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Friday, 29 January 2016

Airbus Updates No.1459

Airbus A330 -343 1697  LN-RKT SAS delivery 29jan16 TLS-CPH ex F-WWCX
 Airbus A380 -861 205  A6-EOU Emirates delivery 26jan16 XFW-DXB ex F-WWSX

Airbus Updates No.1458

 Airbus A310 -325 624  CS-TKN Azores Airlines SATA cs, ferried 16/23jan16 LIS-LETL-LIS for heavy mx** ex TF-ELR
 Airbus A319 -132 1703  SX-EMM Ellin Air delivery 25jan16 LDE-EMA for paint ex N530MF
 Airbus A319 -111 1803  N912FR Afs Investments to be ferried 25jan16 TPA-BGR-OSR, for Brussels Airlines ex D-AVWE
 Airbus A319 -111 27002  G-EZAD easyJet ferried 21jan16 MLA-CBG for paint, for Allegiant Air ex D-AVXI
 Airbus A319 -112 3700  D-ABGQ Air Berlin ferried 29jan16 MPL-MAD, EC-reg after paint prior re-delivery ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A319 -111 4667  HB-JYM easyJet Switzerland ferried 26jan16 LGW-GVA, G-reg on transfer ex G-EZGH
 Airbus A320 -211 359  D4-CBZ smartLynx Airlines Cabo Verde delivery 24jan16 RIX-CDG-VXE, all white ex YL-LCD
 Airbus A320 -212 1381  OO-TCX Thomas Cook Belgium ferried 25jan16 BRU-BOH for paint into new cs ex D-AICI
 Airbus A320 -233 1823  YL-LCP smartLynx Airlines ferried 25-26jan16 RIX-RKT-HAN on wet-lease to VietJetAir ex EI-EZS
 Airbus A320 -232 2457  EI-EZG AWAS seen regd 26jan16 at SNN, still in Wow Air cs ex LZ-WOW
 Airbus A320 -214 2606  D-ABNV Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 XIY-TSE-DUS by Azur Aviation ex B-6261
 Airbus A320 -214ACJ 3164  HZ-SKY3 Sky Prime Aviation Services ferried 24/27jan16 RUH-BSL-RUH on transfer, re-regd at BSL ex HZ-A2
 Airbus A320 -214 4699  OK-HCA Travel Service ferried 29jan16 PRG-BCM prior return to lessor ex OM-HCA
 Airbus A320 -214 6927  D-ABNX Air Berlin delivery 28jan16 TLS-TXL ex F-WWIF
 Airbus A320 -232 6934  B-MCF Air Macau delivery 27-29jan16 TLS-DWC-RGN-MFM ex F-WWDF
 Airbus A320 -214 6942  A6-AOL Air Arabia delivery 28jan16 XFW-SHJ ex D-AUBI
 Airbus A321 -211 1881  G-TCDY Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 13/23jan16 LGW-EMA-MAN, paint into new cs ex OY-VKA
 Airbus A321 -211 6016  AP-BMN Air Blue delivery 23jan16 LETL-EMA for paint ex VQ-BRS
 Airbus A330 -243 491  OE-IEQ Ames Camo ferried 27jan16 DXB-VIE, all white ex A6-EAM
 Airbus A330 -243 1508  N508AV Avianca ferried 26jan16 MDE-VCV on return to lessor ex F-WWKI

Airbus Updates No.1457

ANA Group selects the A380

Three aircraft for first Japanese airline to operate the world’s largest aircraft

