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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1242

Airbus A321-200 [TC-ATB]
AtlasJet Ukraine has been renamed to AtlasGlobal with the group introducing a revised livery.

Airbus A321-200 [D-AVXT / A6-AED]

Airbus A321 of Etihad Airways will be delivered as first narrow body in the new scheme.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1241

Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321ceo aircraft

Deal marks customer’s first order for largest A320 Family member
Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft. 
Including the order announced today, Frontier has a backlog of 89 Airbus single-aisle aircraft. The airline has not yet announced its engine selection or the seating configuration for its A321s. 
Frontier began its transition to an all-Airbus fleet when it took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft in 2001. Since that time, the Airbus single-aisle family has allowed the airline to expand its route network while minimizing operating costs. 
“We continue to come back for more A320 Family aircraft because they fulfill our mission of providing low fares through low operating costs,” said David Siegel, Frontier Airlines CEO. The A321 is a natural fit with our unique brand of Low Fares, Done Right and will continue to help meet our customers’ expectations for a safe and reliable travel experience while allowing us to provide low fare service to more of the country.” 
“Frontier has made its mark in this business by recognizing the dual importance of cost and service to a low fare airline,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “Minimizing expenditure while maximizing customer satisfaction can be a challenge, but the A320 Family has proven time and time again that it is the optimal solution.”
While passengers benefit from the A321’s state-of-the-art cabin design, wider seats and enhanced comfort, airlines profit from the unique operational flexibility of Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 11,000 orders to date and more than 6,200 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. An A320 Family aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every two seconds. 

Airbus Updates No.1240

Delta orders 50 Airbus widebody aircraft

25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo to join fleet of leading U.S. airline
Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbus A330neo aircraft and Trent XWB engines will power Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.
“When the most successful U.S. airline today – a company that has flown passengers around the world for more than 80 years, has 80-thousand employees and 165 million customers in a year – says ‘yes we want 50 more of your widebody planes’, you can’t debate the fact that it is a massive endorsement of your product line,” said John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Airbus is unique in offering an optimized long-range choice in aircraft that will allow Delta to continue to modernize its fleet and customize its use with the most efficient and comfortable aircraft available.”
Delta Air Lines currently flies both Airbus single-aisle and widebody aircraft, including 57 A319ceo and 69 A320ceo aircraft, plus 11 A330-200s and 21 A330-300s. In addition to the order announced today, Delta has an order backlog of 10 A330-300s and 45 A321ceo aircraft, bringing its total Airbus backlog to 105 aircraft. 
The A350 XWB is the latest addition to the market-leading Airbus widebody product line. Offering its customers a 25 percent reduction in fuel-burn, the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB Family aircraft can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout. The A350 has a carbon fibre fuselage and wings and sets new standards in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. At the end of October 2014, the A350 XWB had won 750 orders from 39 customers worldwide. 
The A330 Family has now attracted more than 1,300 orders. Over 1,100 A330 Family aircraft are flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the world’s most efficient aircraft with best in class operating economics. Airbus has committed to continuously improving the program since the A330’s service entry. The company spends approximately 150 million euros each year on enhancements and incremental improvements for the A330 jetliner family. The newest evolution is Airbus’ A330neo, which builds on the A330’s proven economics, versatility and reliability while reducing fuel consumption by a further 14 percent per seat. Comprised of two versions – the A330-800neo and the A330-900neo – this aircraft incorporates latest-generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines with 112-inch diameter fan for a 10:1 bypass ratio, more seats and new cabin features. 
The A330, A350 XWB and A380 make up the Airbus widebody aircraft Family, which uniquely spans the 250 to over-500 seats segment. 

