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Friday, 29 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.726


First MAS A380 revealed in special livery

26 June 2012Press Release

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) was unveiled today bearing its special celebration livery, ahead of entry-into-service next week on the Kuala Lumpur-London route.

The livery was designed by MAS specifically for it its new A380 flagship and was applied post-delivery by Airbus in Toulouse.

Altogether MAS has ordered six A380s with a premium layout seating 494 passengers in three classes.
Airbus A380-800 [9M-MNA]

Airbus Updates No.725


First THAI A380 rolls out of paint shop

25 June 2012Press Release

The first A380 for Thai Airways International (THAI) was rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg over the weekend, bearing the airline’s distinctive livery.

This marks the completion of the painting and cabin installation work on the aircraft, which will now enter a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg. During this phase of production all cabin systems will be thoroughly tested, including air flow and air conditioning, lighting, galleys, lavatories, seats and in-flight entertainment. In parallel, Airbus will also undertake advanced general performance tests with the aircraft before it flies to Toulouse for preparation for delivery to the airline in the third quarter of the year.

THAI will become the ninth operator of the A380. The airline has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft on its premier routes from Bangkok to Europe.

Airbus Updates No.724

 Airbus A319  -115ACJ  2592     9H-AFK  Comlux Malta  ferried 28jun12 BSL-JER after paint on sale to?  ex HB-IPO
 Airbus A319  -133  5208     B-6422  Sichuan Airlines  delivery 29jun12 XFW-OVB  ex D-AVYU
 Airbus A320  -231  314     N389VL  Volito Aviation  ferried 28jun12 LDE-AUH, Indian Airlines cs on delivery to CGK to ?   ex VT-EVT
 Airbus A320  -214CJ  4528     UK 32000  Uzbekistan  re-delivery 28-29jun12 SKF-BGR-FRA-TAS after VIP cabin config   ex D-AUBV
Airbus A320  -232  5185     B-6898  Capital Airlines  delivery 29jun12 TLS-SVX  ex F-WWDX
 Airbus A320  -232  5190     VT-IEX  IndiGo Airlines  delivery 28-29jun12 TLS-FJR-DEL  ex F-WWID
 Airbus A320  -232  5196     HA-LWQ  Wizz Air  delivery 29jun12 TLS-BUD  ex F-WWIP
Airbus A320  -233  5207     N510VL  Volaris  delivery 29jun12 XFW-KEF-BGR-TLC   ex D-AVVS
Airbus A321  -231  5205     TC-JSB  Turkish Airlines  delivery 28jun12 XFW-IST  ex D-AVZS
 Airbus A321  -231  5210     B-6925  Shanghai Airlines  delivery 29jun12 XFW-OVB  ex D-AVZT
 Airbus A330  -223  343     N772RD  Ryan International  ferried 28jun12 IST-ZRH, TC-reg prior delivery  ex TC-ETP
Airbus A330  -343  1315     G-VNYC  Virgin Atlantic  delivery 29jun12 TLS-ZRH  ex F-WWKE
Airbus A380  -841  78     9M-MNA  Malaysia Airlines  re-delivery 28jun12 TLS-KUL after paint into new cs   ex F-WWSU

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.723


Airbus A330  -223  343     N772RD  Ryan International  regd 21jun12 prior delivery ex IST  ex TC-ETP
 Airbus A330  -243  461     EC-LKE  Air Europa  ferried 12jun12 MAD-PMI, all white 20jun12 prior return to Orbest   ex CS-TRA
 Airbus A330  -243  709     SU-GCJ  Air Nigeria  in full cs at CAI 17jun12 prior wet-lease from Egyptair   ex F-WWKK
 Airbus A330  -243  751     S7-  Air Seychelles  at AMM 20jun12 in full cs,VT-reg prior delivery  ex VT-JWD
 Airbus A330  -343  1314    D-AIKR  Lufthansa  onward delivery 22jun12 HAM-MUC after seat config   ex F-WWKD
 Airbus A330  -243F  1320     B-LNW  Hong Kong Airlines  delivery 22jun12 TLS-HKG  ex F-WWKL
 Airbus A340  -313  129     B-2380  China Eastern  ferried 21jun12 PVG-LDE on return to lessor  ex F-WWJQ
 Airbus A340  -313  319     5R-EAA  Air Madagascar   feried 25jun12 AMS-XCR-PGF, F-reg after paint  ex F-GLZT

