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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Airbus Updates No.1749

Airbus A321 -211 6639  OE-IGE Avolon air-test at SNN 11jan18 prior delivery to Condor as D-ATCD ex HB-JOX
 Airbus A330 -243 314  C-GUBF Air Transat regd 09jan18, delivery 12jan18 MEX-YUL ex F-WTBA
 Airbus A330 -243 491  TC-OCM Onur Air ferried 11jan18 IST-CAI for paint ex OE-IEQ
 Airbus A340 -642 1030  A6-EHK Etihad Airways ferried 09jan18 AUH-LETL for storage ex F-WWCX

Airbus Updates No.1748

Airbus A320 -214 3121  D-ABDQ Air Berlin Eurowings Europa Park cs, ferried 12jan18 STR-DUS after interim storage ex F-WWBD
 Airbus A320 -214 3138  VT-IHH IndiGo Airlines delivery 11jan18 NAP-THR-DEL, I-reg ex I-WEBA
 Airbus A320 -214 4101  EC-MUM Vueling at OSR 09jan18 in full cs, EI-reg prior delivery ex EI-GCS
 Airbus A320 -214 4161  OE-LOC flyNiki ferried 12jan18 SZG-VIE after interim storage ex D-aBFC
 Airbus A320 -214 6831  OE-IZF easyJet Europe ferried 11jan18 CGN-WOE ex D-ABNO
 Airbus A320 -214 6856  OE-IZG easyJet Europe regd 09jan18, ferried 11jan18 WOE-MPL for paint ex D-ABNM
 Airbus A320 -214 6927  OE-IZL easyJet Europe regd 08jan18 prior delivery ex WOE ex D-ABNX
 Airbus A320 -214 6966  OE-IZN GECAS ferried 10jan18 DUS-WOE, for easyJet Europe ex D-ABNY
 Airbus A320 -251N 7949  HS-CBF Thai AirAsia delivery 09jan18 TSN-DMK ex B-000T
 Airbus A320 -232 7988  VN-A577 Jetstar Pacific delivery 09-10jan18 TLS-DWC-SGN ex F-WWIE
 Airbus A320 -214 8057  B-1025 Spring Airlines delivery 12-13jan18 XFW-SVX-CKG ex D-AXAX
 Airbus A321 -211 535  5Y-JZW Jubba Airways Kenya ferried 10-11jan18 CRA-KEF-BGR-GYR on return to lessor, for part-out & scrap ex SX-ABD
 Airbus A321 -211 666  SX-BHT Olympus Airways ferried 10-11jan18 CRA-KEF-BGR-GYR on return to lessor, for part-out & scrap ex EI-ESI
 Airbus A321 -211 808  D-ASPD Small Planet Airlines Germany for delivery 1q18 ex AYT ( + 823 D-ASPC ex TC-ATZ) ex TC-ATY
 Airbus A321 -231 2553  SX-DNF Aegean Airlines at WOE 10jan18 in full cs prior delivery (+ 2610 SX-DNG ex G-ZBAJ) ex G-ZBAI
 Airbus A321 -211 2912  SP-HAY Small Planet Polska ferried 11jan18 SHJ-KTW after mx ex VP-BQS
 Airbus A321 -211 4334  D-ATCA Condor parked at VIE, OE-reg for delivery 2q18 ex OE-LCC
 Airbus A321 -211 4728  VP-BIH Nordwind Airlines at WOE 10jan18 in full cs prior delivery ex OE-LCH
 Airbus A321 -211 6432  D-ATCB Condor at WOE 10jan18 in full cs prior delivery ex OE-LCM
 Airbus A321 -211 6501  D-ATCC Condor for delivery 2q18 ex WOE (+ 6979 D-ATCE ex OE-LNZ x SNN) ex OE-LCO

