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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Airbus Updates No.1713

Airbus A320 -271N 7859  VT-WGM GoAir delivery 21nov17 XFW-DEL ex D-AXAZ
 Airbus A320 -271N 7931  VT-IVC IndiGo Airlines delivery 21nov17 XFW-DEL ex D-aUBR
 Airbus A320 -232 7974  LZ-CMC CMIG Aviation Capital delivery 22nov17 TLS-MLA, VN-A576 ntu, for Tianjin Airlines (+ 7909, + 7922) ex F-WWDH
 Airbus A321 -211 2115  LY-VEG Avion Express ferried 21nov17 FRA-PAD after wet-lease to Condor ex EC-ITN
 Airbus A321 -211 4728  VP-BIH tba Air Berlin cs, seen regd 19no17 at WOE ex OE-LCH
 Airbus A321 -211 5038  OE-LCI flyNiki ferried 20nov17 VIE-WOE on return to lessor ex D-ABCI
 Airbus A321 -211 6639**  OE-IGE Avolon Air Berlin cs, seen at SNN 17nov17 ex HB-JOX
 Airbus A321 -231 7955  B-1003 Juneyao Airlines for delivery 21nov17 XFW-TSE ex D-AVZX
 Airbus A330 -243 1492  PR-OCJ Avianca Brasil -reg canx 17nov17 on transfer, delivery 18nov17 MDE-CNF ex N941AV
 Airbus A330 -343 1812  HZ-AQ29 Saudi Arabian Airlines delivery 22nov17 TLS-JED ex F-WWCE
 Airbus A330 -302 1817  EI-GCF Aer Lingus delivery 20nov17 TLS-DUB “St Aengus” ex F-WWCN
 Airbus A330 -343 1820  HS-LAH Thai Lion Air delivery 21nov17 TLS-DMK, Batik Air tail cs ex F-WWCU
 Airbus A350 -941 153  B-LGB Hong Kong Airlines delivery 20nov17 TLS-HKG ex F-WZNU

Airbus Updates no.1712

 Airbus A319 -111 2289  N312NV Allegiant Air ferried 17nov17 EMA-STN, G-reg after paint prior delivery ex G-EZEV
 Airbus A319 -132 2396  SX-ABE Olympus Airways ferried 21-22nov17 OST-ATH-DJE-FIH on wet-lease to Congo Airlines ex B-6170
 Airbus A319 -111 3059  OE-LQZ easyJet Europe last in svc 16nov17 LGW-SXF prior transfer , re-regd 20nov17 ex G-EZBM
 Airbus A319 -132 3352  D-AGWH Eurowings ferried 22nov17 DUS-SOF for paint ex D-AVYX
 Airbus A319 -112 4258  OK-PET CSA Czech Airlines posn 21nov17 ORG-CGN on wet-lease to Eurowings ex D-AVWM
 Airbus A320 -211 267  D-AIQL Eurowings ferried 22nov17 CGN-KUN for paint ex F-WWDY
 Airbus A320 -212 400  EP-ZAL Zagros Airlines ferried 21nov17 MPL-THR prior return to svc ex UR-CNA
 Airbus A320 -214 1717  D-ABNI Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 21nov17 CGN-SXF prior return to lessor ex OE-IDE
 Airbus A320 -232 2331  RP-C7934 Pan Pacific Airlines delivery / in svc 21nov17 CRK-ILO-ICN-ILO ex VN-A555
 Airbus A320 -214 2529  D-ASPG Small Planet Airlines Germany ferried 22nov17 PAD-BUD prior return to (Air Berlin) lessor ex OE-LEA
 Airbus A320 -232 2747  EI-GEK AerCap AtlasGlobal cs, seen regd at SNN 19nov17 (+ 2753 EI-GEL ex TC-ATM) ex TC-ATK
 Airbus A320 -214 3093  D-ABDP Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 21nov17 HAM-SXF prior return to lessor ex OE-LEN
 Airbus A320 -214 3278  EI-GCX DVB Bank Monarch Airlines cs, seen regd at OSR 22nov17 ex G-ZBAT
 Airbus A320 -214 4101  EI-GCS tba Air Berlin cs, seen regd 22no17 at OSR ex D-ABFA
 Airbus A320 -214 4510  VT- IndiGo Airlines air-test at OSR 22nov17 by Lufthansa Technik, D-reg after paint prior delivery ex D-ABFN
 Airbus A320 -214 6565  OE-IJK easyJet Europe ferried 20nov17 MXP-LJU, G-reg prior transfer ex G-EZOJ
 Airbus A320 -214 7490  OE-IVI easyJet Europe ferried 15/17nov17 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, re-regd 16nov17 ex G-EZPU
 Airbus A320 -251N 7802  G-UZHC easyJet deliver y 22nov17 XFW-LTN ex D-AVVJ
 Airbus A320 -251N 7837 6670 HS-CBC Thai AirAsia delivery 21nov17 TSN-DMK ex B-000N
 Airbus A320 -271N 7848  B-8891** Air China ferried 13nov17 DMK-CRK, regd 17nov17 ex B-000V

Airbus Updates No.1711

easyJet Europe adds maiden A319

easyJet Europe (Vienna) has added a maiden A319-100 to its fleet ch-aviation research has revealed. Formerly G-EZBM ith UK-based sister carrier easyJet (U2, London Luton), the twinjet has now been transferred to the Austrian register as OE-LQZ (msn 3059).

Until now, the ch-aviation aircraft module shows easyJet Europe's fleet has consisted of eleven A320-200s.

Launched in July this year to contain any potential fallout from the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union, Austria-based easyJet Europe will allow easyJet plc to secure future flying rights for the 30% of its network which remains wholly within and between EU member states.

Airbus Updates No.1710

Thai Lion Air adds first widebody jet, an A330

Thai Lion Air (SL, Bangkok Don Mueang) has taken delivery of its first widebody aircraft in the form of A330-300 HS-LAH (msn 1820). According to Skyliner Aviation, the twinjet as positioned from Toulouse Blagnac to Bangkok Don Mueang on Tuesday, November 21, featuring the livery of fellow Lion Air Group carrier, Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta).

Thai Lion Air has previously stated it would take delivery of a total of three A330s this year. They will be used to open up medium-haul services to Japan and South Korea once permits from the respective civil aviation authorities have been secured as well as the Middle East, and possibly Europe.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Airbus Updates No.1708

Airbus A321 -231 1366  LY-VEH Avion Express ferried 16-17nov17 VNO-MCT-PNH on lease to Sky Angkor Air ex 2-ATCD
 Airbus A321 -231 7855  N987JT jetBlue delivery 17nov17 BFM-GSO ex F-WZMR
 Airbus A321 -231 7870  N680NK Spirit Airlines delivery 15nov17 BFM-DTW ex F-WZMS
 Airbus A321 -231 7955  B-1003 Juneyao Airlines for delivery 17nov17 XFW-TSE ex D-AVZX
 Airbus A321 -231 7981  OH-LZR Finnair delivery 17nov17 XFW-HEL ex D-AVYK
 Airbus A400M -180 61  54+14 Luftwaffe delivery 17nov17 SVQ-ETNW ex AM061
 Airbus A350 -941 146  D-AIXF Lufthansa delivery 18nov17 TLS-MUC ex F-WZNY

Airbus Updates No.1707

Airbus A319 -111 2289  N312NV Allegiant Air ferried 17nov17 EMA-STN, G-reg after paint prior delivery ex G-EZEV
 Airbus A319 -132 2784  XU-983 Lanmei Airlines air-test at QSC 17nov17, PT-rreg prior delivery ex PT-TMH
 Airbus A319 -112 3728  D-ABGP Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 18nov17 SXF-BUD ex OE-LNC
 Airbus A319 -132 4285  OE-LYX Eurowings Europe ferried 17nov17 DUS-VIE after transfer ex D-AGWR
 Airbus A320 -214 ?  LZ- DAE Capital ferried 16nov17 CTU-ICN ex B- ?
 Airbus A320 -2 ?  YK-BAE Cham Wings Airlines delivery 09nov17 IKA-DAM ex ?
 Airbus A320 -214 1041  XU-803 Small Planet Cambodia posn 16-17nov17 VNO-ALA-REP, LY-reg on winter-lease ex LY-SPG
 Airbus A320 -214 1889  D-ABNN Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 17nov17 HAM-SXF prior return to lessor ex OY-VKM
 Airbus A320 -214 2562  D-ABNT Air Berlin Eurowings cs, ferried 16nov17 MUC-SXF prior return to lessor ex B-6259
 Airbus A320 -232 2747  EI-GEK AerCap AtlasGlobal cs, seen regd at SNN 19nov17 (+ 2753 EI-GEL ex TC-ATM) ex TC-ATK
 Airbus A320 -216 3515  OE-LXD Austrian Airlines re-regd 17nov17 on transfer ex D-ABZB
 Airbus A320 -214 4953  D-ASEE Sundair posn 16nov17 SXF-TXL after interim storage ex PR-MYN
 Airbus A320 -216 5918  OE-IGI Red Lotus Aviation Ltd ferried 13nov17 DMK-CRK, regd 17nov17 ex HS-BBK
 Airbus A320 -214 6188  OE-IVL easyJet Europe ferried 17nov17 MXP-LJU, G-reg prior transfer ex G-EZWW
 Airbus A320 -214 7490  OE-IVI easyJet Europe ferried 15/17nov17 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, re-regd 16nov17 ex G-EZPU
 Airbus A320 -271N 7721  B-8680 Sichuan Airlines delivery 15nov17 TLS-TSE ex F-WWTS
 Airbus A320 -271N 7848  B-8582 Air China delivery 17nov17 TSN-CTU ex B-000V
 Airbus A320 -271N 7892  VT-ITZ IndiGo Airlines delivery 17nov17 XFW-DEL ex D-AVVD
 Airbus A320 -214 7902  VP-BTJ Aeroflot delivery 17nov17 XFW-SVO ex D-AVVT
 Airbus A320 -232 7922  LZ-CMB CMIG Aviation Capital delivery 16nov17 TLS-MLA, VN-A575 ntu ex F-WWIM

