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Airbus to improve A380 megajet

Airbus has presented a development study for an enhanced A380, the ‘A380plus’. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4 per cent fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown in April, the overall […]

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 […]

China Southern orders 20 A350s

China Southern Airlines has signed a firm order for 20 Airbus A350-900s. Airbus will deliver the aircraft to the airline in the years 2019-2022. China Southern currently operates one of the largest Airbus fleets in the world with more than 300 European jetliners in service, comprising the A320, the A330 Family and five A380s. With […]

First Airbus A320neo for WOW Air

Low-fare carrier WOW air (Iceland) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo. The aircraft is on lease from Air Lease Corporation. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with currently twelve aircraft in its fleet. The aircraft has a single-class cabin layout with 180 seats and is powered by two CFM engines. Visit also: […]

Asiana receives Airbus A350

Asiana Airlines (South Korea) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the twelfth airline to operate the newest Airbus type. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three-class layout with 311 seats: 28 in business class, 36 in ‘Economy Smartium’ and 247 in the main cabin. The airline has ordered 30 A350s and will […]

Airbus delivers first A321neo

Airbus has officially delivered the first A321neo. The first user of the re-engined A321 version is Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator. The first delivery aircraft is powered by two CFM International LEAP-1A engines for lower fuel consumption and less CO2 and NOx emissions. The engines also produce less noise: Airbus claims that the A321neo generates […]

First Airbus A319neo flies

The third and smallest member of the Airbus A320neo Family, the A319neo, has begun flight testing today, 31 March 2017. The first Airbus A319neo (new engine option) performed its maiden flight from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after 5 hours in the air. The aircraft was flown by test pilots Michel Gagneux and Eckard Hausser. […]