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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Airbus Updates No.1200

IAG converts eight A330-200 options into firm orders

Iberia to become new operator of the efficient A330-200
IAG has decided to convert eight A330-200 options, previously announced, into firm orders for Spain’s flag carrier Iberia, which will become a new operator of the A330-200.  The aircraft will be delivered from the end 2015 and will be equipped with GE CF6 engines. Iberia’s all Airbus fleet already includes eight A330-300s.
“We are just delighted that Iberia has reconfirmed its confidence in the A330, and are extremely pleased to welcome them as a new operator of the A330-200 benefiting from the enhanced performance that the new 242 tonne version brings, while continuing to deliver the family synergies of an all Airbus fleet,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Iberia today operates an all Airbus fleet, including 13 A319, 12 A320, 18 A321, 8 A330-300, 8 A340-300 and 17 A340-600. On 1st August 2014, the new A330s were announced alongside an order for eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft. In total they will replace 16 A340 family aircraft in Iberia’s long-haul fleet. The airline flies to more than a 100 destinations in 38 countries.
The A330 Family, which spans 250 to 300 seats, has now attracted more than 1,300 orders, with over 1,000 aircraft flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics, averaging dispatch reliability well above 99 percent.

Airbus Updates No.1199

easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

A320 Family delivers the best operating costs and passenger comfort
easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.
"We are bringing new aircraft into the fleet as we continue to see a significant number of new profitable opportunities in our core markets in the near term and in order to maintain our cost advantage," said Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief Executive.
“easyJet is a demanding customer and this repeat order is as solid an endorsement as you can get for the A320’s proven productivity, reliability and comfort. The A320 Family has the widest cabin which also helps with faster airport turnaround times,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. 
The A320 Family aircraft already offer the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft and the Sharklet wing tip devices help to reduce fuel burn by a further four per cent and to increase range by 100nm. 
Currently easyJet operates a fleet of some 225 A320 Family aircraft. In June 2013, EasyJet became a customer for the A320neo, with an order for 100 aircraft. Altogether, with this latest order, easyJet’s combined total order for all members of the A320 Family rises to 415 aircraft. 
easyJet is the largest A320 Family customer and operator in Europe and operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks. The airline is the UK’s largest by numbers of passengers carried. 
The A320 Family is the world’s most successful with nearly 11,000 ordered and over 6,200 delivered to over 400 customers and operators.

Airbus Updates No.1198

Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo

Successful A320 operations expand with eco-efficient NEOs
Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft.
“Our decision to go with the cleanest, the most reliable and the most efficient belongs to the image of Switzerland, thus the A320neo was a natural fit with our modernization strategy,” says Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management.
“We are delighted to welcome SWISS as a new customer for the A320neo and thank the Swiss Flag carrier for their continuous confidence in our products,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “For many years SWISS has successfully cashed in on all the economic and environmental benefits the A320 Family offers. The A320neo will be the hero in many chapters of SWISS’ success story well into the future. We are happy that our NEO-offering will enable SWISS to operate their routes even more efficiently with significantly reduced CO2 and noise emissions.” 
SWISS is the national airline of Switzerland and with A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s and A340s in its fleet the carrier will be able to take maximum benefit from the unique commonality across the Airbus Family.
The A320neo – for “new engine option” – incorporates many innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings and a reduction of 3,600 tonnes of CO2 per aircraft per year. With more than 3,250 orders received from 60 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured a solid 60 percent share of the market, clearly demonstrating its leadership.

Airbus Updates No.1197

Airbus A330-300 [N270AY]

Airbus Updates No.1196

Airbus A319-100 [TU-VAS]

Airbus Updates No.1195

Airbus A321 -231 6272  N125AA American Airlines delivery 26sep14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321 -231 6273  B-1877 Air China delivery 26-27sep14 XFW-OVB-HGH ex D-AVZQ
 Airbus A321 -211 6276  B-16212 Eva Air delivery 26-27sep14 XFW-DWX-DMK-TPE ex D-AVZR
 Airbus A330 -243 372  VH-XFB Virgin Australia ferried 16sep14 MEL-SIN on return to lessor ex A6-EAC
 Airbus A330 -202 507  F-OHSD Air Caledonie International ferried 23sep14 QPG-NOU after paint into new Aircalin cs ex F-WWYS
 Airbus A330 -202 510  F-OJSE Air Caledonie International ferried 24sep14 NOU-QPG for paint into new Aircalin cs ex F-WWYT
 Airbus A330 -243ACJ 1053  VP-CAC Specialized Aviation Co ferried 24sep14 DAL-LETL for onward storage ex F-WWKR
 Airbus A380 -861 159  A6-EOA Emirates delivery 26sep14 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSE

Airbus Updates No.1194

Airbus A319 -112 1275  N742PS American Airlines ferried 24sep14 ROW-PHX after paint, still in PSA heritage cs ex N742US
 Airbus A319 -111 2271  G-EZET easyJet ferried 27sep14 MLA-SEN prior return to lessor ex D-AVWY
 Airbus A319 -115 6160  B-6461 China Eastern delivery 26sep14 TSN-PVG ex B-519L
 Airbus A319 -112 6277  N9021H American Airlines delivery 30sep14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVWR
 Airbus A320 -231 53  N621AW US Airways ferried 26sep14 PHX-GYR for storage ex N902BN
 Airbus A320 -221 400  UR-CNA Dart Airlines delivery 24sep14 MPL-IEV, F-reg, in svc 28sep14 IEV-TLV vv ex F-WTDJ
 Airbus A320 -212 671  UR-CME Yan Air ferried 30sep14 IEV-ASM on wet-lease to Eritrean Airlines ex N503NU
 Airbus A320 -214 1005  LY-VEW Avion Express in svc 24sep14 YUL-HAV on wet-lease to Cubana ex N115MT
 Airbus A320 -232 5228  9V-TRQ Tiger Air ferried 18/22sep14 KUL-SIN-DRW-ASP on transfer and for storage ex RP-C5319
 Airbus A320 -232 6180  B-1607 China Eastern delivery 26sep14 ex TSN ex B-501L
 Airbus A320 -232 6198  B-1621 Capital Airlines delivery 24-25sep14 TLS-TSE-TSN all wh plus titl ex F-WWDF
 Airbus A320 -232 6212  B-1622 Capital Airlines delivery 29-30sep14 TLS-TSE-TSN all wh plus titl ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320 -232 6223  VT-TTB Vistara delivery 24sep14 TLS-RKT, all white ex F-WWDT
 Airbus A320 -214 6251  B-1873 Air China delivery 25sep14 TLS-SVX ex F-WWDN
 Airbus A320 -232 6254  HS-TXP Thai Smile delivery 27-28sep14 TLS-MCT-BKK ex F-WWDP
 Airbus A320 -214 6257  JA04VA Vanilla Air delivery 26sep14 TLS-TSE ex F-WWDR
 Airbus A320 -214 6259  B-1617 Qingdao Airlines delivery 26sep14 TLS-TSE ex F-WWDV
 Airbus A320 -232 6278  VT-TTC Vistara delivery 29sep14 TLS-RKT, all white ex F-WWID
 Airbus A320 -232 6289  VT-IAS IndiGo Airways delivery 29-30sep14 XFW-SAW-DEL ex D-AVVW
 Airbus A321 -231 6271  N124AA American Airlines delivery 26sep14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZO