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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Airbus Updates No.1374

Airbus welcomes Transaero as a new operator

The A321 offers the best in class fuel efficiency and low operating costs

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321 aircraft. The festive ceremony was held in Vnukovo international airport (Moscow) on the arrival of the A321 welcomed by the airline management, representatives of Vnukovo, Airbus and members of the media. The aircraft is delivered as part of Transaero’s contract with ICBC Leasing Company.
‪Transaero’s A321, powered by CFM56 engines, features a two-class cabin layout seating 184 passengers (eight in business  and 176 in economy ). The spacious configuration offers unbeatable passenger comfort in both classes. The airline plans  to operate its A321 fleet on premium international routes. 
Olga Pleshakova, CEO Transaero Airlines said, “We are very pleased with this important step made towards further development of our cooperation with Airbus. I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the largest Chinese bank – ICBC Bank and its subsidiary ICBC Leasing, who trust Transaero as a reliable partner, which is highlighted by the implementation of the signed contract. The addition of highly efficient aircraft to the company’s fleet will contribute to enhancing the company’s profitability, optimizing the airline’s passenger capacity, and will see withdrawal of aircraft, which are of low demand in the current market conditions.”
‪"We are delighted to welcome Transaero, one of the leading Russian airlines, as a new Airbus operator. Transaero will undoubtedly benefit from the A321’s unbeatable operating costs and passenger comfort in all classes,’’ said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Transaero Airlines launched services in November 1991, and currently serves more than 200 routes all over the world.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 11,800 orders since launch and more than 6,600 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 & A321), the A320 Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Airbus Updates No.1373

Airbus A300 -605R(F) 763  B-2330 Uni-Top Airlines delivery 27jul15 DRS-TSE after freighter conversion ex F-WWAH
 Airbus A300 -622R 784  HS-TAW Thai International ferried 24-26jul15 BKK-ICN-ANC-ROW for part-out & scrap ex F-WWAL
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 4228  VP-CIA Aviation Link ferried 25jul15 FAB-TSE-HKG on delivery to? ex F-WBGU
 Airbus A319 -115 6603  B-6478 Air China delivery 28jul15 TSN-CTU ex B-000C
 Airbus A320 -212 445  UR-CMK Yan Air ferried 26/29jul15 KBL-IEV-SAW-BUD-RKT-KBL during wet-lease to Kam Air 200
 Airbus A320 -214 706  N225NV Allegiant Air ferried 20jul15 MNL-HKG in Philippine cs, regd 23jul15 prior delivery ex RP-C3221
 Airbus A320 -216 3295  D-ABZJ Air Berlin delivery 25jul15 FCO-DUB, EI-reg for paint ex EI-DSJ
 Airbus A320 -216 3362  9Q-CLU Congo Airways delivery 29-30jul15 DUB-CMN-FIH ex EI-DSM
 Airbus A320 -232 5352  B-MCB Air Macau delivery 23jul15 CTU-MFM ex B-6960
 Airbus A320 -214 6636  D-AIUO germanwings delivery 30jul15 SNN-DUS after paint ex D-AVVV
 Airbus A320 -214 6689  PR-OCQ Avianca Brazil delivery 29-30jul15 TLS-SID-GIG, Star Alliance cs ex F-WWIS
 Airbus A320 -214 6695  PK-LAO Batik Air delivery 28-29jul15 XFW-AZI-SIN-CGK ex F-WWIZ
 Airbus A320 -233 6705  N527VL Volaris delivery 28jul15 XFW-KEF-BGR-MEX ex D-AXAB
 Airbus A320 -214 6713  B-8326 Sichuan Airlines delivery 30jul15 XFW-TSE ex D-AXAC
 Airbus A321 -211 6678  EI-VKO Transaero onward delivery 28jul15 BTS-VKO after partial repaint ex D-AVZG
 Airbus A321 -211 6698  CC-BEE Lan Airlines delivery 29-30jul15 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321 -231 6703  B-8328 Sichuan Airlines delivery 27-28jul15 XFW-TSE-CTU ex D-AVZR
 Airbus A321 -211 6707  B-16219 Eva Air delivery 27-28jul15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AVZS
 Airbus A330 -343 1574  EC-MHL Air Europa at PMI 27jul15 with titl, still in Skymark cs ex OE-IDI
 Airbus A340 -313 242  PZ-TCR Surinam Airways ferried 29jul15 LDE-CHR, F-reg for paint prior delivery ex F-WJKN

