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A321neo

easyJet Opts for A321neos

easyJet has agreed to convert 30 orders it holds for the Airbus A320neo to the larger A321neo.  The deal is part of the existing easyJet Airbus framework agreement signed in 2013, with delivery of the first aircraft scheduled for summer

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Maiden A321neo Delivered

Virgin America has taken delivery of the first ever Airbus A321neo, N921VA (c/n 7589). The aircraft was handed over to the US carrier on April 20 at the manufacturer’s Hamburg/Finkenwerder facility and is the largest addition to its fleet, configured with

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Hawaiian Fleet Plans

Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines is purchasing an additional Airbus A330-200 and leasing two more A321neos.  The acquisitions will enable the carrier to phase out its remaining Boeing 767s earlier than planned, with the type due to be retired by the end

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Vietnam Airlines Goes Neo

Vietnam Airlines has concluded a deal to acquire 12 Airbus A321neos.  The aircraft, which are being acquired on a long-term deal from Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation, are due for delivery between 2018 and 2019. Commenting on the deal, Air

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Qatar Airways Selects Boeing

Qatar Airways has signed a multi-billion dollar order with Boeing for up to 100 widebody and single-aisle aircraft. The $11.7bn deal consists of 30 787-9 Dreamliners and ten 777-300ERs, increasing the Doha-based carrier’s firm commitments for the US manufacturer’s widebody

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Bumper Deal for AirAsia

AirAsia has signed a firm order with Airbus for 100 A321neos.  The deal, valued at $12.6bn, was confirmed at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 12 and increases the Malaysian low-cost carrier’s total commitments to 575 A320 Family aircraft. Commenting

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Neo Programme Acceleration

The prototype Airbus A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines has completed its first flight. The aircraft, D-AVXB (c/n 6839), took-off from the manufacturer’s Finkenwerder, Hamburg facility on February 9, flown by experimental test pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez

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Gulf Air Shopping Spree

On day two of the Bahrain International Airshow, Gulf Air announced its decision to convert its previous firm order for 16 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners (placed in January 2008) to the larger 787-9 variant.   

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Asiana Selects A321neo

ASIANA AIRLINES has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of 25 A321neos as part of its ongoing fleet modernisation programme.

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