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Friday, 31 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1019

Singapore Airlines to order up to 50 more A350 XWBs

Third order from carrier for all-new Airbus mid-size widebody

30 May 2013 Press Release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will purchase up to 50 more A350 XWB aircraft. The agreement covers a firm order for 30 more A350-900s plus options for a further 20 aircraft. The deal allows for the airline to select either the baseline A350-900 or the larger A350-1000 when exercising the options.
The latest agreement will represent the third order from Singapore Airlines for the A350 XWB. Upon confirmation, it will see the airline’s total firm orders for the all-new aircraft increase to 70, excluding options. The aircraft will be used by the airline on both medium and long haul routes.

“The latest announcement from Singapore Airlines is another major endorsement for the A350 XWB,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus. “As we move closer to first flight, demand for the A350 XWB continues to grow, especially for the larger models. Airbus is set to bring a step-change to the mid-size widebody market and we are proud to have Singapore Airlines on board in such a big way.”

The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) is an all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts. The aircraft will bring new levels of efficiency to the mid-size market, using 25 per cent less fuel than existing aircraft in this size category and providing an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Assembly of the first A350 XWB to fly is complete, with an extensive flight test programme due to begin around mid-2013. Entry into commercial service of the first customer aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2014.

To date Airbus has recorded 616 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 34 customers worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1018

Airbus A320  -211  662     UR-DAK  Aviatrans K  delivery 31may13 TLV-IEV  ex F-WTAU
 Airbus A320  -233  741     ER-AXP  Air Moldova  ferried 31may13 TIP-KIV after lease to Afriqiyah Airways   ex N452TA
 Airbus A320  -214  2540     LZ-FBC  Hemus Air  ferried 30may13 JED-BOJ after wet-lease to Nas Air   ex EC-JMB
 Airbus A320  -232  2817     OY-KAW  SAS  ferried 30may13 SAW-DUB, M-reg for paint prior delivery  ex M-ABFP
 Airbus A320  -214  3136     F-HBIS  Aigle Azur  delivery 30may13 WOE-ORY after paint  ex EI-DVF
Airbus A320  -232  5605     PK-RMU  Mandala Airlines  delivery 31may13 XFW-DWC  ex D-AUBM
 Airbus A320  -214  5607     VP-BOJ  S7 Airlines  delivery 30may13 XFW-DME  ex D-AUBN
 Airbus A320  -232  5612     EC-LVT  Vueling  delivery 31may13 XFW-BCN  ex D-AUBO
Airbus A320  -214  5621    PR-MYZ  TAM  delivery 29-30may13 TLS-SID-CNF   ex F-WWBB
Airbus A321  -231  1060     EI-FBF  MetroJet  delivery 31may13 SNN-DME  ex B-6285
Airbus A330  -343  670     EC-LXA  Air Europa  ferried 30may13 CHR-PMI, OE-reg after paint  ex OE-ICB
 Airbus A330-300 [OE-ICB]
Airbus A330  -243  1417     N287AY  US Airways  delivery 31may13 TLS-CLT  ex F-WWCE
 Airbus A330  -243F  1418     TC-JDS  Turkish Airlines Cargo  delivery 30may13 TLS-IST  ex F-WWCB

Airbus A330-200 [F-WJKG]

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1017

 Airbus A319  -112  1673     C-GSJB  Rouge  ferried 21may13 YRQ-YMX after paint  ex XA-MXH
 Airbus A319  -132  2813     D-AGWA  germanwings  fered 29may13 OSR-CGN after paint into new s  ex D-AVWM
 Airbus A319  -132  3375     D-AGWJ  germanwings  ferried 29may13 CGN-OSR for paint into new cs  ex D-AVWB
Airbus A319  -133ACJ  4842     VQ-BVQ  AMAC Corporate Jet  ferried 26may13 BSL-BTS for paint, Rizon Jet ntu   ex D-AVWI
 Airbus A319  -133  5609     B-6445  Sichuan Airlines  delivery 28may13 XFW-OVB  ex D-AVYP
 Airbus A320  -211  244     F-GJVF  Aigle Azur  ferried 27may13 ORY-WOE for paint into new cs  
 Airbus A320  -214  605    N587MS  GECAS  ferried 30may13 ALA-RIX  ex VN-A304
Airbus A320  -214  2540     LZ-FBC  Hemus Air  ferried 30may13 JED-BOJ after wet-lease to Nas Air   ex EC-JMB
 Airbus A320  -214  5398     N538AV  Avianca  used at BOG 28may13 in presentation as 1st aircraft in new cs   ex F-WWBN
 Airbus A320  -214  5601     D-AIZT  Lufthansa  delivery 27may13 XFW-FRA  ex D-AUBL
 Airbus A320  -214  5607     VP-BOJ  S7 Airlines  delivery 30may13 XFW-DME  ex D-AUBN
 Airbus A320  -214  5614     VP-BNT  Aeroflot  delivery 29may13 TLS-SVO, retro cs “Dobrolet”  ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320  -232  5620     EC-LVV  Vueling  delivery 28may13 TLS-BCN  ex F-WWII
 Airbus A320  -214  5621    PR-MYZ  TAM  delivery 29-30may13 TLS-SID-CNF   ex F-WWBB
 Airbus A320  -214  5622     N562AV  Avianca  delivery 28-29may13 TLS-TFS-FOR-BOG  ex F-WWBM
 Airbus A320  -232  5624     N620NK  Spirit Airlines  delivery 29may13 TLS-YYR-FLL  ex F-WWBC
 Airbus A321  -211  5603     D-AIAB  Condor  delivery 30may13 XFW-SXF, Thomas Cook cs, for transfer 1q14  ex D-AVZM