Friday, 17 July 2015

Airbus Updates No.1372

Airbus A330 -303 1642  TC-JOK Turkish Airlines delivery 11jul15 TLS-IST ex F-WWKE
 Airbus A340 -313 114  G-VSUN Virgin Atlantic ferried 16jul15 LDE-SFB for part-out & scrap ex F-WWJI
 Airbus A340 -313 164  EP-MMD Mahan Air first in svc 12jul15 MHD-IKA-MHD ex YI-...
 Airbus A340 -642 577  B-6053 China Eastern SkyTeam cs, ferried 11jul15 PVG-SZW for storage ex F-WWCM
 Airbus A380 -861 184  A6-EOK Emirates delivery 14jul15 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSU
 Airbus A380 -861 186  A6-EOL Emirates delivery 16jul15 XFW-DXB ex F-WWAG

Airbus Updates No.1371

Airbus A300 -622R 787  HS-TAZ Thai International ferried 15-17jul15 BKK-ICN-ANC-ROW for part-out & scrap ex F-WWAB
 Airbus A320 -216 3362  D-ABZG Air Berlin delivery 16jul15 FCO-DUB, EI-reg ex EI-DSM
 Airbus A320 -232 3925**  SU-BQK Nile Air delivery 18jun15 SAW-CAI ex A6-ABR
 Airbus A320 -214 4941  PR-AVR Avianca Brazil ferried 13jul5 MZJ-BOG after paint into Star Alliance cs ex D-AXAP
 Airbus A320 -214 4988  D-ABFZ Air Berlin ferried 17-18jul15 MUC-TSE-TSN on delivery to? ex D-AVVT
 Airbus A320 -214ACJ 6069  M-YBUS GlobalJet Luxembourg ferried 16jul15 IND-BSL after cabin config ex F-WWDT
 Airbus A320 -214 6582  B-8227 China Eastern delivery 14jul15 TSN-PVG ex B-000W
 Airbus A320 -232ACJ 6659  A6-SHJ Sharjah Ruler delivery 11jul15 TLS-KEF-DAL for ACJ config ex F-WWBS
 Airbus A320 -214 6671  B-8145 Zhejiang Loong Airlines delivery 15-16jul15 TLS-TSE-TSN-HGH ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A321 -231 6667  N140AN American Airlines delivery 14jul15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZD
 Airbus A321 -231 6672  N657NK Spirit Airlines delivery 11jul15 XFW-YYR-TPA ex D-AVZF
 Airbus A321 -211 6678  EI-VKO Transaero delivery 17jul15 XFW-BTS, for partial repaint ex D-AVZG
 Airbus A321 -231 6682  TC-JST Turkish Airlines delivery 13jul15 XFW-IST ex D-AVZH
 Airbus A321 -231 6684  EC-MHA Vueling delivery 16jul15 XFW-BCN "Good Sense & Rebelliousness" ex D-AVZI
 Airbus A321 -211 6685  PT-XPG TAM delivery 13-14jul15 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AVZJ
 Airbus A330 -223 874  TC-LNA Turkish Airlines first in svc 10jul15 IST-ADB-IST ex D-ALAA
 Airbus A330 -243 1020  B-8019 Capital Airlines delivery 10jul15 CGK-PEK ex PK-GPH
 Airbus A330 -223 1118  TC-JIZ Turkish Airlines delivery 14-15jul15 GIG-YYZ-SAW, basic TAM cs ex PT-MVT
 Airbus A330 -202 1123  EI-EJG Alitalia in svc 14jul15 AUH-MXP after paint into new cs ex F-WWKY
 Airbus A330 -202 1218  EI-EJI Alitalia in svc 13jul15 MXP-AUH prior paint in new cs ex F-WWYT