Airbus Update No.1239

Airbus A330 -343 1577  PK-GPV Garuda Indonesia delivery 19nov14 TLS-AUH-CGK ex F-WWYN
 Airbus A330 -243F 1578  A7-AFF Qatar Airways Cargo delivery 24nov14 TLS-DOH ex F-WWYT
 Airbus A330 -343 1579  B-5960 Sichuan Airlines delivery 25nov14 TLS-CTU ex F-WWYZ
 Airbus A330 -343 1581  9M-XXU AirAsia X delivery 24nov14 TLS-KUL ex F-WWCM
 Airbus A340 -541 611  A6-ERH Emirates ferried 20nov14 DXB-LDE, all white for storage ex F-WWTY

Airbus Updates no.1238

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 770  EI-OZJ Air Contractors ferried 19-20nov14 HKG-BAH-LEJ after Air Hong Kong ops prior re-delivery and to become B-LDN ex D-AEAF
 Airbus A319 -115 6349  N9023N American Airlines delivery 21nov14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVWT
 Airbus A320 -214 1005  LY-VEW Avion Express ferried 25nov14 BUD-KEF-YUL on new wet-lease to Cubana ex N115MT
 Airbus A320 -214 2668  OE-LEL flyNiki ferried 19nov14 AUH-VIE after 2-classs cabin config and paint ex SP-IAG
 Airbus A320 214 5522  D-ABNJ Air Berlin re-delivery 20nov14 AUH-DUS after 2-class cabin reconfig ex OE-LER
 Airbus A320 -216 6248  B-1630 Chengdu Airlines delivery 17-18nov14 TLS-SVX-TSN, all white + titl ex F-WWDI
 Airbus A320 -232 6345  N633NK Spirit Airlines delivery 19nov14 TLS-YYR-FLL, old cs ex F-WWBU
 Airbus A320 -214 6356  PK-LAI Batik Air delivery 20-21nov14 TLS-AZI-XSP ex D-AXAD
 Airbus A320 -214 6357  B-1633 Chengdu Airlines delivery 25-26nov14 TLS-SVX-TSN, all white + titl ex F-WWBX
 Airbus A320 -214 6369  B-1882 Sichuan Airlines delivery 21-22nov14 XFW-TSE-CTU ex D-AXAF
 Airbus A321 -231 6346  N128AN American Airlines delivery 20nov14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A321 -231 6359  N944JT jetBlue delivery 20nov14 XFW-JFK-PAE ex D-AVXM
 Airbus A321 -211 6364  CC-BEA Lan Airlines delivery 22-23nov14 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL ex D-AVXO
 Airbus A321 -231 6371  RP-C9917 Philippine Airlines delivery 20-21nov14 XFW-AUH-DMK-MNL ex D-AVXR
 Airbus A330 -223 353  VT-IWA Air India ferried 25nov14 BOM-DGX on return to lessor (+ 362 VT-IWB) ex F-WQVY
 Airbus A330 -202MRTT 1478  2405 Royal Saudi Air Force ferried 20nov14 LEGT-ORY for paint, regd MRTT031 ex EC-338
 Airbus A330 -343 1566  RP-C8766 Philippine Airlines delivery 21nov14 TLS-MNL ex F-WWKG
 Airbus A330 -303 1571  TC-JOE Turkish Airlines delivery 20nov14 TLS-IST ex F-WWKO
 Airbus A330 -343 1572  A4O-DH Oman Air delivery 25nov14 TLS-MCT ex F-WWKP
 Airbus A330 -323 1575  B-5959 China Southern delivery 20nov14 TLS-PEK ex F-WWKS

Friday, 14 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1237

A320 -214 6335  JA814P Peach Air delivery 14nov14 TLS-DWC ex F-WWBM
 Airbus A321 -112 434  EI-IXU Alitalia ferried 11/13nov14 FCO-DUB-EGBP after storage since 01oct13 ex I-BIXU
 Airbus A321 -211 1716  EC-ILP Iberia first in svc 08/09nov14 MAD-LIN-MAD after paint into new cs ex D-AVZT
 Airbus A321 -211 2270  EC-JNI Iberia last svc 09nov14 MAD-LPA-MAD prior return to lessor late-dec14 ex D-AVZA
 Airbus A321 -211 2599  EC-JMR Iberia last svc 01nov14 MAD-GVA-MAD prior return to lessor mid-dec14 ex D-AVZL
 Airbus A321 -231 6344  VN-A612 Vietnam Airlines delivery 14-15nov14 XFW-BAK-HAN ex D-AVXI
 Airbus A321 -211 6351  OY-TCF Thomas Cook Scandinavia delivery 13nov14 XFW-CPH ex D-AVXK
 Airbus A321 -231 6363  RP-C9916 Philippine Airlines delivery 14-15nov14 XFW-AUH-DMK-MNL ex D-aVXN
 Airbus A330 -243 966  C-GTSR Air Transat ferried 07-08nov14 SOC-HNL-YUL after Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex XA-MXP
 Airbus A340 -313 347  D-AIGZ Lufthansa to be ferried 14/17nov14 FRA-DUB-HAM for paint into basic cs prior MedEvac use on behalf of German govt /Luftwaffe ex F-WWJT
 Airbus A380 -861 143  A7-APB Qatar Airways delivery 11nov14 XFW-DOH ex F-WWAJ

