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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Airbus Updates No.1771

Airbus A320 -251N 8017  9M-AGV AirAsia delivery 14-15feb18 TLS-KRW-KUL ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320 -251N 8056  VT-EXM Air India delivery 13feb18 TLS-DEL ex F-WBX
 Airbus A320 -214 8072  HZ-AS67 Saudi Arabian Airlines , delivery 12feb18 XFW-JED ex D-AVVA
 Airbus A321 -212 827  9S-ASB Compagnie Africaine d´Aviaton delivery 13feb18 MPL-FIH ex LY-VEE
 Airbus A321 -211 1629  OE-LCE flyNiki ferried 08feb18 VIE-DGX for storage ex D-ALSA
 Airbus A321 -231 8047  N684NK Spirit Airlines delivery 08feb18 BFM-DTW ex F-WZMD
 Airbus A321 -211 8078  N338DN Delta Air Lines delivery 14feb18 XFW-KEF-YYR-MCI ex D-AVYU
 Airbus A321 -211 8104  TF-CAT Wow Air delivery 10feb18 XFW-KEF ex D-AVZF
 Airbus A321 -231 8114  N684NK Spirit Airlines delivery 15feb18 XFW-YYR-DTW ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A330 -322 96  CS-TKW HiFly ferried 14feb18 PGF-AMM, EI-reg prior delivery ex EI-FSP
 Airbus A330 -243 396  B-LHA Hong Kong Airlines delivery 10feb18 DUB-HKG, OE-reg ex OE-IEG
 Airbus A330 -342 915  OO-SFB Brussels Airlines regd 08dec18 prior delivery ex HKG ex B-LAH
 Airbus A350 -941 183  9M-MAD Malaysia Airlines delivery 13feb18 TLS-KUL ex F-WZGA
 Airbus A350 -941 184  D-AIXH Lufthansa delivery 15feb18 TLS-MUC ex F-WZGR
 Airbus A350 -941 186  9V-SMU Singapore Airlines delivery 09feb18 TLS-SIN ex F-WWTW
 Airbus A380 -841 5  9V-SKB Singapore Airlines ferried 09feb18 SIN-LDE, for HiFly Malta ex F-WWSB

Airbus Updates No.1770

 Airbus A319 -133CJ 1053  N105KR AAR International ferried 03/08feb18 STR-BRS-EGBP for part-out & scrap ex D-ADNA
 Airbus A319 -111 1654  EY-557 Asia Sky Lines delivery 12feb18 BUD-DYU (+ 1679 EY-558, 1753 EY-559) ex )H-LCS
 Airbus A319 -111 2503  G-EZIN easyJet feried 08feb18 STN-SOF, for Allegiant Air ex D-AVYZ
 Airbus A319 -132 2657  XA-VOI Volaris ferried 13feb18 SAL-GDL prior return to lessor ex D-aVYN
 Airbus A319 -111 3754  OE-LQO easyJet Europe ferried 12/14feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 13feb18 ex G-EZDX
 Airbus A319 -111 3810  OE-LQP easyJet Europe ferried 09/12feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 12feb18 ex G-EZFD
 Airbus A319 -132 5535  D-AGWW Eurowings ferried 14feb18 OSR-HAM after paint ex D-AVYN
 Airbus A319 -132 5978  D-AGWZ Eurowings ferried 14feb18 CGN-NWI for paint ex D-AVWG
 Airbus A32 -231 1421  G-OZBZ AerCap Monarch cs, ferried 10feb18 OSR-ERF ex TC-OAN
 Airbus A320 -214 967  LY-SPF Small Planet Airlines ferried 05feb18 VNO-ALA-REP on wet-lease to Cambodia Angkor Air ex EI-FKG
 Airbus A320 -214 1130  VQ-BDR Rossiya Airlines ferried 09feb18 LED-SNN on return to lessor ex EC-IMU
 Airbus A320 -214 1213  ES-SAN smartLynx Estonia delivery 10feb18 ISE-TLL, all white ex UR-AJA
 Airbus A320 -232 1383  SE-RJF SAS ferried 12feb18 OSL-DGX for part-out & scrap ex EC-KOX
 Airbus A320 -214 2606  HB-JJL Edelweiss Air delivery 11feb18 SXF-ZRH prior paint ex D-ABNV
 Airbus A320 -216 3291  RP-C8964 Philippines AirAsia delivery 09feb18 KUL-MNL on transfer ex 9M-AHD
 Airbus A320 -214 3373  OO-SNK Brussels Airlines OE-regd 09feb18 at OSR prior delivery ex OE-IGK
 Airbus A320 -214 3995  OE-IZT easyJet Europe ferried 12feb18 MLA-SEN for paint ex D-ABDX
 Airbus A320 -214 5522  OE-IZO easyJet Europe regd 09feb18 prior delivery ex KUN ex D-ABNJ
 Airbus A320 -214 5648  OE-IZP easyJet Europe ferried 12feb18 KUN-SEN for paint ex D-ABZJ
 Airbus A320 -214 6831  OE-IZF easyJet Europe delivery 09feb18 WOE-EMA, for paint ex D-ABNO