Airbus A330  -202  1258     VH-EBS  Qantas  ferried 22may13 MNL-SYD after paint, ex Jetstar   ex F-WWYS
 Airbus A330  -243(MRTT)  1334     G-VYGF/ZZ335   Air Tanker / Royal Air Force  ferried 29may13 MAN-LEGT after paint, MRTT-reg  ex MRTT021
 Airbus A330  -243F  1414     A6-DCC  Etihad Airways Cargo  delivery 29may13 TLS-AUH  ex F-WWTL

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1015

Airbus A319  -132  4227     D-AGWP  germanwings  ferried 26may13 OSR-CGN after paint into new cs   ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A319  -132  4256     D-AGWQ  germanwings  ferried 26may13 CGN-OSR for paint into new cs  ex D-AVYP
 Airbus A319  -133ACJ  4842     VQ-BVQ  AMAC Corporate Jet  ferried 26may13 BSL-BTS for paint, Rizon Jet ntu   ex D-AVWI
 Airbus A319  -133  5609     B-6445  Sichuan Airlines  delivery 28may13 XFW-OVB  ex D-AVYP
 Airbus A320  -211  244     F-GJVF  Aigle Azur  ferried 27may13 ORY-WOE for paint into new cs  
Airbus A320  -232  1715     LY-SPA  Small Planet Airlines   positioned 26may13 NWI-LGW after paint, regd at NWI  ex EI-EZN
Airbus A320  -214  5601     D-AIZT  Lufthansa  delivery 27may13 XFW-FRA  ex D-AUBL
 Airbus A320  -214  630      Z-WPM  Air Zimbabwe  ferried / 1st in svc 24/27may13 JNB-HRE-JNB-HRE in again new cs   ex F-WRBL
Airbus A321  -211  684      UR-WRP  Windrose Air  ferried 26may13 DNK-MPL for paint into full cs  ex OK-CED

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1014

Airbus win Chinese Orders for 100 A320 Aircraft......................

PARIS--European aircraft company Airbus said Friday it has booked firm orders valued at $9.67 billion on the basis of list prices for 100 of its medium-haul, single aisle A320 aircraft from two Chinese airlines: Air China and its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines. 

A spokesman for the Toulouse, France-based company said Air China is taking 60 of the planes and Shenzhen the remaining 40. The two airlines are buying 40 of the current engine version of the A320, a workhorse of low-cost airlines around the world, as well as 60 of a future, more fuel-efficient version called the A320neo.

Air China is taking 27 current A320 aircraft, and 33 A320neos, while Shenzhen has signed for 13 A320s with the current engine option and 27 A320neos.

Deliveries will start in 2014, an Airbus official said. 

Airbus Updates No.1013

23MAY2013: Air Macau to lease two A321s from ALC; jets due in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015
Air Macau (NX, Macau International (MFM)) has signed a deal with US lessor Air Lease Corporation for the long-term lease of two brand new Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac (TLS)) A321-200 aircraft, scheduled for delivery in October 2014 and March 2015 respectively. The two jets will supplement the Macanese carrier's fleet of eight A321-200s, two A320-200s and five A319-100s used on flights to mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan.
22MAY2013: Iran's Qeshm Airlines adds five ex-Onur Air A300-600Rs
Qeshm Airlines (QB, Tehran Mehrabad International (THR)) is adding five Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac (TLS)) A300-600Rs, formerly with Turkey's Onur Air (8Q, Istanbul Atatürk/Yesilköy International (IST)). The Iranian operator, which specializes in operations from Qeshm Island to various cities around Iran and the United Arab Emirates, currently operates four Fokker 50s and leases four Fokker 100s from Ukrainian charter specialists, Bukovyna Airlines (BQ, Chernovtsy (CWC)).