Airbus Updates No.1236

Airbus A300 B4-203(F) 274  YV562T Transcarga Int´l Airways delivery 08nov14 SFB-CCS ex N830JM
 Airbus A319 -112 1846  F-GXAH Aigle Azur ferried 11-12nov14 WOE-KEF-BGR-GYR, basic cs, on return to lessor ex C-GTDX
 Airbus A319 -111 1863  VQ-BAS Rossiya ferried 10nov14 WOE-LED after paint into "FK Zenit St. Petersburg" cs ex N913FR
 Airbus A319 -112 3660  OK-NEP CSA Czech Airlines ferried 10nov14 FCO-PRG after paint into basic new special Prague city promotion cs ex D-AVYT
 Airbus A320 -231 54  N622AW US Airways ferried 07nov14 PHX-GYR for storage ex N903BN
 Airbus A320 -211 140  VP-BQY Ural Airlines ferried 13nov14 SVX-LDE on return to lessor ex TS-ING
 Airbus A320 -211 167  JA8385 Vanilla Air ferried 10-11nov14 NRT-CTS-ANC-TUS for part-out & scrap ex F-WWIE
 Airbus A320 -211 346  D-AIQP germanwings delivery 13nov14 SNN-CGN after paint ex F-WWDX
 Airbus A320 -212 445  UR-CMK Yan Air ferried 11-12nov14 VIN-RKT-KBL on wet-lease to Kam Air ex EY-625
 Airbus A320 -214 1370  G-OZBK Monarch ferried 10-11nov14 BHX-YHZ-MEX, basic cs, prior delivery to? ex PH-BMD
 Airbus A320 -214 1502  F-GKXC Air France ferried 10nov14 CDG-YQX-PTP for Guadeloupe based ops ex F-WWIG
 Airbus A320 -214 1530  EC-HTB Iberia ferried 14nov14 MAD-DUB, for Allegiant Air? ex F-WWIO
 Airbus A320 -233 1626  LY-VEN Avion Express ferried 13nov14 CWF-KEF-YUL ex CC-COM
 Airbus A320 -233 1834  HA-LPF Wizz Air ferried 10nov14 BUD-WOE, for British Airways as G-GATL ex EI-DGC
 Airbus A320 -214 1929  OO-TCH Thomas Cook Belgium ferried 10nov14 SNN-BRU after paint into new cs ex D-AICM
 Airbus A320 -216 3701  9M-AHR AirAsia first in svc 10nov14 KUL-BKI vv after paint into mobile platform FINE cs ex F-WWBP
 Airbus A320 -214 3777  F-GKXQ Air France ferried 12nov14 PTP-YQX-TLS after Guadeloupe based ops ex D-AVVH
 Airbus A320 -232 3800  N775JB JetBlue ferried 09nov14 GUS-JFK after paint into special “Blue Vet” cs ex F-WWBT
 Airbus A320 -232 4804  B-50003 Tigerair Taiwan delivery 12nov14 XSP-TPE on transfer ex 9V-TAW
 Airbus A320 -214 6309  PK-LAH Batik Air delivery 12-13nov14 TLS-AZI-XSP ex F-WWDY

