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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Airbus Updates No.1163

Airbus A380-861 aircraft picture

F-WWAB (cn 170) Will be the second A380 for EY , with maybe a special scheme !!

Airbus A350-941 aircraft picture

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Airbus Updates No.1162

 Airbus A330 -202 923  VT-JWV Jet Airways first in svc 21may14 DEL-HKG vv after lease to Etihad ex A6-EYB
 Airbus A330 -223 977  PT-MVR TAM ferried 22may14 GRU-IST on lease to Turkish Airlines ex F-WWKV
 Airbus A330 -343 1525  B-5946 Air China delivery 24may14 TLS-TSN ex F-WWYG
 Airbus A330 -243 1526  N293AY US Airways delivery 24may14 TLS-CLT ex F-WWYH
 Airbus A330 -343 1528  B-5945 Sichuan Airlines delivery 23may14 TLS-CTU ex F-WWYP
 Airbus A340 -313 93  LV-BIT Aerolineas Argentinas basic cs, ferried 22may14 EZE-MIA-GYR for storage ex 9Y-TJN
 Airbus A340 -642 1122  EC-LFS Iberia ferried 22may14 LHR-MAD after paint into new cs ex F-WWCF

Airbus Updates No.1161

Airbus A319 -114 845 C-GBIN Rouge delivery 19may14 YRQ-YYZ after paint ex D-AVYA
 Airbus A319 -132 2296 YU-APB Air Serbia delivery 22may14 MUC-BEG ex N229RG
 Airbus A319 -111 2442 VP-BDY RusLine ferried 23may14 SNN-VOG after paint into Vim Airlines cs ex G-EZID
 Airbus A319 -112 3385 VQ-BTY Ural Airlines delivery 20may14 IST-SVX ex 2-ABIE
 Airbus A319 -115 5973 B-6458 China Eastern delivery 23may14 TSN-PVG ex B-512L
 Airbus A320 -211 268 D-AIQM Lufthansa ferried 20may14 FRA-SNN, for germanwings ex F-WWIB
 Airbus A320 -231 424 C5-AAR Aeolus Air ferried 21-22may14 MPL-ESB-KBL on new lease to Ariana Afghan ex F-WTDF
 Airbus A320 -214 2658 EC-MBK Vueling delivery 21may14 OSR-BCN ex OE-ICU
 Airbus A320 -232 2752 XA-VAG VivaAeroBus delivery 23may14 BUD-KEF-YQX-MTY ex HA-LPI
 Airbus A320 -214 6057 PR-ONX Avianca Brazil delivery 20-21may14 XFW-TFS-NAT ex D-AXAI
 Airbus A320 -216 6096 9M-AJM Air Asia delivery 20-21may14 TLS-DWC-KUL ex F-WWDX
 Airbus A320 -232 6113 HS-TXN Thai Smile delivery 21-22may14 XFW-MCT-BKK ex D-AXAU
 Airbus A321 -211 1006 G-TCDZ Thomas Cook Airlines regd & delivery 23may14 SOF-MAN ex F-HBAF
 Airbus A321 -231 3522 G-ZBAL Monarch regd 20may14, delivery 21may14 AMM-EMA, for paint ex JY-AYK
 Airbus A321 -231 6070 N116AN American Airlines delivery 23may14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZW
 Airbus A321 -211 6087 B-16210 Eva Air delivery 23-24may14 XFW-DWC-TPE ex D-AVZZ
 Airbus A321 -231 6104 B-1831 China Southern Jilin delivery 22-23may14 XFW-TSE-CGQ ex D-AZAG
 Airbus A321 -231 6108 A6-AEB Etihad Airways delivery 23may14 XFW-TLS ex D-AZAI
 Airbus A321 -211 6119 VQ-BTW UTair Aviation delivery 23may14 XFW-HMA ex D-AVXE
 Airbus A321 -231 6121 PT-MXO TAM delivery 21-22may14 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AVXF

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Airbus Updates No.1160

First Airbus for Lion Group in final assembly

A320 for Lion Group’s full service unit Batik Air
The first Airbus aircraft for Indonesia’s Lion Group has entered the A320 Final Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will be delivered in Q3 and will be operated by Lion Group’s full service unit Batik Air on its growing domestic and regional network.
The aircraft is the first from a major order placed by the Lion Group in March 2013 for a total of 234 A320 Family aircraft (109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo).

Airbus Updates No.1159

Airbus wins ACJ320 order from Middle East customer

Aviation Link managing the aircraft
Airbus has won an order from a Middle East customer for an Airbus ACJ320, adding to the strong presence of its corporate jets in the region.
The aircraft, which is being managed by Aviation Link of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be outfitted with a VVIP interior with seating for 30 passengers.
“Airbus corporate jets and their wider and taller cabins are popular in the Middle East, because they allow larger business and family groups to travel in greater comfort and space than traditional business jets,” says President and CEO Abdulaziz Al Rowaished. “As the operator of the largest fleet of privately owned Airbus aircraft in the Middle East,  Aviation Link is the natural choice for clients seeking a large cabin solution for their flight requirements. Aviation Link has the expertise to help customers get the best out of the modern Airbus corporate jet family, whether they be companies, individuals or governments,” he adds.
Aviation Link already manages two Airbus ACJ319s and an ACJ320 for Middle East clients.
“Aviation Link is well established in managing Airbus corporate jets in the Middle East, and the addition of an ACJ320 consolidates its position in this important market,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “Research[1] shows that Middle East customers want to travel in larger groups that include advisors and support staff, as well as business colleagues, friends and family, and Airbus corporate jets excel at handling that” he adds. 
Airbus’ ACJ320 Family delivers intercontinental range, easily connecting popular destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Similar in size externally to traditional business-jets, it gives passenger more on the inside, where it matters most, through the widest and tallest cabins.
Airbus corporate jets’ airliner heritage – they originate from the world’s most modern aircraft family – gives them excellent reliability, backed by a worldwide network sized to support more than 500 customers and operators worldwide, including services tailored to corporate jet needs.
It also means that they deliver more innovative features as standard, in both cabin and cockpit, such as the alluring ambience of domed ceilings and mood-matched lighting, as well as a pilot-pleasing environment backed by the support, simplicity and savings of fly-by-wire controls.
More than 170 Airbus corporate jets have been sold to date, and they are flying on every continent, including Antarctica, giving them a truly worldwide footprint.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Airbus Updates No.1156

Royal Brunei Airlines selects the A320neo

Firm order for seven aircraft plus three options
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of seven A320neo aircraft plus three options, under the latest phase of its fleet modernisation programme. Featuring a two class premium layout, the aircraft will be operated on the airline’s regional network linking Bandar Seri Begawan with destinations across Asia. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.
“RB has successfully operated the A320 family of aircraft since 2003. We are confident this latest NEO version will bring even greater levels of efficiency, with 15 per cent less fuel and a significantly reduced impact on the environment. At the same time, the new aircraft will offer unmatched levels of in-flight comfort, longer flying range and significant underfloor cargo capability”, said Dermot Mannion, Deputy Chairman of RB. 
“We are pleased that Royal Brunei Airlines has reaffirmed its commitment to the A320 Family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The order once again underscores the leading position of the A320neo in the single aisle market. We look forward to seeing the eco-efficient NEO fly in the colours of Royal Brunei Airlines.”
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 10,200 orders to date and over 6,000 aircraft delivered. The latest version A320neo incorporates new engines and "Sharklet" wing tip devices which together deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. As at the end of March 2014, firm orders for the NEO already stood at over 2,700 aircraft from 50 customers around the globe, representing a 60 per cent share of orders in its category.

Airbus Updates No.1155

Airbus A320-200 [YI-ARB]

Airbus A330-200 [4R-ALH]
Airbus A319-100 [A5-BAB]

Airbus Updates No.1154

Airbus A310 -324(F) 458  N806FD FedEx ferried 01may14 MEM-VCV for storage ex F-OGYN
 Airbus A319 -114 800  C-GBHY Rouge delivery 02may14 YRQ-YYZ after paint ex D-AVYE
 Airbus A319 -114 831  C-GBIK Air Canada ferried 01may14 YYZ-YMX for cabin config, prior paint, for Rouge ex D-AVYI
 Airbus A319 -112 3139  LZ-AOA BH Air ferried 01may14 RGN-SHJ-SOF after winter-lease to Myanmar Int´l Airways ex D-ABGE
 Airbus A319 -115 5886  B-6452 China Eastern delivery 30apr14 TSN-XIY ex B-504L
 Airbus A320 -211 73  C-FDRH Air Canada ferried 30apr14 GUS-YYZ after paint into Star Alliance cs ex F-WWDC
 Airbus A320 -211 142  YL-BBC smartLynx Airlines in svc 02may14 AYT-ZRH-AYT with Tailwind titl & tail logo, addnl “Involatus” (airbroker) titl ex SX-BVD
 Airbus A320 -211 662  YL-LCN smartLynx Airlines N-reg canx 29apr14, delivery 01may13 MPL-LGW, all white ex N662WF
 Airbus A320 -214 2142  G-ZBAR Monarch ferried 03may13 EMA-LTN after paint ex 9H-AEF
 Airbus A320 -232 2732  LZ-MDA VIA Airlines ferried 01may14 SOF-BRU on wet-lease to Thomas Cook Belgium till 10may14 ex F-WWBE
 Airbus A320 -232 2863  LZ-BHH BH Air ferried 01-02may14 HAN-KHI-SOF after winter-lease to VietJetAir ex VT-INB
 Airbus A320 -232 5942  B-1835 China Eastern delivery 30apr14 TSN-PVG ex B-508L
 Airbus A320 -232 6086  HA-LWZ Wizz Air delivery 05may14 TLS-BUD ex F-WWDN
 Airbus A321 -211 1006  G-TCDZ Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 02may14 SOF-BTS, F-reg for paint prior delivery ex F-HBAF
 Airbus A321 -211 3504  OE-LES flyNiki ferried 01may14 MUC-OSR for partial paint into same cs ex D-AVZI
 Airbus A321 -231 6063  N115NN American Airlines delivery 05may14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZU
 Airbus A330 -322 96  CS-TMT HiFly positioned 04may14 BRU-JED in full flyNas cs ex OO-SFX
 Airbus A330 -203 466  PT-MVF TAM ferried 30apr14 MEX-CNF after storage ex F-WWKF
 Airbus A330 -243 627  4R-ALH Sri Lankan first in svc 01may14 CMB-KUL vv after paint into oneWorld cs ex EI-EOK
 Airbus A330 -223 961  PT-MVP TAM ferried 01may14 GRU-IST on lease to Turkish Airlines ex F-WWYF