Airbus Updates No.1012

Airbus A300  -605R  584     EP-FQK  Fars Qeshm Air  delivery 18may13 KBP-IKA (+ 603 EP-FQM, + 744 EP-FQL, + 749 EP-FQN, + 764 EP-FQO)  ex TC-OAH
 Airbus A319  -111  2165     5H-FJA  FastJet  ferried 25may13 DAR-CAI-BOD  ex G-EZEF
Airbus A320  -214  1450     SP-AEK  Bingo Airways  in full cs at WOE 24may13 after paint prior delivery  ex OE-ICC
Airbus A320  -214  2425     PK-AZC  Indonesia Air Asia  seen painted at LIS 24may13 prior delivery  ex CS-TKL
 Airbus A320  -214  3933     VP-CXQ  Nas Air  delivery 23may13 WOE-JED  ex OE-IBY
Airbus A320  -214  5597     PK-GLW  Citilink  delivery 24-25may13 XFW-SHJ-CMB-CGK   ex D-AUBJ
Airbus A320  -232  5617     HA-LWU  Wizz Air  delivery 24may13 TLS-BUD  ex F-WWIV
 Airbus A320  -232  5618     JA12JJ  Jetstar Japan  delivery 23may13 TLS-AUH  ex F-WWIX
 Airbus A320  -216  5619     9M-AQV  Air Asia  delivery 23-24may13 TLS-SHJ-KUL  ex F-WWIH
 Airbus A321  -231  5606     G-ZBAE  Monarch  delivery 23may13 XFW-MAN  ex D-AVZO
Airbus A330  -243  1415     N286AY  US Airways  delivery 24may13 TLS-CLT  ex F-WWTM
 Airbus A340  -313  190     CS-TQY  HiFly  regd 21may13, positioned 25may13 BRU-LGW  ex A6-ERQ

Friday, 24 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1011



G-EUOE Airbus A319-131 c/n 1574

Plane 'On Fire' Flying Over Central London

Eyewitnesses report flames coming from a plane as it flew over London to land at Heathrow Airport.

Smoke from BA plane (Pic: Baba Sariffodeen)
Video: Witnesses Saw Flames From BA Plane (Pic: Baba Sariffodeen)
Gallery: Emergency Landing At Heathrow
A plane was "on fire" flying over central London an eyewitness has said.
Jamie told Sky News: "As you looked up you could just see the flames being chucked out of the engine ... It was on full fire when we saw it."
Both runways were shut at Heathrow Airport where the British Airways aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing due to an "aircraft fire."
BA plane makes emergency landing
What appears to be damage to one of plane's engines
Clive Cook, who lives under the flight path, told Sky News: "The actual engine itself was on fire.
"This plane was coming over and suddenly the tone of the engine changed dramatically, and I could almost say it sounded as if it was like a blowout, or an explosion."
An incident involving a British Airways plane has forced Heathrow Airport to close both runways after an emergency landing
Emergency chutes seen coming from the plane (Credit: David Gallagher)
The incident is not thought to be terror related and all passengers are safe.
Sky News presenter Jeremy Thompson was on a different flight coming into Heathrow and said that the pilot told them that they were being held up by a "bird strike" on a plane.
BA plane makes emergency landing
Emergency services inspect the Bitish Airways aircraft
A statement from British Airways said: "The BA762, Heathrow to Oslo service, returned back to Heathrow shortly after take-off due to a technical fault.
"The Airbus A319 aircraft was carrying 75 customers. The aircraft landed safely and emergency slides were deployed and we are currently caring for our customers.
"Emergency services attended the aircraft. We will be carrying out a full investigation into the incident."
An incident involving a British Airways plane has forced Heathrow Airport to close both runways after an emergency landing
The other engine seen from inside the plane (Credit: David Gallagher)
One picture shared on Twitter appears to show the engine that was not on fire exposed as it is overworked.
The plane landed on the northern runway which remains shut but the southern runway has now been reopened.
Travel expert, Simon Calder, said: "There is now massive disruption at Heathrow."
He added that British Airways planes coming into land have been diverted to Cardiff, Stansted and even Manston Airport in Kent.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1010

Oman Air orders three A330-300 aircraft

A330 success continues as the solution for long-haul growth

22 May 2013Press Release

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has placed an order for three A330-300s, growing its A330 Family fleet to a total of ten Airbus aircraft. The aircraft will be operated on long haul routes and can comfortably seat close to 300 passengers.

