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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1087

Airbus A319  -115ACJ  4470     D-ALXX  K5-Aviation  regd 24jul13 prior delivery ex VIE  ex 9H-ALX
Airbus A320  -232  542     AP-BLH  Shaheen Air International   ferried 30jul13 BOH-DUB, EI-reg, after painr prior delivery   ex EI-CUM
 Airbus A320  -232  3192     VT-INK  IndiGo Airlines  ferried 27jul13 AMM-WOE, for SAS as OY-KAT   ex F-WWIT
 Airbus A320  -232  3748     SX-DGK  Aegean Airlines  re-regd in svc 28jul13 ATH-JTR vv  ex SX-OAQ
 Airbus A320  -232  3812     SX-DGL  Aegean Airlines  re-regd in svc 28jul13 ATH-JMK vv  ex SX-OAR
Airbus A320  -214  5675     VT-GON   Go Air  delivery 26-27jul13 TLS-ESB-DEL  ex F-WWBZ
Airbus A321  -231  5689     TC-JSM  Turkish Airlines  delivery 30jul13 XFW-IST  ex D-AZAC

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1086

Airbus A320  -214  5675     VT-GON   Go Air  delivery 26-27jul13 TLS-ESB-DEL  ex F-WWBZ
 Airbus A320  -214  5691     B-9941  China Eastern  delivery 25jul13 TLS-TSE  ex F-WWDK
 Airbus A320  -214  5693     B-9929  China Southern  delivery 26jul13 TLS-TSE  ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320  -232  5697     9V-TRK  Tigerair  delivery 26jul13 TLS-DWC-SIN  ex F-WWBN
 Airbus A320  -214  5710     B-9942  China Eastern  delivery 25jul13 XFW-OVB, special Qinghai cs   ex D-AVVK
 Airbus A320  -232  5713     B-9977  Chongqing Airlines  delivery 25-26jul13 XFW-OVB-CKG  ex D-AVVL
Airbus A321  -211  5681     VP-BPS  UTair Aviation  delivery 24jul13 XFW-HMA  ex D-AZAA
 Airbus A330  -223  296     UR-WRQ  Windrose Air  delivery 25jul13 SZB-MAN for paint   ex OE-ICN
 Airbus A330  -342  673     B-LAB  Dragonair  ferried 27jul13 XMN-HKG after paint and transfer  x F-WWKZ
 Airbus A330  -223F  1164     9M-MUC  Malaysian Airlines Cargo   ferried 22jul13 AMS-IST on new wet-lease to Turkish Airlines  ex F-WWKG
 Airbus A330  -323  1430     B-5928  China Southern  delivery 24jul13 TLS-TSN, SkyTeam cs   ex F-WWCL
 Airbus A340  -313  193     LV-FPV  Aerolineas Argentinas  ferried 24jul13 CHR-BRU in SkyTeam cs, EC-reg after prior delivery   ex EC-GPB

Airbus Updates No.1085

Airbus A300  -605R(F)  521     TC-MCD  MNG Cargo Airlines  1st in svc 24/25jul13 IST-CDG-AMS-IST   ex B-2306
 Airbus A318  -121  3606     PR-ONP  Avianca Brasil  delivery 23-24jul13 MEX-BOG-NAT  ex CC-CZQ
 Airbus A319  -112  1018     YA-TTE  Safi Airways  delivery 26jul13 SNN-AUH, EI-reg  ex EI-FBO
 Airbus A319  -115ACJ  2487     4K-AI02  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferried 26jul13 BAK-OSR for paint into new cs  ex 4K-AZ01
 Airbus A319  -111  2788     4K-AZ05  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferried 26jul13 OSR-BAK after paint into new cs  ex D-AVYY
Airbus A319  -112  5698     N9002U  American Airlines  delivery 27jul13 XFW-BGR-DFW  ex D-AVYR
 Airbus A320  -212  409     LY-VER  Avion Express  N-reg canx 22jul13, delivery 24jul13 SEN-LGW, all white, for Wow Air operations  ex N409AG
 Airbus A320  -212  671     YA-TTC  Safi Airways  ferried 23-24jul13 KBL-DXB-SAW-SNN-KEF-BGR-GYR on return to lessor   ex 9A-CTM
 Airbus A320  -214  1292     N215NV  Allegiant Air  ferried 23jul13 MAD-DUB, EC-reg prior delivery  ex EC-HUJ
 Airbus A320  -232  2475     B-9948  Tianjin Airlines  delivery 24jul13 XSP-DMK-TSN   ex EI-FCF
 Airbus A320  -232  2602     TC-JUK  Turkish Airlines  delivery 24jul13 BUD-IST, all white  ex PR-MAX
 Airbus A320  -232  3192     VT-INK  IndiGo Airlines  ferried 27jul13 AMM-WOE, for SAS as OY-KAT   ex F-WWIT
 Airbus A320  -214  5654     PR-TYB  TAM  delivery 24-25jul13 TLS-SID-CNF  ex F-WWBP