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Airbus Updates No.1370

 Airbus A310 -304 565  EP-TBH Taban Air re-regd & in svc 07jul15 IKA-IST-IST ex EY-633
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 4228  VP-CIA Aviation Link ferried 01/02jul15 SEN-ZRH-FAB after tail-paint into all white ex F-WBGU
 Airbus A320 -216 3482  D-ABZF Air Berlin delivery 08jul15 FCO-DUB-MUC, EI-reg ex EI-DSP
 Airbus A320 -216 3831  TC-DCF Pegasus Airlines EI-reg canx 30jun15, delivery 02jul15 NAP-SAW ex EI-DTC
 Airbus A320 -214 4489  LY-ONL Small Planet Airlines ferried 02/03jul15 VNO-OPO-KTW on short-term wet-lease to Privilege Style ex EI-ONL
 Airbus A320 -214 4743  D-ABFU Air Berlin ferried 30jun-01jul15 MUC-TSE-TSN-CTU on delivery to Chengdu Airlines ex D-AVVJ
 Airbus A320 -232 4874  B-50007 Tigerair Taiwan ferried / in svc 01/03jul15 XSP-TPE-MFM-KHH ex 9V-TAY
 Airbus A320 -232 6551  B-1690 China Southern delivery 03jul15 TSN-SZX ex B-518L
 Airbus A320 -214 6626  B-1682 Tibet Airlines delivery 03-04jul15 TLS-TSE-CTU-LXA ex F-WWDJ
 Airbus A320 -214 6646  A7-LAF Al Maha Airways delivery 03jul15 TLS-DOH ex F-WWBK
 Airbus A320 -216 6666  TC-DCI Pegasus Airlines delivery 03/07jul15 TLS-OSR-SAW, paint at OSR ex F-WWDY
 Airbus A320 -214 6675  G-EZOR easyJet delivery 07jul15 XFW-LGW ex D-AVVX
 Airbus A320 -214 6680  G-EZOT easyJet delivery 02jul15 XFW-LGW ex D-AVVY
 Airbus A321 -231 6660  EC-MGZ Vueling delivery 02jul15 XFW-BCN ex D-AVZB
 Airbus A330 -203 892  VH-EBH Qantas air-test at QPG 07jul15 prior return to lessor ex F-WWYT
 Airbus A330 -223 1118  TC-JIZ Turkish Airlines at GIG 02jul15 in basic TAM cs prior delivery ex PT-MVT
 Airbus A330 -343 1574  EC- Air Europa delivery 07jul15 LETL-PMI, Skymark cs, OE-reg ex OE-IDI
 Airbus A330 -343 1592  F-WWYE Airbus Skymark cs, ferried 07jul15 LDE-TLS after storage, N117NT ntu 
 Airbus A340 -313 434  D-AIFE Lufthansa ferried 06jul15 FRA-DUB for paint into Star Alliance cs ex F-WWJT
 Airbus A340 -642 449  EP-MMI Mahan Air first in svc 01jul15 IKA-DXB-IKA ex YI-???

Airbus Updates No.1369


A350 XWB
Orders as of 30 June 201515,619


Airbus’ 135 bookings during June involved A320 single-aisle Family jetliners in the current and new engine option (CEO and NEO) versions, along with widebody A330ceo and A350 aircraft; while the month’s listed 61 deliveries spanned its current production range from the A320 Family to the A330, A350 and A380.
One of the largest orders was Dubai-based International Airfinance Corporation’s acquisition of 30 A320ceo aircraft and 20 A330-300s for lease to Saudi Arabian Airlines. As a result, Saudi Arabian Airlines will become the world’s first carrier to operate the new A330-300 Regional variant, which is specially designed for regional and domestic operations and offers Airbus’ solution for markets with large populations and fast growing, concentrated air traffic flows.
Another major agreement in June was the 45 A320neo and 15 A321neo jetliners ordered by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aviation leasing and financing arm of General Electric.  This brings A320 Family aircraft ordered by GECAS to a total of 465.
The other single-aisle transactions during June were nine A320neos for Lion Air; six A321ceos for VietJet Air, further increasing this fast-growing Vietnamese carrier’s all-Airbus fleet; two A320ceos and one A321ceo for Air Lease Corporation; three A320ceos for Japanese low cost carrier Peach Aviation; and one A320ceo for Atlantic Airways.
With this new A320 Family business, Airbus surpassed the total of 11,800 overall orders for its single-aisle jetliners.
Widebody orders during the month were Air Lease Corporation’s booking for one A350-900 and an A330-200, bringing the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company’s portfolio of Airbus aircraft to total of 262; along with an A330-200 for Airbus Defence and Space, which will be outfitted by the Airbus Group business unit as a Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the French military.
The June bookings brought Airbus’ net orders through the first six months of 2015 to 348 aircraft, taking cancellations into account.
Airbus’ delivery of 42 A320 Family jetliners in June brought overall Airbus single-aisle aircraft deliveries to more than 6,600, while the total A330s provided to customers surpassed the 1,200 mark.
Included in the month’s activity were deliveries of 19 widebody aircraft, among which were: three A380s; two A350s (one to AerCap for Vietnam Airlines, and the other to A350 launch operator Qatar Airways); the second A330-300 to Delta Air Lines with an increased 242 tonne maximum take-off weight; the initial A330 for Tunisair (an A330-200); and the first A330 to Kuwait Airways (in the A330-200 version).
During the first six months of 2015, Airbus delivered a total of 304 aircraft to 67 customers worldwide.
Airbus orders and delivery key facts for June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1368

