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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Airbus Updates No.1641

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Airbus Updates No.1640


 Breaking News

Airbus Delivers 100th A350 To China Airlines

Airbus Delivers 100th A350 To China Airlines
July 26
MIAMI — Airbus has delivered the 100th Airbus A350 to China Airlines. The delivery comes 30 months after Airbus delivered their first A350 in December of 2014 to Qatar Airways.
“The 100th A350 XWB milestone comes as we reach our fastest widebody production ramp-up, on track to meet the target of 10 A350 deliveries per month by the end of 2018,” said Fabrice Bregier, Airbus COO and President Commercial Aircraft. “We are especially proud to deliver today’s aircraft to our long-standing customer China Airlines. The A350 is setting new standards for long haul air travel in terms of efficiency and comfort, thus being the perfect aircraft for China Airlines to expand its long-haul network.”
Web“China Airlines is happy to be receiving the 100th A350 XWB,” said Nuan-shuan Ho, Chairman of China Airlines. “This remarkable new aircraft has not only met, but exceeded our expectations at every level. This includes operational efficiency, the step-change reduction in fuel consumption and the in-flight comfort standards it offers our passengers. Worldwide demand for air travel will continue to grow strongly, especially on long haul routes linking Asia with Europe and North America. The A350 XWB is one of the key assets in our fleet and will be the basis for the development of our long haul route network.”
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To date, China Airlines has taken delivery of seven A350s. The China Airlines A350 seats 306 passengers in a three class configuration consisting of 32 business class seats, 31 premium economy seats, and 207 economy seats.
Over three years, Airbus has delivered A350s to 14 different airlines. Airbus reports a solid 99% reliability rate for the young aircraft. “This is a remarkable statistic at this early stage of the programme,” Fabrice Bregier adds.
During the ceremony, Airbus also announced that the A350-1000 program will receive its certification by the end of 2017. The A350-100, which completed its first flight in November of 2016, will enter service with Qatar Airways in 2018.

Airbus Updates No.1639


 Breaking News

LEVEL Orders Three Additional A330s

LEVEL Orders Three Additional A330s
July 24
MIAMI — LEVEL, the new airline owned by the International Airlines Group (IAG), has converted three options for the A330-200 into a firm order. The airline, based out of Barcelona, began operations in June to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.
LEVEL currently has a fleet of two A330-200s in a two-class configuration. Each A330 seats 314 with 21 premium economy seats and 293 economy seats. All LEVEL flights are operated by Iberia crews.
“Level has already been incredibly successful and these aircraft will enable it to expand. Long-haul flights are now available to many people for the first time and we’re extremely pleased with the customer response in all of Level’s markets. It will continue to stimulate demand by providing people with more choice.”
LEVEL offers six fare options, which vary upon the preferences of travelers. These fares range from a basic LEVEL fare to a full-flexible Premium Economy fare. As with most low-cost carriers, extra baggage, extra legroom, hot meals, wi-fi, and comfort packs, will be available for a price.
As part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), LEVEL is under the same ownership group as British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus. LEVEL is a codeshare partner with Vueling and American Airlines. With this partnership, customers can connect to over 50 European cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin plus numerous Spanish domestic destinations.

Airbus Updates No.1638

Airbus A330 -243 1508 PR-OCK Avianca Brasil delivery 17/24jul17 VCV-MDE-POA ex N508AV
 Airbus A340 -541 761 A6-EHC Etihad Airways ferried 22jul17 AUH-LETL for onward storage ex F-WWTV
 Airbus A350 -941 5 F-HREU French Blue ferried 20jul17 BOD-MAN, for paint ex F-WWYB
 Airbus A350 -941 121 B-18908 China Airlines delivery 25jul17 TLS-TPE ex F-WZGS
 Airbus A350 -941 122 9V-SMP Singapore Airlines delivery 21jul17 TLS¬SIN ex F-WZFC

Airbus Updates No.1637

Airbus A319 -132 2467 HS-PPR Bangkok Airways delivery 26jul17 GIG-NAT-ACE ex PT-TMF
 Airbus A319 -112 3139 LZ-AOA Bulgarian Eagle in full Germania cs at SOF 19jul17 prior introduction to svc ex D-ABGE
 Airbus A320 -214 1889 D-ABNN Air Berlin ferried 21jul17 DUS-OSR for paint into Eurowings cs ex OY-VKM
 Airbus A320 -232 2479 SX-SOF orange2fly delivery 24jul17 WOE-ATH ex EC-LRA
 Airbus A320 -232 2737 PR-MBB Latam Brasil ferried 24/26-27jul17 QSC-CNF-SID-LETL, all white on return to lessor ex F-WWBH
 Airbus A320 -232 3308 VT-IHG IndiGo Airlines air-test at IST 24jul17, TC-reg prior delivery ex TC-JBI
 Airbus A320 -214 4974 D-ASEF Sundair delivery 21jul17 AUH-SXF, PR-reg ex PR-MYO
 Airbus A320 -232 5915 9V-TRN Scoot at KUL 23jul17 in full cs after paint prior Tigerair / Scoot merger, to be re-regd ex D-AUBB
 Airbus A320 -271N 6833 N901NK Spirit Airlines back in svc 23jul17 DFW-PIT-MYR-PIT after interim storage ex D-AXAT
 Airbus A320 -271N 7629 VQ-BCF S7 Airlines delivery 21jul17 TLS-DME ex F-WWBG
 Airbus A320 -214 7696 B-8685 Sichuan Airlines delivery 25jul17 TSN-CTU ex B-000J
 Airbus A320 -251N 7755 SE-ROD SAS for delivery late-jul17 XFW-ARN ex D-AXAK
 Airbus A320 -214 7766 N249NV Allegiant Air for delivery 27jul17 TLS-BGR-SFB ex F-WWIQ
 Airbus A320 -214 7772 G-EZRK easyJet delivery 26jul17 XFW-LGW ex D-AVVP
 Airbus A320 -214 7781 N248NV Allegiant Air delivery 26jul17 TLS-YQX-SFB ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -214 7785 G-EZRM easyJet delivery 25jul17 XFW-LTN ex D-AVVA
 Airbus A321 -211 7672 N323DN Delta Air Lines delivery 21jul17 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMH
 Airbus A321 -251N 7697 4R-AND Sri Lankan delivery 26-27jul17 XFW-DXB-CMB ex D-AZAB
 Airbus A321 -231 7754 HL7210 Air Busan ferried 20jul17 SNN-TLS, F-reg after paint prior delivery ex F-WHUE
 Airbus A330 -243 1008 CS-TFZ HiFly posn 23jul17 BRU-BDJ on Hajj-lease to Garuda Indonesia ex F-WWYD

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


A350 XWB
Orders as of 30 June 201717,285


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.


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
Aircraft in operation337732917052139584
Summary to 30 June 2017