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Airbus Updates No.1706

Dubai Air Show: Air Senegal Orders Two A330neos

Dubai Air Show: Air Senegal Orders Two A330neos
November 16
DUBAI – Air Senegal and Airbus have signed a deal for two Airbus A330neos at the Dubai Air Show. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will make the carrier the first African airline to use the new-engined aircraft type.
The agreement was announced during a signing ceremony at the Dubai Airshow in the presence of Maimouna Ndoye Seck, Minister of Air Transport and Development of Airport Infrastructure, Senegal. Air Senegal is to launch in 2018 properly.
Philippe Bohn, CEO Air Sénégal said, “Aviation is a catalyst for economic development and this purchase demonstrates Senegal’s ambitions for economic growth in line with the country’s strategy to accelerate progress towards emergence (Plan Emerging Senegal). The A330neo has proven itself to be the right aircraft, combining low operating costs, long range flying capability and high levels of comfort. We are looking forward to launching operations and offer our customers best-in-class service.”
‘’We are very pleased to welcome Air Sénégal among our A330neo customers. The A330neo offers the latest in fuel saving technologies combined with best-in-class comfort, reliability, and operational efficiency. The A330 is the ideal choice for Air Sénégal to build its network and become West Africa’s fastest growing airline,’’ said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
The A330neo is going to be useful to Air Senegal for the boosting of medium-long-haul operations within Africa as a whole. This is a market that still requires active competition within the domestic market as such.
Internationally, this base is covered with airlines operating Kenya, South Africa and many more popular African destinations of interest.
With Air Senegal also launching operations, they will be able to streamline their costs from day one due to the efficiency savings that the A330neo will generate for the airline.
These efficiency savings are generated by the Trent 7000 engines from Rolls Royce as well as the new Wingtip design that is on the A330neo.
In terms of operations for the carrier, Air Senegal will see their long-haul expanding to as far as Paris, Milan, and Brussels, which will cover the bases for mainland Europe to start with.
They will have a series of domestic routes around mainland Africa, with Johannesburg being the further southern destination of their portfolio.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Airbus Updates No.1705

Dubai Air Show: AerCap Books 15 Airbus A320NEO for EgyptAir

Dubai Air Show: AerCap Books Six Boeing 787-9, 15 Airbus A320NEO for EgypAir
November 15
DUBAI — EgyptAir and leasing company, AerCap, signed two individual deals for the lease of six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as well as 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft. These planes were previously in AerCap’s order book.
AerCap is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with 116 either in their ownership or on order. It is also the largest lessor of the A320neo, holding over 220 of the aircraft type.
This agreement comes in after the Egyptian carrier signed a letter of intent for 12 Bombardier CSeries CS300s, with an option for an additional 12 yesterday at the Dubai Air Show.
Aengus Kelly, AerCap CEO said that his company is “extremely proud to have been selected by EgyptAir to support their widebody fleet renewal program.”
“EgyptAir has been in business for 85 years, and these transactions represent an important milestone in the future development of the airline,” he noted.
The Egyptian carrier’s CEO and Chairman, Safwat Musallam, said he is “glad to celebrate this new cooperation with AerCap, to be a part of our fleet renewal strategy.”
“We will continue to invest in the most advanced aircraft to give our customers the best possible travel experience,” added Musallam.
It is unclear how long the lease agreement will last for, but it shows that EgyptAir is trying to expand their network on the more long-haul perspective.
The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will go hand-in-hand with the 777s they currently operate. The new airliners will provide more range at more efficient levels of performance potentially looking into the Asian and Pacific markets respectively for ‘long-thin’ routes that the 777s wouldn’t be able to operate profitably.
Hand-in-hand, EgyptAir is trying to position themselves on the regional, long-haul market against those growing African and Middle Eastern carriers.
FlyDubai, an excellent example, has just placed large orders for the Boeing 737 MAX and might be venturing into EgyptAir’s territory. On the long-haul front, Emirates announced a blockbuster order for Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, looking to boost their global outreach further.
It will be amusing to see how EgyptAir manages to adapt its business model as these new aircraft join the fleet. No details were shared concerning cabin configuration and hard product modifications.
Concerning the airline industry in North Africa, Egypt has experienced lower demand following some terrorist attacks, especially in the aviation industry with the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268.
By adding these new aircraft to their portfolio, they could market their operations to a point where it can encourage further tourism into the Egyptian economy and stimulate it that way.
Overall, this order shows the commitment to EgyptAir’s rejuvenation of the Egyptian tourist market. The airline would be taking a gamble in trying to do this but in turn would be a good gamble if it works.