Airbus Updates No.722


Airbus A318  -111  1660     N805FR  Frontier  ferried 25-26jun12 MXI-YYR-SNN  ex D-AUAA
 Airbus A319  -112  1791     OH-LVE  Finnair  retro cs,ferried 22jun12 HEL-LIS for paint into all wh and return to lessor   ex D-AVYS
 Airbus A319  -112  1963     OO-SSN  Brussels Airlines  regd 21jun12 prior delivery ex WOE  ex N259AD
 Airbus A319  -132  2452     TC-JUD  Turkish Airlines  1st in svc 22jun12 IST-VAS vv  ex TC-IZH
 Airbus A319  -115  5193     PR-ONJ  Avianca Brazil  delivery 22-23jun12 XFW-TFS-NAT-CGH   ex D-AVYT
 Airbus A320  -212  190      F-WTAU  Latécoère Aeroservices  ferried 21jun12 MPL-DGX for part-out & scrap  ex VH-YQA
 Airbus A320  -211  211      M-YRGW  Avion Express  positioned 22-23jun12 WOE-RTM-KEF-YMX  ex OE-IAB
 Airbus A320  -231  415      LY-COS  Cosmo Líneas Aéreas   in svc 22jun12 KEF-STR vv in Wow Air cs “Wow Force Two”   ex EI-ETM
 Airbus A320  -214  992      EC-JZQ  Vueling  posn 22jun12 MAD-BCN with “Gracias / 50 millones de pasajeros” decals applied  ex TC-JLE
 Airbus A320  -214  4128     EC-LSA  Vueling  delivery 20jun12 DUS-BCN  ex D-ABFB
 Airbus A320  -232  4997     B-6882  Air China  delivery 20jun12 ex TSN   ex B-510L
 Airbus A320  -214  5152     F-OMRB  MEA Middle East Airlines   delivery 20jun12 TLS-BEY  ex F-WWBZ
 Airbus A320  -214  5179     N855VA  Virgin America  delivery 22jun12 TLS-KEF-BGR-MIA   ex F-WWDU
 Airbus A320  -214  5195     N195AV  Avianca  delivery 23-24jun12 XFW-TFS-SID-FOR-BOG, Star Alliance cs   ex D-AVVK
 Airbus A320  -214  5201     G-EZWA  easyJet  delivery 26jun12 XFW-LGW  ex D-AVVQ
 Airbus A321  -231  5180     A9C-CC  Gulf Air  for delivery 26jun12 XFW-TLS  ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A321  -231  5186     D-AIDU  Lufthansa  delivery 26jun12 XFW-MUC  ex D-AVZL
 Airbus A321  -231  5192     B-6923  China Eastern  delivery 21-22jun12 XFW-OVB-PVG   ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321  -232  5199     B-6885  Air China  delivery 23jun12 XFW-OVB  ex D-AVZR

Friday, 22 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.721


Transaero Airlines firms up order for four A380s

First A380 customer in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe

21 June 2012Press Release

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, has completed a purchase agreement with Airbus for four A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed today by Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO and Christopher Buckley, Airbus’ Executive Vice President Europe, Asia and the Pacific on the first day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. This order follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed in October 2011. The deal will be financed with the support of VEB Leasing.

Transaero becomes the first customer for the A380 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. The Russian carrier plans to start operations with the A380 on its long-range network of high density routes from Moscow. The aircraft will feature a three class cabin layout, seating about 700 passengers. Transaero will announce the engine selection soon.

”Our airline, with its strong innovation culture, will be the first in Russia to fly the A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. I am sure that the operation of the A380 will stimulate the development of Russia’s aviation sector, in particular, its ground infrastructure. In addition, our passengers will benefit from the completely new air travel experience that the A380 offers with its spacious, comfortable cabin, for their long-haul flights.” said Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO.

“We are delighted to welcome Transaero as our new A380 customer,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We are confident that this most efficient aircraft will enable the airline to cope with the traffic growth in Russia and offer its passengers unrivalled levels of comfort on board,” he added.

Transaero Airlines launched its services in November 1991, and currently serves more than 130 routes all over the world.

Since entering service in 2007 the eco-efficient A380 has exceeded all expectations, flying more people further at lower cost (over 23 million passengers up to date). The spacious, quiet cabin and the smooth ride have made the aircraft a favourite with passengers. This has resulted in higher than average load factors and increased profitability on A380 flights, providing airlines with a key competitive advantage wherever they operate the type. With 100 flights per day, the A380 is becoming a familiar sight at airports across the globe. The A380 fleet transports one million passengers each month and performs a takeoff or landing every eight minutes.

