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JetBlue Takes Delivery of First U.S.-Made Airbus

JetBlue Takes Delivery of First U.S.-Made Airbus

Airbus announced the delivery of the first aircraft to be manufactured in its new plant in the United States.
The aircraft manufacturer presented the plane, an Airbus A321, to customer JetBlue Airways, at Airbus’s manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft made its first flight on March 21.
In addition to the plane delivered on Monday, Airbus currently has nine other A320 family aircraft in production at the plant. Airbus said that …

Airbus Forecasts Doubling of Latin American Jetliner Market

Airbus Forecasts Doubling of Latin American Jetliner Market

Airbus Group said Wednesday it sees the number of commercial jets operated in Latin America doubling over the next two decades.
The forecast indicates that the region will need 2,540 new passenger jets and freighters in that period, the value of which would be approximately $330 billion.
Air traffic in the region will grow at an average rate of 4.7%, Airbus said, a figure slightly higher than the world average of 4.6%. …

Airbus Debuts New Airspace by Airbus Cabin Interior Line

Airbus Debuts New Airspace by Airbus Cabin Interior Line

Airbus announced the launch of Airspace by Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer’s new cabin brand. The carrier will debut the new cabin on its A330neos, the launch aircraft for the brand.
Airbus says that the brand encompasses four key dimensions, namely comfort, ambience, service, and design.
Design elements will include larger overhead bins, as well as larger lavatories, wider seat and aisles, and unobstructed foot space.
The cabin will also have LED technology ambient …

Lufthansa to Deploy First 10 Airbus A350-900s in early 2017

Lufthansa to Deploy First 10 Airbus A350-900s in early 2017

Lufthansa announced that it will deploy its first ten Airbus A350-900 aircraft on long-haul routes from Munich next January.
The planes are among 25 A350-900s that Lufthansa currently has on order.
The A350-900 is part of Airbus’ all-new A350 XWB family, which can seat up to 369 passengers in a typical two-class layout.  It has a carbon fuselage and new wings, and is powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, all of …

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of World’s First A320neo

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of World’s First A320neo

Lufthansa announced that it took delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The carrier said it received two of the planes at Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport. The first, with the registration D-AINA, has been flying scheduled service since last month.
The plane was outfitted with a special logo, reading “First to fly A320neo – Less noise. Less fuel. Less CO2.”
Lufthansa says that the second will be added to its fleet in the near future.
The …

Iran Air Signs with Airbus for 118 Jets

Iran Air Signs with Airbus for 118 Jets

Iran Air announced an order for 118 aircraft with Airbus on Thursday.
The deal, announced at Élysée Palace in Paris, includes pilot and maintenance training. The Iranian flag carrier will receive 73 wide-body and 45 single-aisle planes. This includes 12 A380 superjumbos, 16 A350, 27 A330ceo, and 18 A330neo wide-body jets, and 21 A320ceo family and 24 A320neo family single-aisle aircraft.
The contract was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air’s CEO, during …

JetBlue to Install Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi

JetBlue to Install Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi

JetBlue Airways announced it will make complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi available on all of its Airbus A320s as part of a fleet-wide redesign of the aircraft. The upgrades will also include new seatback monitors with new entertainment options.
The airline will enable gate-to-gate access of Fly-Fi, JetBlue’s complimentary wireless high-speed Internet service that is powered by Thales and ViaSat. The service offers 12 to 20 Mbps to connected devices.
Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers …