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Archive for November 2012

XL Airways France becomes a new A330-300 operator

Courtesy Airbus XL Airways France expands its Airbus fleet following the delivery of its first brand new A330-300 from the manufacturer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Operated under a leasing agreement with GECAS, the aircraft is powered by GE CF6-80E engines. XL Airways France will fly its new A330-300, configured in a single-class layout with 408…

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Corsair celebrates its first A330-300

Courtesy Airbus Corsair has taken delivery of the first of two A330-300s ordered from Airbus. The aircraft was delivered at a special ceremony in Toulouse attended by Corsair Chairman, Pascal de Izaguirre. This new A330-300 is part of TUI’s commitment to invest in today’s greenest aircraft and to strengthen services from  Paris across the Atlantic…

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TransAsia Airways takes delivery of its first A330

Courtesy Airbus TransAsia Airways of Taiwan has taken delivery of the first of two A330-300s ordered from Airbus. The aircraft was delivered at a ceremony in Toulouse today attended by TransAsia Airways Chairman Vincent Lin. The A330 will be the first widebody aircraft to be operated by TransAsia. Featuring a high comfort two class layout…

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China’s Tibet Airlines takes delivery of its first FALC A319

Courtesy Airbus China’s Tibet Airlines has taken delivery of its first A319 assembled at the Airbus Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC). The A319 delivered today is the fifth A319 to join the all Airbus fleet operated by lhasa based Tibet Airlines. The airline received its first Airbus A319 in July 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. The…

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AJW Capital buys two A340-500s

AJW Capital Partners Limited, a worldwide aviation services group based in the UK, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of two Airbus A340-500s aircraft. With this order AJW Capital becomes the newest Airbus aircraft customer.  Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines the aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin for maximum passenger appeal. Commercial…

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Maldivian Airlines becomes a new A320 operator

Maldivian Airlines, the national carrier of the Maldives has become a new operator of Airbus single aisle aircraft, following the first commercial flight of an A320 on the inaugural flight from Male to Chennai. The aircraft, operated under a leasing agreement, is the first A320 Maldivian will fly to destinations in the Indian sub-continent. The…

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Avianca Announce Order for Three 787 Dreamliners

Courtesy Boeing PANAMA CITY /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Avianca Airlines, Colombia’s flagship airline, announced an order for three 787 Dreamliners. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website and is valued at approximately $620 million at published list prices. Today’s order brings Avianca’s total 787 order…

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LOT Polish Airlines' First 787 Dreamliner

Courtesy Boeing EVERETT, Washington /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner last week.  The Polish carrier is the first European airline to take delivery of the 787. Senior LOT and Boeing executives, as well as Polish and US government officials, celebrated the historic…

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SilkAir Finalize Order for 54 737s

Courtesy Boeing SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SilkAir have finalized an order for 54 Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX 8s worth $4.9 billion at list prices. With this agreement, the 737 MAX has accumulated 969 orders to date. SilkAir’s order for 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s is the largest order in…

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Interjet signs purchase agreement for 40 A320neo

Courtesy Airbus Mexican low-cost carrier and all-Airbus operator Interjet signed a purchase agreement for 40 A320neo aircraft. Interjet will announce the aircraft’s engine selection at a later date. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit for Interjet’s fleet of 36 A320s. Later this month, Interjet will receive an additional…

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