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Monday, 17 July 2017

Airbus Updates No.1636


Airbus delivers first A350 XWB for Delta Air Lines

Delta to be first U.S. airline to fly the most technologically advanced widebody
Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October. 
Today’s delivery is the first of five A350-900s scheduled for delivery to Delta in 2017. The aircraft features 32 seats in the Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta Premium Select and 226 seats in the Main Cabin.
The A350 XWB was the first aircraft to incorporate the innovative passenger experience elements collectively known as Airspace by Airbus. Delta’s customers will enjoy the quietest twin-aisle cabin, with more personal space and the largest overhead bins in the business. More fresh air, LED ambient lighting, and optimization of cabin pressure, temperature and humidity all combine for absolute passenger wellbeing.
The A350 XWB also boasts the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fiber fuselage and wings, and the fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This combination of technologies translates into unequaled operational efficiency, with a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs.

Airbus Updates No.1635

ORDERS & DELIVERIES

A300
A310
816
A32013,243
A330
A340
A350 XWB
2,909
A380317
Orders as of 30 June 201717,285

THE MONTH IN REVIEW: JUNE 2017

Airbus marked a busy June with 138 aircraft ordered from its A320 and A330 families by airlines and leasing companies – including high-profile announcements made at the Paris Air Show – while delivering 64 jetliners during the month in the A320, A330 and A350 XWB product range.
Leading the new business in June was the booking for 100 A320neo (New Engine Option) Family aircraft by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) – the U.S. and Irish commercial leasing and financing arm of General Electric. This transaction brings GECAS’ total jetliners ordered from Airbus to almost 600 – of which 220 are from the A320neo Family.
Another lessor placing an order last month was U.S.-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC), acquiring 12 A321neo jetliners. The Los Angeles-headquartered company’s incremental order raises its overall number of aircraft received from Airbus or on order to 279 – of which 209 are from the single-aisle A320 Family, and the remaining 70 being widebodies.
In other activity from the U.S. market, Delta Air Lines placed an order for 10 additional A320 Family aircraft – selecting the longest-fuselage A321ceo (Current Engine Option) configuration for this latest booking with Airbus.
Completing the month’s single-aisle transactions were orders by Cebu Air of the Philippines for seven A321ceo versions, Yemenia-Yemen Airways’ booking for four A320neo aircraft, and three A320ceo jetliners for Vueling of Spain.
In the widebody category, Hi Fly placed its first direct firm order with Airbus – acquiring two A330-200s. The Portuguese airline specialist in wet leasing of widebody aircraft worldwide already operates an all-Airbus fleet of 14 aircraft. 
Taking June’s conversions and cancellations into account, Airbus’ net orders for the first six months of 2017 totalled 203 jetliners.
Deliveries in June were composed of 50 A320 Family aircraft (including 11 A320neo/A321neo versions), six A330-200/A330-300s, and eight A350-900s. These 64 aircraft were received by 43 customers.
Among the month’s delivery highlights were the first A321neo deliveries to three operators: WOW air, the Icelandic low-fare carrier; Swedish charter airline Novair; and SriLankan Airlines. Also in June, Airbus provided easyJet’s first A320neo aircraft, which became the 300th A320 Family jetliner to join this airline’s fleet (and was one of five deliveries made to easyJet during the month).
Based on this latest orders and deliveries activity, Airbus’ overall backlog of jetliners to be delivered stood at 6,771 as of June 30, representing approximately nine years of production at current rates.

ORDERS & DELIVERIES VIEWER

Review the worldwide Airbus commercial results using the 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 orders81613243290931717285
Total deliveries8167660182521310514
Backlog0558310841046771
Aircraft in operation337732917052139584
Summary to 30 June 2017

Airbus Updates No.1634

Airbus A330 -243 518  C-GUBC Air Transat delivery 14jul17 LDE-YUL ex F-WTAY
 Airbus A340 -642 1005  D-AIHZ Lufthansa revised FC Bayern decals applied at MUC from 11jul17 replacing D-AIHK ex F-WWCR
 Airbus A350 -941 123  HS-THF Thai International delivery 14jul17 TLS-BKK ex F-WZGB
 Airbus A400M -180 55  160055 Türk Hava Kuvvetleri delivery 14jul17 SVQ-LTAU ex A4M055