“The efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal of our in-service A330’s already make The Pillar of Oman Air’s long haul operations,” said Wayne Pearce, CEO of Oman Air. “This additional order will allow us to continue our strategy of growth with an aircraft we know to be both reliable and profitable, and in addition offering the highest levels of passenger comfort.”

“We are proud to continuously grow and develop our partnership with Oman Air through our popular A330-300 aircraft,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers “The winning combination of efficiency, reliability and comfort provided by the A330 continues to delight customers and passengers worldwide and will do so for many years to come, with our consistent investment in the aircraft family.”

Airbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings. Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats.

The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, and includes Freighter, VIP, and Military Transport/Tanker variants, has now attracted more than 1,200 orders, with around 900 aircraft flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. Ever since the original version of the A330-300 entered service, the hallmark has been its very efficient operating economics. Thanks to the introduction of numerous product improvements, it still remains the most cost-efficient and capable aircraft in its class, and the family is achieving average dispatch reliability above 99 percent.

Airbus Updates No.1009

Airbus A319  -111  2186     OY-RCH  Atlantic Airlines  delivery 22may13 MLA-NWI for paint prior summer-lease   ex 9H-AEJ
 Airbus A319  -132  2813     D-AGWA  germanwings  ferried 21may13 CGN-OSR for paint into new cs   ex D-AVWM
 Airbus A319  -132  3839     D-AGWM  germanwings  ferried 21may13 OSR-CGN after aint into new cs  ex D-AVYQ
 Airbus A319  -132  4227     D-AGWP  germanwings  ferried 19may13 CGN-OSR for paint into new cs   ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A319  -115ACJ  4822     A6-CJE  Govt of UAE  delivery 18may13 TLS-DXB after cabin config  ex F-WHUL
 Airbus A320  -211  220     VP-BPU  Ural Airlines  ferried 17-18may13 BUD-KEF-YQX after storage on return to lessor   ex F-GLGH
 Airbus A320  -211  311     YL-LCE  smartLynx Airlines   Travel Service titl applied 21may13 at PRG  ex F-HDCE
 Airbus A320  -231  429     VH-FNP  Virgin Australia Regional Airlines   ferried 16/19may13 PER-XSP-PER for paint   ex G-BYTH
 Airbus A320  -231  476     XU-ZAB  Skywings Asia  ferried 21may13 LHE-IEV on delivery to Khors Air?   ex N476PB
 Airbus A320  -233  1624     EI-TAB  CIT Aerospace  ferried 18may13 GYR-BGR-SNN, all white, Turkish TC-JBO ntu   ex F-WWIZ
 Airbus A320  -232  1715     LY-SPA  Small Planet Airlines  ferried 19may13 SNN-NWI, EI-reg for paint  ex EI-EZN
 Airbus A320  -232  1723     SP-  Bingo Airways  ferried 22may13 SNN-NWI, EI-reg for paint  ex EI-EZO
 Airbus A320  -214  2011     CS-TKP  SATA Internacional   delivery 21may13 AUH-ATH-LIS  ex EC-ONZ
Airbus A320  -214  4055     M-ABGC  Celestial Aviation  ferried 18may13 OSR-WOE, basic Bahrain Air cs  ex A9C-BAU
 Airbus A320  -233  5595     N520VL  Volaris  delivery 21may13 XFW-KEF-BGR-TLC   ex D-AUBI
Airbus A320  -232  5599     EC-LVS  Vueling  delivery 21may13 XFW-BCN  ex D-AUBK
 Airbus A321  -211  5588     N152UW  US Airways  delivery 18may13 XFW-BGR-PIT  ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A321  -211  781      UR-WRO  Windrose Air  ferried 20may13 MPL-KBP after paint into full cs  ex G-OOPH
 Airbus A330  -343  670     EC-LXA  Air Europa  ferried 19may13 PMI-CHR for paint, OE-reg  ex OE-ICB
 Airbus A330  -243(MRTT)  1334     ZZ335  Royal Air Force  ferried 16may13 LGT-MAN for paint, EC-reg  ex EC-338
 Airbus A330  -343  1413     B-5919  Air China  delivery 18may13 TLS-TSN  ex F-WWTJ
 Airbus A330  -243  1416     DQ-FJU  Fiji Airways  delivery 21may13 TLS-LAX  ex F-WWTK

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1008


KUWAIT. Airbus SAS is close to sealing a purchase agreement from Kuwait Airways Co. for 25 aircraft in a deal valued at US$4.4 billion based on list price, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The state-owned airline may sign the agreement as early as this month to purchase 10 Airbus A350-900s and 15 single-aisle A320neos, with deliveries starting in 2019, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the decision hasn’t been finalized.

