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    New Orleans Airports New Terminal

    No rain no storms no power outages will stop the move to anew terminal. Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport is beginning a brand-new chapter in the history of the airport itself. Starting Wednesday November 6, 2019 with a new entrance to a great new bigger and better airport terminal.

    Even though we all move forward with changes the true older more nostalgic airport has a lot of history and stories they will leave behind. Without a doubt it’s a huge project that many have yet to accomplish. There are airports that make changes to existing terminals due to restrains of building out. Others well others just try and make do.

    It’s an exciting time in the city’s history for this new terminal but there will be some confusion and nervous travelers. This is where you need to give yourself say around 2 hours before travelling due to new routes and entrance of the airport.

    From ride share to even private transportation its going to take time to get use to this. Police department is going to have extra officers on hand to help those travelers along with airport officials its going to be all hands-on deck. We are all excited for this but there will be patience needed too by everyone travelling.

    Source Airline Adviser 11/05/19

    IndiGo signs for 300 A320neo aircraft

    Courtesy Airbus

    India’s IndiGo has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo Family aircraft. This marks one of Airbus’ largest aircraft orders ever with a single airline operator. This latest IndiGo order comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. This will take IndiGo’s total number of A320neo Family aircraft orders to 730.

    “This order is an important milestone, as it reiterates our mission of strengthening air connectivity in India, which will in turn boost economic growth and mobility. India is expected to continue with its strong aviation growth and we are well on our way to build the world’s best air transportation system, to serve more customers and deliver on our promise of providing low fares and a courteous, hassle free experience to them,” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo.

    “We are pleased to partner yet again with Airbus for our next batch of Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The fuel-efficient A320neo family aircraft will allow IndiGo to maintain its strong focus on lowering operating costs and delivering fuel efficiency with high standards of reliability. The choice of engine manufacturer for this order will be made later,” said Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Aircraft Acquisition and Financing Officer of IndiGo.

    IndiGo is among the fastest growing carriers in the world. Since its first A320neo aircraft was delivered in March 2016, its fleet of A320neo Family aircraft has grown into the world’s largest with 97 A320neo aircraft, operating alongside 128 A320ceos.

    The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. The aircraft will deliver an unprecedented Extra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor jets.

    Source Airbus / Edited by Airline Adviser 10/30/19

    Air Premia Orders Five Boeing 787 Aircraft

    Courtesy Boeing

    HONG KONG, Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Air Premia announced the Korean startup airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year. Air Premia, which plans to launch operations in 2020 is poised to become South Korea’s second Dreamliner operator.

    “This is an exciting decision for Air Premia as we look to deliver a world-class experience to our customers, while also operating the most fuel-efficient fleet,” said Peter Sim, CEO of Air Premia. “With the 787-9’s superior fuel efficiency and range capabilities, this investment fits perfectly with our unique business model and will position Air Premia for sustainable long-term growth.”

    The 787-9 is a super-efficient widebody airplane that can fly 296 passengers in a standard configuration with a published range of 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 km). The Dreamliner model, powered by a revolutionary design and advanced engines, enables airlines to reduce fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared to previous airplanes. The combination of unrivaled fuel efficiency and long-range capabilities of the 787-9 has helped airlines save more than 40 billion pounds of fuel and open more than 235 non-stop routes.

    With its base at Seoul Incheon International Airport, Air Premia announced its plan to launch operations in September 2020. The carrier will initially operate regionally in Asia before expanding its network to Los Angeles and San Jose by 2021.

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 10/30/19

     

    Spirit Airlines signs for 100 A320neo

    Airbus and Spirit Airlines have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the U.S.-based airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft. Spirit announced its intention to place firm orders for a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo to meet its future fleet requirements.

    “This new order represents another milestone for Spirit,” said Spirit Airlines’ President and CEO Ted Christie. “The additional aircraft will be used to support Spirit’s growth as we add new destinations and expand our network across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. We look forward to working with our valued partners at Airbus to finalize our agreement.”

    Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the best-selling A320neo Family, comprising the A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo, deliver at least 20% reduced fuel burn as well as 50% less noise compared to previous-generation aircraft, thanks to incorporating the very latest technologies including new-generation engines and Sharklets. At the end of September 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,650 firm orders from nearly 110 customers worldwide.

    Source Airbus / Edited by Airline Adviser 10/30/19

    Air Austral sign a purchase agreement for three A220s

    Courtesy Airbus

    Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order Air Austral becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region. Benefitting from a 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, the A220s will enable Air Austral to reduce its costs and carbon footprint on international routes in the region.

