Tag: Airbus

Airbus A321XLR: Will It Repeat the Success Story?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airbus A321XLR, the Xtra-long-range version of the single-aisle A320neo Family aircraft, is enjoying a keen interest among the airlines. Following the long-awaited launch during Paris Air Show 2019, this aircraft has already managed to secure hundreds of orders. During the second half of 2019, 22 operators and two aircraft leasing companies ordered, committed or […]

Airbus Secures Type Certification for Its A350-900 from Russia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to handing the A350-900 over to Aeroflot, the flag carrier of Russia, Airbus has obtained type certification for the aircraft from the Russian aviation authorities. The document issued by Rosaviatsia on 13 December, 2019, covers only one variant from the Airbus A350 Family: A350-900. Although the certificate allows any Russian operator to fly the […]

China Aircraft Leasing Places Order for 40 New Airbus A321neo

Reading Time: < 1 minute China Aircraft Leasing (CALC) has announced that it placed an order for 40 new Airbus A321neo planes. With a current booking, CALC becomes the 7th biggest lessor customer for Airbus, as now its order book stands at 252 Airbus aircraft. According to Airbus orders & deliveries sheet, the Chinese company already owns or still has […]

SmartLynx Airlines: What It Takes to Become an Airbus A320 Pilot?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although pilot career is one of the most iconic professions in the world, in recent years there has been a shortage of qualified pilots. It is forcing airlines to search for new opportunities to attract the missing workforce. SmartLynx Airlines has chosen a path where company prepares pilots to operate Airbus A320 type aircraft in […]

Air Canada Places Its First Airbus A220 Into Revenue Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Airbus A220-300 aircraft has finally joined the fleet of Air Canada and took off for its maiden commercial flight between Montreal and Calgary. Air Canada is the first North American carrier to operate the larger variant of Airbus A220 family: A220-300. The aircraft will feature a two-class configuration with 137 seats in total. […]

First Airbus BelugaXL Enters Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first out of six Airbus BelugaXL has entered services and already flown on the first operational flight. The BelugaXL is a key part within Airbus industrial system, providing the airframer with 30% extra transport capacity to support production of Airbus commercial aircraft. The new BelugaXL aircraft will work alongside BelugaST to boost transportation of […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]

Airbus to Increase Mobile A320 Production to 7 Aircraft per Month

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has announced further boosting production of the A320 Family aircraft in Mobile, first US-based Airbus commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. The expansion is planned amid the 10% import tariff imposed by the US on European-made commercial aircraft. By the beginning of 2021, Airbus said it will produce seven of its A220 and A320 aircraft in […]

BOC Aviation Goes for 20 Additional Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute An aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation has placed an order for 20 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. Up to 12 out the 20 booked have been committed for lease to Bogota-based Avianca. “This addition of 20 new Airbus A320NEO aircraft reflects our disciplined investment strategy of building our portfolio with popular and in-demand new technology aircraft […]

Spirit Airlines Finalises Order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus and Spirit Airlines have announced about the finalized order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft. The final purchase agreement followed the Memorandum of Understanding that the US-based carrier and European planemaker signed in October, 2019. This would be a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo aircraft. On the engine, therefore, the airline is to decide […]