Tag: A320neo

Airbus Inaugurates Hamburg’s Fourth Airbus A320 Family Production Line

Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg, Germany  Airbus A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single-aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019. Frank Horch, Hamburg’s Senator of Economy, Transport and Innovation and Thomas […]

Azul Announces Sale of Six E-Jets

Azul S.A. announced the sale of six E-195s, continuing Azul’s fleet transformation process. These E-Jets will be replaced by next-generation A320neos, which are more fuel-efficient and have 56 additional seats compared to the E-195, resulting in a unit cost reduction of approximately 29% on longer-haul domestic flights. As a result of this transaction, our pro-forma […]

Drukair Opts for the A320neo

Drukair, the flag carrier of the Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one Airbus A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s. The aircraft will be powered by CFM LEAP-1A26E1 engines optimised for high-altitude operations and will become the largest aircraft operating out of […]

Saudi flynas Inks $6.3bn Deal To Power New Fleet

Saudi low-cost airline flynas has signed a $6.3 billion deal with DFM International to acquire new engines for its fleet. Flynas’ agreement includes the acquiring of LEAP-1A engines to power the incoming fleet of 80 A320-neo aircraft ordered by flynas, scheduled to be delivered from 2018 onwards. The agreement also comprises an associated long-term maintenance and […]

CAAC Enables LEAP-1A Powered A320neo Operations in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the Validated Type Certificate (VTC) for CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine on March 30, 2018, a critical milestone that paves the way for the Airbus A320neo validated type certification and enabling aircraft operations in China. The document signed by the CAAC validates the original European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) […]

SAS in ‘Final Negotiations’ for New A320neo Order

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has confirmed it is in final negotiations with Airbus for a large batch of A320neo narrowbodies following a Reuters report, citing SAS CFO Goran Jansson, that the carrier will purchase 40-50 aircraft. An SAS spokesman told ATW he could not confirm precise quantities: “I’m not sure we’re talking about numbers at the […]

Gulf Air Signs $1.9 Billion LEAP Engine Deal

Bahrain’s national carrier has signed a $1.9 billion agreement with engine-maker CFM International for 58 LEAP-1A engines. The engines will power 17 Airbus A321neo and 12 A320neo aircraft while 7 additional will serve as spares to support Gulf Air’s operations. The firm engine order comes after the Manama-based airline placed an order for Airbus’ A320 […]

First A320neo Assembled in Tianjin Delivered to AirAsia

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats comfortably 186 passengers and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin. AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders […]

Qantas Considers 737 Max and 797 for Domestic Fleet Renewal

Qantas is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a media briefing that the Australian airline is also keen on Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA), tentatively dubbed […]

Storm Aviation Introduces A320neo LEAP-1A Differences Training

UK-based Storm Aviation, one of the leading line maintenance and technical training service providers in Europe, has announced the launch of Airbus A320neo Leap-1A differences training courses. This brand-new training will start at London airports on the 11th of September, 2017. The highly anticipated NEO LEAP-1A theory and practical training is a 4-day long course […]