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A320 Family

China and Airbus Expand Partnership

Airbus and China Aviation Supplies have signed a general term agreement (GTA) covering the purchase of 300 aircraft destined for the nation. The deal was signed in Paris on March 25 in the presence of visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping

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Fourth A320 Family Production Line added in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated the fourth A320 Family production line at its Finkenwerder, Hamburg facility. Making extensive use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the new line is a key element in the ramping up of single-aisle production

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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Airbus Wins Major Chinese Deal

State-owned China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for 140 aircraft.  The deal comprises 100 A320 Family jets and 40 A350 XWBs. Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and Sun Bo, EVP of CAS,

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Production of First US-built A320 Begins

Engineers at the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, have begun production of the first US-built A320. The aircraft is due to be delivered to ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines this summer. Aircraft production at the site began in July

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Air Astana Gets Maiden Neo

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at a special ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility. The jet, registered P4-KBH (c/n 7124) and leased from Air Lease Corporation, is the first of 11 A320neo

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A320neos in the US

Spirit Airlines became the first US carrier to operate the Airbus A320neo when it took delivery of N901NK (c/n 6833) on October 7.  Spirit has 55 A320neo Family aircraft on order, five leased from AerCap and 50 ordered directly from

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Viva Aerobus Gets First A320neo

Mexican low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus joined the Airbus A320neo club on October 5, when it took delivery of its first example, XA-VIV (c/n 7060). Viva Aerobus placed an order for 52 A320 Family aircraft in 2013, including 40 A320neos. The

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A321neos for Air Arabia

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia has finalised long term agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six Airbus A321neos.  The new jets come from ALC’s existing order book and are scheduled for delivery to the Sharjah-based airline between January and October

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Volaris Welcomes First Neo

Mexican carrier Volaris has received its maiden Airbus A320neo, making it the first North American airline to operate the latest generation jet. The aircraft, N528VL (c/n 7051), is one of ten A320neos Volaris is leasing via AerCap, along with six

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