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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Airbus Updates No.1324

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

Europe's and one of the world's biggest A320 family airlines celebrates milestone in Hamburg with partners Airbus and CFM

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event.
To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented: “Taking delivery of our 250th Airbus helps us to continue to make travel easy and affordable and on our journey to become Europe’s leading airline. This milestone symbolizes the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet. It was only four years ago that we celebrated our 200th aircraft delivery. At that time easyJet then became the world’s youngest airline to reach a fleet of 200 Airbus aircraft also achieving it in the fastest time. easyJet is proud to count Airbus and CFM as such reliable partners.”
easyJet is one of Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service .
The airline flies 234 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries.
easyJet operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days since the first delivery
easyJet has 158 aircraft currently on order, and in terms of total aircraft orders is Airbus’ third biggest airline customer. Currently easyJet fly a fleet of 85 A320s (180 seats) and 149 A319s (156 seats).
“It is hugely satisfying to witness easyJet’s tremendous growth and market success - and that they have achieved all of this with Airbus as their major partner”, said Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes. “easyJet’s massive investment in A320 Family aircraft, as well as their large order for 100 A320neos, is a great endorsement for our A320 Family, and demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to operating the most modern, productive and comfortable aircraft.”
With over 11,550 aircraft ordered, and almost 6,500 aircraft delivered to over 315 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.

Airbus Updates No.1323

Airbus A321 -231 6573  RP-C9923 Philippine Airlines delivery 27-28apr15 XFW-AUH-DMK-MNL ex D-AVXD
 Airbus A330 -243 529  TC-JNV Turkish Airlines ferried 21apr15 IST-IAH-CWF, for Azul Linhas Aéreas ex A9C-KH
 Airbus A330 -223 1213  TC-JIV Turkish Airlines delivery 27apr15 GIG-YYZ, basic TAM cs ex PT-MVU
 Airbus A340 -313 215  EC-MFA Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas for delivery 29apr15 AMM-BOD, full cs ex A9C-LH
 Airbus A380 -861 170  A6-APB Etihad Airways delivery 25apr15 XFW-AUH ex F-WWAB

Airbus Updates No.1322

Airbus A300 F4-622R 872  D-AZMO EAT Leipzig ddelivery 24apr15 DRS-LEJ, TMA cs, no titl ex N140MN
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5445  P4-MGU GlobalJet Luxembourg delivery 24apr15 TLS-JER-IOM-BSL ex D-AVXJ
 Airbus A320 -212 525  UR-CNU Dart Airlines ferried 20/24-26apr15 HRK-MPL-LCA-BEY-DAM, in svc 26apr15 DAM-KWI-DAM for Cham Wings Airlines ex EI-DXY
 Airbus A320 -214 533  YL-LCL smartLynx Airlines ferried 28apr15 WOE-BHX on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex EI-DDL
 Airbus A320 -214 936  YL-LCK smartLynx Airlines ferried 28apr15 HER-CWL on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex OE-IBU
 Airbus A320 -232 1007  SP-HAI Small Planet Airlines Polska delivery 24apr15 TSE-OSR for paint ex B-6027
 Airbus A320 -233 1626  LY-VEN Avion Express ferried 25apr15 YMX-MAN on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex CC-COM
 Airbus A320 -232 1998  LY-VEL Avion Express ferried 25apr15 BCN-PAD on summer-lease to Condor x EI-EUB
 Airbus A320 -232 2108  LY-VEK Avion Express ferried 26apr15 SNN-NCL on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines, basic Cyprus cs ex M-ABIK
 Airbus A320 -214 2114  OO-TCQ Thomas Cook Belgium ferried 27apr15 EMA-DUB after paint into Brussels Airlines cs ex G-TCAD
 Airbus A320 -232 2275  LY-VEJ Avion Express delivery 24apr15 YMX-KEF-BCN on wet-lease to Vueling ex M-ABIN
 Airbus A320 -214 5581  N229FR Frontier delivery 28apr15 BHX-KEF, white tail ex G-ZBAB
 Airbus A320 -214 5635  D-AIZU Eurowings ferried 25apr15 DUS-OSR for paint ex D-AUBR
 Airbus A320 -214 6347  A7-LAA Al Maha Airways delivery 23apr15 TLS-DOH (+ 6467 A7-LAB, + 6494 A7-LAC, + 6529 A7-LAD) ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -214 6442  B-LPN Hong Kong Airlines delivery 25apr15 TSN-HKG ex B-502L
 Airbus A320 -232 6527  A6-EJA Etihad Airways delivery 23apr15 TLS-AUH ex F-WWDC
 Airbus A320 -232 6557  EC-MFL Vueling delivery 23apr15 TLS-BCN ex F-WWIK
 Airbus A320 -214 6564  B-1683 Shenzhen Airlines delivery 23-24apr15 TLS-TSE-SZX ex F-WWDE
 Airbus A321 -231 6554  A6-AEF Etihad Airways delivery 23apr15 XFW-AUH ex D-AZAL
 Airbus A321 -231 6563  TC-JSO Turkish Airlines delivery 27apr15 XFW-IST ex D-AZAP