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1084

American Airlines takes delivery of its first A320 Family aircraft

100th A320 Family aircraft with Sharklets and 1st A319 with Sharklets
23 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
American Airlines today took delivery of its first A320 Family aircraft at a special ceremony at Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Teams from American Airlines, Airbus and CFM International celebrated the first of 260 Airbus single-aisles the airline has selected to fly it into the future. American’s A319s will seat 128 passengers in a two-class configuration, and will be used initially on the airline’s domestic route network, and then into Central America this fall. The aircraft are powered by two CFM56 engines.
In addition to the delivery being a notable first for American Airlines, this aircraft is the very first A319 to feature Sharklets – lightweight composite wingtip devices that offer up to 4 percent fuel burn savings, providing the flexibility of either adding 110 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of over 1100 pounds (up to 500 kilograms). The American A319 is also the 100th A320 Family aircraft produced with Sharklets. Sharklets are an option on all new-build A320 Family aircraft, and will be standard equipment on all members of the A320neo Family.
"Everything about the new A319 aircraft has been designed with the customer at the center," said Virasb Vahidi, American Airlines chief commercial officer.  "The introduction of the A319 is another important step in building a strong foundation for the new American. We're pleased to be partnering with Airbus."
“It’s our great pleasure to welcome back American Airlines to the Airbus family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer – Customers. “With its introduction of the A320 Family, the airline is demonstrating its confidence in a single-aisle product that has proven to be a game-changer for airlines around the world. American is undertaking a major strategic evolution and we are pleased to watch the A320 Family becoming an integral part of the airline’s future success.”
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 9,600 aircraft have been ordered and over 5,600 delivered to more than 380 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.1083

South African Airways (SAA) takes delivery of its first two A320s

SAA to reduce costs and boost revenue with new A320 fleet
23 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery of its first two A320s out of a total of 20 A320 Family aircraft ordered from Airbus in 2010. The development is set to deliver cost efficiencies and allow SAA to expand its Sub-Sahara regional route network and boost revenue in the rapidly growing market. 
The airline’s A320s, powered by IAE-V2500 engines, feature a two class cabin layout, seating 24 passengers in business class and 114 in economy. The A320s will replace its present fleet of 737-800s and will augment the A319s it already has in service and mark the latest phase of SAA’s  fleet modernization plan.
“We are delighted to receive our first two A320 aircraft. Operating a modern and homogenous fleet plays a significant role in cost reduction and boosting revenue. The A320 will assist SAA to achieve this while providing our passengers with a more superior cabin product,” said Monwabisi Kalawe, SAA’s Chief Executive Officer.
“SAA has long been regarded as a bellwether for Africa on aircraft selection and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship. Our reliable, fuel efficient and comfortable A320s will give SAA a competitive edge and help  the airline achieve sustainable profitability,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 9,600 aircraft have been ordered and more than 5,600 delivered to over 380 customers and operators worldwide. With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 Family has the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle aircraft.  

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1082

Airbus A319  -112  5678     N8001N  American Airlines  delivery 24jul14 XFW-BGR-DFW  ex D-AVYQ

 

Airbus A320  -211  145     F-GJVB  Air France  ferried 23jul13 CDG-DGX for part-out & scrap  ex F-WWDL
 Airbus A320  -212  671     YA-TTC  Safi Airways  ferried 23jul13 KBL-DXB-SAW-SNN on return to lessor   ex 9A-CTM
 Airbus A320  -214  1292     N215NV  Allegiant Air  ferried 23jul13 MAD-DUB, EC-reg prior delivery  ex EC-HUJ
 Airbus A320  -232  5637     ZS-SZA  South African  delivery 23jul13 TLS-EBB-JNB  ex F-WWIJ
 Airbus A320  -232  5680     ZS-SZB  South African  delivery 23jul13 TLS-EBB-JNB  ex F-WWDF

Airbus A321  -211  5684     N156UW  US Airways  delivery 23jul13 XFW-BGR-PIT  ex D-AZAB