Airbus Updates No.1633

Airbus A319 -112 734  2-ATTF CAE Parc Aviation ferried 15jul17 DUB-KEF ex YA-TTF
 Airbus A320 -231 54  ZS-GAW Global Aviation posn / in svc 14-15jul17 JNB-EBB-AYT-EIN-AYT, all white on wet-lease to Corendon Air ex TU-TRA
 Airbus A320 -231 424  LZ-EAA Electra Airways air-test 14jul17 VAR-BOJ-VAR ex ER-AXU
 Airbus A320 -214 1296  EC-MQH Gowair Vacation Airlines delivery 13jul17 CTU-TSE-SKG-MAD ex B-2210
 Airbus A320 -232 2688  VQ-BZS Yamal Airlines air-test at WOE 12jul17 prior delivery ex C-OBO
 Airbus A320 -214 3063  VT-GOT GoAir delivery 12jul17 OSR-DEL ex VP-BRX
 Airbus A320 -214 4742  CS-TNY TAP Portugal delivery 16jul17 OSR-LIS ex EC-LML
 Airbus A320 -214 4815  VT-DEL AirAsia India seen temporarily EI-regd at DUB 4jul17 prior delivery ex EI-GCL
 Airbus A320 -232 7213  VN-A564 Jetstar Pacific posn 08jul17 SGN-HYD-JED, Nesma Airlines titl on Hajj-lease (+ 7262 VN-A565) ex F-WWIY
 Airbus A320 -214 7404  XU- JC International Airlines ferried 04/11jul17 SXF-OSR-SXF for paint, D-reg prior delivery ex D-ABHD
 Airbus A320 -214 7742  TU-TSV Air Cote d`Ivoire delivery 15jul17 XFW-TLS ex D-AXAU
 Airbus A320 -251N 7755  SE-ROD SAS for delivery 18jul17 XFW-ARN ex D-AXAK
 Airbus A320 -232 7771  VN-A570 Jetstar Pacific delivery 17-18jul17 TLS-DWC-SGN ex F-WWIH
 Airbus A321 -231 2476  SU-BQN Nile Air delivery 14-15jul17 TPA-YYR-SNN-CAI, basic Spirit cs ex N587NK
 Airbus A321 -231 6734  VQ-BDB S7 Airlines ferried 08jul17 MRV-DME for paint, first in svc 10jul17 DME-PEE-DME ex 2-ISBA
 Airbus A321 -231 7651  N906AA American Airlines delivery 14jul17 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMG
 Airbus A330 -243 283  EI-FNX I-Fly delivery 14jul17 CBG-VKO ex A6-EKS
 Airbus A330 -243 396  B- Hongkong Airlines at DUB 12jul17, OE-reg after paint prior delivery ex OE-IEG
 Airbus A330 -223 1221  VP-BYV Nordwind Airlines delivery 10jul17 IST-SVO ex TC-JIY
 Airbus A330 -323 1793  B-8360 China Southern delivery 12jul17 TLS-CAN ex F-WWKI

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Airbus Updates No.1632

Incident: Canada A320 at San Francisco on Jul 7th 2017, lined up with taxiway for landing
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Jul 11th 2017 13:32Z, last updated Tuesday, Jul 11th 2017 20:23Z
An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FKCK performing flight AC-759 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 140 people on board, was on final approach to runway 28R in night conditions being cleared to land, when a short time after reading back the landing clearance the crew queried tower to confirm they were cleared to land advising they were seeing lights on the runway, tower advised the runway was clear and they were cleared to land indeed. Another voice chimed in calling they were lined up with the taxiway, tower immediately instructed AC-759 to go around as result commenting it looked like they were lined up for taxiway C. The aircraft went around from about 400 feet MSL. Other flight crew taxiing their aircraft on taxiway C commented the A320 was flying straight over them. The A320 positioned for another approach and landed safely about 15 minutes later.

