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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Airbus Updates No.1153

Airbus A300 [EI-EYK]
Airbus A320-200 [9H-AEI]

Airbus Updates No.1152

Airbus A330 -203 486  CS-TOR TAP Air Portugal delivery 24apr14 MZJ-LIS ex PT-MVK
 Airbus A330 -343 1513  HZ-AQL Saudi Arabian delivery 24apr14 TLS-JED, SkyTeam cs ex F-WWKP
 Airbus A330 -303 1514  TC-JOB Turkish Airlines delivery 22apr14 TLS-IST ex F-WWKQ
 Airbus A330 -302 1515  EC-MAA Iberia delivery 22apr14 TLS-MAD "Río de Janeiro" ex F-WWKR
 Airbus A330 -243 1520  B-5943 China Eastern delivery 24apr14 TLS-TSN ex F-WWYJ
 Airbus A340 -312 47  V5-NMF Air Namibia ferried 22apr14 FRA-LDE for onward storage ex D-AIMF

Airbus Updates No.1151

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 743  EI-EYK ILFC ferried 18-19apr13 ULN-OVB-LDE, Air Cargo Mongolia JU-8128 ntu ex TC-ACK
 Airbus A319 -114 800  C-GBHY Air Canada ferried 22apr14 YMX-YRQ for paint, for Rouge ex D-AVYE
 Airbus A319 -114 813  C-GBHZ Rouge re-delivery 18apr14 YRQ-YYZ after paint ex D-AVYG
 Airbus A319 -114 845  C-GBIN Air Canada ferried 22apr14 YYZ-YMX for cabin config, prior paint, for Rouge ex D-AVYA
 Airbus A319 -132 1608  PR-MAH TAM ferried 18apr14 POA-QSC afer storage, all white ex D-AIJO
 Airbus A319 -132 1703  CX-SAN BQB Líneas Aéreas delivery 21-22apr14 BOD-SID-REC-MVD ex N530MF
 Airbus A319 -132 2296  N229RG CIT Aerospace regd 14apr14, ferried 18/22/24apr14 MEX-BGR-SNN-MUC, Air Serbia full cs ex XA-VOR
 Airbus A319 -111 2442  VP-BDY Tatarstan Air ferried 22apr14 VOG-DUB after storage ex G-EZID
 Airbus A319 -111 2446  VP-BDZ Tatarstan Air ferried 24apr14 VOG-DUB after storage ex G-EZIE
 Airbus A320 -233 558  F-ORAD VGS Aircraft Leasing Belle Air cs, ferried 22apr14 LDE-BUD after storage ex F-HBAE
 Airbus A320 -214 936  YL-LCK smartLynx Airlines ferried 24apr14 SSG-MLA after wet-lease to Cronos Airlines ex OE-IBU
 Airbus A320 -214 1213  UR-AJA AtlasJet Ukraine ferried 19apr14 LWO-IST (+ 733 UR-AJB 08apr14) ex VQ-BHS
 Airbus A320 -232 2029  EI-FDL MetroJet re-delivery 24apr14 BTS-DME after paint into new cs ex TC-KLA
 Airbus A320 -214 2142  G-ZBAR Monarch ferried 23apr14 MLA-BHX, OLT Express cs prior paint ex 9H-AEF
 Airbus A320 -232 2376  B-22317 TransAsia Airways delivery 18apr14 XSP-TSA ex EI-FCS
 Airbus A320 -233 4439  CC-BAC LAN Airlines oneWorld cs, ferried 22apr14 GYE-SCL on transfer ex HC-CLC
 Airbus A320 -214 6060  VQ-BSL Aeroflot delivery 18apr14 TLS-SVO ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320 -232 6078  B-1828 China Southern delivery 24apr14 TLS-TSE ex F-WWIQ
 Airbus A321 -231 3458  G-ZBAK Monarch ferried 22apr14 EMA-BHX after paint ex JY-AYJ
 Airbus A321 -211 6067  VQ-BTX UTair Aviation delivery 22apr14 XFW-HMA ex D-AVZV

