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Airbus Receives Largest Ever Order

Airbus Receives Largest Ever Order

Airbus announced that it received an order for 250 A320neos from IndiGo, the largest airline in India.  Valued at $26.55 billion, the order is the single largest ever by number of aircraft in the aircraft manufacturer’s history.
The A320neo model range currently consists of the A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo aircraft. The letters “neo” stand for New Engine Option.
The A320neo family of planes incorporate many innovations by including the latest generation engines …

Photo Essay: Airbus A350, The New Kid on the Block

The A350-900 makes a sweeping turn during a demonstration flight over the Farnborough Airshow in 2014

While Airbus’ new A350 XWB has been out for the better part of a year, it remains an elusive sight in the wild.
The A350 is the first all-new Airbus model since the double-decker A380 jumbo jet made its debut back in 2005. It is longer and wider than the existing A330 and A340 models and, through design advancements, significant use of composite materials, and all-new Rolls Royce turbofans, is 25% …

Transaero Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A321

Transaero Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A321

Transaero Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A321 aircraft. The plane is the first medium-range Airbus aircraft in the carrier’s fleet.
Transaero’s A321 is configured with two classes and can seat up to 184 passengers. The plane has eight seats in first class, each with a pitch of 55”, while the 176 seats in economy class each have a pitch of 31”.
The planes will also come with …

Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

Airbus announced that it signed an agreement with its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company, as well as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, to establish an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin, China.  The agreement follows a letter of intent that the three companies signed in 2014.
The new A330 completion and delivery center will be located close to the A320 family final assembly line in …

Paris Air Show Day 3: A320neos and 747-8s Abound

Paris Air Show Day 3: A320neos and 747-8s Abound

Orders from airlines across the globe continued to be announced at the Paris Air Show on its third day.  The event, which opened Monday, serves as a trade show for the first four days and opens up to the general public on Friday.
Boeing’s 747-8 program got a significant boost after the plane maker received an order from cargo operator Volga-Dnepr Group for 20 additional 747-8 Freighters.   The Chicago-based company also …

Paris Air Show Day 2 Sees Orders for Boeing 737 Maxs and Airbus A321s

Paris Air Show Day 2 Sees Orders for Boeing 737 Maxs and Airbus A321s

After a busy first day that saw hundreds of orders for new aircraft placed, the Paris Air Show continued Tuesday.
Boeing received an order for 100 737 Max 8 jets from aircraft lessor AerCap.  Valued at $10.7 billion at current list prices, the deal is the single biggest contract by volume at the show.
Korean Air will purchase 30 737 Max and two additional 737-300ER jetliners from Boeing in a deal valued …

Paris Air Show Starts with Flurry of Orders at Airbus and Boeing

Paris Air Show Starts with Flurry of Orders at Airbus and Boeing

The Paris Air Show opened its doors Monday and Airbus and Boeing announced over 200 orders for new aircraft within the first few hours. Airbus also announced a new aircraft, the A330-300 Regional, a wide-body passenger jet optimized for shorter routes, with an order for 20 by launch customer Saudi Arabian Airlines.
The A330-300 Regional can be configured to hold as many as 400 passengers on flights up to 3,000 nautical …