214 1787 C- Air Canada ferried 11dec14 DRS-OSR for paint, OO-reg prior delivery ex OO-TCJ
 Airbus A320 -233 1902 G-GATK British Airways delivery 12dec14 WOE-LGW ex HA-LPD
 Airbus A320 -214 4588 G-EZUA easyJet ferried 11dec14 SEN-LGW after paint into new cs with the orange of the tail continuing down the fuselage and small forward titl ex D-AVVE
 Airbus A320 -233 4701 G-POWK Titan Airways reg res 08dec14 prior delivery ex SIN ex 9V-SLN
 Airbus A320 -232 5853 B-1620 Tianjin Airlines delivery 10-11dec14 TLS-TSE-TSN, basic JST cs plus titl ex F-WHUM
 Airbus A320 -214 6355 B-1609 China Eastern delivery 10-11dec14 TLS-TSE-PVG ex F-WWBT
 Airbus A320 -232 6370 N634NK Spirit Airlines delivery 12dec14 TLS-YYR-FLL, old cs ex F-WWIY
 Airbus A320 -214 6372 PK-LAK Batik Air delivery 12-13dec14 XFW-AZI-XSP ex F-WWIK
 Airbus A321 -211 1921 G-TCDW Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 03dec14 MMX-MAN on transfer, re-regd 08dec14 ex OY-VKB
 Airbus A321 -232 6382 A6-AED Etihad Airways delivery 11dec14 XFW-AUH, first A321 in new cs ex D-AVXT
 Airbus A321 -231 6385 B-1606 China Southern delivery 09-10dec14 XFW-TSE-CAN ex D-AVXU
 Airbus A321 -231 6387 N915US US Airways delivery 11dec14 XFW-BGR-PIT-PHX, American Airlines cs ex D-AVXV
 Airbus A321 -211 6389 OY-TCG Thomas Cook Scandinavia delivery 10dec14 XFW-CPH ex D-AVXW
 Airbus A321 -231 6390 N945JT jetBlue delivery 12dec14 XFW-JFK-PAE ex D-AVXX
 Airbus A330 -322 96 CS-TMT HiFly seen all wh plus Saudia titl & tail logo at BRU 09dec14 prior wet-lease ex OO-SFX

Friday, 5 December 2014

Airbus Updates No.1249

A350 XWB
Orders as of 30 November 201414,846


The 248 orders logged by Airbus in November further boosted the company’s business volume and brought its backlog to more than 6,000 aircraft for the first time ever.  Deliveries during the month reached a total of 61, reflecting Airbus’ sustained production pace.
Widebody bookings in November were for the A350 XWB and A330; while single-aisle orders involved A320 Family products in both their current engine option (ceo) and new engine option (neo) variants.
U.S.-based Delta Airlines placed a firm order for 25 A350-900s, while Air Mauritius firmed up its acquisition for four A350-900s.  This brings overall A350 XWB bookings to 778 for 41 customers.
Completing the month’s widebody orders were 25 A330-900s for Delta Air Lines, expanding the carrier’s fleet that currently has 32 A330s and 126 A320 Family aircraft; along with a booking for 15 A330-900s by CIT Group Inc., a global leader in transportation finance.  The Delta and CIT A330-900 transactions were the first firm orders for Airbus’ A330neo variant of the popular twin-engine airliner, which was launched in July. 
Transactions for single-aisle A320 Family products logged in November involved Azul Brazilian Airlines’ purchase agreement for 25 A320neo and 10 A321neo aircraft; CIT Group Inc.’s order for five A321ceo airliners; along with 10 A321neo versions for JetBlue Airways and nine A321ceo aircraft for Frontier Airlines – both of the United States. 
Three major A320 Family orders were booked with undisclosed customers.  One involved 30 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A319ceo jetliners; another was for 30 A320ceo aircraft, while the third encompassed 15 A320neo, 13 A320ceo, 10 A321ceo and two A319ceo airliners.
The month’s new business brought Airbus’ total net orders in 2014 to 1,031 aircraft as of 30 November, which takes into account cancellations during the year.
November’s deliveries were composed of 46 A320 Family jetliners, 12 A330s and three A380s, bringing the 2014 delivery total to 554 aircraft that were received by 85 customers.  This included the first directly-purchased jetliner by Vietnam’s VietJet Air from Airbus (an A320ceo), and the initial A330-200 Freighter directly acquired from Airbus by Qatar Airways.
Based on the month’s activity, Airbus’ backlog at the end of November stood at the record total of 6,036 jetliners remaining to be delivered – an all-time high for the company, and an industry record.