Airbus Updates No.1747

Airbus A319 -111 2053  EC-MTL Volotea Airlines G-reg canx 03jan18 prior delivery ex STN ex G-EZMH
 Airbus A319 -111 2300  N313NV Allegiant Air delivery 10jan18 STN-BGR-GSO ex G-EZEW
 Airbus A319 -112 2607  D-AKNT Eurowings ferried 03jan18 KUN-DUS after mx, still in germanwings cs** ex D-AVXQ
 Airbus A319 -112 3415  D-ABGJ Air Berin Eurowings cs, ferried 08jan18 BUD-TXL prior return to svc ex OE-LNE
 Airbus A319 -112 3447  D-ABGK Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 13jan18 BUD-TXL ex OE-LNB
 Airbus A319 -111 3683  OE-LQY easyJet Europe ferried 12jan18 MXP-LJU, G-reg prior transfer ex G-EZDR
 Airbus A319 -112 3689  D-ABGO CIT Aerospace Eurowings cs, ferried 06jan18 SNN-ERF ex OE-LND
 Airbus A319 -111 3720  OE-LKD easyJet Europe ferried 08/10jan18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 09jan18 ex G-EZDT
 Airbus A319 -111 3746  OE-LKF easyJet Europe ferried 10/12jan18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 11jan18 ex G-EZDW
 Airbus A319 -132 4695  TC-JLU Turkish Airlines first in svc 30dec17 IST-LJU-IST after paint into Star Alliance cs ex D-AVYQ
 Airbus A319 -132 4998  D-AGWS Eurowings ferried 10jan18 OSR-CGN afte paint ex D-AVYG
 Airbus A320 -214 545  HB-IJB Swiss International ferried 10jan18 ZRH-DGX for part-out & scrap ex TC-JLA
 Airbus A320 -214 1041  XU-802 Cambodia Angkor Air first in svc 06jan18 REP-SGN-REP, on winter-lease ex LY-SPG
 Airbus A320 -214 1852  D-ABNL Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 12jan18 CGN-HAM after interim storage ex F-WTDP
 Airbus A320 -214 2143  EC-JFG Iberia Express ferried 12jan18 MAD-NWI for paint into? ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -232 2804  VT-IHJ IndiGo Airlines delivery 28dec17 SAW-DEL, TC-reg, first in svc 12jan18 DEL-MAA-DEL ex TC-FHE
 Airbus A320 -232 2844  LZ-BHG BH Air posn 13jan17 SOF-KWI on wet-lease to Jazeera Airways ex VT-INA
 Airbus A320 -214 2867  D-ABHG Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 13jan18 HAM-BUD after interim storage ex OE-LEX
 Airbus A320 -216 3076  EI-DSD Alitalia ferried 11jan18 FCO-SNN, for Allegiant Air as N273NV ex F-WWIP
 Airbus A320 -214 3093  D-ABDP Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 12jan18 HAM-BUD after interim storage ex OE-LEN

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Airbus Updates No.1746

 First BelugaXL rolls out as work begins on second

Airbus has commenced work on a second BelugaXL transport following finalisation of structural assembly on the initial aircraft.
The airframer has rolled out the first example of the XL – which is based on the A330 – following installation of the main freight door.
Airbus says the second A330 airframe for Beluga modification has arrived in Toulouse for integration.
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It expects to cut two months from the assembly process by taking advantage of experience gained from the first aircraft.
Airbus has yet to attach the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to the initial airframe. The manufacturer says it expects to fly the twinjet by mid-2018.
"Transforming an existing product into a super transporter is not a simple task," says BelugaXL programme chief Bertrand George.
The aircraft's systems are to undergo a series of bench tests in Toulouse and Hamburg while simulated flight loading will be carried out on copies of specific joints at the interface of the upper and lower fuselage.
"Data from these tests will be used to clear the aircraft for flight and, later on, to attain type certification,” says George.
Airbus is to produce five BelugaXL transports, which are 6m longer than the A300-600STs which the new type will replace.
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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Airbus Updates No.1745

Airbus Releases First A321neo ACF

Airbus Releases First A321neo ACF
January 05
MIAMI — Today, Airbus achieved the assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg. The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines and will experience ground tests preceding to its scheduled first flight in the upcoming weeks.
Likewise, the first delivery of an A321neo ACF to a client is listed for mid-2018. 
According to the manufacturer, the A321neo ACF is the newest member of the A320 Family. Features a flexible cabin configuration, seating up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin arrangement.
In addition, incorporates the most modern engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations, as previously mentioned.
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The most visible adjustments, related to the prior A321 variant, are a new rear section and a remodeled passenger door configuration, where the door located forward of the wing is removed. Also, new overwing emergency exits in the center section will be introduced. 
The A321neo ACF will become standard for all A321neos approximately in 2020.
Moreover, the A321neo ACF is the base for a greater range variant known as the A321LR. The A321LR has an increased MTOW (Maximum Take Off Weight) to 97 tonnes, along with a third underfloor fuel tank which allows carriers to improve its range to 4,000nm for long-haul flights. 
The first delivery of an A321LR is expected for the 2018’s fourth quarter.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Airbus Updates No.1744

