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Thursday, 26 January 2017

AIrbus Updates No.1584

News: Singapore Airlines A350s at Manchester

Published 17 January 2017, 14:44

Manchester Airport Press Release
Today [Tuesday 17th January, 2017] saw the inaugural transatlantic flight of Singapore Airline’s first UK Airbus 350-900 aircraft. The aircraft will fly on Singapore Airline’s Manchester routes, serving both Singapore and Houston and will be the first commercial A350 flight from Manchester Airport. It makes Manchester the only non-London airport in the UK to have an A350 in operation.

This landmark flight demonstrates the investment and confidence that Singapore Airlines has placed in the North West economy, following the launch announcement of transatlantic flights from Manchester to Houston and non-stop flights from Manchester to Singapore, late last year.

The A350 aircraft, which is the world’s most modern and efficient, takes aviation to new heights for passenger experience, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This is also a regional, North West success story, with the Singapore Airlines A350 wings being assembled at Airbus’ £400 million factory in Broughton, Chester. The factory, which covers a total area of 46,000 square metres, employs more than 6,000 people mostly in manufacturing and the remainder in engineering and support functions.

The production of Singapore Airlines A350s has also had a positive effect on the wider UK economy as it plays a major part in the production of each A350 aircraft. The programme supports more than 6,000 high skill, high value jobs in the UK - 1,000 of which working directly with Airbus and a further 5,000 in the production supply chain.

The A350 forms a key part of Singapore Airline’s new fleet, enabling the Airline to offer customers an enhanced on-board experience, to introduce new destinations and expand its current connectivity. It also welcomes the Airline’s new Premium Economy Class cabin, offering a wider seat with more legroom, 13-inch touch screen monitors and the latest Business Class design to those flying from Manchester.

Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines, General Manager of UK & Ireland said: “We are excited to announce our inaugural A350 flight from the UK and delighted to see this happening from Manchester Airport. The launch follows our recent announcement of new non-stop routes from Manchester to Houston and Singapore, and shows our commitment to the economy and people of the North West. It is great to see that by working alongside Airbus our A350s have helped support jobs in the North West and wider UK economy and also allowed this region to showcase itself as a hotbed of technological talent.”

Paul McKinlay, Senior Vice President, Airbus Broughton Plant said: “The A350’s wings, landing gear and engines are all made in the UK so it’s a great British engineering success story. Since its launch it’s really setting the standard for efficiency and passenger comfort too which is a real positive for our customers and their travellers. The debut of the A350 on its first scheduled service from Manchester is excellent news and I wish Singapore Airlines every success in their services to Singapore and Houston

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, added: “The introduction of Singapore Airlines’ A350 is a historic moment for Manchester Airport, as we welcome this aircraft for the first time on a scheduled service here.

“The new direct services to Houston and Singapore are perfect examples of how Manchester Airport is connecting to global markets to the east and the west. The commencement of this new modern aircraft not only gives our passengers the latest technology but also an additional class when flying with Singapore Airlines. We know the A350 will prove popular with not only our 25m annual passengers, but also our aviation enthusiasts on site.”