Airbus Updates No.1248

LAN takes delivery of first A321

LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group celebrated the arrival of its first A321 today at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. This marks a significant milestone as LATAM Airlines affirms its regional and global presence as the largest A320 operator in Latin America. The aircraft, the first of 48 of its kind ordered by the airline, will be operated on domestic routes within Chile and joins LATAM Group’s existing fleet of nearly 230 A320 Family aircraft in operation. 
The A321 aircraft ordered by LAN have a one-class configuration with 220 seats and feature a new LATAM Airlines Group’s cabin, which is a blend of LAN and TAM cabin designs. 
The A320 family’s largest member offers the lowest fuel burn, emissions and noise footprint in its class, and allows for an extended operating range of up to 3,200 nautical miles while carrying a maximum passenger payload; all of which will enhance the efficiency of LAN’s operations within Chile. 
The A320 Family is Latin America’s and the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 11,000 orders to date and more than 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Today more than 500 A320 Family aircraft are operated by airlines in Latin America. 

Airbus Updates No.1247

CIT firms up order for 15 A330neo and five A321ceo aircraft

Strong momentum growing for Airbus’ new A330neo Widebody
CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a global leader in transportation finance has firmed up its order for 15 A330-900neo aircraft and five A321ceo aircraft. CIT became one of the launch customers of the A330neo after signing its initial agreement in July 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow. 
“Given our long-term leadership on the A330 program, we are proud to be one of the first customers to sign a purchase agreement for the all-new A330neo aircraft,” said Jeff Knittel, President of CIT Transportation & International Finance.  “These agreements will enable us to provide fuel efficient solutions to our customers as CIT continues to be a leader in providing early access to the most sought after aircraft for our customers.”
“When a leading lessor, CIT, adds the A330neo to its already extensive Airbus widebody portfolio of A330ceo’s and A350-900s, we take that as clear confirmation of our widebody family strategy fully meeting the requirements and expectations of the market,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “CIT’s repeat order for A321ceo’s, is further evidence of the continuing high value placed by the market on this largest member of our popular A320 Family, which offers the best seat-mile costs of any single-aisle aircraft and the lowest fuel burn, emissions and noise footprint in its class.”                      
The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo are two new members of the Airbus Widebody Family launched in July 2014 with first deliveries scheduled to start in Q4 2017. The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the unbeatable economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. In addition to greater fuel savings, A330neo operators will also benefit from a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles and of course all the operational commonality advantages of the Airbus Family. 
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 11,000 orders to date and over 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.

Airbus Updates No.1246

Finnair orders eight additional A350 XWBs

Repeat order from a launch customer for Airbus’ new generation Widebody aircraft
Finnair, a launch customer for the A350 XWB, has signed an agreement, firming up the order for eight additional  A350-900s. Finnair was the first airline to select the A350 XWB and will be the first European airline in autumn 2015 to receive the all new Airbus Widebody. Finnair’s A350 XWBs will seat 297 passengers in a two class configuration. The aircraft will be deployed on Finnair’s long-haul routes to Asia and America.
"Our strategy centers on growth, taking advantage of the unique geographical location of our Helsinki Hub, which offers the fastest connections between Europe and Asia. The A350XWB aircraft will be essential in delivering on our strategy, as they enable growth in both passenger and cargo traffic, offer our customers top class travel experience and considerably enhance our cost competitiveness. Firming up the order for additional eight Airbus A350 XWB aircraft demonstrates our commitment to growth and to operating a world class Airbus fleet", says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair CEO." Together with Airbus and our other partners we are preparing to make the A350 entry into service a success.”
‘’We share a long-standing relationship with Finnair and are delighted by their continuing endorsement of the A350 XWB, which will integrate seamlessly into Finnair’s all Airbus fleet,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Finnair will benefit from the A350 XWB’s latest technologies and unbeatable efficiency, enhanced by the unique fleet commonality only Airbus offers.” 
Finnair currently operates an all Airbus fleet of 45 aircraft (30 A320 Family aircraft and 15 A330s/A340s). Finnair was launch customer of the A350, and in 2007 placed an order for 11 A350-900s, including an option for further eight. This agreement brings the total committed order to 19 A350-900s. The A350 XWB was designed above all for passengers’ comfort and well-being and will provide Finnair’s passengers with an excellent flight experience with the most advanced cabin with wider seats in both business and economy class.
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus Widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25% reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family aircraft can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The A350 has carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of November 2014, the A350 XWB had won 775 orders from 40 customers worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1245

