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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Airbus Updates No.1383

Airbus A330 -202 1225  EI-EJJ Alitalia in svc 19aug15 FCO-AUH, for paint into new cs ex F-WWKV
 Airbus A330 -202 1543  F-WWCT Airbus Libyan Airlines cs, ferried 18aug15 LETL-TLS after storage 
 Airbus A330 -343 1648  9V-SSH Singapore Airlines delivery 22aug15 TLS-SIN ex F-WWKU
 Airbus A340 -313 212  EC-MFA Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas in svc 16aug15 MAD-TLS-PFO vv for Air Méditerranée ex A9C-LG
 Airbus A340 -313 347  D-AIGZ Lufthansa ferried 14/17aug15 HAM-FCO-FRA, paint into full cs prior return to svc ex F-WWJT

Airbus Updates No.1382

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 722  HL7244 Korean Air Cargo ferried 19-20jul15 GMP-TAS-IST on delivery to? ex UK-31005
 Airbus A300 -622R 785  HS-TAX Thai International ferried 16-18aug15 BKK-ICN-ANC-ROW, for AerSale ex F-WWAO
 Airbus A319 -112 2066  N992TA Avianca Colombia last svc to BOG 16aug15 prior return to lessor ex N602CT
 Airbus A319 -111 2427  G-EZIB easyJet ferried 17aug15 MLA-CBG for paint, for Allegiant Air as N307NV ex HB-JZP
 Airbus A319 -112 3950  A5-RGI Druk Air at XSP 21aug15, all white, prior return to lessor ex SX-OAG
 Airbus A320 -211 342  UR-CMV Dart Airlines ferried 21aug15 HRK-MPL, all white ex 9Q-CCO
 Airbus A320 -232 6635  B-8329 Sichuan Airlines delivery 17aug15 TSN-CTU ex B-000G
 Airbus A320 -214 6664  B-8072 Capital Airlines delivery 20-21aug15 TLS-TSE-PEK ex F-WWDU
 Airbus A320 -214 6689  PR-OCQ Avianca Brazil delivery 19-20aug15 TLS-SID-NAT-POA, Star Alliance cs ex F-WWIS
 Airbus A320 -214 6737  A6-AOK Air Arabia delivery 20aug15 XFW-SHJ ex D-AXAE
 Airbus A320 -232 6749  VH-XUH Tigerair Australia delivery 22-23aug15 XFW-DWC-SIN ex D-AXAI
 Airbus A321 -231 1060  EI-FBF Apollo Aviation Group air-test at SOF 22aug15 prior delivery to? ex B-6285
 Airbus A321 -213 6579  B-1637 Air China delivery 18-19aug15 XFW-OVB-HGH ex D-AVXG
 Airbus A321 -231 6731  A6-AEG Etihad Airways delivery 20aug15 XFW-AUH ex D-AYAF
 Airbus A321 -231 6734  B-22612 TransAsia Airways delivery 18-19aug15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AYAG
 Airbus A321 -231 6740  EC-MHS Vueling for delivery 24aug15 XFW-BCN "Vuelissimo" ex D-AYAI
 Airbus A321 -231 6745  N143AN American Airlines delivery 22aug15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AYAJ
 Airbus A321 -211 6747  B-16220 Eva Air delivery 19-20aug15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AYAK
 Airbus A330 -202 211  CS-TQP HiFly ferried 19aug15 LIS-CMN on wet-lease to Royal Air Maroc ex N272LF
 Airbus A330 -202 1218  EI-EJI Alitalia in svc 20aug15 AUH-FCO after paint into new cs ex F-WWYT

Airbus Updates No.1381

First A350-1000 wing goes into production

Next generation of Airbus’ all-new wide-body airliner takes shape

The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales. 
The A350-1000 wing has the same span of the A350-900 that is already in service, but 90% of the parts have been modified and the trailing edge has been extended to resize the wing for the additional payload and range.

At 32 metres long by six metres wide, the A350 XWB wing is the largest single part made from carbon fibre composite material in use in civil aviation today. They are designed and developed at Airbus’ facility in Filton, near Bristol, where a number of other systems are designed and tested including fuel systems and landing gear.
The high-performance wings of the A350 XWB make the aircraft faster, more efficient and quieter. The wing design includes several streamlined features. Among these are droop-nose leading edge devices and new adaptive dropped-hinge flaps, which increase the jetliner’s efficiency at low speeds.
To improve efficiency at higher speeds, the A350 XWB can deflect its wing flaps differentially, optimising the wing profile and providing better load control.

