Rolls out Third Airbus A350 with Carbon Livery

Rolls out Third Airbus A350 with Carbon Livery

January 2, 2012 Toulouse, France Airbus rolled-out its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft (msn 002) from the paint shop in Toulouse.

A350 XWB is the new type is expected to enter service in the fourth quarter of this year.

And the third A350 XWB has a distinctive “Carbon” signature livery to reflect its primary construction from advanced materials on this plane, also the first of two A350 flight test aircraft to be equipped with a full passenger cabin interior.

Airbus have develop 30 years of composite material experience, Airbus already applying composite material on the A310, which was first rolled-out in February 1982. Airbus have seen a step-by-step for develop the best composite material which will be used on A350 XWB, 53% of the A350 XWB’s airframe is made-up of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) including Airbus’ first carbon-fiber fuselage.

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New first Airbus A321 for Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321. This aircraft part of the modernization program from PAL. On 2012 the airline has order of 64 new Airbus aircraft consists of 44 A321s and 20 widebody A330s.

New Airbus A321 Philippine Airlines has configured on two class, with 12 seats in Business Class and 187 in Economy. New A321 will operate primarily on international routes on Asian region, and on selected domestic flights.

Next on third quarter of this year Philippine Airlines will take delivery of the first of its 20 new wide body aircraft A330s. This aircraft will serve on new non-stop services to Europe, scheduled plan to begin next month.

American Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 Sharklets

American Airlines has taken delivery of its first A319 on Tuesday July 23, 2013 with special ceremony at Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany. Teams from American Airlines, Airbus and CFM International celebrated the first of 260 Airbus single-aisles the airline has selected to fly it into the future.

New Airbus A319 American Airlines, features 128 seats on tree class configuration, consisting 8 seats on first class, 18 seats extra cabin class and 102 seats in economy class, powered by CFM56 engines. This aircraft will be used initially on the airline’s domestic route network, and then into Central America this fall, and the very first A319 to feature Sharklets.

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South African Airways takes delivery of its first two A320s

South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery of its first two new Airbus A320s on Tuesday July 23, 2013. The aircraft is part of firm order 20 Airbus A320s in 2010.

New Airbus A320 South African Airways, features 138 seats on two class, consisting 24 seats on business class and 114 seats in economy class, powered by IAE-V2500 engines. This aircraft will replace its present fleet of 737-800s and mark the latest phase of SAA’s  fleet modernization plan.

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Airbus delivers its 1,000th A330 to Cathay Pacific

Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330 on July 19, 2013 and was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways. These aircraft is A330-343X powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines

Together Cathay Pacific and the sister airline Dragonair, Hongkong  is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with a total of 56 now in service. Since its first delivery of the A330 in 1995, Cathay Pacific’s Airbus fleet now comprises 38 A330-300s and 11 A340s, while Dragonair flies 21 single aisle A320 Family aircraft and 18 A330-300s. The Cathay Pacific Group has outstanding orders for 10 more A330-300s. The airline will also take delivery of 48 all-new A350 XWBs in the future, including 46 ordered from Airbus and two leased aircraft.


UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321

UTair, Russia has delivery first the new Airbus A321 on Wednesday Jul. 18, 2013. The aircraft is part of a firm order for 20 Airbus A321s at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2012. All will deliveries are scheduled before the end of 2016.

New Airbus A321 UTair, features 220 seats on single-class, powered by CFM56 engines. This aircraft will be serve on high-demand domestic and international destinations.

Currently UTair operates a fleet of more than 200 aircraft, which includes a mix of Boeing, Tupolev, ATR, Bombardier and Antonov Yakovlev.

Scheduled later this year, UTair will take delivery of its first of 40 Boeing 737NGs on two type, comprising seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s, ordered at the 2011 Paris Air Show.

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A new Airbus A330-300 for Cebu Pacific

AWAS commercial aircraft leasing companies, Dublin, Ireland announced on tuesday July 16 2013 that was delivery a new Airbus A330-300 for Cebu Pacific, Philippines.

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Doric Probably will Take More Airbus A380 Early of Schedule

Doric Asset Finance Ltd., an aircraft leasing company which ordered 20 Airbus A380s at the Paris Air Show 2013 in the last month, may take its first plane early due to satisfy demand from existing operators.

Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways International are considering increasing the number of Airbus A380 on their fleet, Doric probably will take a superjumbo jet in 2015 and lease them to operators, Paul Kent, the Dublin-based aircraft lessor’s chief commercial officer said today in London, Thursday (07/11/2013), as reported by Bloomberg Businessweek.