Monday, 22 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1081

Airbus A320  -214  1502      F-GKXC  Air France  ferried 21-22jul13 PTP-YQX-CDG after Caribbean ops   ex F-WWIG
 Airbus A320  -214  1894     F-GKXG  Air France  ferried 20jul13 ORY-YQX-PTP for Caribbean ops   ex F-WWDV
Airbus A320  -216  5098     PK-AZE  Indonesia Air Asia  delivery 20-21jul13 TLS-SHJ-DMK after use as first production aircraft with sharklets   ex F-WWIQ
 Airbus A320  -232  5682    ZK-OXB  Air New Zealand  delivery 20jul13 TLS-MCT-SIN  ex F-WWDH
 Airbus A330  -243(MRTT)  1080     1300  UAE Air Force  delivery 20jul13 LEGT-AAN, EC-reg  ex EC-339

Friday, 19 July 2013

Airbus updates No.1080

Airbus Updates No.1079

Airbus A319  -111  2588     4K-AZ04  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferried 18jul13 OSR-BAK after paint into new cs  ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A319  -111  2788     4K-AZ05  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferried 18jul13 BAK-OSR for paint into new cs   ex D-AVYY
 Airbus A320  -211  199     EC-ICQ  Vueling  last svc / ferried 17jul13 MAD-BCN-MAD for part-out & scrap   ex EC-583
 Airbus A320  -211  258     9A-CTF  Croatia Airlines  in svc 14jul13 DJE-CDG vv now with Syphax titles & tail cs  ex F-OKAI
 Airbus A320  -231  314     5U-AND  Air Niamey  ferried 13jul13 NIM-IST  ex N389VL
 Airbus A320  -232  542     AP-BLH  Shaheen Air International   ferried 17jul13 DUB-BOH for paint, EI-reg prior delivery   ex EI-CUM
 Airbus A320  -232  760     UR-DAJ  Windrose Air  ferried 16jul15 MPL-DOK after paint into standard cs, to be regd UR-WRN  ex N263LF
Airbus A320  -232  3159     OY-KAR  SAS  delivery 19jul13 SNN-CPH  ex VT-INJ
 Airbus A320  -214  5661     N220FR  Frontier Airlines  onward delivery 17jul13 TLS-KEF-MKE-GYR   ex D-AUBZ
 Airbus A320  -214  5668     B-9950  China Eastern  delivery 16jul13 TLS-SVX  ex F-WWBT
 Airbus A320  -216  5692     EC-LXQ  Iberia  delivery 17jul13 XFW-MAD “Peñón de Ifach”   ex D-AVVG
 Airbus A320  -214  5707     CC-BFP  LAN Airlines  delivery 19-20jul13 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL   ex D-AVVJ
 Airbus A321  -131  557     SX-GRO  GreenJet Airlines  ferried 18jul13 TSE-BUD, N-reg prior delivery   ex N262LM
Airbus A321  -211  5696     N157UW  US Airways  delivery 18jul13 XFW-BGR-PIT  ex D-AZAG
 Airbus A321  -231  5705     B-9947  China Eastern  delivery 19jul13 XFW-OVB-PVG   ex D-AZAI
 Airbus A330  -341  138     PK-GPA  Garuda Indonesia  at CGK 15jul13 with billboard Liverpool Football Club sticker   ex F-WWKH
 Airbus A330-300 [PK-GPA]
 Airbus A330  -243  398     G-WWBM  Thomas Cook Airlines  ferried 13jul13 AMA-PGF after paint into full cs prior delivery  ex F-WWKL
 Airbus A330  -223F  1164     9M-MUC  Malaysian Airlines Cargo   ferried 16jul13 IST-KUL after wet-lease to Turkish Airlines   ex F-WWKG
 Airbus A330  -202  1412     5A-LAR  Libyan Airlines  delivery 16jul13 TLS-MJI  ex F-WWCK
 Airbus A330  -343  1432     B-5929  Sichuan Airlines  delivery 19jul13 TLS-CTU  ex F-WWCO
 Airbus A330  -343  1433     9M-XXK  Air Asia X  delivery 12jul13 TLS-KUL  ex F-WWCS
 Airbus A330  -323  1435     HL8282  Asiana  delivery 15jul13 TLS-ICN  ex F-WWCU

