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A321neo

First Airbus A321neo for ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, becoming the launch operator of the variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.  The aircraft, JA131A (c/n 7839), was handed over at the manufacturer’s Finkenwerder/Hamburg

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Airbus Upgrade for Cathay Dragon

Cathay Pacific Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 32 Airbus A321neos.  The 240-seat, single-aisle jets, which be operated by the Hong Kong-based firm’s regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon, are expected to upgrade and replace 23 A320 Family aircraft

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Neo for Novair

Swedish charter operator Novair has taken delivery of its maiden Airbus A321-253n, SE-RKA (c/n 7746).  The jet, which is leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), is powered by CFM Leap-1a engines and configured in a single class layout with 221

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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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New Technology Set to Shine in Paris

The aviation community will descend on Le Bourget next week for the 52nd International Paris Air Show, with a plethora of new aircraft set to take centre stage. Public debutants include Mitsubishi Aircraft Company’s MRJ90, Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 and

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More A321s for Cebu Pacific

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has placed an order for seven Airbus A321ceos, topping up its existing commitment for 32 A321neos.  The Manila-based airline says the aircraft are required to meet strong growth on its domestic and regional network, with the first

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easyJet Opts for A321neos

easyJet has agreed to convert 30 orders it holds for the Airbus A320neo to the larger A321neo.  The deal is part of the existing easyJet Airbus framework agreement signed in 2013, with delivery of the first aircraft scheduled for summer

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Maiden A321neo Delivered

Virgin America has taken delivery of the first ever Airbus A321neo, N921VA (c/n 7589). The aircraft was handed over to the US carrier on April 20 at the manufacturer’s Hamburg/Finkenwerder facility and is the largest addition to its fleet, configured with

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Hawaiian Fleet Plans

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines is purchasing an additional Airbus A330-200 and leasing two more A321neos.  The acquisitions will enable the carrier to phase out its remaining Boeing 767s earlier than planned, with the type due to be retired by the end

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Vietnam Airlines Goes Neo

Vietnam Airlines has concluded a deal to acquire 12 Airbus A321neos.  The aircraft, which are being acquired on a long-term deal from Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation, are due for delivery between 2018 and 2019. Commenting on the deal, Air

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