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Archive for July 2018

Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways to add 25 A320neo aircraft

Golden Falcon Aviation, the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways, has confirmed an order for 25 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The order follows an earlier MoU announced at last year’s Dubai Airshow. The firm order was signed during the Farnborough International Airshow by Rakan Al-Tuwaijri, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Falcon Aviation, and Eric Schulz,…

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STARLUX Airlines selects A350 XWB

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has selected the all-new A350 XWB for its future long-haul fleet, following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 17 aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK by Chang Kuo-wei, founder and Chairman of STARLUX Airlines…

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Sichuan Airlines orders 10 Airbus A350 XWBs

Airbus confirmed at the Farnborough Airshow a deal agreed earlier in 2018 that Sichuan Airlines, based in the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, has selected the A350 XWB to become the latest aircraft in its fleet. Sichuan Airlines operates the largest all-Airbus fleet in China with over 130 Airbus family aircraft. In addition to its…

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VISTARA to add 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft to fleet

VISTARA, the New Delhi-based carrier, has signed a letter of Intent for 13 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus airplanes, reconfirming the appeal of the best-selling single aisle family. The full-service airline has also committed to an additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft from lessors. The combined agreements would add 50…

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From Farnborough 2018 to many milestones

Late June 2018 and with many events to milestones in the industry. Game changing buyouts and mergers will make this year a very memorable one. This year reminds us of the late 1980’s when deregulation changed the face of the industry here in the US at Airline Adviser. July 20, 2018 Boeing reports they have…

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Boeing and Embraer to Establish Partnership

CHICAGO and SÃO PAULO, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer (B3: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ) announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership that positions both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The non-binding agreement proposes the formation of a joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services…

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Airbus’ majority stake in C Series partnership with Bombardier and Investissement Québec

The closing of the previously announced C Series transaction between Airbus SAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus SE (EPA: AIR), Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and Investissement Québec came into effect on July 1, 2018. Airbus now owns a 50.01% majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34%…

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Nepal Airlines takes delivery of its first A330

Nepal Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two A330s, which it will lease from Portuguese lessor Hi Fly. These will be in addition to its two existing A320ceo’s , and will be one of the largest aircraft operating out of Tribhuvan International Airport. Situated at high altitude, only the most sophisticated of aircraft…

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First ACJ320neo enters final assembly

The first ACJ320neo has entered final assembly in Hamburg, Germany, marking the start of a new era in Airbus Corporate Jets. Featuring the largest cabin in its class, the ACJ320neo is due to be delivered to Acropolis Aviation of the United Kingdom in the last quarter of 2018, together with a second aircraft, for Comlux…

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Airbus BelugaXL rolls out of Paint Shop

The first BelugaXL has rolled out of the paint shop unveiling a special livery making it look like a Beluga Whale. The livery was one of six choices submitted to Airbus employees through a poll where 20,000 people participated. With 40% votes in favor, the smiley livery won. The BelugaXL will now undertake ground tests…

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