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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Airbus Updates No.2120

China's CAS inks General Terms Agreement for 300 Airbus jets

Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) have signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) for the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.
The GTA, which comprises 290 A320 Family and ten A350 Family jets, was signed in Paris, France by Guillaume Faury, President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft and future Airbus CEO, and Jia Baojun, Chairman of CAS, in the presence of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron.
CAS is a state-owned enterprise managed by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
Chinese carriers are required to seek approval from Beijing for all and any international aircraft orders which, if approved, are then bought in bulk through CAS.

Airbus Updates No.2119

Malta's Comlux Aviation adds first ACJ320neo

Comlux Aviation Malta (MLM, Malta Int'l) has taken delivery of its first of three A320-200neo(CJ)s on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac). Following its handing over on March 22, 9H-NEW (msn 8638) was ferried from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Indianapolis Int'l where it will undergo cabin refitment.
“The new ACJ320neo gives us the means to deliver nonstop flights to even more of the world," Comlux Executive Chairman and CEO Richard Gaona said in a statement. "CFM International International has supported Comlux over the years, and we have chosen its new, fuel-efficient and highly reliable LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft. Comlux Completion will install a unique VIP cabin interior, using the most advanced technologies to offer the best comfort and luxury to our customer."
The Maltese VIP charter specialist also operates a single VIP-configured A330-200, one A319-100(CJ), and one A318-100(CJ) operated for Universal Entertainment.

Airbus Updates No.2118

Airbus A320  -251N  8788    PR-YRZ  Azul Linhas Aereas  delivery 22-23mar19 XFW-SID-CNF  ex D-AVVY
 Airbus A320  -251N  8801    B-306Q  Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines  delivery 25-26mar19 TLS-ALA-TSN  ex F-WWBT
 Airbus A320  -251N  8828    B-307P  Lucky Air  delivery 27mar19 TLS-TSE  ex F-WWBF
 Airbus A321  -211  808    OE-IIT  Sasof II Aviation  ferried 23nar19 PAD-CMN  ex D-ASPD
 Airbus A321  -231  1366    XU-722  Sky Angkor Airlines  ferried 26mar19 REP-MCT prior lease to?  ex LY-VEH
 Airbus A321  -211  1881    G-TCDY  Thomas Cook Airlines  re-regd 22mar19 after winter-lease to Air Transat  ex C-GTXY
 Airbus A321  -211  3191    YL-LCX  smartLynx Airlines  regd 26mar19 prior delivrry ex SHJ  ex SP-HAZ
 Airbus A321  -251NX  8469    G-NEOP  British Airways  delivery 27mar19 XFW-LHR  ex D-AVZB
 Airbus A321  -271NX  8732    TC-LSE  Turkish Airlines  delivery 26mar19 XFW-IST  ex D-AYAU
 Airbus A321  -271N  8751    B-306L  China Southern  delivery 26-27mar19 XFW-TSE-CAN  ex D-AZAF
 Airbus A321  -231  8791    G-WUKL  Wizz Air UK  delivery 25mar19 XFW-BUD  ex D-AVZJ
 Airbus A321  -211  8810    N374DX  Delta Air Lines  delivery 22mar19 BFM-MCI  ex F-WZMJ
 Airbus A330  -243  818    EC-NBN  Wamos Air  delivery 23mar19 CAN-MAD  ex OE-IBP
 Airbus A330  -343  1382    EC-NBP  Evelop Airlines  air-test at SIN 23mar19 in full cs, 9V-reg prior delivery  ex 9V-STT
 Airbus A330  -243  1498    G-VYGK  AirTanker  ferried 24mar19 MAN-BZZ after wet-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines / prior summer-ops for Condor  ex EC-330
 Airbus Canada  CS300  55050    YL-AAO  airBaltic  delivery 27mar19 YMX-RIX  ex C-FOUQ

