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Russia Reconsiders Import Duties

Russia has outlined plans to remove tax breaks on imported commercial airliners.  Under current arrangements, Western-built aircraft carrying between 50 and 300 passengers and weighing between 20 and 90 tonnes, are exempt from import taxes.  This includes popular types such

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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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Wizz Air Expands its Fleet

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has agreed to lease two new Airbus A321s and two A320s from Vermillion Aviation Holdings Ireland.  The jets, which are powered by International Aero Engine V2500 engines, are due to be delivered between July and March

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Airbus Transfers Jets to Museum

Airbus has transferred A380 MSN4 to the Museum of Air and Space at Paris/Le Bourget.  The jet is the first of four aircraft the European manufacturer has pledged to donate to museums, with A320 MSN1, A340-600 MSN360 and A380 MSN2

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A Good Year for Airbus

Record deliveries and a strong order intake marked a robust 2016 for Airbus.  At the company’s annual year-end briefing it revealed it had delivered 688 aircraft to 82 customers, a new record.  This is 53 more  than the previous record of

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Iran Air Finalises Airbus Order

Agreement has been reached between Iran Air and Airbus over a firm order for 100 aircraft.  The deal includes 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family and 16 A350 jets and follows an initial commitment signed last January. “Iran Air considers

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Air Arabia Converts A320 Options

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia has converted five options for Airbus A320s into firm orders.  Delivery of the additional jets, which have a book value of $485m, will begin in the second quarter of 2017. “Air Arabia’s fleet innovation sits at

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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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#FIA16: Jetstar Pacific Airlines Pens MOU for 10 A320s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for ten A320ceos. The agreement was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow and is the airline’s first direct purchase with the Toulouse-based manufacturer. Jetstar Pacific

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