Airbus Updates No.1380

IndiGo firms up 250 A320neo aircraft – Airbus’ largest order by number

Boosting Airbus’ firm backlog for its leading Single Aisle well beyond 4000 aircraft

India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo celebrated their 9th birthday by firming up their last year’s commitment and ordering 250 A320neo Family aircraft. This historic aircraft purchase agreement was signed on the 69th Independence Day of India on the 15th of August, 2015.
Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo said, “This new order further reaffirms IndiGo’s commitment to the long-term development of affordable air transportation in India and overseas. The additional fuel efficient A320neo aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our low fares and courteous, hassle free service to more customers and markets and will create more job opportunities and growth. The IndiGo team is even more energised and excited than ever before to herald this new phase of our growth for many years to come.”
IndiGo placed an order in 2005 for 100 A320s which have all now been delivered. In 2011 IndiGo became the first Indian operator to commit to the A320neo bringing their total to 280 Airbus aircraft. With today’s announcement, IndiGo has ordered 530 A320 Family aircraft with Airbus.
“It fills us with pride that IndiGo, India’s largest airline and one of the early launch customers for the A320neo, is coming back for more of our benchmark aircraft. This order confirms the A320 Family as the airliner of choice in the most dynamic aviation growth markets. We thank IndiGo and its Co-Founders, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia for their tremendous vote of confidence,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.
The A320neo “new engine option” incorporates many innovations, including latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020. This is equivalent to a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per aircraft per year.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 11,800 orders to date and more than 6,600 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. With this order the A320neo order backlog is catapulted to over 4100 aircraft, clearly underpinning its market leading position. 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.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Airbus Updates No.1379

Airbus A300 F4-622R 872  D-AZMO EAT Leipzig ferried 13aug15 EMA-SNN for paint into DHL cs ex N140MN
 Airbus A310 -308(F) 592  TC-SGM ULS Cargo in svc 06-07aug15 IST-TLL-SAW-TLL-IST after paint into new cs ex A6-EFB
 Airbus A319 -115ACJ 5792  B-54111 Eva Air delivery 14aug15 TLS-PRG-SHA ex F-WTAD
 Airbus A320 -214 706  N225NV Allegiant Air onward delivery 10aug15 GUS-TPA after paint ex RP-C3221
 Airbus A320 -214 745  N226NV Allegiant Air seen regd at HKG 13aug15, Philippine Airlines cs prior delivery ex RP-C3223
 Airbus A320 -232 805  P4-AAD Aruba Airlines delivery 12-14aug15 SHA-CTS-ANC-PHX-CUR ex B-MAH
 Airbus A320 -216 2926  9M-AFL AirAsia air-test at XSP 10aug15, all white, ex ex F-WWDX
 Airbus A320 -214 3121  D-ABDQ Air Berlin ferried 04aug15 DUS-VIE on dry-lease to flyNiki ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A320 -216 3295  D-ABZJ Air Berlin onward delivery 03/12aug15 DUB-FCO-DUB-MUC after paint, EI-reg ex EI-DSJ
 Airbus A320 -216 3412  EI-DSN Alitalia to be ferried 13aug15 FCO-DUB for paint, for Congo Airways ex F-WWIL
 Airbus A320 -214 5191  B-8185 Chengdu Airlines first in svc 14aug15 CTU-JGS-XMN ex D-ABNA
 Airbus A321 -231 6725  N954JB jetBlue delivery 13aug15 XFW-PSM-PAE ex D-AYAC
 Airbus A321 -211 6726  EI-LED Transaero delivery 14aug15 XFW-BEG ex D-AYAD
 Airbus A321 -211 6729  PT-XPI TAM delivery 11-12aug15 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AYAE
 Airbus A321 -231 6736  N658NK Spirit Airlines delivery 12aug15 XFW-YYR-TPA ex D-AYAH
 Airbus A330 -243 625  TC-OCI Onur Air delivery 11aug15 QPG-IST (+ 632 TC-OCJ 12aug15 ex EI-FLC) ex EI-FLB
 Airbus A330 -202 684  D-AXGB Eurowings ferried 13aug15 DUB-DOH after paint, A7-reg prior delivery ex A7-AFP
 Airbus A330 -343 1624  F-WWYR CIT Aerospace Skymark cs, ferried 13aug15 TLS-LETL for interim storage 
 Airbus A330 -343 1650  4R-ALO Sri Lankan delivery 15aug15 TLS-CMB ex F-WWYO
 Airbus A330 -243 1653  9K-APC Kuwait Airways delivery 12aug15 TLS-KWI ex F-WWCI