The FAA is investigating the occurrence rated a serious incident. There were four aircraft on taxiway C, which runs parallel to runway 28R to the right of the runway.

On Jul 11th 2017 the Canadian TSB reported the crew of C-FKCK asked ATC to confirm landing clearance as they were seeing lights when the aircraft was 0.6nm before the runway threshold. The controller was coordinating with another facility when a flight crew of another airliner taxiing on taxiway C queried ATC where AC-759 was going and stated it appeared the aircraft was lined up with taxiway C. AC-759 had already overflown taxiway C by about 0.25nm when ATC instructed the aircraft to go around. 4 aircraft were on taxiway C at the time of the occurrence. It is estimated that AC-759 overflew the first two aircraft by 100 feet, the third by about 200 feet and the last by 300 feet. The closest lateral proximity between AC-759 and one of the aircraft on taxiway C was 29 feet. The NTSB is investigating the occurrence.

Airbus Updates No.1631

Air Transat to become first North American Airbus A321LR operator
Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat will lease the aircraft through a deal with AerCap, and plans entry into service starting in 2019.
The A321LR builds on the success of the A321neo, which has captured over 80 percent of the market share with more than 1,400 orders to date. The LR option extends the aircraft’s range to up to 4,000 nautical miles and brings with it a 30-percent reduction in operating cost compared to its nearest competitor.
“This is an ideal aircraft for the North American market, and particularly for a carrier like Air Transat,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers. “It gives operators a highly efficient and affordable modern option for their transatlantic routes, and we look forward to other North American carriers following Air Transat’s example.”
The A321LR enables airlines to access new long-haul markets that were previously inaccessible with current single-aisle aircraft. With 206 passengers in a typical two-class layout, the A321LR offers the possibility for each passenger to carry up to three bags.
The A320neo family incorporates the very latest technologies, including new-generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020, as well as a 50-percent noise reduction. With more than 5,100 orders received from over 90 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Airbus Updates No.1630

Novair receives its first A321neo


Fleet renewal underway with best-in-class single aisle aircraft
Swedish charter airline Novair, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo will join Novair’s existing Airbus fleet of two A320 Family aircraft.
The aircraft is equipped with comfortable 18 inch wide seats in a single class 221 passenger layout. Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, the A321neo will be based in Stockholm and operate charter flights from Sweden, Denmark and Norway to destinations in southern Europe and Egypt.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 5,000 orders received from 92 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.

Airbus Updates No.1629

 Airbus A320 -251N 7705  G-UZHB easyJet delivery 10jul17 TLS-LTN eex F-WWTN
 Airbus A320 -214 7713  F-HEPI Air France delivery 08jul17 TLS-ORY, SkyTeam cs ex -WWTP
 Airbus A321 -212 891  2-RLAM Regio Lease ferried 07jul17 MPL-KEF-PSM-TUS ex F-WTDV
 Airbus A321 -231 6734  VQ-BDB S7 Airlines ferried 04jul17 DME-MRV for paint ex 2-ISBA
 Airbus A321 -231 7734  N676NK Spirit Airlines delivery 06jul17 XFW-KEF-YYR-DTW ex D-AVYY
 Airbus A321 -211 7749  VP-BFX Aeroflot delivery 08jul17 XFW-SVO ex D-AVXI
 Airbus A321 -211 7758  B-8979 China Eastern delivery 05-06jul17 XFW-TSE-TSN ex D-AZAD
 Airbus A321 -211 7759  B-8567 China Eastern delivery 08-09jul17 XFW-TSE-TSN ex D-AZAE
 Airbus A330 -202 504  D-AXGG Eurowings ferried 07jul17 SAW-MLA, TC-reg prior delivery ex TC-JNG
 Airbus A330 -223F 1164  JY- Royal Jordanian Cargo delivery 04jul17 SIN-AMM, OE-reg ex OE-IFJ
 Airbus A330 -223 1213  VP-BYU Nordwind Airlines delivery 07jul17 SAW-SVO ex TC-JIV
 Airbus A330 -243 372  PR-AIX Azul Linhas Aéreas ferried / in svc 01/02jul17 GIG-VCP-REC-VCP after paint ex CS-TOT
 Airbus A340 -313 280  YA- Kam Air first in svc 30jun17 ALA-BUS-ALA, UP-reg ex UP-A4002
 Airbus A340 -313 921  OH-LQD Finnair ferried 03jul17 HEL-BOD after storage ex F-WWJK
 Airbus A350 -941 119  B-LRR Cathay Pacific delivery 06jul17 TLS-HKG ex F-WZGW

