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EASA Issues A320neo Family Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive regarding Airbus A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan (GTF) engines.  The edict, issued on February 9, follows what EASA describes as “several occurrences

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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Qatar Commits to A321neo

Qatar Airways has replaced its original order for 50 Airbus A320neos with a firm commitment for 50 A321neos with the Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) configuration.  The Doha-based airline placed the original order in 2011 and was set to be the

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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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50th A320 for Citilink

Indonesian low-cost carrier Citilink has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A320, a neo registered PK-GTF (c/n 7834). The jet is configured in a single-class layout, seating 180 passengers, and powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.  The airline, a subsidiary of

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First Tianjin-Built A320neo Delivered

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo built at Airbus’ final assembly line in Tianjin, China.  The jet, registered 9M-AGK (c/n 7803), was handed over to the Malaysian low-cost carrier during a special ceremony.  It is powered by CFM Leap-1A

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Aircalin Firms Airbus Order

Noumea-based Aircalin has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos and two A330-900s. The New Caledonia carrier has opted for the Pratt & Whitney powerplant for its A320neos which will be configured with 168 seats and deployed on regional

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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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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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easyJet Joins the A320neo Club

Low-cost carrier easyJet has taken delivery of its first A320neo, making it the 25th airline to operate the latest variant of Airbus’ popular single aisle family. The jet, G-UZHA (c/n 7649), which is also easyJet’s 300th A320 Family aircraft, was

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