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Airbus Updates No.1769

Select A320neo grounded over new P&W 1100G issues

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) that has lead to the grounding of specific Pratt & Whitney PW1100 GTF-powered A320neo/A321neo aircraft effective immediately.

Issued on Friday, February 9, the EAD said the measure was necessary after several A320neo Family jets reported In-Flight engine Shut-Downs (IFSD) and Rejected Take-Off (RTO) events. Affected PW1100G variants include: the PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1133G-JM, and PW1133GA-JM engines having Engine Serial Number (ESN) P770450 or subsequent.

"While the investigation is ongoing to determine the root cause, preliminary findings indicate that the affected engines, which have high pressure compressor aft hub modification embodied from ESN P770450, are more susceptible to IFSD. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to dual engine IFSD," EASA said.

Airbus said in a statement that it had extended full support to Pratt & Whitney in its investigations into "the root cause of this new finding." Citing sources at the European manufacturer, Reuters says Airbus has stopped test flights as well as deliveries of the PW1100-powered A320neo variant for the time being. Airlines and lessors have already been consulted, the report said.

According to Pratt & Whitney, the issue specifically pertains to the knife edge seal in the High-Pressure Compressor (HPC) aft hub on the PW1100G-JM engine.

"This issue is isolated to a limited subpopulation of engines," it said in a communique. "We have identified the potentially affected engines and communicated with our customers."

EASA's operational restrictions entail the grounding of aircraft with two affected engines pending repair/change out, the de-pairing of affected engines, and the discontinuation of Extended Range Twin-engine Operations (ETOPS) for aircraft fitted with affected engines.

Operators that have thus far been forced to ground select jets include IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int'l). According to The Economic Times, three of the Indian LCC's thirty-two A320neo have been taken out of service, by order of the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), pending remedial action. CNN reports Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu) has also confirmed that one of its A321neo is affected and that it has since been taken out of serviceA

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Airbus Updates No.1768

Spirit to resume A320neo deliveries in mid-2019

Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale Int'l) will resume deliveries of its A320neo order in mid-2019, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ted Christie III has confirmed. The Florida-based ultra-low-cost-carrier had suspended their acceptance in April last year after protracted issues with the Pratt & WhitneyPW1127G powerplant had impacted the performance of the five A320neo that were delivered in 2016/17.

In January this year, UTC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Hayes, confirmed that every GTF engine leaving the Pratt & Whitney plant now featured two major fixes - namely the #3 seal and an improved combustor liner. However, the most significant challenge in 2018 will now be to overhaul those affected engines that have already been delivered.

According to Christie, that particular issue has now been taken care of.

"...all five of our NEO aircraft are fully operational and we and Pratt have reached an agreement that, we believe, provides us with the support and modifications needed for a high utilization, high-reliability operator," he said in a recent earnings call. "And we are very excited about how that aircraft will not only expand our operating cost advantage from a fuel burn perspective, but will also open up considerable route opportunities through the enhanced range capability of the NEO."

As it stands, Spirit is due to add three A320neo during the third quarter of 2019 followed by six more due during the final quarter of that year. Thereafter, a further sixteen of the type are due in 2020 followed by eighteen in 2021.

Spirit also operates thirty-one A319-100s, fifty-two A320ceo, and twenty-five A321ceo.