Airbus Updates No.1078

Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

New milestone for best-selling widebody
19 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330. The aircraft, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways at special ceremony in Toulouse today. Cathay Pacific together with its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service.
The 1,000th delivery comes as the A330 continues to enjoy increasing popularity with airlines across the globe. Continuously enhanced to maintain its economic advantage, the aircraft remains the most cost-efficient twin engine widebody in service today for both regional and long haul routes, with the latest versions capable of flying non-stop on sectors of up to 7,250 nautical miles / 13,420 km. The spacious cabin is a firm favourite with passengers, offering the best comfort in its category and the latest state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems and connectivity options.   
“The A330 has played an integral part in Cathay Pacific’s growth and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership in the future,” said Ivan Chu, Chief Operating Officer, Cathay Pacific Airways. “The A330 is the backbone of our mid-size fleet and we are delighted with the reliability, flexibility and above all the economics of this great aircraft. We are very proud to be the recipient of the 1,000th A330.”
“It is of particular importance for us to be celebrating this 1000th A330 delivery milestone with our long-standing partner Cathay Pacific Airways,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A330 offers the lowest operating costs of any aircraft in its category in service today and is unmatched even by the latest competing aircraft. The fact that a world-leading airline such as Cathay Pacific Airways has placed so many repeat orders says it all.”
Since its first delivery of the A330 in 1995, Cathay Pacific’s Airbus fleet now comprises 38 A330-300s and 11 A340s, while Dragonair flies 21 single aisle A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330-300s. The Cathay Pacific Group has outstanding orders for 10 more A330-300s. The airline will also take delivery of 48 all-new A350 XWBs in the future, including 46 ordered from Airbus and two leased aircraft.
The wide market appeal of the A330 Family is demonstrated daily by over 100 operators, including network carriers, low cost, charter and flag carriers, who fly A330s on all missions from 30 minutes to over 14 hours. About 1.2 billion passengers have enjoyed travelling on board the light, bright and spacious A330 cabin to and from the 300 airports it serves today. More than 1,250 A330s have been ordered to date.

Airbus Updates No.1077

UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321

UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321
UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321
The airline to benefit from fuel efficiency and lower operating costs
18 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
UTair, one of Russia’s leading carriers, took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft. The brand-new A321 was handed over at a ceremony held at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is part of a firm order for 20 A321s signed by UTair in July 2012, which is today the largest single order for this type in Russia. 
‪UTair’s A321, powered by CFM56 engines, features a single-class cabin layout seating 220 passengers. The airline is planning to operate its A321s to further develop its high density route network. 
‪“This delivery demonstrates our intention to keep up high growth rates and strengthen our position amongst leading Russian airlines. The A321 is part of our fleet modernisation programme and is fully in line with the company’s strategy on improving service, ensuring high level of reliability and network development,” said Andrey Martirosov, UTair CEO.
‪"We are happy to welcome UTair as a new Airbus operator and confident that today’s event will pave the way for a strong long-term partnership. UTair will undoubtedly benefit from the A321’s unbeatable economics, while passengers will appreciate the widest cabin of any single aisle aircraft family," said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
There are currently about 260 Airbus aircraft in operation at 11 Russian carriers. UTair, one of the most dynamic Russian carriers, was founded in 1967. The airline operates a fleet of some 180 aircraft to over 60 domestic and 40 international destinations.  
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 9,600 aircraft have been ordered and over 5,600 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.1076

A350 XWB achieves 92 flight test hours since first flight

Flight envelope opened and key systems tests successfully performed
15 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
The A350 XWB MSN1 has performed well during the first 92 flight test hours already achieved since its maiden flight on June 14th 2013. The A350 XWB flight test campaign will total around 2,500 flight hours with a fleet of five development aircraft.
During the first four weeks of the flight test campaign, ten Airbus experimental test pilots have flown MSN1 and have collectively put the aircraft through its paces to get to know its handling qualities and behaviour. This early phase of test flights has resulted in the clearance of the entire flight envelope and initial testing of all key systems. These include: engines, electrics, Ram Air Turbine (RAT), landing gear and braking, fuel and cabin pressurization as well as a preliminary assessment of the autopilot and auto-land functions. The A350 MSN1 will now undergo routine maintenance and upgrades of its flight test installation to ready it for the second phase of the flight test campaign which will start in August, while the design office will analyse the results of these initial flight tests.
Entry into commercial service of the first customer aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2014. To date, Airbus has recorded 678 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 34 customers worldwide.
Notes to editors: 
  • The first A350 XWB development aircraft (MSN1) is fitted with heavy test instrumentation and will be used for handling qualities evaluation, the natural icing campaign, systems and powerplant testing. 
  • The second aircraft (MSN3) will also be equipped with heavy flight test instrumentation and will be used for performance measurement, high altitude, hot and cold weather testing as well as systems and powerplant tests. 
  • The third and fifth aircraft (MSN2 and MSN5) will be equipped with a cabin and carry out the cabin and cabin systems tests, including the early long flights and route-proving. 
  • The fourth aircraft to fly (MSN4) will have a light flight test installation and will be focused on external noise tests, lightning tests and pilot training for first customer and maintenance teams.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1075

