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A321

Introducing Joon

Air France has officially unveiled its new low-fare offshoot, Joon.  Previously known under the working name Boost, it will launch its first medium-haul services this autumn followed by long-haul flights next summer. According to its parent company, Joon – which

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Delta Alters Airbus Order

Delta Air Lines has agreed a deal for a further 30 Airbus A321ceos and deferred 10 of the 25 A350-900s it had scheduled for delivery between 2019-2020 by “two to three years”.  The Georgia-based carrier says it also retains “additional

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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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Iran Air Takes Delivery of First A321

Airbus has completed the handover of the first A321 to Iran Air.  The historic moment came in Toulouse on January 11 and is the first airframe from a 100-strong order placed by the carrier in December.  The aircraft is registered EP-IFA

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Germania Expansion

Independent carrier Germania has opened its new base in Nuremberg. The airline is permanently stationing an Airbus A319 at the airport, its thirteenth base, offering flights to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Madeira during the 2016/17 winter season. It

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Azores Airlines’ Fleet Modernisation

Azores Airlines has revealed it is updating its short-haul and transatlantic fleets.  The Sociedade Açoreana de Transportes Aéreos (SATA)-owned carrier is planning to lease six new Airbus A321neos – including four longer range A321LRs – under a deal signed with

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#FIA16: ALC Signs for More Airbus Aircraft

US lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has revealed a firm order for three Airbus A350-900s and one A321 at the Farnborough International Airshow. “These additional A350 and A321 aircraft were needed to fill ongoing customer lease placements as we continue

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American Airlines Receives its First US-Produced Airbus

Airbus has handed over the second A321 to roll off the production at its Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility, just three weeks after the first example joined  JetBlue Airways.  The jet, N162AA (c/n 6621), was delivered to American Airlines on May

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First US-Built Airbus Takes Flight

The first Airbus aircraft produced in the US made its maiden flight on March 21.  The Airbus A321, destined for JetBlue Airways took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, Alabama for a test flight, which lasted 3hrs and 26min.

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