Including today’s orders for four A380 from Transaero, the total A380 order book stands at 257 aircraft from 20 customers worldwide. To date, Airbus has delivered 77 aircraft to eight customers. 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.720

Airbus A319  -131  2389     G-DBCD  British Airways  1st in svc 18jun12 LHR-VIE vv after paint into “Dove” cs   ex D-AVYA
 Airbus A320  -231  414     UR-CKB  KCA Aviatrans  in svc 16jun12 KBP-AYT-KBP-DLM-KBP for Windrose Air  ex EI-EEY
 Airbus A320  -232  2598     PK-GLE  Garuda Citilink  N-reg canx 18jun12, delivery 19jun12 ex AUH  ex N598AG
 Airbus A320  -214  3147     PK-GLH  Garuda Citilink  regd 14jun12 prior delivery ex HND  ex JA206A
Airbus A320  -232  5161     JA03JJ  Jetstar Japan  delivery 19jun12 TLS-CAI-MCT  ex F-WWDL
 Airbus A320  -214  5166     JA804P  Peach Aviation  delivery 19jun12 TLS-SHJ  ex F-WWDJ
Airbus A320  -214  5172     B-6943  Lucky Air  delivery 18jun12 TLS-TSE  ex F-WWDP
Airbus A320  -214  5187     G-EZUZ  easyJet  delivery 19jun12 XFW-LGW  ex D-AXAV
Airbus A321  -231  1878     YI-AQU  Zagros Air  ferried 13/14jun12 IST-BGW-EBL-DXB, regd at BGW, AtlasJet cs   ex TC-ATG
Airbus A330  -243F  1175     B-5900  Yangtze River Express  delivery 18jun12 TLS-PVG  ex F-WWKT
 Airbus A330  -343  1317     B-LAO  Cathay Pacific  delivery 16jun12 TLS-HKG  ex F-WWKR
 Airbus A330  -243  1319     VH-XFE  Virgin Australia  delivery 18jun12 TLS-MEL "Manly Beach"   ex F-WWTE

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.719


Norwegian firms up order for 100 Airbus A320neo

New Airbus customer in Norway

8 June 2012Press Release

Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has firmed up its order for 100 A320neo aircraft with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in January. The order makes Norwegian a new Airbus customer, and as well, one of the biggest A320neo customers.

Norwegian (the brand name of Norwegian Air Shuttle AS) operates a network across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East, and is rapidly expanding its low cost operations. The new aircraft will feature a single class cabin layout, seating approximately 180 passengers. The A320neo will support the carrier’s growth and modernization strategy.

“We are very pleased to be an Airbus customer and look forward to a close cooperation with a world-leading aircraft manufacturer. This order gives us an opportunity to secure and invest in the company's future,” said Norwegian's CEO Bjørn Kjos. "Brand new, fuel-efficient aircraft are necessary for us to continue to grow. From an environmental perspective, we know that Airbus is continuously working on measures to reduce emissions, making new aircraft a win-win for both the environment, our passengers and for us as a company,” Kjos said.

“We are very pleased to welcome Norwegian as an all-new Airbus customer”, said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320neo sets new industry standards for eco-efficiency and passenger appeal. Norwegian will become among the first airlines in Scandinavia to benefit from the A320neo’s increased capabilities, including a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions” said John Leahy.

The A320neo is a new engine option for the A320 Family entering into service from 2015 and incorporates latest generation engines and large "Sharklet" wing tip devices, which together will deliver 15 percent in fuel savings. The reduction in fuel burn is equivalent to 1.4 million litres of fuel - the consumption of 1,000 mid size cars, saving 3,600 tonnes of C02 per aircraft per year. The A320neo NOx emissions are 50% below CAEP/6, and this aircraft also has a considerably smaller noise footprint.

Over 8,400 A320 Family aircraft have been ordered and more than 5,100 delivered to about 350 customers and operators worldwide reaffirming its position as the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft Family. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit into existing fleets while offering up to 500 nautical miles (950 kilometres) more range or two tonnes more payload at a given range.  