Kazakhstan's Air Astana adds maiden A321neo

Air Astana (KC, Astana) has taken delivery of its first A321neo from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac). P4-KDC (msn 7567) was positioned from Hamburg Finkenwerder to Astana on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

On lease from AerCap, the twinjet is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G motors and features 28 seats in business class and 151 in economy class.

The Kazakh carrier is expected to operate a total of seven A321neo as well as four LR variants come 2020. A total of three A321neo and one A320neo are due from the Dutch lessor.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Air Astana already operates four A321-200s two of which are owned while the other two are leased from AerCap.

Airbus Updates No.1743

jetBlue mulls TATL flights to Ireland - report

jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) is reportedly mulling entering the transatlantic market with flights from the United States East Coast to Ireland, the Irish Independent wrote. 

jetBlue is currently conducting a fleet review and might upgrade some of its sixty ordered AirBlueA321neo to the LR variant and deploy those aircraft on its first European services, the newspaper reported.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the only airline offering year-round transatlantic services from Ireland using new-generation narrowbody aircraft is currently Norwegian Air International. The Norwegian LCC flies from each of Dublin Int'l and Shannon to each of Providenceand Newburgh, as well as from Cork to Providence using B737 MAX 8 aircraft. In 2018, WestJet will again deploy its B737-800s on the Toronto Pearson-St. John's-Dublin route, while Air Canada plans to operate Montréal Trudeau-Dublin and Toronto Pearson-Shannon routes with its B737 MAX 8s. 

The ch-aviation capacity module shows that Aer Lingus remains the largest operator of transatlantic services from Ireland with nearly 50% market share by capacity. For its part, the IAG International Airlines Group Irish subsidiary uses a mix of A330-200s, A330-300s, and B757-200s (operated by ASL Airlines Ireland) on its services to North America, but it also placed an order for eight A321neo LRs which it plans to deploy on transatlantic routes. 

jetBlue and Aer Lingus currently have a code-share agreement covering a number of domestic services out of Boston and New York JFK.

Airbus Updates No.1742

Jet2 to lease a Latvian A321 from mid-2Q18

Jet2 (LS, Leeds/Bradford) has signed a long-term damp lease agreement with Latvian ACMI/charter specialist SmartLynx Airlines (6Y, Riga) covering the provision of A321ceo capacity this summer.

In a statement, SmartLynx said Airbus twinjet YL-LCV (msn 2216) would be deployed to Jet2's Birmingham Int'l base between May 15 and October 31. From there, it will operate on services to each of RhodesTenerife SurFuerteventuraLarnacaPalma Son Sant JoanMalagaIbizaMenorca, and Lanzarote among other leisure destinations.

Airbus Updates No.1741

Turkish Airlines inks MOU for 20+5 A350s

Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus(AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for the proposed order of twenty A350-900s with options for an additional five of the type.

The agreement was signed during Turkish President Recep Erdoğan's official visit to France.

The chairman of Turkish Airlines' board, İlker Ayci, said in a statement the addition of the Airbus widebodies would allow the carrier to fulfil its 2023 growth targets.

"We declare our mutual goodwill in concluding negotiations in order to bring Airbus' newest wide-bodied models into our fleet. The purpose of our negotiations towards the addition of these aircraft to our fleet is to meet our long-haul needs for Istanbul's new airport as well as to further strengthen our firm within our 2023 targets."