Airbus Updates No.2117

 Airbus A319 -112 1252   9A-CTL Croatia Airlines ferried 24mar19 ZAG-OSR for paint into new cs ex D-AVYS
 Airbus A319 -112 2913   JY-AYY Royal Jordanian delivery 26mar19 WOE-AMM ex EI-EZD
 Airbus A319 -132 3142   ZA-BEL Air Albania delivery 22mar19 IST-TIA  ex TC-JLR
 Airbus A319 -111 4785   OE- easyJet Europe ferried 24mar19 GVA-STN, HB-reg prior transfer  ex HB-JYC
 Airbus A320 -212 809   D-AICC Condor ferried 26mar19 MUC-EMA for paint into new cs ex F-WWIE
 Airbus A320 -214 879   LZ-MDO Fly2Sky ferried 24mar19 CPH-SOF after Alpeflyet ops ex SX-BDS
 Airbus A320 -214 888   ES-SAK smartlynx Estonia  posn 21mar19 TLL-CRL on summer-lease to TUI Airlines Belgium  ex EI-EZA
 Airbus A320 -232 928   LY-COB GetJet delivery 27mar19 LDE-VKO ex OE-IBH
 Airbus A320 -212 957   D-AICG Condor ferried 26mar19 EMA-MUC after paint into new cs  ex F-WWBE
 Airbus A320 -214 973   9H-SLA smartLynx Malta  delivery 25-27mar19 CGK-CCU-BAH-MLA-RIX  ex XY-AGO
 Airbus A320 -212 1416   EC-NAC Thomas Cook Baleares ferried 27mar19 ZAG-MAN, D-reg prior transfer ex D-AICK
 Airbus A320 -232 1957   VT-IKC IndiGo Airlines delivery 26mar10 LCA-DEL, EI-reg  ex EI-GHE
 Airbus A320 -214 2123   ES-SAV smartLynx Estonia regd 21mar19, delivery 26-27mar19 MEX-YMX-KEF-RIX  ex HK-5202
 Airbus A320 -214 2920   N283NV Allegiant Air ferried 26mar19 LFBF-LDE-SNN, F-reg for paint prior delivery ex F-WTBG
 Airbus A320 -232 3071    VT-IHZ IndiGo Airlines delivery 22mar19 XSP-DEL ex V8-RBV
 Airbus A320 -214 4357   N265AV Allegiant Air ferried 22mar19 SAW-BUD, HZ-reg prior delivery  ex HZ-AS18
 Airbus A320 -232 4493   EI-LIN Ernest Airways delivery 24-25mar19 KUL-BOM-AUH-MXP ex 9V-TAS
 Airbus A320 -214 8165   HB-JXP easyJet Switzerland feried 24mar19 LGW-GVA, to be re-regd 25mar19 on transfer  ex G-EZRU
 Airbus A320 -214 8390   HB-JXO easyJet Switzerland ferried 19mar19 LGW-GVA on transfer, re-regd 20mar19  ex G-EZGZ
 Airbus A320 -271N 8744   B-307D Sichuan Airlines delivery 27mar19 XFW-TSE ex D-AZAB

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Airbus Update No.2116

Malta's Maleth-Aero inducts maiden widebody, an A340-600

Maleth-Aero (DB, Malta Int'l) is set to begin widebody operations following the formal addition of its first A340-600, 9H-PGS (msn 1030), onto its operations specifications. The jet features eight First, 32 Business and 276 Economy seats and is being proffered for worldwide charter and ACMI work.
According to an airline statement, the 10-year-old ex-Etihad Airways jet will be followed by a second of the type, 9H-PSI (msn 1040), next month.
Specializing in ACMI/charter services, Maleth-Aero also operates two B737-300(QC)s, one B737-300(F), two B737-300s, one B737-500, five E145s and various business jets.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Airbus Updates No.2115

Japan's ANA All Nippon adds maiden A380

ANA - All Nippon Airways (NH, Tokyo Haneda) has taken delivery of its first of three A380-800s on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac).
JA381A (msn 262) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac to Tokyo Narita on Wednesday, March 20, ahead of its deployment into service on July 1 on ANA's Tokyo Narita-Honolulu route.
ANA's second A380 will deliver during the second quarter of the year. All three were originally destined for Skymark Airlines (BC, Tokyo Haneda) but assumed by ANA Holdings during Skymark's bankruptcy proceedings in 2015.
The aircraft feature 520 seats in total including eight in First Class, 56 in Business Class, 73 in Premium Economy, and 383 in Economy Class of which 70 are ANA COUCHii-branded convertible sofas.