Monday, 10 August 2015

Airbus Updates No.1378


A350 XWB
Orders as of 31 July 201515,638


Airbus booked 26 orders from its A320 and A330 product lines in July, while the month’s 49 deliveries were composed of A320 Family, A330 and A380 aircraft.
An undisclosed customer ordered 25 A321neo aircraft, marking another major endorsement for the new engine option (NEO) versions of Airbus’ best-selling single-aisle jetliners. It also highlights the growing market demand for larger, fuel-efficient aircraft – as the A321 is the longest-fuselage variant in the A320 Family.
Also in July, the Groupe Dubreuil acquired an A330-300 in the latest 242 metric ton maximum take-off weight configuration, becoming a new customer for the versatile A330 widebody jetliner series.
The month’s transactions brought Airbus’ 2015 net orders to 367 aircraft through July, which takes into account cancellations and delivery slot releases. 
Deliveries during July involved 45 A320 Family aircraft, two A330s and two A380s.  This included the first A321 for Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier – which became a new Airbus operator through its contract with the ICBC Leasing Company.
In 2015, Airbus completed 353 deliveries to 72 customers from January through July, compared to 352 during the same period last year.
Based on the month’s order and delivery activity, Airbus’ backlog of aircraft to be delivered totalled 6,400 jetliners as of July 31.


Review the worldwide Airbus commercial results with the summary table, below. 
In addition to orders, deliveries and aircraft in operations, this table shows Airbus' backlog, which is the number of jetliners on firm order that remain to be delivered.
For a full listing, utilise the link underneath the summary table to download the latest Excel file – which is updated monthly and lists all firm commercial aircraft transactions, including the family of Airbus executive and private aviation jetliners. 
A300/A310Single aisleA330/A340/A350A380Total
Total orders81611829267631715638
Total deliveries816666815871679238
Aircraft in operation356639415171678434
Summary to 31 July 2015

Airbus Updates No.1377

IAG orders 31 widebody & single aisle aircraft

Eight A350 XWBs, three A330s, 20 A320neos for the group

International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a firm order for 31 Airbus aircraft, which includes 11 wide-body aircraft (eight A350-900s, three A330-200s) and 20 A320neos. The A350s and A330s are slated for Iberia’s fleet modernisation and to open new long-haul routes, and the A320neos will be allocated to the group’s airlines for fleet replacement. 
With this latest order for 31 aircraft IAG and its airlines have ordered a total of nearly 450 aircraft from Airbus. IAG’s airlines British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, between them operate nearly every aircraft in Airbus’ product range from the smallest single aisle A318 to the world’s largest wide-body A380.
“IAG’s additional order for A350s and A330s is very significant for us and highlights the appeal of our leading wide-body Family. It always fills us with great pride when one of our biggest and most influential customers recognises the superior operating economics and passenger experience of our aircraft”, said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “The repeat selection of the A320neo is also a great endorsement of the world’s preferred single aisle Family among the world’s most prestigious carriers.”
The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft family. Over 780 aircraft have been ordered and five delivered. Since entering into service in January 2015, the fleet of five A350 XWBs have demonstrated high operational reliability and passenger appeal. The A330 is one of the most popular and versatile widebody aircraft ever and has to date won over 1,500 orders, with over 1,200 delivered to some 110 operators worldwide.
The A330, the A350 XWB and A380 make up the Airbus widebody aircraft Family, which uniquely spans the 250 to over-500 seats segment.
The A320neo Family aircraft offers the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft delivering 15% fuel burn reduction at entry into service, and 20% by 2020, achieved through cabin innovations, latest engine technologies, and overall efficiency improvements. To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,800 orders and over 6,600 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1376

Airbus A340 -313 212   EC-MFA Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas  ferried 04aug15 LETL-MAD-CCS prior wet-lease to ConViasa  ex A9C-LG
 Airbus A340 -313 278   9M-XAC AirAsia X ferried 04-05aug15 MNL-SHJ-SZW for storage ex C-GDVZ
 Airbus A340 -313 406   B-18802 China Airlines ferried 03aug15 TPE-VCV for storage ex F-WWJK
 Airbus A340 -642 615   EP-MMQ Mahan Air first in svc 04aug15 IKA-DXB-IKA, c/n tbc ex YI-???
 Airbus A380 -841 45   9V-SKJ Singapore Airlines  first in svc 06aug15 SIN-SYD-SIN in Singapore 50 years cs  ex F-WWSG
 Airbus A380 -861 180   A6-APD Etihad Airways delivery 08aug15 XFW-AUH ex F-WWAZ

