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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Airbus Updates No.1508

Airbus Updates No.1507

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific has configured its A350-900 with a premium three class layout with a total of 280 seats, comprising 38 in Business Class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 28 in Premium Economy and 214 in the main cabin. After an initial period flying on regional routes, Cathay Pacific’s A350-900 will begin long haul operations later this year.

Altogether Cathay Pacific 48 A350 XWB on order, including 22 A350-900s and 26 of the larger A350-1000s.

The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. The spaciousness, quietness, beautiful interior and mood lighting in the cabin contribute to superior levels of comfort and well-being, setting new standards in terms of flight experience for all passengers.

To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 798 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 42 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Airbus Updates No.1506

 Airbus A321 -211 7117  C-FJQL Rouge delivery 25may16 XFW-KEF-YMX ex D-AZAQ
 Airbus A321 -211 7128  CC-BEL Lan Airlines delivery 27-28may16 XFW-LPA-REC-SCL ex D-AVXF
 Airbus A321 -211 7130  B-8406 China Eastern delivery 27-28may16 XFW-TSE-PVG ex D-AVXG
 Airbus A330 -202 1472  5A-ONP Afriqiyah Airways ferried 27may16 TIP-HAM for further repairs after gunfire and shelling damage 13jul14 ex F-WWYK
 Airbus A330 -243 1725  OD-MEE MEA Middle East Airlines delivery 25may16 TLS-BEY ex F-WWCM

Airbus Updates No.1505

 Airbus A319 -112 1625  D-ASPB Privatair posn 24may16 DUS-NUE-BEG-PFO-JED , Saudia cs prior wet-lease ex N991TA
 Airbus A319 -132 1952  SU-NMD Nesma Airlines ferried 27may16 EMA-DUB, EI-reg after paint prior delivery "Arwa" ex EI-FNV
 Airbus A319 -111 2253  EI-FMY Volotea Airlines delivery 27may16 OSR-NTE ex N931FR
 Airbus A319 -132 2396  SX-ABE Olympus Airways delivery 27may16 CTU-KHI-ATH ex B-6170
 Airbus A319 -132 2667  N889UA United Airlines delivery 24may16 LCQ-HOU ex B-6219
 Airbus A320 -212 466  UR-CII Dart Airlines for delivery 27may16 BUD-HRK ex 2-SRCB
 Airbus A320 -232 928  OE-IDY Ames Camo ferried 26may16 CTU-TSE-OSR ex B-MAX
 Airbus A320 -232 1663  UR-AJC AtlasGlobal Ukraine delivery 27may16 WOE-KBP ex OE-IDT
 Airbus A320 -214 6347  A7-LAA Qatar Airways ferried 27may16 SNN-DOH after paint into standard cs ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -232 6583  VP-CGY Saudi Gulf Airlines delivery 26may16 TLS-DMM, HZ-SGC ntu ex F-WHUV
 Airbus A320 -214 7120  N750AV Avianca Colombia delivery 25-26may16 TLS-TFS-FOR-BOG ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A320 -214 7132  G-EZPJ easyJet delivery / posn 23-24may16 TLS-LTN-LGW ex F-WWBG
 Airbus A320 -216 7136  9M-AJZ AirAsia delivery 25-26may16 TLS-DWC-KUL ex F-WWBJ
 Airbus A320 -214 7138  N364VA Virgin America delivery 27may16 TLS-KEF-BGR-MIA ex F-WWDL
 Airbus A321 -231 2410  SU-BQL Nile Air delivery 25may16 WOE-CAI ex SE-RDP
 Airbus A321 -231 2862  VP-BBH Ural Airlines delivery 24may16 SNN-SVX ex N564TA
 Airbus A321 -211 3191  SP-HAZ Small Planet Polska ferried 27may16 MST-BUD after paint for cabin config ex VP-BRW
 Airbus A321 -211 7084  VP-BAX Aeroflot delivery 26may16 XFW-VNO x D-AZAD
 Airbus A321 -231 7085  N161AA American Airlines delivery 27may16 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AZAE
 Airbus A321 -211 7098  PT-XPO TAM delivery 26may16 XFW-SID-CNF ex D-AZAI

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Airbus Updates No.1504

Airbus A320-232 aircraft picture
Airbus A320 -232 2088  SU-GCC Egyptair crashed 19may16 off Alexandria enroute CDG-CAI, 66/66 dead, after terror act? ex F-WWBH