Airbus won 616 orders by the end of April for the A350 series, which begins service before the end of 2014 and is designed to challenge Boeing Co.’s 787 and 777 widebody models. Boeing has begun marketing a successor to its 777, the 777X, though it hasn’t yet sought board approval to build the plane.

“The A350XWB is doing extremely well in Airbus’s core twin-aisle market, the Mideast,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of the Teal Group, a Fairfax, Virginia based forecaster, referring to the extra wide body version of the plane.

A Kuwait Airways spokesman wasn’t immediately available to comment when contacted by Bloomberg News today. An Airbus spokeswoman said the manufacturer doesn’t comment on discussions with potential customers. Kuwait-based Al-Watan reported the plan to buy Airbus planes earlier today, without saying where it got the information.

Of the 616 A350 orders in the Airbus backlog, 414 are for the A350-900 model, 92 for the smaller A350-800 and 110 for the A350-1000.

Demand has been particularly strong in recent months, with British Airways’ parent IAG SA committing last month to the purchase of 18 A350-1000s, more than doubling the European aircraft maker’s backlog for the largest variant of the A350 in less than a year.

The A320neo, which will offer new engines on Airbus’s A320 single-aisle series, has won 2,125 firm orders from 40 customers since Airbus began offering the model in December 2011.

As part of the purchase agreement, Kuwait Airways will also lease 13 aircraft from Airbus, with the first to be received in June or July, the people said. The airline plans to take all 11 of its A300s, A310s and A320s out of service by the end of this year, one of the people said.

Kuwait Airways, which expects to pay about 850 million dinars ($3 billion) for the order, chose Airbus over an offer by Boeing Co. (BA) partly because the cost was lower, one of the people said.

Kuwait Airways’ fleet of 17 planes is mainly comprised of Airbus jet, along with two Boeing 777s. The sale of the unprofitable flag carrier was approved by parliament in January 2008. According to a draft law approved by the Cabinet last year, 35 percent of Kuwait Airways shares are to be sold in the first three years.

Airbus Updates No.1007

First Chinese assembled A320 with Sharklets goes to China Eastern

First in China to benefit from more fuel savings

17 May 2013Press Release

China’s largest operator of Airbus aircraft, China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices, becoming China’s first carrier to do so. The aircraft is also the first Sharklets equipped A320 assembled and delivered in Tianjin.

The A320, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 158 passengers with eight in business class and 150 in economy. The A320 will make its first commercial flight from Shanghai to Dalian on May 18.

“As the first and biggest Airbus customer in China, China Eastern and Airbus have long-term good cooperation. China Eastern is honored to be the first customer of A320 with sharklets in China. In the near future, China Eastern will further expand our sharklet equipped A320 family fleet”, said Shu Mingjiang, Vice President Flight Operations, China Eastern.

We are delighted that China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320. It is a mark of our close ties that the biggest Airbus fleet operator in China is also the first Chinese carrier to benefit from up to four per cent reduction in fuel costs”, said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four per cent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

China Eastern is one of the largest airlines in China and is the first Chinese airline operating Airbus aircraft in 1985. Now it operates an Airbus fleet of over 230 aircraft including A300s, A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s and A340s.

Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre has delivered 126 aircraft since June 2009 and it plans to deliver 46 aircraft in total in 2013.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 9,400 aircraft have been ordered and over 5,500 delivered to more than 385 customers and operators worldwide. With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 Family has the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle aircraft. 

Airbus Updates No.1006

Airbus A300  -622R(F)  637     D-AEAI  EAT Leipzig  ferroe 15may13 MAN-FRA after paint into DHL cs  ex N3740
Airbus A320  -231  429     VH-FNP  Virgin Australia Regional Airlines   ferried 16may13 PER-XSP for paint  ex G-BYTH
Airbus A320  -232  2457     LZ-WOW  Via Airlines  positioned 17may13 CHR-KEF after paint prior Wow Air ops  ex EI-EZG
 Airbus A320  -232  2732     LZ-MDA  Via Airlines  ferried 16may13 RUH-CHR for paint into? after wet-lease to Nas Air  ex F-WWBE
Airbus A320  -232  5516     B-9921  China Eastern  delivery 17may13 ex TSN (+ 5506 B-9915 China Southern 10may13)  ex B-513L
Airbus A320  -214  5583     CC-BFN  LAN Airlines  delivery 17-18may13 TLS-LPA-REC-SCL   ex F-WWDP
Airbus A320  -233  5595     N520VL  Volaris  for delivery 18may13 XFW-KEF-BGR-TLC   ex D-AUBI
 Airbus A320  -232  5616     EC-LVU  Vueling  delivery 16may13 TLS-BCN "Keep smiling, Fly Vueling"   ex F-WWIU
 Airbus A321  -211  5588     N152UW  US Airways  delivery 18may13 XFW-BGR-PIT  ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A330  -243(MRTT)  1334     ZZ335  Royal Air Force  ferried 16may13 LGT-MAN for paint, EC-reg  ex EC-338
 Airbus A330  -343  1413     B-5919  Air China  delivery 18may13 TLS-TSN  ex F-WWTJ