Airbus Updates No.1583


With credit to Bob Smith 

Herewith a report from a bitterly cold but thankfully dry Airbus Germany. Travel with Eurowings out on Sunday morning ex BHX (D-ACNQ) and return to MAN (D-AEWO) on Monday night, both excellent and on-time, although lightly filled, flights.
Usual notes apply:
dc    delivery centre (incl hangar area)
odc    old delivery centre
h(*)    hall (number)
r        ramp
fcs    full colour scheme
to        tail only painted, fuselage in primer
prm    primer only
6642    320N    D-AVVB                       Airbus Industrie    house colours    h242/4    (for Pegasus when Airbus have finished with it)
6772    320N    D-AXAN    (VT-***)I    IndiGo    fcs    dc 
7269    320N    F-WWIB    (B-8670)    China Southern    fcs    h7
7330    320N    D-AXAJ    (VT-WGE)    Go Air    fcs    dc
7445    321       D-AVXT    (B-8955)    Juneyao    fcs    dc  
7459    320N    F-WWIA    (VT-EXF)    Air India    fcs    h7
7483    320N    D-AVVO    (JA212A)    All Nippon    fcs    h242/4
7492    321       D-AVZI    (B-8956)    Juneyao    fcs    r
7493    321       D-AVZK    (JA114A)    All Nippon    fcs    dc
7495    320N    D-AVVS    (B-8953)    Tianjin    fcs    r
7499    320N    D-AVVT    (OY-DOY)    Scandinavian    fcs    odc
7502    320       F-WWBY    (EC-***)    Vueling    fcs    h7
7503    320       D-AVVU    9N-ALV    Himalaya     fcs    dc
7505    320N    D-AVVV    (PK-GTC)    Citilink    fcs    r
7509    321       D-AVZQ    (N998AN)    American    fcs    r
7511    321                            B-8799    Air China    fcs    dc
7513    320                           D-AEWU    Eurowings    fcs    dc
7516    321        D-AZAO    (TC-JTP)    Turkish    fcs    dc
7518    321        D-AZAV    (TC-JTR)    Turkish    fcs    dc
7520    321       D-AZAS    (N975JT)    JetBlue    fcs    dc
7522    321       D-AZAU    (N672NK)    Spirit    fcs    dc
7524    321       D-AYAC    (N716FR)    Frontier    fcs    dc
7525    321       D-AYAD    (N929AA)    American    fcs    r
7528    321       D-AYAE    (HA-LXM)    Wizz Air   fcs    r
7529    321       D-AYAF    (N976JT)    JetBlue    fcs    h7
7530    321N     D-AVZT    (B-****)    China Southern    h242/4    first 321N to be delivered? (Feb17)
7532    321        D-AVZU    (HA-LXN)    Wizz Air    to    h9
7534    320                         D-AEWT    Eurowings    fcs    dc
7536    321        D-AVZV    (N717FR)    Frontier    fcs    h14
7538    320N    D-AVVY    (N308FR)    Frontier    prm with grey painted tail and Flamingo sharklets    h14
7539    321       D-AVZW    (N930AU)    American    fcs    odc
7545    320      D-AVVZ    (D-AEWV)    Eurowings    fcs    h14s
7551    321       D-AVXP    (B-8976)    China Eastern    to (Skyteam)    h9
7552    321      D-AVXV    (OH-LZM)    Finnair    to    h14
7554    320N   D-AUBB    (JA213A)    All Nippon    to    h14
7557    321      D-AZAW    (B-****)    Air China    fcs    h14s
7558    321      D-AZAX    (B-****)    China Southern    to    h14
7560    320N    (D-AV**)    (TF-***)    Wow Air    prm    mated fuselage    h14    first NEO for Wizz 
7562    321    D-AYAG    (HA-LXO)    Wizz Air    to    h9
7564    321    (D-A***)    (N*****)    American    prm    mated fuselage and wings    h14
7567    321N    (D-A***)    (P4-***)    Air Astana    to    mated fuselage and wings, tail unattached    first NEO for Astana
7570    321    (D-A***)    (******)    customer unknown    prm    mated fuselage and wings    h9
7572    320    D-AUBE    (G-EZPX)    EasyJet    to    h14
7573    32*    (D-****)    (******)    customer unknown    prm    mated fuselage    h14
7575    32*    (D-****)    (******)    customer unknown    mated fuselage    prm    h9
7580    320    D-AUBH    (G-EZPY)    EasyJet    to    h14
7583    32*    (D-****)    (******)    customer unknown    prm    unmated fuselage and wings    h14
7593    320    (D-****)    (VP-BFE)    Aeroflot    prm    unmated front and rear fuselage    h9
0197    388    F-WWAS    (A7-APH)    Qatar    to    h242/4
0228    388    F-WWSC    (A6-EUP)    Emirates    fcs    380r
0229    388    F-WWSF    (A6-EUQ)    Emirates    fcs    h242/4
0232    388    F-WWAE    (A6-EUR)    Emirates    fcs    h242/4
0237    388    F-WWAR    (A6-APJ)    Etihad    to    h242/4
Bob Smith 
Nr Lichfield