First A350 XWB for Cathay Pacific is taking shape

Cathay Pacific’s first A350 XWB at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Toulouse (France)
Assembly of the first A350-900 for Cathay Pacific Airways is progressing well at Airbus’ A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Following the fuselage section joining phase, the wings, the horizontal and vertical tailplane as well as tail cone have been joined to the fuselage. Following this, the aircraft will move to the next assembly station for structural completion, ground testing and start of cabin installation. 
The aircraft is scheduled for delivery early next year and will be the first of 48 A350 XWBs acquired by Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific’s A350 XWB fleet will include 22 A350-900s and 26 of the larger A350-1000s, for operation on long- and medium-haul services. 
The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft and the latest member of the manufacturer’s leading widebody family. It is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft in its size category and is setting new standards in terms of inflight experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines. 
The A350 XWB has been especially successful in the Asia-Pacific region, where 11 major airlines have ordered a total of 244 aircraft out of the 781 total ordered so far. Cathay Pacific represents one fifth of the A350 XWB total orders from Asia-Pacific. 

Airbus Updates No.1367

Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of the A350 XWB

New levels of comfort and efficiency for carrier’s long haul services

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi tomorrow. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.
Vietnam Airlines will inaugurate commercial service with the A350 XWB later this week, initially on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh domestic sector and then on non-stop flights from Hanoi to Paris. The aircraft is configured with a premium three class layout, with 29 seats that convert to full flat beds in Business Class, 45 seats in Premium Economy and 231 in Economy. In addition to more personal space in all classes, the aircraft features the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems throughout.
Vietnam Airlines’ new A350 XWB will join an existing Airbus fleet of 59 aircraft flying with the carrier, comprising 49 A321s and 10 A330s.
“The arrival of the A350 XWB marks the start of a major upgrade of our long haul fleet,” said Trinh Ngoc Thanh, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Vietnam Airlines. “Combining the latest technologies, a wider cabin and the highest levels of comfort, the A350 XWB will enable us to fly our passengers in style whichever class of travel they choose. We are proud to be the second airline in the world to receive the A350 XWB aircraft which is a step forward that helps us to fulfil our commitment to “reach further”.”
“AerCap is pleased to be the first leasing company to take delivery of the A350 XWB directly from Airbus,” said Philip Scruggs, President & Chief Commercial Officer, AerCap. “We believe that the A350 XWB is an excellent addition to the Airbus family of aircraft. It incorporates the latest technology in both airframe and engines and will deliver important operating efficiencies to our airline customers.  We are pleased to be leasing our first A350 XWB to Vietnam Airlines, which is one of the most vibrant airlines in Asia.”
“We are proud to see Vietnam Airlines become the second airline in the world to operate the A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO, Airbus. “We are confident that the all-new A350 XWB will enable Vietnam Airlines to consolidate its position as one of Asia’s leading international carriers, bringing its passengers the best the industry has to offer.”
“We also thank AerCap for its ongoing confidence in our products and endorsement of their long term investment value,” added Mr Brégier. “The delivery of the A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines marks a new milestone in our excellent partnership with AerCap, together offering a wide range of modern and cost-efficient fleet solutions for airlines in every market segment.”
AerCap is Airbus’ largest customer, and has ordered a cumulative total of 945 Airbus aircraft over the years. These include firm orders for a total of 20 A350 XWBs.
The A350 XWB 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.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 781 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 40 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. The aircraft handed over today is the fifth A350 XWB to be delivered, following the type’s entry into commercial service with its first operator earlier this year.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1366