Airbus Updates No.1767

Croatia's Trade Air seeks to purchase one A320

Trade Air (C3, Zagreb) has exclusively mandated Airstream International Group to source an A320 aircraft for purchase. According to a statement, the Airbus twinjet will be used to grow the Croatian operator's fleet which currently includes one aircraft of the type.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, 9A-BTG (msn 795) has been in Zagreb since November 1, 2017, for maintenance. 

The company also owns two Fokker 100s. 

Aside from its ACMI/charter operations, Trade Air also offers regular domestic flights throughout Croatia operated with Jetstream 32 equipment wet-leased from AIS Airlines (Netherlands). It currently operates its Fokker Aircraft on behalf of Adria Airways on routes out of each of Pristina and Tirana to each of Frankfurt Int'l and Munich, as well as on behalf of HOP! out of Lille to each of Marseilles and Toulouse Blagnac.

Airbus Updates No.1766

China's Sichuan Airlines orders ten A350-900s

Sichuan Airlines (3U, Chengdu) has announced it has signed firm order agreements with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) for ten A350-900s. The carrier said in a statement it would use the widebody jets primarily for longhaul routes. No further details concerning delivery dates were revealed.

It is recalled that the carrier is currently due three A350-900s from AerCap along with one from Air Lease Corporation.

Sichuan Airlines currently operates a widebody fleet of seven A330-200s and four A330-300s on trunk Chinese routes as well as to destinations in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Czechia, Russia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United Arab Emirates.

Going forward it plans to expand its coverage to include Boston in North America, Copenhagen Kastrup in northern Europe, Cairo Int'l in North Africa, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion in Israel, as well as various other destinations in Southeast Asia and the southern hemisphere.

Airbus Updates No.1765

Airbus A320 -214 5522  OE-IZO easyJet Europe regd 09feb18 prior delivery ex KUN ex D-ABNJ
 Airbus A320 -214 6457  VN-A650 VietJetAir posn 04feb18 SGN-KHI on wet-lease to Air Blue (+ 6498 VN-A655, + 6584 VN-A656) ex F-WWBO
 Airbus A320 -214 6831  OE-IZF easyJet Europe delivery 09feb18 WOE-EMA, for paint ex D-ABNO
 Airbus A320 -214 6892  OE-IZH easyJet Europe delivery 06feb18 MPL-MXP ex D-ABNR
 Airbus A320 -251N 8016  HS-CBG Thai AirAsia delivery 07feb18 TSN-DMK ex B-000C
 Airbus A320 -214 8072  HZ-AS67 Saudi Arabian Airlines for delivery 09feb18 XFW-JED ex D-AVVA
 Airbus A321 -211 1607  CS- Galistair for delivery apr18, to be ops by White ex D-AIAA
 Airbus A321 -211 1629  OE-LCE flyNiki ferried 08feb18 VIE-DGX for storage ex D-ALSA
 Airbus A321 -231 3864  D-AISP Lufthansa ferried 07feb18 OSR-FRA after paint into new cs, 1st A321 ex D-AVZK
 Airbus A321 -211 7119  CC-BEQ Latam Chile ferried 07-08feb18 SNN-SOF-AUH, OE-reg prior delivery (+ 7260 CC-BER ferried 07feb18 ex OE-IFY) ex OE-IFX
 Airbus A321 -211 7934  VP-BTK Aeroflot delivery 07feb18 XFW-SVO ex D-AYAR
 Airbus A321 -231 8047  N684NK Spirit Airlines delivery 08feb18 BFM-DTW ex F-WZMD
 Airbus A321 -211 8104  TF-CAT Wow Air delivery 10feb18 XFW-KEF ex D-AVZF
 Airbus A330 -202 1412  5A-LAR Libyan Airlines ferried 07feb18 MJI-CAI for further repairs after militia fights15jan18 ex F-WWCK
 Airbus A350 -941 180  ET-AVB Ethiopian Airlines delivery 06feb18 TLS-ADD ex F-WZFX
 Airbus A350 -941 186  9V-SMU Singapore Airlines delivery 09feb18 TLS-SIN ex F-WWTW
 Airbus A380 -841 5  9V-SKB Singapore Airlines ferried 09feb18 SIN-LDE, for HiFly Malta ex F-WWSB