Airbus Updates No.1150

China’s Qingdao Airlines takes delivery of its first A320

Start-up airline chooses Airbus to launch operations
10 APRIL 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Qingdao Airlines, a Chinese start-up airline, has taken delivery of the company’s first ever aircraft, an Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets, on lease from Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC). The airline will become a new operator of the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft and make its first commercial flight from its home base of Qingdao in Eastern China to Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province in Southwestern China, later in April.
The A320, powered by CFM56 engines, features a comfort two-class cabin with eight business and 144 economy class seats. 
“We are very happy to receive our company’s ever first aircraft, an A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklets,” said Song Zuowen, Chairman of Qingdao Airlines. “We are looking forward to starting operation with this brand new Airbus A320 to offer our passengers a new option for air travel in the fast growing Chinese market.”
“We congratulate Qingdao Airlines for commencing services using the world’s most popular single aisle aircraft. The A320 with Sharklets offers unbeatable economics and serve Qingdao’s growth plans well’, said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers. “With the widest cabin, the A320 offers passengers the best comfort in its class.” 
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.
Qingdao Airlines placed an order for 23 A320 Family aircraft in 2013.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 10,200 aircraft have been ordered and over 6,000 delivered to 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.1149

China’s Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets

Wing-tip devices further enhance the A319’s superior high altitude performance
11 APRIL 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Lhasa based Tibet Airlines from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with Sharklets. The aircraft which was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre (ATDC) joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight existing A319s. The aircraft is the 165th assembled at Airbus’Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC).
The aircraft is powered by CFM56-5B engines and features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 128 passengers with eight in business class and 120 in economy.
Tibet Airlines’ base is Gongga Airport, Lhasa, is one of the world’s highest airports at an altitude of 12,000 feet. The new A319 is certificated for high altitude airport operation and Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR) and Satcom is installed.
RNP-AR procedures represent today the most modern navigation technique, allowing the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using on-board navigation systems and the GPS-based ‘Global Navigation Satellite System’ (GNSS). The high accuracy provided by RNP-AR is especially important for airlines operating in and out of airports in mountainous regions. Tibet Airlines has selected Airbus ProSky, an Airbus subsidiary, as its strategic partner for its RNP-AR operations.
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.
The FALC in Tianjin is based on the latest state-of-the-art Airbus single aisle final assembly line in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft delivered in China are assembled to the same standards as those assembled and delivered in Europe. Airbus has delivered 165 Tianjin assembled A320 Family aircraft. The aircraft are in service with 13 Chinese and Asian airlines.
The A320 Family (A318, A319, A320 and A321) is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 10,200 aircraft have been ordered and over 6,000 delivered to operators worldwide. With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 Family has the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle aircraft. 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Airbus Updates No.1148

Airbus A321 -112 495  N105XG Hawkeye Engine Svces basic Alitalia cs, ferried 11apr14 SNN-YYR-TUS ex EI-IXO
 Airbus A321 -231 954  EI-ETL Kolavia MetroJet TUI cs, ferried 08apr14 BUD-BTS for paint into? ex TC-OAK
 Airbus A321 -211 1006  F-HBAF Aigle Azur ferried 07apr14 ORY-SOF, for Thomas Cook Airlines as G-TCDZ ex EC-IXY
 Airbus A321 -211 2472  EC-JGS Iberia in svc 09apr14 MAD-LIS vv after paint into new cs ex D-AVXA
 Airbus A321 -231 3458  G-ZBAK Monarch delivery 05/10apr14 AMM-BHX-EMA for paint ex JY-AYJ
 Airbus A321 -231 6046  N114NN American Airlines delivery 12apr14 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A321 -211 6056  G-TCDE Thomas Cook Airlines delivery 10apr14 XFW-MAN ex D-AVZS
 Airbus A321 -231 6059  G-ZBAM Monarch delivery 10apr14 XFW-BHX ex D-AVZT
 Airbus A330 -322 96  CS-TMT HiFly ferried 09apr14 BRU-CHR for paint after ops for Belgian Air Force ex OO-SFX
 Airbus A330 -322 127  CS-TRI HiFly in svc 06-08apr14 JED-KUL-JED-LGW-KUL on wet-lease to flyNas in their full cs ex D-AERQ
 Airbus A330 -323 315  N270AY US Airways ferried 03apr14 BFM-PHL still in standard US Airways cs** ex N670UW
 Airbus A330 -223 869  PT-MVM TAM ferried 09apr14 GIG-IST in basic cs on lease to Turkish Airlines ex F-WWYR
 Airbus A330 -202 1123  EI-EJG Alitalia ferried 08apr14 CHR-FCO after paint into special Calabria cs (same as A320 EI-DSM) ex F-WWKY
 Airbus A330 -343 1513  HZ-AQL Saudi Arabian Airlines for delivery 14apr14 TLS-JED, SkyTeam cs ex F-WWKP
 Airbus A330 -202(MRTT) 1516  2406 Royal Saudi Air Force ferried 09apr14 TLS-MAD for MRTT-conversion, regd EC-337 ex F-WWKS
 Airbus A330 -243 1ßß8  CS-TFZ flyNas first in svc 10apr14 JED-LGW vv in full cs, ops by HiFly ex F-WWYD

