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A320neo Family

Airbus Marks 1000th A320neo

European aerospace giant Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1000th airframe of its A320neo Family. The aircraft, VT-IUH (c/n 8968) was produced at the firm’s Hamburg facility before being delivered to IndiGo’s base at Delhi/Indira Gandhi International. Equipped with

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Quieter Gatwick in 2018

Improved operational procedures have reduced the size of Gatwick Airport’s noise footprint by 7% in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the annual noise exposure contour analysis carried out by the civil Aviation Authority. The airport says this

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Airbus Reveals October Results

Ten orders for the Airbus A330-900 from an undisclosed customer rounded off a slightly better than expected October for Airbus. The deal for the -900 model brings the total number of orders for the wider A330neo programme to 18 for

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Aegean Signs Airbus MOU

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 30 A320neo Family aircraft.  The deals comprises 20 A320neos and ten A321neos, with Aegean retaining the right to upgrade some of the A320neos to the larger

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Nacelle Work for Northern Ireland

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier has been selected by Airbus as the supplier of a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo Family. The company’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services division, based at the former Short Brothers Belfast

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Dubai: Indigo Partners Signs Mega Airbus MOU

Airbus is celebrating after Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for 430 A320neo Family aircraft.  The jets will be split between Frontier Airlines, JetSMART, Volaris and Wizz Air upon completion of the final purchase agreement. The

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GECAS Orders 100 A320neos

Lessor GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) signed a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, powered by CFM’s LEAP-1A engine. The order consists of a mix of A320neo and A321neo airframes. “The A320neo aircraft is an excellent product. GECAS

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Airbus A319neo Makes First Flight

Airbus has successfully completed the maiden flight of the A319neo, D-AVWA (c/n 6464). Powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, the smallest member of the A320neo Family, took off from Hamburg/Finkenwerder on March 31, landing at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility after

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Air India Receives First Neo

Flag carrier Air India has taken delivery of the first of 14 Airbus A320-251neos it is leasing from Kuwaiti-based Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO).  The aircraft, VT-EXF (c/n 7459), was flown to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on

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Gulf Air Shopping Spree

On day two of the Bahrain International Airshow, Gulf Air announced its decision to convert its previous firm order for 16 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners (placed in January 2008) to the larger 787-9 variant.   

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