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Airbus Updates No.1582

 Airbus A321 -231 7322   B-8459 Juneyao Airlines delivery 19-20jan17 XFW-TSE-PVG  ex D-AVYR
 Airbus A321 -211 7327   N316DN Delta Air Lines delivery 20jan17 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMR
 Airbus A321 -231 7488   HA-LXL Wizz Air delivery 19jan17 XFW-BUD ex D-AVZH
 Airbus A321 -211 7498   B-8961 Sichuan Airlines delivery 19-20jan17 XFW-TSE-TSN ex D-AVZM
 Airbus A330 -243 452   OE-IFL Ames Camo ferried 20-21jan17 DXB-MAD-LETL, all white ex A6-EAK

Airbus Updates No.1581

Airbus A319 -111 1841   VP-BNN Rossiya Airlines ferried 19jan17 DUB-WOE after paint into new cs ex N914FR
 Airbus A319 -132 2718   N1235V Veca Airlines last svc 16jan17 SAL-SJO-SAL prior return to lessor  ex 5B-DCF
 Airbus A319 -112 3604   HB-IOX Belair Airlines ferried 21jan17 ZRH-AUH prior delivery to? ex D-ABGM
 Airbus A319 -112 3865   D-ABGS Air Berlin ferried 21jan17 FCO-DUS after paint into Eurowings cs  ex SP-IBA
 Airbus A320 -214 2902   D-ABHH Air Berlin first in svc 20jan17 DUS-SZG-DUS, still with Niki titles  ex OE-LEU
 Airbus A320 -214 4606   OE-LED flyNiki ferried 21jan17 VIE-SNN for paint into Eurowings cs prior transfer to Air Berlin  ex D-ABFP
 Airbus A320 -214 6993   B-8442 Qingdao Airlines delivery 18jan17 TSN-TAO ex B-000T
 Airbus A320 -214 6995   B-8430 Qingdao Airlines delivery 19-20jan17 TLS-TSE-TSN ex F-WHUE
 Airbus A320 -214 7224   XU-998 JC International Airlines ferried 20jan17 MAN-SXF, D-reg after paint prior delivery  ex D-ABNZ
 Airbus A320 -214 7385   B-8817 Spring Airlines delivery 20jan17 TSN-PVG ex B-000L
 Airbus A320 -251N 7409   PR-YRF Azul Linhas Aéreas  delivery 19jan17 TLS-SID-CNF ex F-WWBN
 Airbus A320 -214 7474   XU- JC International Airlines  ferried 22jan17 MAN-SXF, D-reg after paint prior delivery ex D-ABHE
 Airbus A320 -214 75513   D-AEWU Eurowings for delivery 23jan17 XFW-DUS ex D-AVVW
 Airbus A321 -131 518   D-AIRM Lufthansa ferried 20jan17 SNN-FRA after interim storage  ex D-AVZT
 Airbus A321 -211 677   9Q-DSB CAA - Compagnie Africaine d´Aviation ferried 16/18jan17 FIH-COO-MPL  ex 2-RLAF
 Airbus A321 -211 6432   D-ABCM Air Berlin last svc 17jan17 MUC-TXL-MUC prior transfer to flyNiki as OE-LCM  ex D-AZAU
 Airbus A321 -211 6501   D-ABCO Air Berlin Air Düsseldorf titl removed 21/22jan17 at DUS prior transfer to flyNiki as OE-LCO  ex D-AVZV
 Airbus A321 -211 6726   VP-BEE Aeroflot delivery 19jan17 MPL-SVO ex EI-LED
 Airbus A321 -231 7229   B-8457 Juneyao Airlines delivery 18-19jan17 XFW-TSE-PVG-SHA  ex D-AZAT
 Airbus A321 -231 7303   B-8458 Juneyao Airlines delivery 20-21jan17 XFW-TSE-PVG  ex D-AVYH
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Airbus Update No.1580

Iran Air today (17JAN17) inaugurated its first Airbus A321 commercial service, operating as Tehran Mehrabad – Mashad route as IR3300/3301. The airline in the last 2-3 hours also updated planned operation for the 190-seater A321 (J11Y179) aircraft, currently scheduled from 21JAN17 to 24JAN17.

21JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – KermanshahIR283/282
21JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Abadan IR265/264
21JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Bandar AbbasIR458/459
22JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Zahedan IR374/375
22JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Mashad IR466/465
22JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Bushehr IR319/318
23JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Ahwaz IR411/410
23JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Tabriz IR443/442
24JAN17 Tehran Mehrabad – Mashad IR464/467

Planned Airbus A321 aircraft operation remains subject to change, last-minute changes also possible. The A321 operational schedule is expected to be updated on daily basis. Flights from 18JAN17 to 20JAN17 remains pending.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Airbus Updates No.1579

 CAA - Compagnie Africaine d´Aviation  delivery 15jan17 MPL-MIR-FIH, full cs , F-reg  ex F-WTDV
 Airbus A321 -231 1260   D-AISF Lufthansa ferried 14jan17 SNN-FRA after interim storage  ex D-AVZI
 Airbus A321 -211 7418   EP-IFA Iran Air delivery 11/12jan17 XFW-TLS-THR  ex D-AVXF
 Airbus A330 -223 343   F-WTAX Azur Aviation air-test at LDE 12jan17 prior paint and delivery to Air Caraïbes  ex TF-EAA
 Airbus A330 -343 1483   EI-FNY Intrepid Avn Partners ferried 11-12jan17 MZJ-BGR-ZRH, for Turkish Airlines  ex N113NT
 Airbus A330 -243 1540   EP- Iran Air ferried 12jan17 LETL-CHR, F-reg for paint  ex F-WXAJ
 Airbus A330 -243 1555   G-VYGL Air Tanker ferried 03/13jan17 BZZ-CBG-BZZ, paint into all white  ex ZZ341
 Airbus A330 -243 261   EC-MNY Wamos Air in full cs 13jan17at ZRH, G-reg prior delivery ex G-GGEN
 Airbus A340 -313 166   A6-ERN Emirates ferried 10jan17 DXB-LETL on return to lessor ex D-ASIC
 Airbus A350 -1041 71   F-WWXL Airbus