Airbus Updates No.1375

Airbus A300 -622R 786   HS-TAY Thai International ferried 07-09aug15 BKK-ICN-ANC-ROW, for AerSale  ex F-WWAQ
 Airbus A319 -131 2308   5H- FastJet ferried 04aug15 LDE-MPL, EI-reg prior delivery ex EI-FGR
 Airbus A320 -212 671   UR-CME YanAir ferried / in svc 09aug15 KRT-ASM-DXB on wet-lease to Eritrean Airlines after wet-lease to Sudan Airways since 01may15  ex N503NU
 Airbus A320 -214 706   N225NV Allegiant Air  delivery 31jul-01aug15 HKG-CTS-ANC-GUS ex RP-C3221
 Airbus A320 -214 925   B-2202 China Eastern ferried 06-07aug15 SHA-PKC-ANC-GTF-SGT for part-out & scrap  ex F-WWID
 Airbus A320 -214 967   LY-SPF Small Planet Airlines  onward delivery 03aug15 DUB-VNO ex EI-FKG
 Airbus A320 -214 999   UR-CNI Dart Airlines delivery 06aug15 MPL-IEV ex OE-IJC
 Airbus A320 -232 1771   G-GATR British Airways  ferried 09-10aug15 SJO-YHZ-WOE, OE-reg prior delivery  ex OE-IDX
 Airbus A320 -232 1804   G-GATP British Airways regd & delivery 06aug15 WOE-LGW ex OE-IDU
 Airbus A320 -214 4231   OE-LEB flyNiki ferried 04-05aug15 VIE-TSE-CKG on delivery to?  ex D-AXAA
 Airbus A320 -232 6612   B-1697 China Southern delivery 08aug15 TSN-SZX, SkyTeam cs  ex B-000D
 Airbus A320 -214 6697   PK-LAP Batik Air delivery 05-06aug15 TLS-AZI-SIN-CGK  ex F-WWIZ
 Airbus A320 -214 6704   N282VA Virgin America delivery 07aug15 TLS-KEF-BGR-MIA  ex F-WWBQ
 Airbus A320 -214 6715   VT-EXC Air India delivery 04-05aug15 XFW-SHJ-DEL ex D-AXAD
 Airbus A321 -231 1293   EI-FBH Aeroflight Services ferried 06-07aug15 SOF-MCT-RGN-CRK prior delivery to?  ex B-6300
 Airbus A321 -211 6718   PT-XPH TAM delivery 06-07aug15 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AVZX
 Airbus A321 -211 6719   D-ABCR Air Berlin delivery 06aug15 XFW-TXL ex D-AYAA
 Airbus A321 -231 6723   N144AN American Airlines delivery 07aug15 XFW-BGR-DFW  ex D-AYAB
 Airbus A330 -223 343   TF-EAA Air Atlanta Icelandic Saudi Arabian cs, posn 07aug15 PGF-JED on new wet-lease  ex N772RD
 Airbus A330 -343 1574   EC-MHL Air Europa posn 04aug15 PMI-MAD, basic Skymark cs "Francisca Acera"  ex PE-IDI

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Airbus Updates No.1374

Airbus welcomes Transaero as a new operator

The A321 offers the best in class fuel efficiency and low operating costs

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321 aircraft. The festive ceremony was held in Vnukovo international airport (Moscow) on the arrival of the A321 welcomed by the airline management, representatives of Vnukovo, Airbus and members of the media. The aircraft is delivered as part of Transaero’s contract with ICBC Leasing Company.
‪Transaero’s A321, powered by CFM56 engines, features a two-class cabin layout seating 184 passengers (eight in business  and 176 in economy ). The spacious configuration offers unbeatable passenger comfort in both classes. The airline plans  to operate its A321 fleet on premium international routes. 
Olga Pleshakova, CEO Transaero Airlines said, “We are very pleased with this important step made towards further development of our cooperation with Airbus. I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the largest Chinese bank – ICBC Bank and its subsidiary ICBC Leasing, who trust Transaero as a reliable partner, which is highlighted by the implementation of the signed contract. The addition of highly efficient aircraft to the company’s fleet will contribute to enhancing the company’s profitability, optimizing the airline’s passenger capacity, and will see withdrawal of aircraft, which are of low demand in the current market conditions.”
‪"We are delighted to welcome Transaero, one of the leading Russian airlines, as a new Airbus operator. Transaero will undoubtedly benefit from the A321’s unbeatable operating costs and passenger comfort in all classes,’’ said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
Transaero Airlines launched services in November 1991, and currently serves more than 200 routes all over the world.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 11,800 orders since launch and more than 6,600 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 & A321), the A320 Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.