29 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
ANA Holdings has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus covering the firm order of three A380s.  With this milestone order for Airbus, ANA Group has joined the customer base for the world’s largest passenger aircraft and will become the first Japanese airline to operate the type.
ANA Group will take delivery of the aircraft from 2019.  ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.
“We are extremely proud to welcome ANA Group as a new customer for the A380,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer. “As one of the world’s most prestigious airlines, ANA Group will be able to benefit from the A380’s proven operating economics and unrivalled passenger appeal.  We are confident that the A380 will play an important role in the success of ANA HD’s new business strategy. The A380 will help ANA Group overcome capacity constraints at Tokyo’s busy airports, transporting more passengers, more efficiently and in greater comfort – all at lower cost.” 
ANA Holdings’ new order follows a recent order placed in 2014 and 2015 for 37 A320 Family single aisle aircraft.
Designed for the challenges of the 21st century aviation industry, the A380’s unique size allows airlines to maximize their revenue potential through an optimized cabin – boosting their contribution to profit by up to 65 per cent per flight compared to its nearest competitor. Its unbeatable passenger experience leads to higher load factors and more revenue, for higher profitability. The A380 carries 544 passengers in a typical comfortable four class configuration on routes up to 8,200nm/15,200km. From Tokyo this enables non-stop service to the US as well as to destinations across Europe.
Including the ANA Holdings’ order, Airbus has now received a total of 319 firm orders for the A380 from 19 airlines worldwide, of which 179 A380s have been delivered to 13 world class airlines. Currently, A380 is operated on over 100 routes to 50 destinations.

Airbus Updates No,1456

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support

28 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande.
Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of the full range of new Airbus airliners (73 widebodies and 45 single aisle). This includes pilot and maintenance training and support services to help the entry into service and efficient operations of these new aircraft.
In parallel the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, has signed a comprehensive co-operation agreement as part of the country’s modernisation of its civil aviation sector, to support the development of air navigation services (ATM), airport and aircraft operations, regulatory harmonization, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation.
These two agreements took place as part of the implementation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) on January 16th 2016, and its associated rules and guidance.
The agreement for 118 new aircraft signed by Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, includes 21 A320ceo family, 24 A320neo family, 27 A330ceo family, 18 A330neo (-900), 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380.
"Today’s announcement is the start of re-establishing our civil aviation sector into the envy of the region and along with partners like Airbus we’ll ensure the highest world standards,” said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO.
“The skies have cleared for Iran’s flying public and Airbus is proud to welcome Iran’s commercial aviation back into the international civil aviation community. Today is a significant step in the overhaul and modernisation of Iran’s commercial aviation sector and Airbus stands ready to play its role in supporting it,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, India, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides the highest standard of customer support and training through an expanding international network.

Airbus Updates No.1455

First China Airlines A350XWB takes shape in Airbus’ Final Assembly Line.

27 JANUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
Assembly of the main airframe sections of the first A350 XWB for China Airlines is advancing at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. 
This involves the assembly of the wing-fuselage junction, the installation of the tailplane and also the tailcone. The aircraft will then be moved to the next assembly station for structural completion, ground testing of mechanical, electrical and avionics systems, and then the start of cabin installation. First delivery of Airbus’ latest generation widebody airliner to China Airlines is scheduled in Q3 2016. 
China Airlines has 14 A350-900 twin engine widebodies on order. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier's long-haul routes to Europe, Australia and the United States as well as on selected regional routes. China Airlines currently operates 24 A330s and six A340s on regional and long haul services. 
The A350 XWB is the world’s latest generation airliner and the newest member of Airbus’ modern, comfortable & efficient widebody product family. The aircraft features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 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. For passengers, it brings new levels of in-flight comfort, with an extra-wide cabin offering more personal space in all classes, including 18 inch wide seats as standard in economy class. To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 777 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 41 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Airbus Updates No.1454

Iran, Airbus strike deal for 8 A-380, 16 A-350 jets

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Iran has struck a provisional deal with Europe's Airbus to buy eight A-380 superjumbo planes to be delivered from 2019, the deputy transport minister told Reuters on Sunday.
A deal for 127, mainly new, aircraft which it hopes to complete this week also includes 16 A350 jets, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy transport minister said in an interview on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Tehran.

Airbus Updates No.1453

Saudi Arabia’s Flynas in talks with Boeing, Airbus for 100 Jets

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Saudi Arabia’s low-cost carrier Flynas is talking to Airbus Group SE, Boeing Co. and Bombardier Inc. about a potential order for 100 new aircraft, after the carrier posted a profit in 2015 for the first time in its history.
The airline is considering 60 new planes in the next five years with an option for 40 more, Flynas Chief Executive Paul Byrne said in an interview in Bahrain. It’s considering the Airbus A320 Neos, Boeing 737 Maxs and Bombardier CS300 aircraft and expects to decide on the order this year.
Saudi Arabia, with a population of 30 million people, is removing restrictions in its travel market. It’s in the process of licensing two new operators, Saudi Gulf Air and Al Maha Airways, which is owned by Qatar Airways. The two new operators have experienced delays in obtaining their permits. Flynas currently has an all-Airbus fleet of 26 jets.
“We’re talking to Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier about purchasing or leasing depending on which is the best deal for us,” Byrne said. “If we were to change from Airbus to Boeing or Bombardier, that will be a big move for us but its not as dramatic as it sounds.”

