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IndiGo Places Record Order for 250 Airbus Aircraft

IndiGo Places Record Order for 250 Airbus Aircraft

IndiGo, a low cost Indian carrier, announced an order for 250 Airbus A320neo planes. The purchase, valued at approximately $25.7 billion dollars at list price, is the largest single order of aircraft that Airbus has received.
The order includes purchase rights for an additional 100 A320 aircraft.
IndiGo is scheduled to take delivery of the planes between 2018 and 2026.
The low cost carrier purchased 100 A320s in 2005 and 180 A320neos in …

Etihad Unveils New Livery on its First A380

Etihad Unveils New Livery on its First A380

Concurrent with the delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo, Etihad Airways unveiled a new livery design at the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday.
The carrier’s first Airbus A380 was outfitted with the new design that Etihad is calling “Facets of Abu Dhabi.”
The airline says that the new look uses a palette that reflects the various colors of the landscape of the United Arab Emirates.  The national emblem …

Airbus Forecasts $4.6 Trillion Jetliner Market

Airbus Forecasts $4.6 Trillion Jetliner Market

Airbus Group said Wednesday it sees the market for jets rising to $4.6 trillion over the next two decades, noting that Chinese domestic travel will surpass the United States as the number one travel market
The forecast is close but not quite as bullish as Boeing’s, released this past July, which foresees 36,770 planes in the same period with a value of $5.2 trillion.
The rosier outlook has caused the plane maker …

Airbus A320neo to Deliver 20% Fuel Savings by 2020

Airbus A320neo to Deliver 20% Fuel Savings by 2020

Airbus announced that its A320neo family of aircraft will deliver a 20% fuel burn savings per seat by 2020.  The number is an increase from the fuel burn savings of 15% that the aircraft will have when they first go into service next year.
The increase in efficiency will be achieved thanks to improvements in Airbus’ cabins and engines.
The aircraft manufacturer is also offering airlines an increased seat count for the …

Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa’s Eurowings to Take Delivery of 10 Airbus A320ceos

Lufthansa Group announced that it ordered ten Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft for Eurowings, a regional carrier and subsidiary.
The aircraft will be delivered to Eurowings between 2016 and 2017, and are expected to replace Bombardier CRJ900s currently in the airline’s fleet.
Airbus has approximately 11,000 orders for the A320 family to date, and has delivered over 6,200 of the aircraft.  The planes are single-aisle, and have 18”-wide seats in economy …

Swiss to Replace Current A320 Fleet with A320neos

Swiss to Replace Current A320 Fleet with A320neos

Swiss International Air Lines announced an order for 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.  The A320neo (“neo” stands for “new engine option”) is a family of aircraft currently under development by Airbus and will replace the A320ceo, a retronym for the current engine option model.  Swiss also has options for another 10 of the aircraft to be confirmed at a later date.
Swiss said in a statement that it plans to eventually replace …

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Qatar Airways announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday.  The carrier currently has nine more superjumbos on order.
Qatar plans to put the plane into service on its route between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow, followed by its Doha-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport route.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine plane that had its first flight in 2005 and entered commercial service in …