Airbus A319  -132  1727     F-ORAJ  Belle Air  regd 04jul13, delivery 05jul13 BUD-TIA  ex SX-DGG
Airbus A320  -211  199     EC-ICQ  Vueling  last svc 10jul13 VCE-BCN, ferried 11jul13 BCN-MAD for part-out & scrap   ex EC-583
 Airbus A320  -231  314     5U-AND  Air Niamey  ferried 13jul13 NIM-IST  ex N389VL
 Airbus A320  -231  357     EX-32201  S Group Aviation  N-reg canx 01jul13 prior delivery ex SAW  ex N567BB
Airbus A320  -232  5672     N621NK  Spirit Airlines  delivery 13jul13 TLS-YYR-FLL  ex F-WWBX
 Airbus A320  -232  5677     N827JB  jetBlue  delivery 11jul13 TLS-PWM-MCO   ex F-WWDE
Airbus A321  -211  852     EI-FBV  MetroJet  delivery 13jul13 MAN-DME  ex G-OOPE
Airbus A330  -202  1412     5A-LAR  Libyan Airlines  for delivery 15jul13 TLS-MJI  ex F-WWCK

Friday, 12 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1074

easyJet firms up order for 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft

Fleet development based on the super-efficient A320 Family
11 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Following its shareholders’ approval, easyJet has firmed up the purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft (100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos). The initial agreement was announced earlier in June.
The agreement was concluded following a thorough technical and economical evaluation.
“We are delighted that the easyJet board has now confirmed the order. The A320 Family aircraft have the tallest and widest cabin of any single aisle aircraft for added passenger space and comfort. Operationally, the NEO is without doubt the most productive and fuel efficient aircraft available,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer-Customers.
The A320 offers the best productivity, the lowest operating costs, the fastest turnarounds, and best fuel efficiency of any single aisle aircraft in the 180 seat sector.
The order by easyJet sustains nearly 2,500 jobs as well as some 7,500 in the extended supply chain in the UK.
easyJet operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks, and is the UK’s largest airline, carrying 55 million passenger a year. In addition, easyJet is also the largest A320 Family customer and operator in Europe.
The A320 Family is the world’s most successful with over 9,500 ordered and over 5,600 delivered to over 380 

Airbus Updates No.1073

Airbus A310  -304(F)  478     TC-JCY  Turkish Airlines Cargo  back in svc 03jul13 IST-MST-IST after storage  ex F-WWCX
Airbus A319  -111  2516     4K-AZ03  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferroed 11jul13 OSR-BAK after paint into new cs  ex D-AVWS
Airbus A319-100 [4K-AZ03]
 Airbus A319  -111  2588     4K-AZ04  Azerbaijan Airlines Avia  ferried 11jul13 BAK-OSR for paint into new cs  ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A319  -112  2751     VP-BNB  Donavia  delivery 10-11jul13 GYR-BOS-KEF-ROV   e N945FR
 Airbus A319  -115ACJ  5445     P4-MGU  GlobalJet Luxembourg  acc flt 10jul13 TLS-BSL-TLS after cabin-config, all wh, F-reg   ex F-WBGU
Airbus A320  -214  1605     TC-SGN  Saga Airlines  ferried 11jul13 IST-EGBP on return to lessor  ex G-OOPT
 Airbus A320  -232  2522     TC-JUJ  Turkish Airlines  delivery 10jul13 DUB-IST “Hatay”   ex N532CL
Airbus A320  -232  3159     OY-KAR  SAS  in full cs 10jul13 at SNN prior delivery  ex VT-INJ
 Airbus A320  -232  5645     B-9976  Chongqing Airlines  delivery 10jul13 XFW-OVB  ex D-AUBU
 Airbus A320  -232  5677     N827JB  jetBlue  delivery 11jul13 TLS-PWM-MCO   ex F-WWDE
Airbus A320  -214  5694     D-AIZW  Lufthansa  delivery 12jul13 XFW-FRA  ex D-AVVH
 Airbus A320  -214  5702     G-EZWL  easyJet  delivery 11jul13 XFW-LGW  ex D-AVVI
Airbus A330  -243  348     HC-COH  TAME Ecuador  delivery 09jul13 LDE-GYE  ex F-WJKF
 Airbus A330  -343  741     B-HWJ  Dragonair  ferried 08/10jul13 XMN-HKG-XMN after paint into all white, for Air Asia X  ex F-WWYE
 Airbus A330  -223  891     5N-JIC  Arik Air  delivery 09jul13 BOD-LOS  ex EI-EWH
 Airbus A330  -223  939     D-ALAB  Lufthansa Technik  at ZRH 10jul13 prior ferry to MLA, Kingfisher cs   ex VT-VJO