Azul orders 35 A320neo

Brazilian airline complements fleet with A320s for domestic long haul flights
Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a purchase agreement for 35 A320neo Family aircraft. The airline, which is also leasing another 28 A320neo aircraft, has chosen the A320neo Family to carry out domestic long haul flights and high density routes, including Campinas – Salvador and Campinas – Recife. For Azul, an important driver for selecting the A320neo was the aircraft’s low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency.  Azul has selected CFM engines for their A320neo fleet.
“Azul is an airline that truly serves all of Brazil. With more than 100 destinations , Azul will soon offer even more seats on our longer haul flights, allowing us to reduce operating costs,” said David Neeleman, CEO and Founder of Azul. “In addition to its market leading economics, which will allow Azul to stimulate new demand, the A320neo is also a perfect complement to our E-Jet fleet, giving us additional seats and capacity that can be dedicated to strategic projects like TudoAzul, Azul Viagens and Azul Cargo.”
“Airbus welcomes Azul to the A320 Family and is proud that they will rely on the A320neo’s unbeatable productivity and fuel efficiency to expand their services,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We are pleased that Azul recognizes Airbus’ commitment to Brazil and the importance of operating the high performance A320neo in key airports such as Santos Dumont in Rio. This order truly underscores the leading position of the A320neo in the single aisle market.”
In April, Azul announced that it would start operating long haul flights by early December. The airline expects to fly new international routes with a fleet of 12 leased wide body Airbus aircraft, including seven Airbus A330-200 and later five Airbus A350-900 equipped with Rolls-Royce engines.
Airbus has obtained regulatory approval for training of A350 XWB airline pilots in accordance with the original goal of an A330/A350 “Common Type Rating” (CTR). This will enable Azul pilots to benefit from reduced training time in the transition from one Airbus jetliner model to another, resulting in significant benefits for airline profitability, pilot productivity and scheduling flexibility.‎ 
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 11,000 orders to date and over 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets (wing tip devices) which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings. Firm orders for the NEO reached over 3,200 aircraft from 60 customers, representing a 60 percent market share in its category.

Airbus Updates No.1244

Airbus A321 -211 6376  D-AIAE Condor delivery 01dec14 XFW-SXF ex D-AVXS
 Airbus A330 -303 1580  PH-AKF KLM delivery 04dec14 TLS-AMS ex F-WWCD
 Airbus A340 -313 196  RP-C3434 Philippine Airlines ferried 04dec14 MNL-SFO-GWO for part-out & scrap ex F-OHPM
 Airbus A340 -313 202  CS-TQZ HiFly ferried 01dec14 JED-BRU after wet-lease to Saudia Arabian ex A6-ERR
 Airbus A340 -313 212  EC-MDG Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas ferried 01dec14 MAD-BOD after storage ex A9C-LG
 Airbus A340 -541 457  A6-ERA Emirates ferried 01dec14 DXB-LDE, all white for storage ex F-WWTI
 Airbus A340 -541 464  D-AAAL Lufthansa Technik ferried 04dec14 MZJ-TUS-SZW ex PT-MSL
 Airbus A380 -861 145  A7-APC Qatar Airways delivery 02dec14 TLS-DOH ex F-WWAL

Airbus Updates No.1243

Airbus A300 622R(F) 555  N750FD FedEx ferried 04dec14 VCV-BFM on reactivation after interim storage ex F-HEEE
 Airbus A319 -112 1706  N176AG ACG Acquisitions ferried 28-30nov14 HKG-GUM-HNL-VCV, basic Hunnu Air cs (+ 1750 N175AG ex JU-8889) ex JU-8888
 Airbus A320 -211 300  JA8391 Vanilla Air ferried 28-29nov14 NRT-CTS-ANC-TUS for part-out & scrap ex F-WWDD
 Airbus A320 -214 1370  EI-FGM Constitution A/c Leasing regd 03dec14 at MEX ex G-OZBK
 Airbus A320 -233 1730  TC-ATJ AtlasJet ferried 02dec14 IST-EGBP on return to lessor ex TC-IZL
 Airbus A320 -233 1892  HA-LPE Wizz Air ferried 02dec14 BUD-WOE, for British Airways as G-GATM ex EI-DFU
 Airbus A320 -232 1944  A6-EIA Air Seychelles delivery 30nov14 AUH-SEZ in full cs ex PH-MPD
 Airbus A320 -216 3609  EI-DSW Alitalia Air One cs, ferried 04dec14 FCO-SNN for paint into? ex F-WWIE
 Airbus A320 -232 4918  VT-IDA IndiGo Airways delivery 29nov14 KUL-DEL ex 9V-TRC
 Airbus A320 -232 6229  B-1623 Capital Airlines delivery 04dec14 TLS-TSE ex F-WWIJ
 Airbus A320 -232 6360  HA-LYJ Wizz Air delivery 01dec14 TLS-BUD ex F-WWDC
 Airbus A320 -232 6362  VH-VFY Jetstar delivery 04-05dec14 TLS-AUH-SIN ex F-WWDG
 Airbus A320 -214 6365  A6-AOD Air Arabia delivery 04dec14 TLS-SHJ ex F-WWDH
 Airbus A320 -214 6367  B-1883 Sichuan Airlines delivery 05dec14 TLS-TSE ex F-WWDJ
 Airbus A320 -232 6374  HS-TXR Thai Smile delivery 04-05dec14 XFW-MCT-BKK ex D-AXAH
 Airbus A320 -214 6379  B-1611 China Eastern delivery 02dec14 XFW-TSE ex D-AXAJ
 Airbus A321 -231 1433  G-OZBP Monarch ferried 05dec14 BHX-EMA for paint, for Aegean Airlines ex G-TTIB
 Airbus A321 -231 5633  TC-JSJ Turkish Airlines first in svc 05dec14 IST-DUS-IST in BVB cs (as 737-800 TC-JHU) ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321 -211 5843  D-ASTD Germania ferried 03dec14 BTS-DUS after paint into standard cs, ex Alltours cs ex D-AVZO
 Airbus A321 -231 6366  B-1605 China Southern delvery 02dec14 XFW-TSE ex D-AVXQ

