Tag Archives: A330neo

Airbus expansion at TAP Portugal

BOC Aviation Limited has ordered four new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft (including A320 and A321 variants) and two new Airbus A330-900 aircraft for lease to TAP Portugal. All six Airbus aircraft will be delivered between 2018 and 2020. TAP’s total fleet renewal plan includes 53 new Airbus NEO Family aircraft. The airline currently flies an […]

Aircalin chooses Airbus neos

Aircalin (Noumea, New Caledonia) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for two Airbus A320neo and two Airbus A330-900neo airliners. The airline flies two older model A320s and two A330-200s on routes to Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Japan. The new aircraft will replace the current fleet. With the A330neos it will possibly open […]

Airbus A330neo takes shape

Airbus has begun the final assembly of the first Airbus A330neo, an A330-900, at its production facilities in Toulouse, France, with joining the wings to the centre fuselage. To date, ten customers have ordered a total of 186 A330neo aircraft, almost all A330-900s. The first customer deliveries are planned for the fourth quarter of 2017. […]

Airbus widebody deal in Israel

Airbus has clinched its first ever widebody deal in Israel. Arkia Israeli Airlines has ordered four Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. The A330s will become the backbone of Arkia’s expansion into long-haul and leisure markets. Arkia became an Airbus customer in 2012 when it ordered four A321neo aircraft. The high degree of cockpit commonality between Airbus aircraft […]

Airbus rises A330 production

Airbus is to rise the production rate of the A330 Family. Taking effect in January 2017, the change will raise production from its current level – six aircraft a month – to a monthly rate of seven. During the last couple of years, Airbus cut the A330 production rate from ten to six a month, […]

TAP orders 53 ‘neo’ aircraft

TAP Portugal has signed firm orders for 14 Airbus A330-900neo and 39 A320neo Family aircraft (15 Airbus A320neos and 24 Airbus A321neos). The order means that TAP will cancel its earlier order for 12 Airbus A350-900s. Many of TAP’s long-haul flights are from its homebase Lisbon to South-America. But these services do not represent distances […]

Airbus begins production of A330neo

Airbus has begun production of the first Airbus A330neo. The first ‘cutting of metal’ has happened at Airbus production facilities in Toulouse and Nantes this summer. The first new parts are an engine pylon produced at the Airbus facility in Saint-Eloi (Toulouse), and a centre wing box being constructed in the Airbus Plant in Nantes. […]

A330 is most successful Airbus widebody

The Airbus A330 has reached 1,500 sales and so far, in number of sales, is the most successful Airbus widebody. The latest orders – four A330-200 Freighters from Turkish Airlines and 25 A330-900neo aircraft from Air Lease Corporation – have brought the total number of sales to 1,501. At the moment 1,100 A330s are in […]

Airbus cuts A330 production, but A320 Family output goes up

Airbus has decided to further cut the production rate of the A330. At the moment the European aircraft manufacturer still produces ten aircraft a month. In October last year Airbus announced to decrease A330 production already to nine a month from the fourth quarter of 2015 during the transition period towards the Airbus A330neo. Airbus […]