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1071

Airbus A320  -232  760     UR-DAJ  Windrose Air  ferried 08jul13 DOK-MPL for paint into standard cs, to be regd UR-WRN   ex N263LF
 Airbus A320  -214  999     I-BIKE  Alitalia  ferried 08jul13 FCO-LDE after storage  ex F-WWBZ
 Airbus A320  -232  2602     PR-MAX  TAM  ferried 06-08jul13 MEX-MIA-SID-BD on delivery to Bangkok Air   ex F-WWBO
Airbus A330  -343  741     B-HWJ  Dragonair  ferried 08jul13 XMN-HKG after paint into all white, for Air Asia X  ex F-WWYE
 Airbus A330  -223  946     D-ANJB  Lufthansa Technik  ferried 09jul13 ZRH-MLA, Kingfisher cs  ex VT-VJP
Airbus A320-200 [OO-TCH]
Airbus A320-200 [C5-AAR]

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1070

Airbus A310  -304  527     C-GTSX  Air Transat  ferried 05jul13 YUL-LDE for part-out & scrap  ex D-AIDH
 Airbus A310  -304  565     CS-TEX  HiFly  ferried 05jul13 AMM-FCO after storage on return to svc   ex F-WWCC
 Airbus A320  -211  170     JA8386  ANA All Nippon  ferried 05-06jul13 HND-ANC-TUL for part-out & scrap   ex F-WWII
Airbus A320  -232  5662     PK-RMV  Mandala Airlines  delivery 05jul13 TLS-DWC  ex F-WWDO
Airbus A320  -214  5669     RP-C3274   Cebu Pacific Air  delivery 04jul13 TLS-FJR  ex F-WWBU
Airbus A320  -214  5686     CC-BFO  LAN Airlines  delivery 06-07jul13 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL   ex D-AVVE
Airbus A330  -223  343     TF-EAA  Air Atlanta Icelandic  N-reg canx 01jul13, delivery 06jul13 MZJ-KEF-JED   ex N772RD
 Airbus A330  -243F  1428     N332QT  Avianca Cargo  delivery 06jul13 TLS-MDE, all white   ex F-WWCI

Friday, 5 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1069

Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines orders the A320neo and the A320ceo

First NEO breakthrough in Africa
4 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Syphax Airlines, a new Tunisian based airline, has confirmed its order to buy three A320neo. The order is the first time an African based carrier has ordered the NEO and marks a significant breakthrough for Airbus in one of the world’s fastest developing markets.  Syphax have also ordered three A320ceo aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines.
“Syphax Airlines is focused on continuing to grow its Tunisian, North Africa and Europe routes, and an expansion of its network to Asia and North America, through its hubs in Tunis and Sfax while offering passengers a luxurious service,” said Syphax Chairman and Director General, Mohamed Frikha. “Adding the A320neo to our fleet means we can achieve all of these goals while benefitting from a 15 percent fuel saving and cost effectiveness.”
“We thank Syphax Airlines for their confidence in Airbus and for being the first African carrier to place an order for our NEO aircraft,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We’re looking forward to seeing Syphax’s A320neo aircraft operating seamlessly alongside their current A320 fleet, delivering to them savings through reduced maintenance and pilot training costs as a result of the high degree of commonality between the aircraft models.”
The airline already operates 2 A319 and 3 A320 aircraft and will shortly commence operating a leased A330-200.
The A320neo is offered as an option for the A320 Family and incorporates new more efficient engines and large "Sharklet" wing tip devices, which together will deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. At the end of June 2013, firm orders for the NEO stood at 2245 from 40 customers, making it the fastest selling commercial airliner ever and underlining its market leadership position with close to 60 per cent market share.