Airbus Updates No.1147

 Airbus A300 -622R(F) 555  N750FD FedEx ferried 10apr14 MEM-VCV for storage ex F-HEEE
 Airbus A319 -114 634  C-FYIY Rouge positioned 07apr14 YRQ-YYZ after paint ex D-AVYP
 Airbus A319 -114 800  C-GBHY Air Canada ferried 09apr14 YYZ-YMX for cabin config prior paint, for Rouge ex D-AVYE
 Airbus A319 -114 813  C-GBHZ Air Canada ferried 09apr14 YMX-YRQ for paint, for Rouge ex D-AVYG
 Airbus A319 -132 2277  YU-APA Air Serbia for delivery 10apr14 MUC-BEG ex F-ORAH
 Airbus A319 -115 5855  B-6451 Tibet Airlines delivery 11apr14 TSN-LXA ex B-501L
 Airbus A319 -133 5910  B-6453 Sichuan Airlines delivery 04apr14 TSN-CTU ex B-506L
 Airbus A320 -211 71  D-AIPC Lufthansa ferried 11apr14 SOF-MUC after storage and paint into Star Alliance cs ex F-WWIO
 Airbus A320 -233 558  LY-VEP Avion Express ferried 11apr14 LDE-CHR for paint ex F-ORAD
 Airbus A320 -214 730  D-AHHG Hamburg Airways for delivery 14apr14 SNN-HAM ex VP-BFX
 Airbus A320 -214 1873  YL-LCO Smart Lynx Airlines ferried 11apr14 RIX-CDG on wet-lease to White for Windavia ops ex N191AT
 Airbus A320 -214 3444  EC- Vueling ferried 13apr14 NAP-DUB, A6-reg prior delivery ex A6-ABK
 Airbus A320 -214 4463  EC- Vueling at TLS 08apr14 in full cs, F-reg prior transfer ex F-HDMF
 Airbus A320 -214 5152  T7-MRB MEA Middle East Airlines re-regd in svc 12apr14 BEY-BRU-BEY ex F-OMRB
 Airbus A320 -214 5162  T7-MRA MEA Middle East Airlines re-regd in svc 09apr14 BEY-DOH-BEY ex F-OMRA
 Airbus A320 -214 5290  YI-ARB Iraqi Airways ferried 11apr14 CAI-BGW after repairs and paint into full cs ex D-ABND
 Airbus A320 -214 6050  PR-ONW Avianca Brazil delivery 08apr14 XFW-TFS-NAT ex D-AXAG
 Airbus A320 -214 6061  B-9955 Qingdao Airlines delivery 10apr14 XFW-TSE ex D-AXAJ
 Airbus A320 -216 6064  9M-AJH Air Asia delivery 10-11apr14 TLS-DWC-KUL ex F-WWDO
 Airbus A320 -214 6066  VP-BOL S7 Airlines delivery 10apr14 TLS-DME ex F-WWDS