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1005

Airbus A319  -112  654     D-AKNG  germanwings  ferried 14may13 OSR-CGN after paint  ex D-AVYK
Airbus A319  -132  3839     D-AGWM  germanwings  ferried 14may13 CGN-OSR for paint into new cs  ex D-AVYQ
 Airbus A320  -211  142     YL-BBC  smartLynx Airlines  ferried 15may13 JED-AYT after wet-lease to Nas Air   ex SX-BVD
 Airbus A320  -211  311     YL-LCE  smartLynx Airlines   ferried 14may13 AYT-PRG on summer-lease to Travel Service   ex F-HDCE
 Airbus A320  -211  359     YL-LCD  smartLynx Airlines  ferried 15may13 RIX-PRG on summer-lease to Travel Service   ex C-FMSV
Airbus A320  -212  419     LY-VEY  Avion Express  ferried 15may13 IST-PRG on summer-lease to Travel Service   ex N419AG
 Airbus A320  -212  528     LY-COM  Avion Express  ferried 14may13 ORY-PRG on summer-lease to Travel Service   ex VP-BRB
Airbus A320  -232  2732     LZ-MDA  Via Airlines  ferried 16may13 RUH-CHR for paint into? after wet-lease to Nas Air  ex F-WWBE
Airbus A320  -232  4296     OD-MRO  MEA Middle East  F-reg canx 13may13, re-regd in svc 14may13 BEY-CAI vv   ex F-OMRO
 Airbus A320  -232  5158     LZ-MDR  Via Airlines  ferried 16may13 RUH-VAR after wet-lease to Nas Air   ex D-AXAC
 Airbus A320  -232  5577     VT-IFN  IndiGo Airlines  delivery 14-15may13 XFW-BAK-DEL   ex D-AUBD
 Airbus A320  -216  5590     EC-LVQ  Iberia Express  delivery 16may13 XFW-MAD  ex D-AUBG
 Airbus A320  -214  5592     G-EZWI  easyJet  delivery 15may13 XFW-LGW  ex D-AUBH
 Airbus A321  -211  5594     N153UW  US Airways  delivery 16may13 XFW-BGR-PIT  ex D-AVZL
Airbus A330  -323  425     OK-YBA  CSA Czech Airlines  delivery 14may13 SEL-PRG  ex HL7701
 Airbus A330  -243  926     OD-MED  MEA Middle East  F-reg canx 13may13, re-regd in svc 15may13 BEY-CDG-BEY   ex F-ORMA

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1004


Airbus A320-200 [F-WWIGF / VP-BNT]

Airbus Updates No.1003

First A350 XWB painting completed in Toulouse

13 May 2013Press Release

Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. This latest milestone shows that MSN001 is progressing well on its route to first flight.

The aircraft painting was achieved in less than seven days and follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification. Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests. MSN001 will soon start the final tests before its maiden flight this summer.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1002

Airbus A319  -131  2634     HS-PPF  Bangkok Airways  delivery 12may12 DUB-CAI   ex EI-EXZ
 Airbus A319  -132  2664     HS-PPG  Bangkok Airways  acc flt 10may13 XSP-SIN-XSP in full cs, M-reg prior delivery   ex M-BOCA
Airbus A320  -214  3136     EI-DVF  Aer Lingus  ferried 13may13 DUB-WOE for paint, for Aigle Azur  ex F-WWDF
Airbus A321  -211  781      UR-WRO  Windrose Air  ferried 13may13 KBP-MPL for paint into full cs   ex G-OOPH