Airbus Updates No.1578

Remarksex Registration
 Airbus A319 -112 1872   HZ- flyNas air-test 07jan17 at SJO in full cs, HC-reg prior delivery  ex HC-CKM
 Airbus A319 -132 2383 N1821V Veca Airlines ferried 12jan17 SAL-TUS-GYR on return to lessor  ex 5B-DCN
 Airbus A319 -132 2404   AP-BNI Shaheen Air International  delivery 13jan17 IST-KHI ex TC-JUA
 Airbus A319 -112 3202    D-ASTX Air Berlin ferried 16jan17 SNN-DUS after paint into Eurowings cs  ex HB-IOY
 Airbus A319 -112 3661   D-ABGN Air Berlin ferried 13jan17 VIE-DUS, OE-reg on transfer  ex OE-LNA
 Airbus A319 -112 3700   D-ABGQ Air Berlin ferried 16jan17 HAM-SNN for paint into Eurowings cs  ex EC-LRZ
 Airbus A320 -231 259   LZ- Bulgarian Air Charter delivery 13-14jan17 MEX-HOU-YUL-KEF-SOF, XB-reg  ex XB-OQQ
 Airbus A320 -214 888   ES-SAK smartLynx Estonia  ferried 14-15jan17 RIX-MCT-HAN on wet-lease to VietJetAir  ex EI-EZA
 Airbus A320 -232 1896   ES-SAM smartLynx Estonia  ferried 15-16jan17 RIX-MCT-HAN on wet-lease to VietJetAir  ex EI-EZT
 Airbus A320 -232 1979   EC-LQJ Vueling ferried 09jan17 BCN-MAD prior return to lessor ex EI-EUK
 Airbus A320 -232 2322   B-LCB Hong Kong Express ferried 13jan17 SIN-HKG after paint into special "Sanuki Udon" cs ex EI-FFO
 Airbus A320 -214 2591   D-ABNU Air Berlin ferried 10jan17 after paint into Eurowings s ex B-6260
 Airbus A320 -214 2749   D-ABHF Air Berlin first in svc 16jan17 DUS-MUC, still in old flyNiki cs  ex OE-LEE
 Airbus A320 -214 2867   D-ABHG Air Berlin first in svc 10jan17 DUS-CPH-DUS after transfer ex OE-LEX
 Airbus A320 -214 4207   TC-FBH FreeBird Airlines  ferried 13-14jan17 AYT-DEL-SGN on wet-lease to VietJetAir  ex F-WWBP
 Airbus A320 -214 5096   TC-FBO FreeBird Airlines  ferried 13-14jan17 AYT-DEL-SGN on wet-lease to VietJetAir  ex F-WWIO
 Airbus A320 -214 7224   XU-998 JC International Airlines ferried 16jan17 MAN-SXF, D-reg after paint prior delivery  ex D-ABNZ
 Airbus A320 -214 7374   B-8973 China Eastern delivery 13jan17 TSN-PVG ex B-000J
 Airbus A320 -214 7474   D-ABHE Air Berlin ferried 16jan17 SXF-MAN, for paint, for JC International Airlines  ex D-AVVL
 Airbus A321 -111 517   SX-ABC Olympus Airways  ferried 05-06/14jan17 CRA-BBU-KEF-BGR-GYR for part-out

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Airbus Updates No.1577


A350 XWB
Orders as of 31 December 201617,082


Airbus wrapped up 2016 by logging net orders for 321 jetliners in December and making 111 deliveries to international customers during the month – bringing the year’s totals to an overall net order intake of 731 aircraft and a record 688 deliveries.
The net orders registered during 2016 represented a book-to-bill ratio of more than 1 – an achievement that further strengthened the company’s solid backlog, which stood at 6,874 aircraft to be delivered as of 31 December.
Orders logged in December raised total bookings for Airbus’ A320neo (New Engine Option) single-aisle jetliner above the 5,000-order mark, received from more than 90 customers worldwide.
Taking December’s new business into account, Airbus surpassed the 17,000 milestone for all jetliner orders since its creation (reaching 17,082 at year-end) of which 13,066 are for the best-selling A320 Family.
In exeeding the 100-delivery mark during the month of December 2016, Airbus provided customers with aircraft from across its in-production product lines, involving 25 A320neo jetliners, 21 A320s and 20 A321s in the Current Engine Option versions, 15 A350-900s, nine A330-300s, four A330-200s and seven A380s. 


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 orders81613066288131917082
Total deliveries8167421176420710208
Aircraft in operation336710116492079293
Summary to 31 December 2016

Friday, 6 January 2017

Airbus Updates No.1576

ANA takes delivery of its first A320neo 

First A320neo operator in Japan

Tokyo-based airline ANA has taken delivery of its first A320neo becoming the first A320neo operator in Japan. 
ANA’s A320neo is configured for 146 passengers in a two-class cabin layout with 8 business class seats and 138 economy class seats. It is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines. ANA plans to start scheduled commercial services from Japan to Asian cities including China in January next year.
ANA HOLDINGS, the parent company of ANA, placed orders for a total of 37 A320 Family aircraft including seven A320neos, 26 A321neos and four A321ceos in 2014 and 2015. The company also ordered three A380s this year.
The A320neo Family incorporates the latest engines and aerodynamic enhancements, delivering more than 15 percent fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020. With over 4,800 orders received from 89 customers, the A320neo Family has captured over 60 percent market share in its category.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with over 12,800 orders since launch and more than 7,300 aircraft delivered to some 400 customers and 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.