Airbus Updates No.1503

Crash: Egypt A320 over Mediterranean on May 19th 2016, aircraft lost over Mediterranean, ELT signal picked up
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, May 19th 2016 03:35Z, last updated Thursday, May 19th 2016 10:48Z
An Egyptair Airbus A320-200, registration SU-GCC performing flight MS-804 (dep May 18th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Cairo (Egypt) with 56 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute at FL370 over the Mediterranan Sea about 130nm north of Alexandria (Egypt) and about 210nm northnorthwest of Cairo when the transponder signals of the aircraft ceased at 02:33L (00:33Z). The aircraft is presumed crashed in the Mediterranean Sea.

The airline reported at 05:00L (03:00Z), that flight MS-804, estimated to land in Cairo at 03:10L (01:10Z), is missing and so far has not landed at any airport in reach of the aircraft. Egyptair subsequently tweeted that the aircraft was enroute at FL370 about to enter Egyptian Airspace when radar contact with the aircraft was lost at 02:45L (00:45Z). A search and rescue operation has been launched. The airline further corrected initial statement of 59 passengers to 56 passengers actually on board of the aircraft. The commander had accumulated 6,275 hours with 2,101 hours on type, the first officer has accumulated 2,675 hours. The aircraft had been manufactured in 2003. The airline has opened hotlines for relatives at +202 25989320 (outside Egypt) and 080077770000 (landline in Egypt).

At about 07:40L (05:40Z) Egyptair updated their statement saying, that the contact with the aircraft was lost 280km (151nm) from the Coast of Egypt at 02:30L (00:30Z). The crew comprised the captain, first officer, 5 cabin crew and 3 sky marshals. Amongst the passengers there were 30 Egyptians, 15 French, 2 Iraqis, 1 British, 1 Belgian, 1 Kuwaiti, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Chadian, 1 Portugese, 1 Algerian and 1 Canadian.

Greece's Civil Aviation Authority reported radar contact with the aircraft was lost about 2 minutes after the aircraft was handed off from Greek to Egyptian Air Traffic Control. The crew did not report any problems up to hand off.

At 08:25L (06:25Z) Egypt Air reported that search and rescue have picked up an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. Dawn in the area was at 04:26L.

France is joining the search and rescue efforts dispatching ships and aircraft into the search area, which is already being scanned by Greek and Egypt aircraft and ships.

At 10:15L (08:15Z) Airbus posted "Airbus regrets to confirm that an A320 operated by Egyptair was lost at around 02:30 am (Egypt local time) today over the Mediterranean sea. The aircraft was operating a scheduled service, Flight MS 804 from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt. The aircraft involved, registered under SU-GCC was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 2088 delivered to Egyptair from the production line in November 2003. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 48,000 flight hours. It was powered by IAE engines. At this time no further factual information is available."

A good number of civilian ships in the area have, according to MarineTraffic, veered off their intended courses and are now steaming towards a common position at approximately N33.4 E29.7 approximately 30nm eastnortheast of the last ADS-B position. A first ship "Oceanus" has already reached that position and is nearly stationary there.

At 12:30L (10:30Z) France's President Hollande announced that the aircraft has crashed while flying over the Mediterranean Sea in Egyptian Airspace.

The responsible Paris states attorney has opened an investigation into the disappearance of the aircraft but cautioned, that a mechanical failure or other causes besides terrorism have not been ruled out at this point. No credible claims of downing the aircraft have been made so far.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Airbus Updates No.1502

Airbus A321 -211 7119  D-ABCT Air Berlin delivery 18may16 XFW-SXF ex DAZAR
 Airbus A321 -211 7127  TF-GMA Wow Air onward delivery 16may16 NWI-KEF after paint ex D-AVXE
 Airbus A330 -243 301  G-OMYT Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 11may16 AUH-MAN after paint into new cs ex G-MOJO
 Airbus A330 -203 573  D-AXGD Eurowings delivery 13may16 HAM-CGN ex B-16305
 Airbus A330 -202 885  YU-ARA Air Serbia delivery 12/13may16 AUH-BEG-AUH, regd at BEG prior further cabin mods ex A6-EYC
 Airbus A330 -343 1624  EC-MIO Air Europa ferried 09may16 MAD-CBG for cabin re-config, for Wow Air ex F-WWYR
 Airbus A330 -343 1670  9M-XBA AirAsia X delivery 13may16 TLS-KUL ex F-WXAH
 Airbus A340 -541 572  A6-ERE Emirates ferried 12may16 DXB-LETL for storage ex F-WWTV
 Airbus A350 -941 35  PR-XTC TAM delivery 18may16 TLS-CNF ex F-WZGD
 Airbus A380 -861 199  A6-APH Etihad Airways delivery 13may16 XFW-AUH ex F-WWSS
 Airbus A400M -180 26  ZM407 Royal Air Force delivery 11may16 MAD-SVQ-BZZ