Airbus A330 -343 1632  B-5976 China Eastern delivery 19jun15 TLS-PVG ex F-WWYD
 Airbus A330 -343 1633  9V-SSG Singapore Airlines delivery 23jun15 TLS-SIN ex F-WWYK
 Airbus A330 -323 1638  HL8026 Korean Air delivery 24jun15 TLS-ICN ex F-WWYZ
 Airbus A340 -311 33  4R-ADB Sri Lankan ferried 19-20jun15 CMB-KHI-PSM-CEW for part-out & scrap ex F-WWJU
 Airbus A340 -313 215  EC-MFB Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas delivery 23jun15 AMM-LETL for interim storage ex A9C-LH
 Airbus A340 -313 273  9M-XAB AirAsia X ferried 21-22jun15 MNL-SHJ-LDE, all white for storage ex C-GDVW
 Airbus A340 -542 912  CS-TFX HiFly posn 23jun15 MAN-BRU, in similar to Arik Air cs, no titl ex F-WJKI
 Airbus A350 -941 10  A7-ALD Qatar Airways delivery 14/19jun15 TLS-LBG-DOH ex F-WZFE
 Airbus A380 -861 181  A7-APE Qatar Airways delivery 14/18jun15 TLS-LBG-DOH ex F-WWSC
 Airbus A400 M-180 19  F-RABG/0019 Armée de l Air delivery 21jun15 SVQ-LFOJ ex A4M019

Airbus Updates No.1365

Airbus A319 -115ACJ 3046  D-APGS K5 Aviation re-regd in svc 20jun15 VIE-HER-HER ex OE-LGS
 Airbus A319 -112 3094  OK-MEL CSA Czech Airlines ferried 23jun15 PRG-DEL on wet-lease to SpiceJet ex D-AVWN
 Airbus A320 -232 1856  SX-DGV Aegean Airlines delivery 24jun15 IST-ATH ex TC-JLJ
 Airbus A320 -232 2029  EI-FDL MetroJet ferried 23jun15 KUN-OSR after storage ex TC-KLA
 Airbus A320 -232 2502  AP-BMD Shaheen Air International delivery 23-26jun15 IND-YYR-DUB-ATH-SHJ-KHI ex EI-EXK
 Airbus A320 -232 2649  SU-BQK Nile Air delivery 18jun15 SAW-CAI ex VP-BJH
 Airbus A320 -216 3666  EI-DSY Alitalia Air One cs, ferried 22jun15 FCO-MAN for paint ex F-WWDY
 Airbus A320 -214 3891  TC-FHY Freebird Airlines delivery 19jun15 LIS-AYT ex CS-TKO
 Airbus A320 -214 4606  OE-LED flyNiki ferried 18jun15 TXL-VIE, regd 22jun15 on transfer ex D-ABFP
 Airbus A320 -214 5246  B-8102 China West Air delivery 20-21/24jun15 VIE-TSE-CKG-HAK, regd at CKG ex OE-LEV
 Airbus A320 -214 6540  B-1665 Sichuan Airlines delivery 20jun15 TSN-CTU ex B-517L
 Airbus A320 -214 6622  A7-LAE Al Maha Airways delivery 25jun15 TLS-DOH ex F-WWBZ
 Airbus A320 -214 6634  PR-OCO Avianca Brazil delivery 18-19jun15 TLS-SID-GIG ex F-WWIV
 Airbus A320 -214 6640  JA815P Peach Aviation delivery 25jun15 TLS-DWC ex F-WWDZ
 Airbus A321 -112 477  I-BIXA Alitalia ferried 21jun15 FCO-EGBP for part-out & scrap ex D-AVZE
 Airbus A321 -231 6294  B-22610 V Air 1st in svc 21jun15 TPE-MFM vv after transfer ex D-AVZV
 Airbus A321 -231 6647  N137AA American Airlines delivery 20jun15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AZAK
 Airbus A330 -243 529  PR-AIT Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 23-24jun15 CWF-CNF-VCP, Tudo Azul cs ex TC-JNV
 Airbus A330 -243(MRTT) 1555  ZZ341 Eoyal Air Force delivery 22jun15 LEGT-BZZ, regd MRTT027 ex EC-336
 Airbus A330 -243 1626  9K-APA Kuwait Airways delivery 23jun15 TLS-KWI ex F-WWYV