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1001

Airbus A318  -121  3585     PR-ONM  Avianca Brasil  delivery 10may13 MEX-BOG-NAT  ex CC-CZJ
Airbus A319  -132  2664     HS-PPG  Bangkok Airways  acc flt 10may13 XSP-SIN-XSP in full cs, M-reg prior delivery   ex M-BOCA
Airbus A320  -231  415     EI-ETM  ILFC  ferried 11may13 DUB-MPL for paint into?  ex LY-COS
Airbus A320  -214  1229     EI-FCC  Aer Lingus  regd at DUB 09may13, to be ops all wh with titl & logo till oct13  ex EC-KNM
 Airbus A320  -214  3289     F-HBIB  Aigle Azur  ferried 11may13 BTS-PRG after paint, D-reg prior delivery 15may13 PRG-ORY  ex D-ABDS
Airbus A330  -323  425     OK-YBA  CSA Czech Airlines  in full cs at ICN 09may13, HL-reg prior delivery  ex HL7701

 Airbus A330  -343  662     9M-XXL  Air Asia X  delivery 03may13 XMN-SIN, all white  ex B-HWG

Friday, 10 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.1000

our 1000th update, thanks to all that read the info, hopefully its of some use to some people

to mark our 1000th update my favourite photo of the A380
Airbus A380-800 [F-WWSK / G-XLEA]

Airbus Updates No.999

The month in review: April 2013

Orders & deliveries

   Airbus         April 2013
Total orders      12805
   Total deliveries    7832
In operation    7264

April marked numerous milestones in Airbus’ order and delivery activities, bringing it to a new industry record backlog of 4,973 aircraft that corresponds to more than seven years of production for its jetliner product line.

New bookings for 83 aircraft were logged during the month – led by the largest order ever from Turkish Airlines: composed of 57 new engine option (neo) versions of the Airbus single-aisle A320 Family (53 in the A321neo configuration, and four of the A320neo variant), along with 25 A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft.

With this transaction, Turkish Airlines becomes the latest customer for new engine option members of Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family, bringing total neo orders to 2,125 aircraft from 40 customers.

Completing the activity in April was an ACJ319 corporate jet order from an unnamed private customer. The month’s new business increased total net orders booked by Airbus during the first four months of 2013 to 493 aircraft.

Airbus provided 45 A320 Family aircraft and 13 A330s in April to international customers. One of the A330s was an A330-200F freighter delivered to aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation for operation by Qatar Airways.

Nearly 20 per cent of the jetliners provided in April were for China’s dynamic airline market, consisting of six A321s, four A320s, one A319 and an A330.

Also notable was the fact that a large proportion of April’s overall A320 Family deliveries were made for low-cost carriers worldwide, demonstrating the single-aisle product line’s continued popularity with this demanding airline sector. Such customers adding A320 Family aircraft to their fleets during the month included Europe’s Vueling, easyJet and Wizz Air; IndiGo and GoAir in India; along with Peach Aviation and Jetstar in Japan.

Year-to-date deliveries from January through April totalled 202 aircraft, representing a 10 per cent rate increase from the same period in 2012.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.998

Airbus A319  -111  2186     OY-RCH  Atlantic Airways  seen regd at MLA 08may13 prior lease, still in full Air Malta cs   ex 9H-AEJ
 Airbus A320  -214  1413     G-ZBAH  Monarch  ferried 08may13 MST-DUB after paint, EC-reg prior delivery  ex EC-KBU
 Airbus A320  -214  2166     VP-BMW  Ural Airlines  delivery 08may13 AMM-SVX  ex CN-NME
 Airbus A320  -232  2457     LZ-WOW  Via Airlines  ferried 09may13 SOF-CHR for paint prior Wow Air ops   x EI-EEZG
Airbus A320  -214  3289     F-HBIB  Aigle Azur  for delivery 15may13 PRG-ORY after paint at BTS  ex D-ABDS
Airbus A320  -214  5586     CC-BFM  LAN Airlines  delivery 08-09may13 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL   ex D-AUBF
Airbus A340  -313  202     CS-TQZ  HiFly  delivery 08/09may13 DXB-LIS-BRU all white, A6-reg   ex A6-ERR