Airbus Updates No.1068

British Airways takes delivery of its first of 12 Airbus A380s

BA to “own the sky” with its A380 fleet
4 JULY 2013 PRESS RELEASE
British Airways (BA) has become the tenth operator to receive an Airbus A380 after taking delivery of the first of 12 aircraft on order. BA is the first UK operator of the A380 and will start to deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
After a handover ceremony at Airbus’ delivery centre in Toulouse with Keith Williams, British Airways CEO, Eric Schulz, Roll-Royce President Civil Large Engines, Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO and other senior executives, BA’s first A380 is being flown to the UK carrier’s home base at London Heathrow where the cabin is being unveiled.
British Airways’ chief executive Keith Williams said: “We’re delighted to be the first UK airline taking delivery of the A380. It is a great aircraft that has been developed with huge amounts of British engineering ingenuity and we believe it will prove very popular with our customers when it starts flying to its first destination of Los Angeles.”
“It is a very proud moment for everyone at Airbus to see our A380 in the livery of British Airways, one of the world’s most pioneering airlines. With this new flagship in their fleet, the British carrier opens a new era of long-haul flying and offers its passengers an all-new travel experience”, said Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier. “It is a special day for UK industry too, as a significant proportion of this amazing aircraft was designed and built at Airbus’ UK sites in Filton and Broughton, as well as at our many partners’ facilities across the country.”
All BA’s A380s will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. Airbus currently has 262 firm orders for the A380, from 20 customers.
The A380 is capable of flying 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment. The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have made the A380 a firm favourite with both airlines and passengers, resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies. The A380 also provides vital extra passenger capacity without increasing the number of flights, and is therefore part of the solution for sustainable growth at congested airports.
To date, 40 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every five minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 30 airports where it operates today and the network is constantly growing.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Airbus Updates No.1067

TOULOUSE LOG - 12 - 13 JUNE 2013

Please find below another excellent log from John Spencer from his recent visit to Toulouse, Only Airbuses are shown from his log and give an idea of what can be made on a trip to France