    “Air Austral has chosen the A220-300 as part of the renewal of its Medium and Short Haul fleet. These new-generation aircraft will join the airline from the end of 2020 with the aim of harmonizing part of its fleet and strengthening its operations,” said Marie-Joseph Malé, Chief Executive Officer of Air Austral. The economic and operational performance of the A220 opens new possibilities for the development of our regional network from our main base – Réunion Island – in an efficient and rational way. The 132-seat capacity module, which is more flexible, will allow us to increase our frequencies while offering more comfort to our customers and crews,” he added.

    The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers unbeatable fuel efficiency and widebody passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least a 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, along with significantly lower emissions and a reduced noise footprint. The A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft.

    Source Airbus / Edited By Airline Adviser 10/15/19

    Air France takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

    Courtesy Airbus

    Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900, the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France.

    Air France will deploy the A350-900 fleet on its transatlantic and Asia routes. The Xtra Wide Body aircraft features a comfortable three-class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats. Fully in line with Air France’s commitment to the environment, the all-new A350-900 will provide a 25% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. Additionally, the aircraft’s delivery flight from Toulouse to Paris will be powered with a blend of conventional and synthetic biofuel.

    Air France operates an Airbus fleet of 143 aircraft. It includes 114 single-aisle and 29 wide-body planes. The airline recently opted to purchase Airbus’ newest aircraft family member, the A220, which will join the fleet over the next years.

    At the end of August 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 913 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.

    Source Airbus / Edited By Airline Adviser 10/09/19

    First 787-10 Dreamliner for Saudi Arabian Airlines

    Courtesy Boeing

    NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) its first 787-10 Dreamliner, which will play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics and will complement SAUDIA’s fleet of 787-9.

    “SAUDIA operates a state-of-the-art fleet equipped with the latest technology, and in addition to the airline’s existing Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s, is now adding the 787-10 variant which will further support future network growth plans,” said His Excellency Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Director General, SAUDIA. “The airplane’s onboard cabin features, long range capability and the latest in technological advancements are among the many aspects of what makes the Boeing 787 highly popular with our guests.” In addition to the 787-10, SAUDIA operates 13 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, and 33 777-300ER (Extended Range) jets.

    With the delivery to SAUDIA, the 787-10 continues to expand its global presence. More than 30 of this Dreamliner models have been delivered to seven operators since the airplane entered commercial service last year. As a stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 adds about 40 more seats in a 2-class configuration and cargo capacity, offering 25 percent better fuel per seat and fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. With a range 6,345 nautical miles (11,750 kms), the 787-10 can fly more than 95 percent of the world’s twin-aisle routes.

    Since entering service in 2011, the 787 family has enabled the opening of more than 235 new point-to-point routes and saved more than 40 billion pounds of fuel. Designed with the passenger in mind, the 787 family delivers an unparalleled experience with the largest windows of any commercial jet, large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag, comfortable cabin air that is cleaner and more humid, and includes soothing LED lighting.

    Source Boeing / Edited by Airline Adviser 10/02/19

    October Brings Changes

    October 1, 2019, we find it’s that time to prepare for a change. Like the seasons we make some changes with that in mind we encourage airlines to do the same. Business is business not when you try to cheap your operation or overextend without making changes on the way. At this time of the year we should be relaxed in the industry, but this is not today’s world for some.

    Adria Airways was the latest airline to cease operations out of a long list of airlines worldwide. In the next 12 to 18 months more will go, and some will start up. Those start up airlines have far more at risk than any airline that started in the mid 1980’s or 1990’s. Business and worldwide we no longer have that environment. This too goes for us at this site. Therefore, we are going to be creative and this time does not tell you online as some of our competition read our ideas and ran with it!

    Competition and rivalries are a constant threat these days where others copy or try to steal your ideas. From aircraft to airports and operators operating the airports are challenged every day with the success each day with safety and satisfaction. To operate any type of business has its challenges and this goes without saying. Our wise and only free advice to those companies and airlines are remember where it all started and look back before bankruptcy.

    Year 2020 is not far away neither are a ton more changes worldwide both economically and environmentally. We applaud all those who get it right and serve each day with dedication and passion for the very next passenger. Our congratulations to many airports that received grants from the FAA and others. To those airports who endured delays due to construction another thank you for the upgrades. This is what it takes to continue and make changes as we will do the same. Were not an airport we are however involved in both the fire and aviation industry. We have the passion to continue both the difficult days and good days. We are here for you, people matter we care

    Airline Adviser 10/01/19

    Thomas Cook Major Loss To Industry

    Monday September 23 in United Kingdom in the early hours Thomas Cook the world’s oldest travel company ceased operations. Therefore, Thomas Cook Airlines no longer flying stranded passengers everywhere. The best thing though is the United Kingdom made sure that would not be the case with the biggest air lift since the world war 2. This is one event the C.A.A. and British Government had plans in place if this event came about.

