Vietjet to order 50 more A321neo

Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of an additional 50 A321neo single aisle aircraft. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Air Show today by Vietjet Vice President Dinh Viet Phuong and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The latest agreement will see the carrier’s backlog of orders for the A320 Family rise to 129 aircraft, including 123 A321neo and 6 A321ceo. Vietjet will use the additional aircraft to meet growing demand for its services on both its domestic and international networks.

Vietjet first took to the skies in 2011 and now operates an all-Airbus fleet currently comprising 59 A320 Family aircraft. The carrier’s route network already spans the whole of Vietnam and some 30 destinations across Asia.

The A321neo is the latest and largest member of the best-selling Airbus single aisle family and is firmly established as the most popular aircraft in its size category, seating up to 240 passengers in a single class layout. It also offers the longest range in its category, flying up to 4,000 nautical miles non-stop or around nine hours flying time.

Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances and cabin innovations, the A321neo offers a reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15 per cent per seat from day one and 20 per cent by 2020.

To date, the A320 Family has won more than 14,200 orders and over 7,800 aircraft are currently in service with 330 operators worldwide.

A321neo 2018 list price: US$129.5m.

 

@vietjetvietnam @airbus #A321neo #FIA18

 

Source :  Airbus Website

Undisclosed customer orders 10 A320neo aircraft

A customer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 A320neo aircraft at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and CO2 savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.

 

#A320neo # #FIA18

 

Source :  Airbus Website

AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

AirAsia X has placed an order with Airbus for an additional 34 A330neo widebody aircraft. The order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK by Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.

The latest agreement reaffirms AirAsia X’s position as the largest airline customer for the A330neo, with the total number of aircraft ordered by the airline increasing to 100. All the A330neo aircraft ordered by AirAsia X are the larger A330-900 model.

Offering range capability enabling non-stop services to Europe, including from Kuala Lumpur to London, the A330neo will allow AirAsia X to expand its value-based long haul model with even lower operating costs, while enabling its passengers to fly further more often with highly competitive fares.

AirAsia X will be the first airline in Asia to operate the A330neo, with deliveries of aircraft on order with Airbus scheduled to start in Q4 2019. The A330neo will be operated by AirAsia X out of its bases in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Group Chief Executive Officer Kamarudin Meranun said: “Long haul low-cost is something we strongly believe in, and this order shows our confidence in the AirAsia X model. We lobbied hard for the A330neo after seeing the success of the A320neo, and working closely with Airbus, we have arrived at an aircraft that we are confident will allow us to expand our low fares offering beyond Asia Pacific to the rest of the world.”

AirAsia Co-Founder and AirAsia X Co-Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes added: “Our decision not only to reconfirm our existing order for 66 A330neo, but to add 34 more, follows what is probably one of the most thorough aircraft evaluations the industry has ever seen. We have looked at every aspect of the A330neo from technical performance and reliability to passenger comfort and it is clearly the right aircraft for us to expand efficiently our fast-growing long haul network.”

Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce this important agreement with AirAsia X. This is the strongest possible endorsement for the unbeatable operating economics, performance and cost-effectiveness that the A330neo brings to the market in its size category. We look forward to working with AirAsia X on the entry into service of this great aircraft with the carrier as it expands its route network to more destinations around the world.”

The A330neo is the latest version of the twin aisle A330 Family. It incorporates new generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, a new optimised wing and increased use of lighter composite materials. Together, these advances bring a significant reduction in fuel consumption of 25 per cent compared with older generation aircraft of similar size.

Passengers can expect the highest levels of comfort when flying on the A330neo, with the aircraft featuring the award-winning Airspace by Airbus cabin. Originally designed for the larger A350 XWB, this features newly designed sidewalls and fixtures, larger overhead storage, advanced cabin mood lighting and the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity.

The A330 Family is one of the most successful widebody product lines ever, having received over 1,700 orders from 120 customers. More than 1,400 A330s are flying with over 120 operators worldwide. Including today’s announcement, the A330neo has already won some 250 firm orders prior to entry-into-service.

The A330neo is currently nearing completion of its flight test programme with certification expected in the coming weeks followed by entry into commercial service in September.

 

2018 list prices: A330-900 US$296.4 million

 

@airasia #A330neo #FIA2018

 

Source :  Airbus Website

Airbus welcomes Hi Fly A380 at Farnborough International Airshow

A380 HiFly Roll Out

Hi Fly, the 14th operator of the iconic double-decker wide-body airliner, is displaying its A380 for the first time at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (UK). The aircraft will be showcased at the airshow from the 19th to 22nd July on static display.
A big cause requiring a big messenger, Hi Fly has chosen the A380 to exhibit its very special livery supporting the environmental cause: “Save the Coral Reefs”.