Airbus Updates No.1501

Airbus A310 -304 494  CS-TQV White ferried 17may16 LIS-LDE for storage ex PR-WTA
 Airbus A319 -111 1753  9H-MCS Hyperion Aviation delivery 18may16 NWI-FRA, Rossiya Airlines cs ex EI-ETP
 Airbus A319 -112 3794  VQ-BBA Rossiya Airlines ferried 09may16 MRV-LED on transfer ex D-AVXM
 Airbus A319 -132 4598  HC-CPZ Lan Ecuador ferried 09may16 SJO-UIO after paint into LATAM cs ex CC-BCB
 Airbus A320 -231 406  OY-RUP Everjets ferried 16may16 FNC-BCM after wet-lease from Danish Air Transport ex N406PR
 Airbus A320 -233 558  5B-DCQ Cobalt Air in svc 17may16 LCA-HER-LCA on proving flight ex LY-VEO
 Airbus A320 -232 580  TC-ODB Onur Air in svc 14may16 IST-AYT-IST-ADB-IST ex TC-FBJ
 Airbus A320 -232 1422  CS-TKV Everjets delivery 13may16 BUD-MIR for further mx ex SX-BDT
 Airbus A320 -214 2529  D-ASPG Small Planet Airlines delivery 13may16 VIE-PAD ex OE-LEA
 Airbus A320 -232 2844  LZ-BHG BH Air ferried 18may16 DEL-SOF after wet-lease to SpiceJet ex VT-INA
 Airbus A320 -214 4207  TC-FBH FreeBird Airlines ferried 17may16 AYT-DEL prior wet-lease to SpiceJet ex F-WWBP
 Airbus A320 -214 6347  A7-LAA Qatar Airways ferried 18may16 DOH-OTP-SNN for paint into standard cs ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -214 7115  D-AIUT Lufthansa delivery 17may16 XFW-MUC ex D-AVVL
 Airbus A320 -214 7121  D-AEWG Eurowings delivery 18may16 XFW-DUS ex D-AVVM
 Airbus A321 -211 2342  SP-HAW Small Planet Polska ferried 16may16 WAW-BUD for cabin config prior paint ex VP-BWP
 Airbus A321 -211 2903  SP-HAX Small Planet Polska delivery 12may16 SVO-WAW, VP-reg ex VP-BQR
 Airbus A321 -211 2912  SP-HAY Small Planet Polska ferried 17may16 WOE-BUD after paint for cabin config ex VP-BQS
 Airbus A321 -211 3191  SP-HAZ Small Planet Polska ferried 17may16 WAW-MST for paint ex VP-BRW
 Airbus A321 -211 5919  VP-BPC S7 Airlines UTair Aviation cs, delivery 12may16 LETL-DME ex D-AZAG
 Airbus A321 -231 6621  N162AA American Airlines delivery 17may16 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMB

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Airbus Updates No.1500

Airbus A320 -233 7088  XA-VLQ Volaris delivery 06may16 TLS-KEF-BGR-MEX ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320 -214 7096  A6-AOM Air Arabia delivery 06may16 TLS-SHJ ex F-WWIH
 Airbus A320 -232 7100  VT-TTK Vistara delivery 04may16 TLS-RKT-DEL ex F-WWIK
 Airbus A321 -111 535  SX-ABD Olympus Airways ferried / in svc 06-07may16 CRA-ATH-KIV-AYT-KIV for Air Moldova, still in Jubba Airways cs ex F-GYAN
 Airbus A321 -211 1960  OY-VKD Thomas Cook Scandinavia ferried 03may16 EMA-MMX after paint into new cs, was last A321 in old cs ex G-EFPA
 Airbus A321 -231 2211  YL-LCQ smartLynx Airlines delivery 06may16 WOE-LGW, to ops for Thomas Cook Airlines ex SE-RDN
 Airbus A321 -211 2912  SP-HAY Small Planet Polska ferried 06may16 WAW-WOE for paint ex VP-BQS
 Airbus A321 -232 2933  N933AG ACG Acquisitions ferried 06may16 BUD-PGF ex VQ-BRU
 Airbus A321 -211 5779  VP-BPO S7 Airlines UTair Aviation cs, delivery 05may16 LETL-DME prior paint ex D-AZAX
 Airbus A321 -231 7069  N160AN American Airlines delivery 03may16 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVXY
 Airbus A321 -231 7105  EC-MLD Vueling delivery 06may16 XFW-BCN ex D-AZAL
 Airbus A330 -343 349  OY-VKG Thomas Cook Scandinavia ferried 04may16 OSL-DUB for paint into new cs ex F-WWYG
 Airbus A340 -313 215  EC-MFB Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas posn 03may16 LETL-MAD after storage "Virgen de la Macarena - Portugalete" ex A9C-LH
 Airbus A340 -313 374  M-VVIP Air X Charter seen regd at BOH 07may16, all white ex 4R-ADF
 Airbus A340 -313 406  3DC- Swaziland Government ferried 04may16 VCV-TPE, B-reg for cabin config prior delivery ex B-18802
 Airbus A340 -642 767  D-AIHO Lufthansa ferried 04may16 MUC-LETL for interim storage for up to 2 years ex F-WWCN

Airbus Updates No.1499

Airbus A319 -133ACJ 1589  T7-MAB ? seen regd at BSL 26apr16 prior delivery to? ex VP-CIE
 Airbus A319 -111 1803  OO-SSL Brussels Airlines delivery 04may16 OSR-BRU ex OE-IEE
 Airbus A319 -111 2240  EI-FML Volotea delivery 04may16 OSR-NTE ex N929FR
 Airbus A319 -111 2241  VP-BNJ Rossiya Airlines ferried 04may16 VNO-LED after transfer ex N930FR
 Airbus A319 -132 2872  CC-CPO Lan Peru ferried / in svc 03/05may16 MEX-LIM-SCL-LIM-CUZ after paint into LATAM cs ex D-AVWJ
 Airbus A319 -111 3615  5A-ONC Afriqiyah Airways ferried 05may16 SOF-MJI after repairs from heavy fighting at TIP 13jul14 ex D-AVYM
 Airbus A319 -111 3700  D-ABGQ Air Berlin delivery 04may16 MAD-DUS ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A319 -132 4389  PT-TME TAM first in svc 05may16 GRU-BSB-GYN after paint into LATAM ex D-AVXH
 Airbus A320 -231 316  ER-AXJ Fly One no titl, basic Myanmar Airways Int´l cs, first in svc 04may16 KIV-AYT-KIV ex XY-AGL
 Airbus A320 -212 466  2-SRCB ACG Acquisitions ferried 29apr/07may16 DMK-RKT-BUD-NQY ex HS-RCB
 Airbus A320 -214 883  LY-SPH Small Planet Airlines ferried 04may16 KUN-VNO in transfer ex SP-HAE
 Airbus A320 -233 1351  LV-BRY LAN Argentina ferried 03may16 SJO-EZE after paint into LATAM cs ex CC-COE
 Airbus A320 -214 2233  VP-BWM ? delivery 07may16 KUN-BEY ex F-WWII
 Airbus A320 -232 2422  N676AW WTCT ferried 03may16 SAL-TPA ex F-WWBB
 Airbus A320 -214 3540  D-A Air Berlin ferried 06may16 QSC-GIG, PR-reg after paint prior delivery ex PR-MHV
 Airbus A320 -232 6474  VP-CGX Saudi Gulf Airlines delivery 04may16 TLS-DMM ex F-WXAK
 Airbus A320 -216 6972  JA02DJ AirAsia Japan delivery 02-03may16 TLS-CAI-MCT ex F-WWBO
 Airbus A320 -214 7038  VP-BEO Aeroflot delivery 03may16 TLS-SVO ex F-WWDU
 Airbus A320 -232 7086  ZK-OXL Air New Zealand delivery 07may16 TLS-MCT ex F-WWIZ
 Airbus A320 -214 7087  D-AEWF Eurowings delivery 04may16 XFW-DUS ex D-AVVH