Friday, 15 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.718

Airbus A320  -214  5181    D-AIZL  Lufthansa  delivery 15jun12 XFW-MUC  ex D-AXAT
Airbus A321  -231  5164    VN-A334  Vietnam Airlines  delivery 13jun12 XFW-BAK-HAN  ex D-AVZG
 Airbus A321  -231  5177    JY-AYV  Royal Jordanian  delivery 15jun12 XFW-AMM  ex D-AVZJ
Airbus A340  -642  924    VP-CDD  Govt of Jordan  ferried 13jun12 DUB-BSL, F-reg after paint into all white  ex F-WJKG
 Airbus A380  -841  73    D-AIMJ  Lufthansa  delivery 15jun12 XFW-FRA  ex F-WWSP

Airbus Updates No.717

Airbus A310  -222(F)  343     N418FE  FedEx  ferried 12jun12 MEM-VCV for storage  ex N803PA
 Airbus A319  -112  949     D-AHHE  Hamburg Airways  delivery 11jun12 WOE-HAM, F-reg  ex F-WTBA
Airbus A319  -132  2404     TC-JUA  Turkish Airlines  1st in svc 07jun12 IST-BAL  ex TC-IZM
 Airbus A319  -112  3700     EC-LRZ  Vueling  ferried 02/10jun12 PAD-OSR-TXL, D-reg for paint, for delivery 14jun12   ex D-ABGQ
 Airbus A319  -111  5018     EI-IMT  Alitalia  delivery 14jun12 XFW-FCO  ex D-AVYI
 Airbus A320  -231  308    N388VL  Volito Aviation  ferried12-13/15jun12 LDE-AZI-AUH-CMB-CGK, Indian Airline cs on lease to?   ex VT-EVS
 Airbus A320  -231  393     UR-CKA  Khors Air  in svc 09jun12 IEV-AYT vv  ex EI-EEX
 Airbus A320  -232  661     TC-OBU  Onur Air  delivery 14jun12 DUB-IST  ex EI-EEI
Airbus A320  -232  1918     VP-BBN  Yamal Airlines  delivery 14jun12 SEN-TJM   ex EI-ELD
 Airbus A320  -214  4128     EC-LSA  Vueling  ferried 09jun12 DUS-OSR, D-reg for paint prior delivery   ex D-ABFB
Airbus A320  -214  4987     B-6928  China Eastern  delivery 12jun12 TSN-PVG  ex B-509L Airbus A320  -232  5159    
Airbus A320  -232  5159     N615NK  Spirit Airlines  delivery 12jun12 TLS-YYR-FLL  ex F-WWDF

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.716


Airbus A320 -232 1862 EC-LRY Vueling in full cs at DUB 07jun12, EI-reg prior delivery ex EI-EUG
Airbus A320 -214 4128 EC-LSA Vueling ferried 09jun12 DUS-OSR, D-reg for paint prior delivery ex D-ABFB
Airbus A320 -232 4977 B-6935 Shenzhen Airlines delivery 05jun12 ex TSN ex B-508L
Airbus A320 -232 5148 N805JB jetBlue delivery 09jun12 XFW-BGR-MCO ex D-AVVP
Airbus A320 -216 5153 JA01AJ Air Asia Japan delivery 09jun12 TLS-ESB-DEL ex F-WWDH
Airbus A320 -232 5156 B-6929 China Eastern delivery 06jun12 TLS-SVX ex F-WWDE
Airbus A320 -232 5170 B-6896 China Southern delivery 08jun12 XFW-OVB ex D-AXAG
Airbus A320 -214 5178 CC-BAX LAN Airlines delivery 09-10jun12 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL ex D-AXAR
Airbus A330 -223 946 VT-VJP Kingfisher Airlines ferried 04jun12 BOM-ZRH on return to lessor ( + 939 VT-VJO 29may12) ex F_WWYX
Airbus A340 -642 924 VP-CDD Govt of Jordan ferried 02jun12 BSL-DUB, F-reg for paint into all white after VIP cabin config ex F-WJKG
Airbus A380 -861 67 F-HPJG Air France delivery 05jun12 XFW-CDG ex F-WWSQ
Airbus A380 -841 78 9M-MNA Malaysia Airlines ferried 06jun12 KUL-TLS for partial cabin re-config and paint into new cs ex F-WWSU

Airbus Updates No.715


Airbus A320 -231 334 PT-MZR TAM ferried 04-05jun12 CGH-CCS-MIA-MZJ on return to lessor ex ZS-SHE
Airbus A320 -231 376 SX-BTP Skywings Airlines ferried 04jun12 ATH-JED, on wet-lease to NAS Air with sticker ex N376BV
Airbus A320 -231 393 UR-CKA Khors Air in svc 09jun12 IEV-AYT vv ex EI-EEX
Airbus A320 -231 414 EI-EEY AWAS ferried 07jun12 YMX-KEF-KBP on delivery to ? ex SX-SMU