    Condor Airlines is appealing to the German government as they were a major provider and link to Thomas Cook Airlines. They are still flying as we currently writing this article. Lufthansa may step in when it comes to Condor Airlines. This is yet to be decided and mentioned by Lufthansa . Condor Airlines long before Thomas Cook logos were placed on the aircraft and operated by was a strong airline. The earlier days when Boeing 707 and DC-10 aircraft were in the fleet it would not be without charter flights along with regular flight schedules.

    So far in 2019 there are many airlines that have ceased to fly the skies with many others mentioning that they are in financial trouble. Not since the late 80’s with deregulation in the states have we or the industry seen so much change. It’s not over yet more to come in the next 18 – 24 months there be more going and new start ups showing . The latest in a string of airlines are Jet Airways from India, Aigle Azur and XL Airways from France. Today September 23, 2019 in the early hours of the morning Thomas Cook Airlines, British based along with the world’s oldest tour operator ceased operations. For months there was public knowledge of Thomas Cooks trouble and this is where the C.A.A. and British government had a plan where they are fully prepared. We applaud them for this, and many other countries could learn from them.

    At Airline Adviser were not just a website therefore you do not see tons of articles in our news section. We provide many services and are very professional with the industry including consulting. For daily news and updates it is best to see our twitter account @AirlineAdviser . This is our ONLY twitter account for our company and yes, we work together with others. We travel from time to time and keep our pulse and passion to provide the best up to date analysis of the industry. Our heart and prayers go out to those who lose their jobs and for the those affected.

    Source Airline Adviser 09/23/19

    Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to AerCap and Azul

    Courtesy Embraer

    São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer delivered last week from its main facility in São José dos Campos, its first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft. The recipients are AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. Azul is the global launch operator for the E195-E2 and has placed firm orders for 51 of the type. The airline will receive another five aircraft in 2019.

    Azul is configuring the E195-E2 in a single class layout with 136 seats and will deploy the aircraft on several domestic and international routes.

    “Over the last 10 years Azul revolutionized the Brazilian aviation market. We have helped to double the domestic market by providing service to regions, cities and communities that have never had service before, all thanks to the Embraer E195-E1 aircraft. Now with the E195-E2 we are ready to launch the next chapter in Brazilian aviation. We could not be more proud to bring this Brazilian aircraft, built with Brazilian technology and innovation to the Brazilian skies”, said David Neeleman, Azul’s founder and chairman of the board. “The E2 represents the next significant step in Azul’s fleet transformation, further powering our margin expansion story well into the years to come”, concluded Neeleman.

    “Everyone at AerCap is thrilled to deliver the world’s first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Azul. We have no doubt that this incredible aircraft will drive two of Brazil’s global leaders to new heights. We wish both Embraer and Azul every success with the E-Jets E2 program and we look forward to working with both for many, many years to come,” said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap.

    In April, the E195-E2 received its Type Certificate from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

    Flight tests confirmed that the aircraft is better than its original specification. Fuel consumption is 1.4% lower than expected – that’s 25.4% less fuel per seat compared to the current-generation E195. Maintenance costs are 20% lower. The E195-E2 is the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class, having the lowest levels of external noise and emissions.

    Like the E190-E2, the E195-E2 has the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This means an additional 15 days of aircraft utilization over a period of ten years compared to current generation E-Jets.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 09/16/19

    Storms, Strikes, Delays, Demonstrations, and Heat

    Well it’s been a tough Summer for the airline industry world-wide. From thunderstorms in the Summer to Airlines with fleets of Boeing Max 8 aircraft being grounded  makes for delays and cancellations. A very hot Summer that gives many areas heat beyond records can also cause flight delays. Strikes from various parts of the world from some airline pilots to airport ground crews like those of Barcelona in Spain. Even cargo airlines have had there fair share of problems this summer 2019.

    Some airlines themselves suffer from breakdowns disputes and demonstrations we have seen more than ever in Hong Kong. We at Airline Adviser cover worldwide in the industry and are here for you. Simply for up to date reporting see our twitter site @AirlineAdviser . This gives us the tools to provide you the most crucial information. Without a doubt being there keeping you informed and advise as to what’s happening regarding those airlines or airports that might be affected.

    Now that Hurricane Season has shown us how many of us should take it seriously without a doubt. Having been in many in South Florida and our experience in both fire and aviation industry our dedication to keeping you up to date is in our heart. We are your source in many ways. At this time Hurricane Dorian is approaching east coast of Florida with uncertainty of exact path and scale. May reports say it can be as dangerous as a category 4 or slightly less. Either way it is a strong and dangerous one that has anyone from Key West- Miami all the way up to Jacksonville and all parts inland concerned. Monday Labor Day is projected to make land fall and many like us are monitoring.

    We are not just a website therefore we strong suggest you stay update with us like many others on twitter. Our feeds can be observed on the home page bottom right of our site www.airlineadviser.com Do not forget major airports you can see at our airports and facilities page. All major airlines will be monitoring just as we are same goes for airports. We will be with them too sharing this. Please be safe and remember safety first.