It is recalled that Turkish Airlines last year signed a commitment with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for the tentative order of twenty firm and twenty optioned B787-9s to deliver between 2019 and 2023.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Airbus Updates No.1740

Airbus A321 -271N 7567  P4-KDC Air Astana delivery 30dec17 XFW-TSE ex D-AYAK
 Airbus A321 -211 7973  N332DN Delta Air Lines delivery 27dec17 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMZ
 Airbus A321 -271N 7991  VN-A646 VietJetAir delivery 29-30dec17 XFW-AZI-SGN ex D-AVYN
 Airbus A321 -231 8045  B-1015 Capital Airlines delivery 28-29dec17 XFW-TSE-TSN (+ 8062 B-1013 ex D-AVYP) ex D-AYAB
 Airbus A321 -211 8049  B-8860 China Eastern delivery 28-29dec17 XFW-TSE-TSN (+ 7976 B-8861 ex D-AVYJ) ex D-AYAZ
 Airbus A321 -211 8054  B-8997 China Southern delivery 29dec17 XFW-TSE ex D-AVZP
 Airbus A321 -231 8069  OH-LZS Finnair delivery 29dec17 XFW-HEL ex D-AVYQ
 Airbus A330 -223 403  G-VMNK Virgin Atlantic ferried 02jan18 HHN-MAN, D-reg for paint ex D-ALPA
 Airbus A330 -343 1827  B-1022 Hainan Airlines delivery 28dec17 TLS-HAK ex F-WWCR
 Airbus A350 -941 173  VN-A895 Vietnam Airlines delivery 30dec17 TLS-HAN ex F-WZHK
 Airbus A350 -941 176  HL7579 Asiana delivery 27dec17 TLS-ICN ex F-WZFU

Airbus Updates No.1739

Airbus A310 ‑324(F) 378  N803FD FedEx ferried 03jan18 MEM-VCV for storage ex N853CH
 Airbus A319 -112 654  D-AKNG Eurowings ferried 03jan18 CGN-KUN for paint ex D-AVYX
 Airbus A319 -111 2245  G-EZEN easyJet ferried 01jan18 STN-MLA prior delivery to? ex HB-JZI
 Airbus A319 -112 2607  D-AKNT Eurowings ferried 03jan18 KUN-DUS after paint ex D-AVXQ
 Airbus A319 -112 3661  D-ABGN LGW Eurowings cs, posn 31dec17 BUD-DUS ex OE-LNA
 Airbus A319 -132 4998  D-AGWS Eurowings ferried 30dec17 LJU-OSR for paint ex D-AVYG
 Airbus A320 -212 380  N341NW Delta Air Lines ferried 02jan18 MSP-CWF for storage ex F-WWIS
 Airbus A320 -214 1571  G-OZBW Dcal 4 Leasing Monarch cs, ferried 29dec17 SNN-LTN ex G-OOPP
 Airbus A320 -214 2606  HB-JJL Edelweiss Air regd 19dec17 prior delivery ex SXF (+ 2627 HB-JJM ex D-ABNW) ex D-ABNV
 Airbus A320 -232 2689  XU-720 Sky Angkor Airlines posn 26dec17 BDO-REP ex B-6276
 Airbus A320 -214 4128  XU- Cambodia JC International Airlines full cs at CAN 25dec17, EI-reg prior delivery ex EI-GCY
 Airbus A320 -216 4147  PK-AZK Indonesia AirAsia ferried / first in svc 20/28dec17 KUL-CGK-JOG-CGK on transfer ex 9M-AJV
 Airbus A320 -214 4294  VT-IHP IndiGo Airlines delivery 03-04jan18 SNN-SOF-DEL, LZ-reg ex LZ-AWM
 Airbus A320 -214 4907  HS-VKD Thai VietJetAir re-regd in svc 17dec17 BKK-CEJ-BKK after transfer ex VN-A692
 Airbus A320 -251N 6419  9M-AGS AirAsia delivery 30-31dec17 TLS-KRW-KUL (+ 8025 9M-AGQ ex F-WWIS) ex F-WNEW
 Airbus A320 -214 6831  OE-IZF Celestial Aviation regd 29dec17, parked at CGN (+ 6966 OE-IZN, parked at DUS ex D-ABNY) ex D-ABNO
 Airbus A320 -214 7927  HZ-AS61 Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery 28dec17 TLS-JED ex F-WWBV
 Airbus A320 -216 8022  9M-AGT AirAsia delivery 29-30dec17 TLS-DWC-KUL ex F-WWTL
 Airbus A320 -251N 8048  TC-NBO Pegasus Airlines delivery 28dec17 TLS-SAW ex F-WWBF
 Airbus A320 -251N 8059  PR-YRN Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 30-31dec17 TLS-SID-CNF ex F-WWTK