Hi Fly, the Portuguese wet lease specialist, provides aircraft to airlines with crew, maintenance and insurance. The company has selected the A380, thereby opening up a new business model. Hi Fly operates an all Airbus fleet of 12 aircraft comprising one A321, four A330s, seven A340s and now one A380.
The A380 is an essential part of the solution to sustain air traffic growth, alleviating congestion at busy airports by transporting more passengers with fewer flights. The aircraft is the best way to capture growing world air traffic, which is doubling every 15 years. The flagship airliner can accommodate 575 passengers in four classes and offers a range of 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 kilometres).
The A380 has the unique capability to generate revenue, stimulate traffic and attract passengers.
The A380 is the world’s most spacious aircraft, offering wider seats, broader aisles and more personal space to passengers. Together with the quietest cabin and the smoothest flight, the A380 promises a unique passenger experience.
Around 250 million passengers have experienced the unique comfort of flying on board the aircraft so far. Every two minutes an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 60 destinations that the aircraft serves.

 

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Source :  Airbus Website

First BelugaXL becomes airborne for its maiden flight

BelugaXL First Flight Take Off

The first BelugaXL took off this morning from Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10:30 hrs local time, for its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft is the first of five BelugaXL to enter into service later in 2019 and to gradually replace the BelugaST transporters.

The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the flight-test-engineer’s (FTE) station were Laurent Lapierre and Philippe Foucault.

The BelugaXL was launched in November 2014 to address the transport and ramp-up capacity requirements for Airbus beyond 2019. The new oversize air transporters are based on the A330-200 Freighter, with a large re-use of existing components and equipment.

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Source :  Airbus Website

Boeing, British Airways Announce Commitment for Three 777 Airplanes

Three aircraft will increase capacity and flexibility across British Airways network

FARNBOROUGH, United KingdomJuly 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and British Airways today announced a commitment for threeR 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. British Airways will take the 777s on an operating lease with a leasing company.

“We are delighted that British Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, has again chosen the Boeing 777 for its long-haul fleet,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “This agreement is a testament to the enduring value of the 777, its superior range, outstanding efficiency and popularity among passengers.”

British Airways is one of the world’s largest operators of the long-range jet, operating 58 777-200ER and 777-300ER airplanes across its global network. British Airways also flies 28 787 Dreamliners and more than 30 747-400s.

The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The airplane is the most reliable twin aisle flying today with the highest schedule reliability of any twin aisle airplane at 99.5 percent.

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines and the largest international carrier in the U.K. The carrier has its home base at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport, and flies to more than 200 destinations in 75 countries across the globe. British Airways has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.

Contact: 

Keelan Morris
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications
+ 44(0)208 235 5664
keelan.j.morris@boeing.com

 

SOURCE :Boeing Website

Boeing, Novus Announce Commitment for Up to Four 777-300ERs

Commitment marks Dubai-based lessor’s first direct agreement with Boeing

FARNBOROUGH, United KingdomJuly 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Dubai-based aircraft lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, announced its first direct agreement with Boeing for up to four 777-300ERs (Extended Range) at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

The commitment carries a list-price value of $1.44 billion and will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once it is finalized.

“We are delighted to complete a new milestone in our investment strategy and our cooperation with Boeing,” said Hani Kuzbari, Managing Director at Novus Aviation Capital. “This is in line with our continuous pursuit to create value within our aircraft portfolio. We have successfully invested in the Boeing 777 over the last decade with proven return on our investment. The aircraft type remains a strong long-haul wide body aircraft for our airline customers globally.”

With 24 years of aircraft leasing, financing and trading experience, Dubai-based Novus is one of the world’s fastest-growing aircraft leasing financing platforms in the world. Operating globally out of five offices in EuropeAsia and the Middle East, the company has an aircraft portfolio under the management of around 50 aircraft worth nearly $4 billion.

“It is an honor to have Novus join the Boeing family with this commitment,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company. “The selection of the Boeing 777 will enable Novus to offer exceptional value to their customers around the world. Today’s agreement demonstrates the market-leadership of the enduring 777 program and we look forward to working closely with the customer to finalize this milestone order.”

The 777-300ER can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The airplane is the most reliable twin aisle flying today with the highest schedule reliability of any twin aisle airplane at 99.5 percent.

Contact
Saffana Michael
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
+97150 4590651
saffana.michael2@boeing.com

 

SOURCE: Boeing Website