Airbus Updates No.714


Airbus A300 -622R(F) 557 TF-ELK Air Atlanta Icelandic ferried 07jun12 LGG-LDE, all white, for storage ex EI-DGU
Airbus A300 -622R 692 HL7243 Korean Air ferried 07-08jun12 GMP-ANC-CEW, basic cs for part-out & scrap ex F-WWAR
Airbus A300 -622R(F) 740 D-AEAT EAT Leipzig delivery 09jun12 DRS-LEJ after conversion ex N3637
Airbus A310 -222(F) 333 N417FE FedEx ferried 04jun12 MEM-VCV for storage ex N802PA
Airbus A310 -304 494 CS-TQV White re-delivery 05jun12 SAW-LIS ex PR-WTA
Airbus A310 -304 531 JY-AGN Royal Jordanian ferried 07-08jun12 AMM-SNN-JFK-TUP in basic cs for part-out & scrap ex F-ODVI
Airbus A318 -112CJ 4732 F-WHUK Airbus ferried 08jun12 TUL-XFW after VIP cabin config, for Chinese operator as B-6936 ex D-AUAB
Airbus A319 -112 1805 VP-BBT Donavia delivery 02jun12 MAN-VNO after paint ex C-GKN
Airbus A319 -132 2277 F-ORAH Belle Air delivery 08jun12 SNN-TIA ex F-WTAK
Airbus A319 -132 2404 TC-JUA Turkish Airlines 1st in svc 07jun12 IST-BAL ex TC-IZM
Airbus A319 -131 2697 G-DBCH British Airways in svc 07jun12 in full cs after repaint ex D-AVXE
Airbus A319 -112 37u00 EC-LRZ Vueling ferried 02jun12 PAD-OSR, D-reg for paint, for delivery 14jun12 ex D-ABGQ
Airbus A319 -133ACJ 4583 B-6933 Asia United Business Aviation c/n now known ex 9H-AGC

Friday, 1 June 2012

Airbus Updates No.713

Airbus A319  -131  1082     G-EUPA  British Airways  1st in svc 31may12 LHR-BSL vv after paint into “Dove” cs   ex D-AVYK
Airbus A319  -111  2392     N936FR  GECAS  ferried 30may12 GYR-MZJ after storage (+2400 N937FR)   ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A319  -111  2442     VP-BDY  RusLine  delivery 29may12 OSR-VOG  ex G-EZID
 Airbus A319  -111  2446     VP-BDZ  RusLine  delivery 01jun12 OSR-VOG after paint  ex G-EZIE
 Airbus A319  -112  3865     SP-IBA  Yes Airways  ferried 01jun12 DUS-OSR for paint into OLT Express cs   ex D-ABGS
 Airbus A319  -133ACJ  4428     B-3333  Evergrande  at HAM 31may12 in full cs after paint prior delivery   ex D-ALHT
 Airbus A320  -212  407     N407BV  AerCap  ferried 31may12 AUA-BRO-MZJ after storage, FlyAruba cs, ntu   ex A9C-ER
Airbus A320  -214  3933     EC-LRT  Orbest  ferried 31may12 CHR-PMI after paint  ex VT-WAO
Airbus A320  -214  4539     CN-NMF  Air Arabia Maroc  ferried 31may12 SHJ-ALY-CMN on transfer  ex A6-ANC
 Airbus A320  -214  5147     B-LPC  Hong Kong Airlines  delivery 31may-01jun12 TLS-DXB-HKG   ex F-WWBR
Airbus A320  -214  5167     VQ-BPN  S7 Airlines  delivery 01jun12 TLS-DME  ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320  -214  5174     B-6881  Air China  delivery 31may-01jun12 XFW-HAM-OVB   ex D-AXAQ
Airbus A330  -243  1008     CS-TFZ  HiFly  ferried 28may12 AMM-ORY, Corsair titl, TUI logo applied 29may12 prior summer-lease  ex F-WWYD
 Airbus A330  -323  1318     9M-MTG  Malaysia Airlines  delivery 31may12 TLS-KUL  ex F-WWYI
 Airbus A380  -861  67     F-HPJG  Air France  for delivery 04jun12 XFW-CDG  ex F-WWSQ