Airbus Updates No.1764

Airbus A319 -133CJ 1053  N105KR AAR International ferried 03/08feb18 STR-BRS-EGBP for part-out & scrap ex D-ADNA
 Airbus A319 -111 2503  G-EZIN easyJet feried 08feb18 STN-SOF, for Allegiant Air ex D-AVYZ
 Airbus A319 -132 2666  XA-VOL Volaris ferried 31jan18 MEX-IAH-GWO on return to lessor ex D-AVWX
 Airbus A319 -112 3604  604 Hungarian Air Force seen reg at LHKR 02feb18 (+ 3865 605 ex 9H-AGN) ex 9H-AGM
 Airbus A319 -111 3810  OE-LQP easyJet Europe ferried 09/12feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 12feb18 ex G-EZFD
 Airbus A319 -112 3853  D-ASGK Sundair in full cs at WOE 07feb18, OE-reg prior delivery, Germania ntu ex OE-IEB
 Airbus A319 -111 4125  OE-LQV easyJet Europe Europe ferried 07/09feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 08feb18 ex G-EZFR
 Airbus A319 -132 5535  D-AGWW Eurowings ferried 05feb18 HAM-OSR for paint ex -AVYN
 Airbus A32 -231 1421  G-OZBZ AerCap Monarch cs, ferried 10feb18 OSR-ERF ex TC-OAN
 Airbus A320 -214 562  HB-IJF Swiss International ferried 07feb18 ZRH-DGX for part-out & scrap ex TC-JLB
 Airbus A320 -214 967  LY-SPF Small Planet Airlines ferried 05feb18 VNO-ALA-REP prior wet-lease to? ex EI-FKG
 Airbus A320 -214 1059  EC-LUC Iberia Express ferried 03feb18 NWI-MAD after paint in to new cs ex EC-HAG
 Airbus A320 -214 1099  EC-LEA Iberia Express ferried 05feb18 MAD-NWI for paint into new cs ex EC-HDO
 Airbus A320 -214 1213  ES-SAN smartLynx Estonia delivery 09feb18 ISE-AYT, all white ex UR-AJA
 Airbus A320 -232 2626  VT-IHL IndiGo Airlines air-test at IST 03feb18 in full cs, TC-reg prior delivery (+ 2609 VT-IHK 17jan18 ex TC-JPA) ex TC-JPB
 Airbus A320 -216 3223  RP-C8965 Philippines AirAsia delivery / in svc 25jan/02feb118 KUL-MNL-TAC-MNL ex 9M-AHA
 Airbus A320 -216 3291  RP-C8964 Philippines AirAsia delivery 09feb18 KUL-MNL on transfer ex 9M-AHD
 Airbus A320 -214 3373  OO-SNK Brussels Airlines OE-regd 09feb18 at OSR prior delivery ex OE-IGK
 Airbus A320 -214 4234  OE-IJP easyJet Europe ferried 05/07feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 06feb18 ex G-EZTV
 Airbus A320 -214 4631  D-ABFR Eurowings Europe posn 05feb18 DUS-VIE on transfer, to stay on D-register ex HB-IOZ

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Airbus Updates No.1763

Airbus A320 -251N 8058  EI-SIE SAS (Ireland) delivery 01feb18 XFW-ARN ex D-AVVG
 Airbus A320 -214 8082  PK-LZG Batik Air delivery 31jan-01feb18 XFW-AZI-KUL-CGK ex D-AUBF
 Airbus A320 -214 8083  PK-LZH Batik Air delivery 01-02feb18 XFW-AZI-KUL-CGK ex D-AUBM
 Airbus A321 -211 1966  OE-LCF AerCap ferried 29-30jan18 VIE-TLS-LFBF for storage ex D-ABCF
 Airbus A321 -231 2211  YL-LCQ Smartlynx Airlines full Thomas Cook Airlines cs applied at MUC 29jan-01feb18 ex SE-RDN
 Airbus A321 -211 4334  D-ATCA Condor delivery 30jan18 RZE-FRA, OE-reg canx 02feb18 ex OE-LCC
 Airbus A321 -211 6454  OE-LCN flyNiki ferried 31jan18 VIE-TLS-LFBF for storage (+ 6629 OE-LCP, + 6719 OE-LCR) ex HB-JOU
 Airbus A321 -253N 7942  N924VA Alaska Airlines delivery 01feb18 XFW-BGR-MIA, all white ex D-AVZJ
 Airbus A321 -211 8036  N335DN Delta Air Lines delivery 01feb18 BFM-MSP ex F-WZMC
 Airbus A330 -223 432  G-VMIK Virgin Atlantic ferried 03feb18 CBG-LGW after paint ex D-ALPB
 Airbus A330 -343 1357  N803AV Avianca Holdings ferried 02feb18 TPE-AUH (+ 1378 N804AV ex B-22102) ex B-221ß1
 Airbus A340 -313 793  3B-NBI Air Mauritius ferried 31jan18 MRU-MLA prior return to lessor ex F-WWJE
 Airbus A350 -941 181  HS-THK Thai International delivery 01feb18 TLS-BKK ex F-WZFP
 Airbus A380 -841 247  9V-SKV Singapore Airlines delivery 01feb18 TLS-SIN ex F-WWSJ