Airbus Updates No.1235

Lion Group celebrates first deliveries of Airbus aircraft

Best-selling A320 joins the fleet of Batik Air
Indonesia’s Lion Group has celebrated the delivery of its first three Airbus aircraft at a special ceremony in Toulouse today. The event was attended by Rusdi Kirana, Chairman and Co-Founder of Lion Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.
The aircraft are the first from an order placed by Lion Group in March 2013 for 234 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo. The initial batch of A320s are set to join the fleet of the Group’s full service subsidiary Batik Air, flying on domestic and regional services. The Batik aircraft are powered by CFM56 engines and feature a premium two class layout seating a total of 156 passengers
“We are delighted to celebrate the delivery of our first Airbus aircraft. These A320s, and later the A320neo and larger A321neo, will allow us to continue our expansion with one of the most modern and advanced fleets in the world,” said Rusdi Kirana. “In service with Batik Air, the A320s will combine the highest levels of in-flight comfort for our premium services with the lowest operating costs the industry has to offer. We will be looking forward to take delivery of our Airbus aircraft in the months and years to come.”
"This ceremony marks a new exciting milestone in our relationship with Lion Group and with Indonesia, one of the most promising, fastest-growing markets in the world,” said Fabrice Brégier. “We are particularly proud to welcome Batik Air as our newest Airbus operator and we are sure that the incredible flexibility offered throughout the A320 Family will perfectly fit Lion Group’s ongoing expansion plans.”
Offering the lowest operating costs in its class, the A320 Family is the world's best-selling single-aisle product line. To date, nearly 11,000 aircraft have been ordered and more than 6,200 delivered to over 400 customers and operators worldwide. The A320ceo and A320neo share over 95 percent airframe commonality, enabling seamless operation of the various models in a single fleet. The A320neo (new engine option) incorporates cabin innovations, new generation engines and Sharklets (large wing tip devices) which together will deliver 20 percent in fuel savings per seat by 2020.
Since taking to the skies in 2000, Jakarta-based Lion Group has become one of Asia’s fastest-growing airlines. Today the Group operates an extensive network covering over 70 destinations in South East Asia. The Groups’ units comprise low cost Lion Air, full service Batik Air and domestic regional unit Wings Air. In addition, the Group owns 49 per cent of Malaysia-based Malindo Air, combining low cost and premium service options.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Airbus Updates No.1234

A350 XWB
Orders as of 31 October 201414,609


One of the two new business transactions logged in October moved an Airbus customer into the top 10 ranking by order volume, while the other sale expanded the Airbus corporate jet (ACJ) bookings. For the month’s 50 deliveries, the aircraft involved ranged from the A320 product line to the A380.
BOC Aviation’s acquisition of two A320ceo (current engine option) airliners during October positions it as Airbus’ 10th largest customer, with a total of 257 orders – composed of 251 A320 Family aircraft and six A330s.  Headquartered in Singapore, BOC Aviation is owned by Bank of China – offering a wide range of lease management and aircraft finance services both directly and through its parent company.
Also included in Airbus’ October order book was an ACJ319 for an unnamed private customer.  The ACJ319 is one of the most popular members of Airbus’ ACJ family, combining the widest and tallest cabins of any business jets with intercontinental range in this size category.
These new bookings brought net orders registered by Airbus during the first 10 months of 2014 to 794.
Deliveries during October were led by the A320 Family, with 42 aircraft from this best-selling product line provided to international customers.  The seven A330s delivered in the month included the first of six A330-300 versions on order by SriLankan Airlines, joining this all-Airbus operator’s current fleet of A320s, A321s, A330-200s and A340-300s.
Completing the October deliveries was Airbus’ handover of another A380 flagship jetliner.
With the month’s order and delivery activity, Airbus’ backlog as of October 31 stood at 5,860 aircraft.

Airbus Updates No.1233

below are listed the ten Second hand Airbus A320 Aircraft that will be delivered to British Airways at Gatwick Airport from this month through to June 2015

G-GATH, c/n 1482, ex TC-OBH (Onur Air) – due November 2014
G-GATJ,  c/n 1509, ex TC-OBI (Onur Air) – due October 2014
G-GATK,  c/n 1902, ex HA-LPD (Wizz Air) – due January 2015
G-GATL,  c/n 1834, ex HA-LPF (Wizz Air) – due January 2015
G-GATM,  c/n 1892, ex HA-LPE (Wizz Air) – due March 2015
G-GATN,  c/n 1613, ex PT-MZX (TAM) – due February 2015
G-GATO,  c/n 1663, ex PR-MAB (TAM) – due March 2015
G-GATP,  c/n 1804, ex PR-MAE (TAM) – due April 2015
G-GATR,  c/n 1771, ex PR-MAD (TAM) – due May 2015
G-GATS,  c/n 1672, ex PR-MAC (TAM) – due June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1232