Airbus Updates No.1628

 Airbus A318 -112 4039  G-EUNB Titan Airways delivery / in svc 03/07jul17 LHR-STN-VCE-RUH, all white ex D-AUAF
 Airbus A319 -112 1886  D-ASTK Germania posn / in svc 08jul17 SXF-NUE-RHO-NUE ex HB-JVK
 Airbus A319 -112 2251  CC-AFZ Sky Airline ferried 02jul17 MEX-IQQ-SCL after paint into new cs ex G-EZEP
 Airbus A319 -111 2318  EI-GAU Volotea Airlines delivery 07jul17 OSR-NTE ex N935FR
 Airbus A319 -132 2383  HS-PPS Bangkok Air delivery 07-10jul17 GYR-ANC-CTS-KIX-BKK ex N1821V
 Airbus A319 -132 3020  N895UA United Airlines ferried 08jul17 LCQ-VCV for paint prior introduction to svc ex B-6168
 Airbus A319 -112 3139  LZ-AOA Bulgarian Eagle delivery 04jul17 PRG-SOF, D-ASTQ ntu ex D-ABGE
 Airbus A320 -211 135  D-AIPU germanwings ferried 05jul17 HAM-LETL for part-out & scrap ex F-WWDB
 Airbus A320 -231 357  YR-SEA Star East Airlines delivery / posn 04jul17 SAW-CRA-BRQ on wet-lease to Travel Service ex ER-AXO
 Airbus A320 -233 561  LY-VEP Avion Express posn 07jul17 BUD-MAN on summer-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex HI-968
 Airbus A320 -232 1909  XU-717 Sky Angkor Air ferried / in svc 03/04jul17 SGN-REP-NKG-REP ex F-WTAV
 Airbus A320 -232 2393  VP-BWX Red Wings delivery 05-06jul17 SJO-YQX-DME ex VP-CBQ
 Airbus A320 -232 2405  VT- IndiGo Airlines delivery 01-03jul17 SAL-YHZ-RIX-DEL, N-reg ex N675AW
 Airbus A320 -214 4015  HZ-AS11 Saudi Arabian Airlines ferried 09jul17 JED-AMM, for Allegiant Air ex F-WWBS
 Airbus A320 -214 4727  VT- AirAsia India delivery 07-09jul17 TPA-PSM-KEF-CAI-HYD, N-reg ex N214FR
 Airbus A320 -214 5266  B-8851 Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines delivery 06jul17 XMN-DAD-TSN-NNG ex B-LPG
 Airbus A320 -232 7213  VN-A564 Jetstar Pacific posn 08jul17 SGN-HYD-JED, Nesma Airlines titl on Hajj-lease (+ 7262 VN-A565) ex F-WWIY
 Airbus A320 -214 7404  D-ABHD Air Berlin ferried 04jul17 SXF-OSR after storage for paint into? ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A320 -251N 7662  VT-EXV Air India delivery 06jul17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWBX
 Airbus A320 -251N 7682  VT-TNC Vistara delivery 06jul17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWDPa

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Airbus Updates No.1627

AirlineRemarksex Registration
 Airbus A321 -211 7707   N322DN Delta Air Lines delivery 21jun17 XFW-KEF-YYR-MSP  ex D-AYAZ
 Airbus A321 -211 7726   B-8992 China Southern delivery 22-23jun17 XFW-TSE-CAN ex D-AVYQ
 Airbus A321 -211 7736   N719FR Frontier Airlines delivery 21jun17 XFW-YYR-TPA "Midnight the Wolf"  ex D-AVYZ
 Airbus A330 -243 293 EI-FSE I-Fly delivery 22jun17 CBG-VKO  ex A6-EKT
 Airbus A330 -243 396   B- Hongkong Airlines  ferried 22jun17 XMN-DUB, OE-reg for paint prior delivery  ex OE-IEG
 Airbus A330 -243 452   B- Hongkong Airlines at DUB 19jun17, OE-reg after paint prior delivery  ex OE-IFL
 Airbus A330 -243 597   F-HXXL XL Airways France first in svc 22-23jun17 CDG-LAX-CDG  ex EC-LMN
 Airbus A330 -343 1012   9V-STG Singapore Airlines ferried 24jun17 SIN-FCO, for TAP Portugal as CS-TOW  ex F-WWKA
 Airbus A330 -243 1782   B-8982 Capital Airlines delivery 21jun17 TLS-TSN ex F-WWCM
 Airbus A340 -313 399   EC-MQM Plus Ultra Líneas Aeréas  delivery 21jun17 LDE-MAD, Air France cs, no titl  ex F-GNII
 Airbus A340 -313 433   B-18806 China Airlines ferried 14jun17 TPE-VCV for storage ex F-WWJS
 Airbus A350 -941 116   9V-SMO Singapore Airlines delivery 17jun17 TLS-SIN

Airbus Updates No.1626

AirlineRemarksex Registration
 Airbus A210 -271N 7477   B-8965 China Southern delivery 23-24jun17 TLS-TSE-CAN-SZX  ex F-WWBM
 Airbus A319 -132 4227   OE-LYZ Eurowings Europe  delivery 21jun17 DUS-VIE on transfer  ex D-AGWP
 Airbus A320 -211 117   D-AIPT germanwings ferried 21jun17 CGN-LETL for storage ex F-WWIL
 Airbus A320 -233 561   HI-968 Dominican Wings ferried 19-21jun17 SDQ-YHZ-KEF-BUD ex LY-VEP
 Airbus A320 -233 874   RP-C8996 Philippines AirAsia  ferried 16-18jun17 CRK-UTP-DWC-CAI-LDE on return to lessor  ex N593SH
 Airbus A320 -214 1210   N232NV Allegiant Air delivery 21jun17 OSR-KEF ex EC-LVB
 Airbus A320 -233 2044   EI-GCC Ernest Airways  ferried 19jun17 LFBF-LDE after paint prior delivery  ex PR-MBL
 Airbus A320 -232 2193   VP-BWY Red Wings delivery 21jun17 SNN-DME ex N672AW
 Airbus A320 -232 2571   VQ-BWZ Yamal Airlines delivery 20jun17 WOE-DME ex TC-OBN
 Airbus A320 -214 3931   HK-5223 Viva Colombia air-test at SAW 21jun17, TC-reg prior delivery ex TC-JPV
 Airbus A320 -214 4815   VT- AirAsia India air-test at SJO 07jun17, CC-reg prior delivery ex CC-BAP
 Airbus A320 -231 6693   B-MCG Air Macau delivery 19 jun17 CRK-MFM ex 2-ISBB
 Airbus A320 -214 7630   B-8987 Chongqing Airlines delivery 19jun17 TSN-CAN ex B-000U
 Airbus A320 -214 7653   VP-BFH Aeroflot delivery 24jun17 TLS-SVO ex F-WWBN
 Airbus A320 -214 7701   JA819P Peach Air delivery 22-23jun17 TLS-DWC-UTP-KIX  ex F-WWDG
 Airbus A320 -214 7718   HZ-AS58 Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery 20jun17 TLS-JED ex F-WWTQ
 Airbus A320 -214 7730   G-EZRH easyJet delivery 20jun17 XFW-LTN ex D-AXAQ
 Airbus A320 -214 7762    G-EZRJ easyJet delivery 22jun17 XFW-LTN ex D-AXAR
 Airbus A321 -231 835   TC-OBJ Onur Air in svc 23jun17 IST-ADB-IST after storage since 15jan17  ex N835AG
 Airbus A321 -253N 7694   TF-SKY Wow Air delivery 21jun17 XFW-LBG-TLS