Airbus Updates No.1762

Airbus A319 -133CJ 1053  N105KR AAR International ferried 03-04feb18 STR-BRS-EGBP for part-out & scrap ex D-ADNA
 Airbus A319 -111 3179  OE-LQH easyJet Europe G-reg canx & air-test 02feb18 at SXF after transfer ex G-EZBY
 Airbus A319 -112 3375  D-AGWJ Eurowings germainwings cs, ferried 02feb18 DUS-PAD for storage (+5941 D-AGWY 17jan18 STR-PAD) ex D-AVWB
 Airbus A319 -111 3824  G-EZFE easyJet ferried 02feb18 MXP-LJU prior transfer to easyJet Europe ex D-AVYI
 Airbus A319 -111 4076  OE-LQG easyJet Europe ferried 31jan/02feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 01feb18 ex G-ZFN
 Airbus A320 -211 217  D-AIQH Eurowings ferried 02feb18 LETL-SOF prior paint and rtn to svc ex F-WWDS
 Airbus A320 -214 1059  EC-LUC Iberia Express ferried 03feb18 NWI-MAD after paint in to new cs ex EC-HAG
 Airbus A320 -232 1183  ES-SAP smartLynx Estonia ferried 29jan18 RIX-MCT-HAN on wet-lease to VietJet Air ex SE-RJE
 Airbus A320 -214 2683  9M-AFD AirAsia in svc 03feb18 KUL-HYD-KUL** after mx ex F-WWIT
 Airbus A320 -232 2737  M-IBAL IBA Group ferried 02feb18 MPL-MAD, ImdoGo Airlines cs prior delivery ex PR-MBB
 Airbus A320 -216 3079  N274NV Allegiant AIr onward delivery 03-04feb18 SNN-KEF-BGR-LCQ ex EI-DSE
 Airbus A320 -216 3223  RP-C8965 Philippines AirAsia delivery / in svc 25jan/02feb118 KUL-MNL-TAC-MNL ex 9M-AHA
 Airbus A320 -214 3739  VN-A666 VietJetAir ferried 27jan18 KHI-SGN after wet-lease to Pakistan Int´l (+ 3791 VN-A668 01feb18) ex 9K-EAA
 Airbus A320 -214 4101  EC-MUM Vueling delivery 01feb18 OSR-BCN ex EI-GCS
 Airbus A320 -214 4190  VN-A689 VietJetAir ferried 01feb18 KHI-SGN after wet-lease to Pakistan Int´l (+ 4193 VN-A699) ex SX-OAT
 Airbus A320 -214 4286  OE-IVH easyJet Europe ferried 29jan/01feb18 MXP-LJU-MXP on transfer, regd 30jan18 ex G-EZTX
 Airbus A320 -214 6966  OE-IZN easyJet Europe ferried 01feb18 WOE-MPL, for paint prior delivery ex D-ABNY
 Airbus A320 -271N 8000  B-1068 Air China delivery 01feb18 TSN-CTU ex B-000A
 Airbus A320 -232 8012  N653NK Spirit Airlines delivery 31jan18 BFM-DFW ex F-WZMB
 Airbus A320 -251N 8050  9M-AGR AirAsia delivery 02-03feb18 TLS-KRW-KUL ex F-WWIG