New Airbus A380 British Airways arrives at Heathrow today

First New Super Jambo Jet Airbus A380 for British Airways Today

London - British Airways has issued this statement about the delivery of its first Airbus A380.

First New Airbus A380 British Airways arrives at Heathrow, UK today. British Airways is the first airline from UK which will operate the double-decker Airbus A380 largest commercial jet in the world’s.

On last week Boeing 787 Dreamliner British Airways already landed at Heathrow, so British Airways is also the first airline in Europe who have the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on their fleet.

New Airbus A380 British Airways will serve first long-haul flight to Los Angeles on September 24, 2013, prices starting from £621 return, and the first to Hong Kong on October 22, prices from £688 return.

Nepal Airlines Orders two Airbus A320s with Sharklets

Nepal Airlines signs a contract for two Airbus A320s Sharklets Edition

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) comfirm to order 2 Airbus A320s Sharklet edition, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed in April.

The Airbus A320s Sharklet edition was chosen becouse this aircraft have unique caracter, performance and capability required for high altitude airport operations like on geographic of Nepal and and its flexibility that enables it to be deployed on a wide variety of routes.

All new A320s aircraft are fully equipped with latest Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technologies, allowing the aircraft to fly precisely along predefined routes using state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems.

The second reason is most importantly this Sharklets edition great to deliver unbeatable economics and up to four percent reduction in fuel burn.

This is particularly beneficial for operations at high altitude airports which are constrained by mountains such as the carrier’s main base in Kathmandu. The Airbus A320 aircraft Sharklet edition will be the cornerstone of Nepal Airlines modernized fleet.

Nepal Airlines currently flies to four international destinations and 25 spectacular domestic locations in the heart of the Himalayas.

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SAS Agree to Order Airbus A350 XWB

SAS - Scandinavian Airlines has ordered 8 Airbus A350-900 XWBs and 4 A330-300Es aircraft to be delivered from 2018 and 2015 respectively. The airline has also announced a cabin upgrade for a select number of the existing A330/A340 fleet.

Currently, SAS operates a fleet of 19 A320 Family aircraft, four A330s and seven A340s. The new wide-body aircraft will fit seamlessly into the airline’s fleet and deliver operational efficiencies and cost savings due to the commonality across the fleet, a feature unique to Airbus.

The airline has to sell some assets and laying off employees as it seeks to make a profit at the same time fending off attacks that came from rival Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, which bought the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to develop a long-haul route network.

Air New Zealand Airbus A320 Sharklet

Air New Zealand Airbus A320 Sharklet

Air New Zealand Airbus A320 Sharklet Receive First in Paris Air Show

First airline ordered Airbus A320 has been equipped Sharklet, Air New Zealand, receiving the completed aircraft wing tip curved to save fuel on Monday (06/17/2013) at the Paris Air Show to-50 held. The aircraft was hand over to the Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Air New Zealand, David Morgan.

Airbus launched the A320 Sharklet on Dubai Air Show 2009 and Air New Zealand is the first airline to commit to buying this type.

"A320 fleet is key for Air New Zealand on domestic flights and airline committed to replacing all domestic flights with the new A320s for efficiencies," said Morgan.

"We are pleased that the first customer for Sharklet, Air New Zealand, has received the first A320 has been equipped with the fuel-saving wingtip. Sharklet reduce fuel consumption by up to 4 percent and will help Air New Zealand has become more efficient, "said Chief Operating Officer-Customer Airbus, John Leahy.

Doric Lease Corp. Agree to Buy 20 Airbus A380s

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Doric Lease Corp. Agree to Buy 20 Airbus A380s

Doric Lease Corp signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A380s superjumbo at the Paris Air Show to-50 at Le Bourget. The agreement was signed today by Mark Lapidus, Chief Executive Officer of Doric Lease Corp and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer for Airbus Customer.

With this investment, Doric A380 will offer leasing solutions and these aircraft will create more accessible for both new operators and existing A380 operators, to operate this aircraft with a flexible way of leases operating.

Doric has had considerable experience with the A380, as the third largest widebody aircraft lessor in the world in terms of value, and has the greatest asset of a leased A380. Doric has a portfolio with a value of aircraft that managed to reach U.S. $ 6 billion, including 18 A380 aircraft acquired through the scheme of sale-and-leaseback.