Friday, 17 April 2015

Airbus Updates No.1321

Airbus A321 -211 6545  B-16216 Eva Air delivery 16-17apr15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AZAH
 Airbus A321 -231 6556  B-1650 China Southern delivery 14-15apr15 XFW-TSE-TSN-HUI ex D-AZAM
 Airbus A330 -301 45  OO-SFO Brussels Airlines ferried 14apr15 LIS-BRU after heavy check, back in standard cs ex F-GMDC
 Airbus A330 -243 266  G-MDBD Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 16apr15 MAN-FCO for paint into new cs ex F-WWKG
 Airbus A330 -302 1499  TC- Turkish Airlines Afriqiyah Airways cs, airtest 15apr15 at LETL with low app at TLS, F-reg prior delivery ex F-WXAK
 Airbus A330 -202MRTT 1516  2406 Royal Saudi Air Force ferried 13apr15 MAN-LEGT, regd MRT0032 after paint prior delivery ex EC-337
 Airbus A330 -343 1592  F-WWYE Airbus Skymark cs, ferried 13apr15 TLS-LDE for storage 
 Airbus A330 -303 1620  TC-JOG Turkish Airlines delivery 16apr15 TLS-IST ex F-WWKK
 Airbus A340 -313 242  B-2388 Air China ferried 15apr15 CTU-LDE, for Airbus as F-WJKN ex F-WWJD
 Airbus A380 -861 174  A6-EOH Emirates delivery 17apr15 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSH

Airbus Updates No.1320

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 677  EI-EXR Air Contractors basic MyCargo cs, ferried 14apt15 BAH-DRS after DHL Int ex B-MBJ
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5768  HL8080 SK Telecom delivery 17apr15 TLS-GMP ex F-WTBJ
 Airbus A319 -115 6552  N8030F American Airlines delivery 14apr15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVYD
 Airbus A320 -211 137  D-AIPW germanwings delivery 15apr15 SNN-CGN after paint ex F-WWDD
 Airbus A320 -231 444  OY-JRK Danish Air Transport in svc 12apr14 LJU-FRA-LJU in full Adria Airways cs, OY-reg ex S5-AAS
 Airbus A320 -214 1920  F-WTDU Macquarie AirFinance ferried by Azur Aviation 15-17apr15 SHA-TSE-NCE-MPL, all white ex B-6573
 Airbus A320 -232 2108  M-ABIK CIT Aerospace Cyprus Aw cs, ferried 17apr15 DGX-MAD ex 5B-DCJ
 Airbus A320 -232 2334  M-ABIL CIT Aerospace Cyprus Aw cs, ferried 16apr15 DGX-SNN ex 5B-DCL
 Airbus A320 -232 3244  HL7762 Asiana badly damaged on hard landing ICN-HIJ 14apr15, 23/81 hurt ex F-WWBQ
 Airbus A320 -216 3464  D-ABZE Air Berlin delivery 15-16apr15 FCO-DUB-DUS, EI-reg ex EI-DSO
 Airbus A320 -232 6431  B-1655 China Eastern delivery 03apr15 TSN-NKG ex B-501L
 Airbus A320 -232 6455  HZ-SGA Saudi Gulf Airlines ferried 13apr15 TLS-LDE, F-reg for storage (+ 6474 HZ-SGB) ex F-WWBH
 Airbus A320 -216 6542  B-1681 Juneyao Airlines delivery 14-15apr15TLS-TSE-PVG ex F-WWDK
 Airbus A320 -214 6549  D-AIUN Lufthansa delivery 13apr15 XFW-FRA ex D-AVVH
 Airbus A320 -214 6550  G-ZBAS Monarch delivery 15apr15 TLS-DGX ex F-WWDS
 Airbus A320 -214 6553  A6-AOI Air Arabia delivery 17apr15 TLS-SHJ ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320 -214 6562  G-EZOI easyJet delivery 15apr15 XFW-LGW ex D-AVVJ
 Airbus A320 -214 6565  G-EZOJ easyJet delivery 16apr15 XFW-MAN ex D-AVVK
 Airbus A321 -211 1972  G-TCDV Thomas Cook Airlines delivery 15apr15 SEN-MAN ex OY-VKT
 Airbus A321 -231 6534  A6-AEE Etihad Airways delivery 13apr15 XFW-AUH ex D-AVXE

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Airbus Updates No.1319

CIT orders five additional A321ceo aircraft

Strong demand for the A321, Airbus’ largest single-aisle aircraft
CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), a global leader in transportation finance has placed a firm order for five more A321ceo aircraft, in effect doubling its most recent commitment for five A321ceo’s signed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow and firmed up in November 2014. 
This latest agreement brings CIT’s total order for the A320 Family to 205 aircraft, comprising 155 CEO and 50 NEO aircraft.
“We continue to see strong demand for the A320 Family CEO and NEO models from operators looking to grow their business,” said Jeff Knittel, President of CIT  Transportation & International Finance. “The larger A321 in particular is becoming an increasing sought after model, as steady passenger growth encourages airlines to deploy larger fuel-efficient aircraft.”
“When leading lessor, CIT, continues to place incremental orders for the A321, we take that as a clear confirmation of the trend for larger aircraft and the high value the market places on this largest member of our popular, fuel-efficient A320 Family,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320 Family is a solid investment for lessors as it is recognised worldwide as the number one, best-selling single-aisle aircraft family and the preferred choice with airlines in all segments thanks to its unbeatable economics, high operational reliability and best-in-class passenger comfort.”
While passengers benefit from the A321’s state-of-the-art cabin design, wider seats and superior 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 over 11,500 orders to date and over 6,400 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its wider 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.

Airbus Updates No.1318

Air Algérie takes delivery of its new A330-200, equipped with a brand new cabin

On the occasion of the visit to Toulouse of Boultif Mohamed Salah, the CEO of Algeria’s flag-carrier airline, Air Algérie presented its new cabin to the media. The three Airbus A330-200 aircraft that will soon be delivered to the Algerian carrier will be fitted with the new cabin. The purchase of these new A330s is part of a contract signed in January 2014. These new aircraft will join the airline’s existing fleet of Airbus aircraft made up of five A330s.
This new and completely redesigned cabin includes the latest generation in-flight entertainment system and more spacious seats. Air Algérie’s new cabin comfortably accommodates 18 passengers in business class, 14 in premium economy and 219 in economy class. 
“I’m delighted to welcome the first of the three A330 family aircraft that we have on order into our fleet. the A330’s unmatched profitability and unrivalled operating costs allow us to pursue the development of affordable services while offering our passengers the advantages of a top-of-the-range cabin,” said Boultif Mohamed Salah, CEO of Air Algérie.
“The A330-200 is renowned for being the aircraft that best meets the needs of airlines in terms of capacity and range in the medium to long-haul segment. Airlines benefit from unmatched cost-effectiveness, and passengers appreciate it for its superior comfort. We are proud to continue to  contribute to Air Algérie’s long-term success,” added John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.
The A330 family, which can seat between 250 and 300 passengers, has to date recorded more than 1,400 orders. More than 1,100 aircraft of this type are already flying with more than 100 operators worldwide. The A330 is one of the most efficient aircraft in the world, with the lowest operating costs in its category. Thanks to the introduction of a large number of innovations, the A330 – which remains the most profitable and best performing aircraft in its class – boasts an average operational reliability of 99,4 percent. An A330 Family aircraft takes off or lands every 20 seconds.