Airbus Updates No.2114

Philippine Airlines looking at exercising its A350 options

Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) is considering exercising its A350 order options as it prepares to retire select aircraft in its fleet of ten B777-300(ER)s.
The Filipino carrier's February 2016 order with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) entailed six firm A350-900s with options for six more. Thus far, it has taken delivery of five aircraft with a sixth, RP-C3508 (msn 303), set to head to Southeast Asia shortly.
“We are studying it, as we are constantly looking at new aircraft. We want to see our fleet grow up to a maximum of 99 aircraft by 2021 with the delivery of new A321 neo,” Vice President (Sales), Ryan T. Uy, told the Business Mirror newspaper.
According to the ch-aviation fleets module, two of PAL's ten B777s - RP-C7777 (msn 37709) and RP-C7776 (msn 37712) - are approaching 10 years of age with the other eight currently under 7 years of age.
PAL president, Jaime Bautista, said last year that the carrier was also considering upgauging its options to the A350-1000.
PAL currently uses its A350-900s to serve Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Singapore Changi in Asia as well as London Heathrow, New York JFK, and Toronto Pearson. The B777s are used to serve Vancouver Int'l, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles Int'l as well as Bangkok and Singapore.
“We are seriously looking at Seattle Tacoma Int'l for North America. Chicago O'Hare is also an option. For Europe, we are seriously looking at Paris CDG or Rome Fiumicino,” Uy added.
PAL is looking at developing its presence in North and Southeast Asia by developing existing routes while growing new ones. It is also looking at opening up service to Delhi Int'l and Mumbai Int'l in India as well as Hangzhou and Chengdu in China where it will boost service to Beijing Capital, Shanghai Pudong, Xiamen, and Quanzhou.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Airbus Updates No.2113

 Airbus A330  -243F  1406    A7-AFZ  Qatar Airways  ferried 20mar19 DOH-DUB, for paint, for Sichuan Airlines  ex F-WWTS
 Airbus A340  -311  115    TC-JDM  Turkish Airlines  ferried 12mar19 IST-JNB, for Global Aviation (+ 180 TC-JDN 15mar19)  ex F-WWJN
 Airbus A350  -941  214    A7-AMI  Qatar Airways  delivery 19mar19 TLS-DOH  ex F-WZNQ
 Airbus A350  -941  287    D-AIXM  Lufthansa  delivery 16mar19 TLS-MUC  ex F-WZHC
 Airbus A380  -841  262    JA381A  ANA All Nippon Airways  delivery 20mar19 TLS-NRT  ex F-WWSH

Airbus Updates No.2112

 Airbus A320 -214 2902   OE-LVR Anisec Luftfahrt delivery 04mar19 BCN-VIE, regd 15mar19 prior paint  ex EC-MYB
 Airbus A320 -232 3012   TC-FHM FreeBird Airlines delivery 14-15mar19 CGK-HAN-ALA-AYT ex VN-A559
 Airbus A320 -214 3644   XA- InterJet in full cs at OSR 18mar19, VP-reg after paint prior delivery  ex VP-BZS
 Airbus A320 -214 4539   CN-NMF Air Arabia Maroc ferried 12mar19 PMI-NDR after paint into new cs  ex A6-ANC
 Airbus A320 -214 5859   CC-BFT Latam Chile ferried 17mar19 HAM-SID-PUJ-MEX after cabin config  ex D-AVVB
 Airbus A320 -271N 8371   B-307V Qingdao Airlines in full cs at LFBF 17mar19 prior delivery ex EI-GIB
 Airbus A320 -271N 8728   D-AINU Lufthansa delivery 19mar19 XFW-SXF ex D-AXAC
 Airbus A320 -214 8778   B-307T China Express Airlines delivery 19mar19 TSN-CKG ex B-000T
 Airbus A320 -271N 8793   B-307M Shenzhen Airlines delivery 15mar19 TSN-SZX ex B-000F
 Airbus A320 -251N 8805   B-306R Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines  delivery 20mar19 TLS-TSE ex F-WWIU
 Airbus A320 -251N 8807   B-307H Zhejiang Loong Airlines delivery 20mar19 TSN-HGH ex B-000R
 Airbus A320 -214 8835   JA824P Peach Air delivery 18mar19 TLS-DXB, regd F-WXAP  ex F-WWDR
 Airbus A321 -231 864   OE-IBB AerCap ferried 20mar19 MPL-DGX by Azur Aviation, for part-out & scrap  ex SP-HAU
 Airbus A321 -211 1881    C-GTXY Air Transat ferried 15mar19 YUL-MAN after winter-lease ex G-TCDY
 Airbus A321 -211 5733   C-GHPJ Air Canada onward delivery 19mar19 YWG-YRQ, for paint ex TF-SON
 Airbus A321 -271NX 8257   TC-LSB Turkish Airlines delivery 12mar19 XFW-IST ex D-AVYH
 Airbus A321 -251NX 8421   G-UZMD easyJet delivery 20mar19 XFW-LTN ex D-AZAO
 Airbus A321 -272N 8699   VN-A621 Vietnam Airlines onward delivery 16mar19 LHE-HAN after engine change  ex D-AVYP
 Airbus A330 -243 818   EC-NBN Wamos Air OE-regd to GY Aviation Lease 154mar19 at CAN prior delivery  ex OE-IBP
 Airbus A330 -243 1016  G-TCXD Thomas Cook Airlines ferried 15mar19 BOG-MDE, N-reg prior delivery  x N969AV