 Airbus A330 -243 966  C-GTSR Air Transat ferried 07-08nov14 SOC-HNL-YUL after Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex XA-MXP
 Airbus A330 -303 1360  F-HXLF XL Airways France ferried 06-07nov14 BPN-MCT-CDG aftter Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex F-WWKA
 Airbus A330 -243 1573  B-5963 Hainan Airlines delivery 08nov14 TLS-HAK ex F-WWKQ
 Airbus A340 -211 31  YV1004 ConViasa in svc** 03/06nov14 CCS-ADJ-CCS after interim storage ex F-OITN
 Airbus A340 -313 173  RP-C3430 Philippine Airlines ferried 05nov14 CRK-SFO-GWO for part-out & scrap ex F-OHPJ
 Airbus A340 -313 278  9M-XAC AirAsia X ferried 04/07nov14 MAD-TUN-KUL after wet-lease to ConViasa ex C-GDVZ

Airbus Updates No.1231

Airbus A319 -111 2265  HB-JZJ easyJet Switzerland ferried 08nov14 MLA-SEN, for Allegiant Air ex G-EZES
 Airbus A320 -231 53  N621AW US Airways ferried 05nov14 GYR-TUS prior delivery to? ex N902BN
 Airbus A320 -211 726  UR-YAD Yan Air ferried 08nov14 IEV-KRT on wet-lease to? ex N281LF
 Airbus A320 -214 883  SP-HAE Small Planet Polska ferried 07-08nov14 WAW-CIT-REP on winter-ops with Sky Angkor Airlines titl & logo ex OE-ICP
 Airbus A320 -233 1834  HA-LPF Wizz Air ferried 07nov14 BUD-WOE, for British Airways as G-GATL ex EI-DGC
 Airbus A320 -214 2011  CS-TKP SATA International ferried 07nov14 BRU-LIS after summer-lease to Thomas Cook Belgium ex D-ALAC
 Airbus A320 -214 6173  PR-OCD Avianca Brazil delivery 06nov14 TLS-TFS-REC (+ 6139 PR-OCB ex F-WWIS) ex F-WWBS
 Airbus A320 -214 6325  RP-C4101 Cebu Pacific Air delivery 08nov14 TLS-SHJ ex F-WWIX
 Airbus A320 -233 6332  N525VL Volaris delivery 06nov14 XFW-KEF-BGR-MEX ex D-AXAA
 Airbus A320 -214 6333  PK-GQG Citilink delivery 08-09nov14 TLS-DWC-DMK-CGK ex F-WWBK
 Airbus A320 -214 6339  B-1881 Sichuan Airlines delivery 07nov14 XFW-TSE ex D-AXAC
 Airbus A321 -211 535  F-GYAN Hermes Airlines ferried 03/06nov14 CDG-ATH-JIB-ATH-CDG on wet-lease to Daallo Airlines ex F-WQQU
 Airbus A321 -231 864  G-OZBL Monarch not to be returned to lessor** (+ 983 G-MARA) ex G-MIDE
 Airbus A321 -231 1433  G-OZBP Monarch for return to lessor late nov14 (+ 1428 G-OZBS dec14) ex G-TTIB
 Airbus A321 -231 6334  N127AA American Airlines delivery 08nov14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVXF
 Airbus A321 -231 6337  N914UY US Airways delivery 07nov14 XFW-BGR-PIT, American Airlines cs ex D-AVXG
 Airbus A321 -211 6342  OY-TCE Thomas Cook Scandinavia delivery 05nov14 XFW-CPH ex D-AVXH
 Airbus A330 -241 271  C-GITS Air Transat ferried 07nov14 SOC-HNL after Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex F-WWKY
 Airbus A330 -243 365  PR-AIY Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 07-08nov14 SIN-BOD-CNF ex VH-XFA
 Airbus A330 -241 501  F-GRSQ XL Airways France ferried 04nov14 BDJ-SZB after Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex F-WWKG