Airbus Updates No.1317

ANA Holdings firms up order for seven additional A321s

Takes ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft
ANA Holdings has firmed up an order for seven more A321 aircraft (four A321ceo with Sharklets and three A321neo), following the previous announcement in January this year. This firm order brings ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft (26 A321neo, four A321ceo with Sharklet, and seven A320neo).
ANA Group will be the first Japanese carrier to operate three variants of the A320 Family, the A321neo, the A321ceo and the A320neo. With an optimised use of cabin space called ‘Cabin-Flex’, the A321neo will typically seat up to 240 passengers while maintaining Airbus’ standard comfort standard of at least 18 inch wide seats. The A321ceo will seat up to 220, and the A320neo up to 180 people. 
“We are honoured that such a prestigious airline as Japan’s ANA Group has decided to expand its Airbus fleet by firming up this commitment,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “By selecting our single-aisle aircraft, ANA Group will benefit from unbeatable fuel efficiency and excellent cabin comfort for its demanding customers.”
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,500 orders to date and nearly 6,400 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. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020. Firm orders for the NEO have reached over 3,600 aircraft from 70 customers.
The first A320neo successfully took its maiden flight in September 2014 and is now undergoing an extensive flight test campaign. 

Airbus Updates No.1316

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6475Airbus A321-200B-1677Sichuan Airlines17. Feb 2015ActiveD-AVZKlsd
6477Airbus A321-200B-1647Juneyao Airlines12. Feb 2015ActiveD-AVZLlsd
6479Airbus A321-200N919USAmerican Airlines25. Feb 2015ActiveD-AVZM919
6482Airbus A321-200N133ANAmerican Airlines03. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZO865
6484Airbus A321-200CC-BEDLAN Airlines24. Feb 2015ActiveD-AVZP
6488Airbus A321-200B-16215EVA Airways05. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZQlsd
6490Airbus A321-200N920USAmerican Airlines27. Feb 2015ActiveD-AVZR920
6493Airbus A321-200RP-C9918Philippine Airlines03. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZSlsd
6495Airbus A321-200N134ANAmerican Airlines27. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZT866
6499Airbus A321-200B-1640China Eastern Airlines04. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZU
6501Airbus A321-200D-ABCOAir Berlin05. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZV
6504Airbus A321-200B-1626China Southern Airlines17. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZW
6508Airbus A321-200TC-JSNTurkish Airlines24. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZX
6511Airbus A321-200-AviancaOn OrderD-AVZY
6515Airbus A321-200G-TCDHThomas Cook Airlines13. Mar 2015ActiveD-AVZZlsd
6517Airbus A321-200B-MCAAir Macau13. Mar 2015ActiveD-AZAAFlourishlsd
6520Airbus A321-200N135NNAmerican Airlines02. Apr 2015ActiveD-AZAB867
6523Airbus A321-200N921USAmerican AirlinesOn OrderD-AZAC
6526Airbus A321-200G-TCDJThomas Cook Airlines02. Apr 2015ActiveD-AZAFlsd
6531Airbus A321-200RP-C9919Philippine Airlines26. Mar 2015ActiveD-AZAG
6532Airbus A321-200N136ANAmerican AirlinesOn OrderD-AZAI
6534Airbus A321-200A6-AEEEtihad AirwaysOn OrderD-AVXElsd
6537Airbus A321-200N922USAmerican AirlinesOn OrderD-AVZN
6539Airbus A321-200RP-C9921Philippine Airlines07. Apr 2015ActiveD-AZAD
6543Airbus A321-200N923USAmerican AirlinesOn OrderD-AZAE
6545Airbus A321-200B-16216EVA AirwaysOn OrderD-AZAHlsd
6548Airbus A321-200G-TCDKThomas Cook Airlines02. Apr 2015ActiveD-AZAJlsd
6554Airbus A321-200A6-Etihad AirwaysOn OrderD-AZAL
6556Airbus A321-200B-1650China Southern AirlinesOn OrderD-AZAM
6558Airbus A321-200XA-VolarisOn OrderD-AZANlsd
6560Airbus A321-200N948JBJetBlue AirwaysOn OrderD-AZAO
6563Airbus A321-200TC-JSOTurkish AirlinesOn Order
6567Airbus A321-200B-1639Air ChinaOn Orderlsd
6569Airbus A321-200N924USAmerican AirlinesOn Order
6573Airbus A321-200RP-C9923Philippine AirlinesOn Order
6575Airbus A321-200N949JTJetBlue AirwaysOn Order
6579Airbus A321-200B-Air ChinaOn OrderD-AVXGlsd
6581Airbus A321-200B-1663Sichuan AirlinesOn Orderlsd
6585Airbus A321-200B-EVA AirwaysOn OrderD-AVXIlsd
6590Airbus A321-200D-AIAGCondorOn OrderD-AVXJlsd
6592Airbus A321-200PT-TAM Linhas AéreasOn OrderD-AVXK
6599Airbus A321-200TC-JSPTurkish AirlinesOn Order