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.997

Airbus A319  -112  654     D-AKNG  germanwings  ferried 06may13 SXF-OSR for paint  ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A319  -112  1048     EI-DFP  Air Castle  ferried 07may13 BUD-KEF after storage  ex F-OHJV
Airbus A319  -112  1886     HB-JVK  Helvetic Airways  delivery 07may13 SOF-ZRH  ex VP-CAN
 Airbus A319  -111  2224     N310NV  Allegiant Air  delivery 07may13 DUB-BGR, all white   ex VQ-BLY
 Airbus A319  -132  3139     LZ-AOA  BH Airlines  ferried 07may13 SOF-SHJ-RGN on wet-lease to Myanmar Int´l   ex DABGE
Airbus A319  -132  5569     D-AGWX  germanwings  onward delivery 06may13 OSR-CGN after paint  ex D-AVYO
 Airbus A320  -214  888     D-AHHF  Hamburg Airways  delivery 06may13 SEN-HAM  ex EI-EZA
 Airbus A320  -232  1922     VH-YUD  Skywest  onward delivery 07may13 XSP-PER after paint into Virgin Australia cs  ex G-MEDH
Airbus A320  -232  2844     LZ-BHG  BH Airlines  ferried 07may13 RGN-SHJ-BOJ after winter-lease to Myanmar Int´l   ex VT-INA
Airbus A320  -214  5580     VP-BNL  Aeroflot  delivery 06may13 XFW-SVO  ex D-AUBE
Airbus A320  -232  5615     HA-LWT  Wizz Air  delivery 07may13 TLS-BUD  ex F-WWIR
Airbus A321  -231  5582     G-ZBAD  Monarch  delivery 07may13 XFW-LTN  ex D-AVZH
Airbus A321  -231  5584     TC-JSI  Turkish Airlines  delivery 07may13 XFW-IST  ex D-AVZI
Airbus A330  -223  822     D-ABXD  Air Berlin  delivery 07may13 GIG-DUS, EI-reg   ex EI-EZJ
Airbus A330  -343  1408     HS-TBG  Thai International  onward delivery 06may13 FRA-BKK after seat installation  ex F-WWTI
Airbus A340  -313  139      A6-ERS  Emirates  ferried 07may13 DXB-LDE, for Willis Air Lease as N139WL   ex D-ASIM
Airbus A380  -861  116     A6-EEG  Emirates  delivery 07may13 XFW-DXB  ex F-WWSS

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.996

Airbus A300  -622R(F)  637     D-AEAI  EAT Leipzig  ferried 04may13 LEJ-MAN for paint into DHL cs   ex N3740
Airbus A319  -112  1886     HB-JVK  Helvetic Airways  for delivery 03may13 SOF-ZRH  ex VP-CAN
Airbus A319  -112  4663    D-ASTA  Germania  ferried 03may13 SXF-DUS after lease to GambiaBird still in full cs   ex D-AVYF
 Airbus A320  -214  888     D-AHHF  Hamburg Airways  for delivery ex SEN early may13  ex EI-EZA
Airbus A320  -214  2180     OK-HCB  Holidays Czech Airlines  at PRG 03may13 in full Smart Wings cs prior summer-lease   ex G-OOPX
Airbus A320  -232  5613    P4-KBB  Air Astana  delivery 04may13 TLS-ALA  ex F-WWIC
 Airbus A321  -231  1956     OD-RMG  MEA Middle East Airlines   re-regd in svc at DXB 03may13  ex F-ORMG
 Airbus A330  -322  120     EI-FBU  I-Fly  regd 03may13 prior delivery ex MNL  ex D-AERK
Airbus A340  -542  894     4K-AZ86  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia   delivery 03may13 BOD-PRG-GYD  ex F-WWTH
 Airbus A380  -861  113     A6-EEF  Emirates  delivery 03may13 XFW-DXB  ex F-WWSJ

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Airbus Updates No.995

Airbus A318  -121  3635     CC-CZR  LAN Airlines  ferried 01may13 SCL-GYE-MEX, for Avianca Brasil, was last LAN A318 in svc  ex D-AUAI
Airbus A319  -112  1618     N618MX  Avianca Colombia  seen all white at BOG 29apr13 prior return to lessor   ex D-AVWH
 Airbus A320  -214  888     D-AHHF  Hamburg Airways  for delivery ex SEN early may13  ex EI-EZA
Airbus A320  -232  2395     TC-JUG  Turkish Airlines  at IST 30apr13 in AnadoluJet cs prior intro to svc  ex 9V-JSC
 Airbus A320  -232  2987     LY-SPB  Small Planet Airlines  delivery 02may13 SEN-VNO  ex P4-UAS
Airbus A320  -214  5574     PK-GLV  Citilink  delivery 02-03may13 TLS-SHJ-CMB-CGK   ex D-AUBC
Airbus A320  -214  5610     TS-IMV  Tunisair  in fulldelivery 30apr13 TLS-TUN cs minus titles at NWI 25apr13 after paint prior delivery  ex F-WWIB
Airbus A330  -343  670     EC-LXA  Air Europa  for delivery and paint may13 ex PMI, CS-TRM ntu   ex OE-ICB
Airbus A330  -243  1410     PK-GPQ  Garuda Indonesia  delivery 30apr13 TLS-SUB  ex F-WWTZ
 Airbus A340  -542  886     4K-AZ85  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia   re-delivery 30apr12 BOD-BAK after paint  ex F-WWRG