Thanks to John for allowing me to share his log on the blog

Reg Type C/n Airline

5A-LAR AIRBUS A330 1412 Libyan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
5A-LAS AIRBUS A330 1424 Libyan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
9M-XXK AIRBUS A330 1433 AirAsia X 13-Jun-2013
9V-... AIRBUS A320 5697 Tiger Airways 12-Jun-2013
9V-STV AIRBUS A330 1427 Singapore Airlines 12-Jun-2013
9V-STW AIRBUS A330 1447 Singapore Airlines 12-Jun-2013
A6-EEP AIRBUS A380 138 Emirates 12-Jun-2013
A6-EES AIRBUS A380 140 Emirates 12-Jun-2013
A7-... AIRBUS A380 137 Qatar Airways 12-Jun-2013
B-.... AIRBUS A330 1425 China Southern Airlines 12-Jun-2013
B-KJA AIRBUS A320 5532 Jetstar Hong Kong 12-Jun-2013
B-KJB AIRBUS A320 5685 Jetstar Hong Kong 12-Jun-2013
B-LBC AIRBUS A330 1443 Cathay Pacific Airways 12-Jun-2013
B-5925 AIRBUS A330 1434 Air China 12-Jun-2013
B-5927 AIRBUS A330 1444 Air China 12-Jun-2013
B-5930 AIRBUS A330 1429 China Eastern Airlines 13-Jun-2013
B-9935 AIRBUS A320 5646 Sichuan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
B-9949 AIRBUS A320 5626 West China Airlines 13-Jun-2013
CC-... AIRBUS A320 5686 LAN Airlines 12-Jun-2013
D-AIMK AIRBUS A380 146 Lufthansa 13-Jun-2013
D-ASTY AIRBUS A319 3407 Germania 13-Jun-2013
D-ASTZ AIRBUS A319 3019 Germania 12-Jun-2013
D-AZAK AIRBUS A321 5295 Airbus Industrie 12-Jun-2013
EC-... AIRBUS A330 1437 Iberia 13-Jun-2013
EC-LXK AIRBUS A330 1426 Iberia 13-Jun-2013
F-GMZB AIRBUS A321 0509 Air France 13-Jun-2013
F-GMZD AIRBUS A321 0529 Air France 13-Jun-2013
F-GRHT AIRBUS A319 1449 Air France 13-Jun-2013
F-GTAX AIRBUS A321 3930 Air France 13-Jun-2013
F-HBAO AIRBUS A320 4589 Aigle Azur 13-Jun-2013
F-HBNE AIRBUS A320 4664 Air France 13-Jun-2013
F-WWAD AIRBUS A380 140 Emirates 12-Jun-2013
F-WWAF AIRBUS A380 138 Emirates 12-Jun-2013
F-WWAH AIRBUS A380 142 Emirates 13-Jun-2013
F-WWAK AIRBUS A380 144 British Airways 13-Jun-2013
F-WWAO AIRBUS A380 146 Lufthansa 13-Jun-2013
F-WWBD AIRBUS A320 5626 West China Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWBH AIRBUS A320 5629 Air New Zealand 12-Jun-2013
F-WWBJ AIRBUS A320 5695 Jetstar Japan 13-Jun-2013
F-WWBN AIRBUS A320 5697 Tiger Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWBO AIRBUS A320 5652 Star Flyer 13-Jun-2013
F-WWBV AIRBUS A320 5532 Jetstar Hong Kong 12-Jun-2013
F-WWBX AIRBUS A320 5672 Spirit Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCG AIRBUS A330 1426 Iberia 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCH AIRBUS A330 1427 Singapore Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWCI AIRBUS A330 1428 AVIANCA Cargo 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCJ AIRBUS A330 1429 China Eastern Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCK AIRBUS A330 1412 Libyan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCS AIRBUS A330 1433 AirAsia X 13-Jun-2013
F-WWCT AIRBUS A330 1434 Air China 12-Jun-2013
F-WWCU AIRBUS A330 1435 Asiana Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWDE AIRBUS A320 5677 JetBlue Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDF AIRBUS A320 5680 South African Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDH AIRBUS A320 5682 Air New Zealand 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDI AIRBUS A320 5686 LAN Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDI AIRBUS A320 5685 Jetstar Hong Kong 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDO AIRBUS A320 5662 Mandala 12-Jun-2013
F-WWDS AIRBUS A320 5666 TAM Brasil 12-Jun-2013
F-WWIJ AIRBUS A320 5637 South African Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWIM AIRBUS A320 5646 Sichuan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWIN AIRBUS A320 5641 IndiGo 13-Jun-2013
F-WWIO AIRBUS A320 5643 TAM Brasil 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKA AIRBUS A330 1437 Iberia 13-Jun-2013
F-WWKI AIRBUS A330 1441 US Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKM AIRBUS A330 1425 China Southern Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKN AIRBUS A330 1443 Cathay Pacific Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKO AIRBUS A330 1444 Air China 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKP AIRBUS A330 1445 Cebu Pacific Air 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKQ AIRBUS A330 1446 Garuda Indonesia 13-Jun-2013
F-WWKS AIRBUS A330 1447 Singapore Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWKY AIRBUS A330 1449 Philippine Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWSQ AIRBUS A380 125 Thai Airways International 12-Jun-2013
F-WWST AIRBUS A380 137 Qatar Airways 12-Jun-2013
F-WWTP AIRBUS A330 1424 Libyan Airlines 13-Jun-2013
F-WWTR AIRBUS A330 1420 Airbus 12-Jun-2013
F-WWTX AIRBUS A330 1422 Hawaiian Airlines 12-Jun-2013
F-WWYC AIRBUS A330 1451 Intrepid Aviation Partners 12-Jun-2013
F-WXWB AIRBUS A350 0001 Airbus Industrie 13-Jun-2013
G-EUYO AIRBUS A320 5634 British Airways 13-Jun-2013
G-XLEB AIRBUS A380 121 British Airways 12-Jun-2013
G-XLED AIRBUS A380 144 British Airways 13-Jun-2013
HA-LWV AIRBUS A320 5660 Wizz Air 13-Jun-2013
HL8282 AIRBUS A330 1435 Asiana Airlines 13-Jun-2013
HS-TUE AIRBUS A380 125 Thai Airways International 12-Jun-2013
JA14JJ AIRBUS A320 5695 Jetstar Japan 13-Jun-2013
JA20MC AIRBUS A320 5652 Star Flyer 13-Jun-2013
JA809P AIRBUS A320 5640 Peach Aviation 12-Jun-2013
N288AY AIRBUS A330 1441 US Airways 12-Jun-2013
N332QT AIRBUS A330 1428 AVIANCA Cargo 13-Jun-2013
N393HA AIRBUS A330 1422 Hawaiian Airlines 12-Jun-2013
N621NK AIRBUS A320 5672 Spirit Airlines 13-Jun-2013
N827JB AIRBUS A320 5677 JetBlue Airways 12-Jun-2013
OO-SSV AIRBUS A319 2196 Brussels Airlines 13-Jun-2013
PK-GPR AIRBUS A330 1446 Garuda Indonesia 13-Jun-2013
PK-RMV AIRBUS A320 5662 Mandala 12-Jun-2013
PR-TYA AIRBUS A320 5643 TAM Brasil 12-Jun-2013
PR-TYC AIRBUS A320 5666 TAM Brasil 12-Jun-2013
RP-C.... AIRBUS A330 1449 Philippine Airlines 12-Jun-2013
RP-C3341 AIRBUS A330 1420 Cebu Pacific Air 12-Jun-2013
RP-C3342 AIRBUS A330 1445 Cebu Pacific Air 12-Jun-2013
VT-IFO AIRBUS A320 5641 IndiGo 13-Jun-2013
ZK-OXA AIRBUS A320 5629 Air New Zealand 12-Jun-2013
ZK-OXB AIRBUS A320 5682 Air New Zealand 12-Jun-2013
ZS-SZA AIRBUS A320 5637 South African Airways 12-Jun-2013
ZS-SZB AIRBUS A320 5680 South African Airways 12-Jun-2013