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1242

Airbus A321-200 [TC-ATB]
AtlasJet Ukraine has been renamed to AtlasGlobal with the group introducing a revised livery.

Airbus A321-200 [D-AVXT / A6-AED]

Airbus A321 of Etihad Airways will be delivered as first narrow body in the new scheme.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1241

Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceo aircraft

Deal marks customer’s first order for largest A320 Family member
Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft. 
Including the order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or the seating configuration for its A321s. 
Frontier began its transition to an all-Airbus fleet when it took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001. Since that time, the Airbus single-aisle family has allowed the airline to expand its route network while minimizing operating costs. 
“We continue to come back for more A320 Family aircraft because they fulfill our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs,” said David Siegel, Frontier Airlines CEO. The A321 is a natural fit with our unique brand of Low Fares, Done Right and will continue to help meet our customers’ expectations for a safe and reliable travel experience while allowing us to provide low fare service to more of the country.” 
“Frontier has made its mark in this business by recognizing the dual importance of cost and service to a low fare airline,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “Minimizing expenditure while maximizing customer satisfaction can be a challenge, but the A320 Family has proven time and time again that it is the optimal solution.”
While passengers benefit from the A321’s state-of-the-art cabin design, wider seats and enhanced comfort, airlines profit from the unique operational flexibility of Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 11,000 orders to date and more than 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. An A320 Family aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every two seconds. 

Airbus Updates No.1240

Delta orders 50 Airbus widebody aircraft

25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo to join fleet of leading U.S. airline
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbus A330neo aircraft and Trent XWB engines will power Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.
“When the most successful U.S. airline today – a company that has flown passengers around the world for more than 80 years, has 80-thousand employees and 165 million customers in a year – says ‘yes we want 50 more of your widebody planes’, you can’t debate the fact that it is a massive endorsement of your product line,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Airbus is unique in offering an optimized long-range choice in aircraft that will allow Delta to continue to modernize its fleet and customize its use with the most efficient and comfortable aircraft available.”
Delta Air Lines currently flies both Airbus single-aisle and widebody aircraft, including 57 A319ceo and 69 A320ceo aircraft, plus 11 A330-200s and 21 A330-300s. In addition to the order announced today, Delta has an order backlog of 10 A330-300s and 45 A321ceo aircraft, bringing its total Airbus backlog to 105 aircraft. 
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25 percent reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family aircraft can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The A350 has a carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of October 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. 
The A330 Family has now attracted more than 1,300 orders. Over 1,100 A330 Family aircraft are flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics. Airbus has committed to continuously improving the program since the A330’s service entry. The company spends approximately 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 jetliner family. The newest evolution is Airbus’ A330neo, which builds on the A330’s proven economics, versatility and reliability while reducing fuel consumption by a further 14 percent per seat. Comprised of two versions – the A330-800neo and the A330-900neo – this aircraft incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines with 112-inch diameter fan for a 10:1 bypass ratio, more seats and new cabin features. 
The A330, A350 XWB and A380 make up the Airbus widebody aircraft Family, which uniquely spans the 250 to over-500 seats segment. 

Airbus Update No.1239

Airbus A330 -343 1577  PK-GPV Garuda Indonesia delivery 19nov14 TLS-AUH-CGK ex F-WWYN
 Airbus A330 -243F 1578  A7-AFF Qatar Airways Cargo delivery 24nov14 TLS-DOH ex F-WWYT
 Airbus A330 -343 1579  B-5960 Sichuan Airlines delivery 25nov14 TLS-CTU ex F-WWYZ
 Airbus A330 -343 1581  9M-XXU AirAsia X delivery 24nov14 TLS-KUL ex F-WWCM
 Airbus A340 -541 611  A6-ERH Emirates ferried 20nov14 DXB-LDE, all white for storage ex F-WWTY