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Malaysia Airlines to Add More A380 Orders

More Super Jumbo Jet for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysian government airline, Malaysia Airlines, plans to add more Airbus A380 Super Jumbo Jet on its fleet, so expect these fuel-efficient aircraft could help change the corporate body that suffered losses for two consecutive years.

As reported by Bloomberg, Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the company already has six A380s in its fleet, will add some more aircraft. Malaysia Airlines will decide this at the end of the year.

Ahmad Jauhari wants new planes to cut fuel expenditure which became the airline's largest expense, which amounted to 37 percent, and to compete with neighboring airline, Singapore Airlines.

These-Asian airlines will likely help sales of the superjumbo Airbus, whose sales are minimal in recent years due to the global crisis and the problems of defects in aircraft wing components. This causes some A380 production slots unsold.

In the last year only had orders for nine Airbus A380 aircraft from 30 targets set by the company. In January, said it would acquire 25 Airbus A380 orders by the end of 2013.

Mohshin Aziz, an analyst at Maybank Investment Bank based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines is very optimistic to be profitable by the end of this year due to the revitalization of the fleet with new planes that use less fuel.

Ahmad Jauhari said Malaysia Airlines will receive 24 new aircraft this year and 25 more in the next two years.

Malaysia Airlines currently fly the A380 on a flight to Hong Kong, London, and Paris. Configure the company that operated the A380 seats 494, including First Class seats with a variety of luxurious and comfortable facilities to attract premium passengers.

"The A380 has been successful with the passenger occupancy rate by more than 80 percent, sometimes even up to full," said Ahmad Jauhari.

Malaysia Airlines also will retire 30 old planes this year to cut costs. The new planes generally have a fuel consumption that is lower than the old aircraft. With the removal of the old aircraft and the arrival of new aircraft, Ahmad Jauhari said Malaysia Airlines will have aircraft with an average age of 5.4 years at the end of 2013.

Besides that, Malaysia Airlines also targeted the stuffing passengers reaching more than 80 percent compared to today's 78 percent. The company will focus on the capital city of countries in Asia and a number of tourist destinations in the region.

Prime Perform Airbus A350 Flight on June 14

Prime Perform Airbus A350 XWB Flight on June 14

Airbus, European aircraft manufacturers, will perform for first time Airbus A350 XWB on Friday, June 14, 2013. We know A350 XWB its latest flagship from Airbus. This Europe's first jetliner made ​​with carbon-composite, developed an approximate cost of USD 15 million. And this ​​aircraft is designed to compete directly or head to head with 787 Dreamliner from Boeing ,US.

Airbus target for this aircraft will get a value USD 1 trillion in the next few years. A350 scheduled inaugural flight on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:00 am from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France.

A350 XWB is a medium-sized aircraft for long-haul flights. The aircraft has three versions with capacities between 270 to 350 passengers if configured in three classes. A350 offers better efficiency than aircraft in the same category at this time, use 25 percent more fuel-saving and reducing CO2 emissions by the same amount. A350 has 613 units already ordered by many airline spread on 33 countries.

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Kuwait Airways signed a deal with Airbus to buy A320neo and A350-900 XWB

Kuwait Airways, Kuwait national carrier already signed a deal with Airbus for orders 15 A320neo and 10 A350-900 XWB planes.

"We have signed a letter of acceptance with Airbus to buy 15 A320neo and 10 A350-900," Nasef told a news conference, adding that KAC has an option to buy five additional planes from each category.

Delivery of the A320neo will start in 2019 while the others should arrive in 2020, chairman Sami al-Nasef said.

He said that KAC, a state-owned company that is undergoing privatisation, has received the government's approval for the deal.

Break the Records, Turkish Airlines Order 117 Airbus A320 Family Jets

Turkish Airlines officially ordered 117 aircraft from Airbus A320 Family 25 A321ceo, 4 A320neo, 53 A321neo options for 35 additional A321neo. This order is the largest ever placed by a Turkish carrier..

"We are currently the largest order in the history flights Turkey," said Turkish Airlines Chairman Hamdi Topcu told on Wednesday (04/17/2013).

The main aircraft ordered was a new type of A320 fuel efficient. Aircraft deliveries will begin in 2020. The airline has been flying the plane 215, a total of 107 aircraft from Airbus and Boeing rest.

Through this order, Turkish Airlines will operate 375 aircraft by 2020, and hopes to be the 10 largest airlines in the world with 90 million passengers per year.