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Airbus Updates No.1452

Airbus A321 -211 6936  VN-A667 VietJetAir delivery 20-21jan16 XFW-AYT-BOM-SGN ex D-AVZS
 Airbus A321 -231 6938  B-MCE Air Macau delivery 20-21jan16 XFW-ADB-DWC-MFM ex D-AVZV
 Airbus A321 -231 6940  N155NN American Airlines delivery 21jan16 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AVZW
 Airbus A330 -243 729  A6-EYH Etihad Airways first in svc 08jan16 AUH-DUB vv after paint into new cs ex F-WWKR
 Airbus A340 -313 125  EC-GGS Iberia last svc 18jan16 MVD-MAD, parked since ex EC-154
 Airbus A340 -313 264  B-2390 Air China ferried 15jan16 CTU-LDE, for Airbus as F-WXAF ex F-WWJY

Airbus Updates No.1451

Airbus A300 -622R(F) 722  EI-OZM ASL Airlines Ireland delivery 20jan16 IST-LEJ ex HL7244
 Airbus A310 -325 624  CS-TKN Azores Airlines SATA cs, ferried 16jan16 LIS-LETL for heavy mx** ex TF-ELR
 Airbus A319 -113 644  UR-CMW Dart Airlines ferried 18jan16 IEV-THR, for Zagros Airlines? ex OO-SSP
 Airbus A319 -112 2891  5H-FJG FastJet delivery 15-16jan16 MPL-HRG-DAR ex F-WTDD
 Airbus A319 -112 3700  D-ABGQ Air Berlin ferried 18jan16 MAD-MPL, EC-reg for paint prior re-delivery ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A319 -112 3704  D-ABGR Air Berlin ferried 18jan16 MPL-MAD, EC-reg after paint prior re-delivery ex EC-LRS
 Airbus A320 -214 533  YL-LCL smartLynx Airlines ferried 20jan16 WOE-DUS prior return to svc ex EI-DDL
 Airbus A320 -212 671  UR-CME YanAir ferried 19jan16 KRT-RKT-VIN after wet-lease to Sudan Airways ex N503NU
 Airbus A320 -214 984  EI-FMN ACG Acquisitions ferried 19-21jan16 SHA-DEL-TBS-PAD-WOE ex B-2205
 Airbus A320 -214 1087  LZ-BHF BH Air in svc** 18/20jan15 SOF-DEL-SOF ex EC-HDN
 Airbus A320 -214 2627  D-ABNW Air Berlin delivery 15jan16 XIY-TSE-DUS by Azur Aviation ex B-6262
 Airbus A320 -232 2732  HL8055 Air Busan delivery 15-16jan16 SNN-SVX-ICN ex EI-FLZ
 Airbus A320 -232ACJ 4388  B-8415 Deer Jet delivery 18-19jan16 AFW-ANC-HKD-PEK ex N60FC
 Airbus A320 -232 5877  EC-LZM Vueling ferried 16jan16 BCN-DXB-SGN on wet-lease to Jetstar Pacific** (+ 5940 EC-LZF) ex F-WXAA
 Airbus A320 -214 6681  B-1695 Qingdao Airlines delivery 15jan16 TLS-TSE ex F-WWIC
 Airbus A320 -214 6929  RP-C4107 Cebu Pacific Air delivery 20jan16 TLS-CAI-DXB, first in new cs ex F-WWBT
 Airbus A321 -231 3830  G-POWN Titan Airways for delivery mar16 ex OE-LET
 Airbus A321 -231 6818  B-8187 Capital Airlines delivery 15-16jan16 XFW-TSE-PEK (+ 6853 B-8188) ex D-AZAM
 Airbus A321 -231 6930  N961JT jetBlue delivery 15jan16 XFW-JFK-LCQ ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321 -211 6935  B-16221 Eva Air delivery 15-16jan16 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AVZR