    Airline Adviser 08/29/19

    KLM Intention for up to 35 E195-E2 Jets

    Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. This intention, which still requires a Purchase Agreement, has a value of USD 2.48 billion based on Embraer’s current list prices. The order will be added to Embraer’s backlog as soon as a firm contract is completed.

    “With a fleet of 49 E-Jets, KLM is already the largest Embraer operator in Europe and adding KLM to the E2 family of operators would be a huge vote of confidence in Embraer, our after sales care, and the E2 program. The aircraft uses 30% less fuel per seat compared to KLM Cityhopper’s current E190s. And in terms of aircraft noise, the aircraft is the quietest in its class both internally for passengers, and externally, by a significant margin*”, said John Slattery, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

    KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers, said, “Embraer has been a key partner for KLM and Cityhopper over the past ten years. Our customers appreciate the E190 and E175’s. The E2 would be a welcome addition to the KLM fleet, giving us greater capacity flexibility and help to manage down costs. In addition, the environmentally friendly E195-E2 also supports our sustainability goals with lower levels of noise and emissions.”

    KLM Cityhopper started the process of replacing its fleet of venerable Fokker aircraft for E-Jets in 2008, in order to enhance the existing network and to permit the efficient development of new routes. KLM Cityhopper’s all Embraer fleet currently has 49 E-Jets, the largest E-Jet fleet in Europe – 32 E190s and 17 E175s.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

    Fuji Dream Airlines Orders Two E175s

    Paris, France – Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a contract with Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) for a firm order of two E175 jets. The order has a value of USD 97.2 million, based on 2019 list prices, and was already included in Embraer’s 2019 first-quarter backlog as “undisclosed.”

    “We are extremely pleased to continuously grow our fleet and our relationship with Embraer,” said Yohei Suzuki, Chairman and CEO of Fuji Dream Airlines. “FDA currently operates 14 aircraft – three E170s and eleven E175s. These new aircraft will give us the ability to grow our capacity, allowing us to add more routes and frequencies, while also offering our passengers the best cabin in its category.”

    FDA’s new E175s will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats, with deliveries starting in 2019. Embraer delivered the first E-Jet, an E170, to Fuji Dream Airlines in 2009.

    “After nearly 10 years of operations, Fuji Dream Airlines has established itself as an exemplary model for sustainable growth with the support of the E175’s unrivaled attributes underpinning the success of their continued network expansion with new point-to-point services,” said Cesar Pereira, Asia Pacific Vice President, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “As a testament to Embraer’s merits, there will be a total of 48 E-Jets flying in Japan by the end of 2019. Of which, FDA’s all-Embraer fleet of 14 aircraft represents the largest of its kind in Asia and has a world leading 99.83% dispatch reliability – yet another example of how Embraer’s products and customer support have been setting new standards in the industry.”

    The E175 is the best seller of the E-Jets family with more than 770 orders from airlines and lessors around the world. Since January 2013, Embraer has sold more than 565 E175s to airlines in North America alone, earning more than 80% of all orders in the 70-76-seat jet segment.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

    Binter Sign an Order for Two Additional E195-E2s

    Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a contract with Binter, of Spain, for two additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in 2018. The two new E195-E2s will be included in Embraer’s 2019 second-quarter backlog and have a value of USD 141.8 million, based on Embraer’s current list prices. The airline is celebrating 30 years of operations in 2019.

    “We are extremely proud that Binter is reinforcing its commitment to the E2 program and has confirmed these new acquisitions even before the first E195-E2 delivery to the airline. We wish continued success to Binter as it modernizes its fleet and continues to expand into new international markets in Europe and Africa”, said Martyn Holmes, Vice President, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

    Binter will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The airline is configuring the aircraft with 132 seats in a very comfortable single-class layout.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19

    Azul Sign Pool Program to Support New E195-E2 fleet

    Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show the signing with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras, S.A. of a long-term Flight Hour Pool Program agreement to provide repairable component support for the carrier’s brand new fleet of Embraer E195-E2 jets, the second generation of the E-Jets family.

    Azul, which placed a total order of 51 E195-E2, is the global launch customer for the new aircraft and will receive the first delivery during the second half of this year. The multiyear Flight Hour Pool Program agreement includes material services engineering and advanced component exchanges from Embraer spare parts facilities in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

    “Signing up for this service of Embraer reiterates our philosophy of recognizing the value of Brazilian products. We are the only airline in the country to acquire aircraft manufactured in Brazil and, strengthening our partnership with Embraer, we will be the launchers of the new generation of the company’s E-Jets. This support which we agreed upon with them will guarantee an even more efficient operation, with greater aircraft competitiveness and availability, which will also impact the satisfaction of those who fly Azul,” said Alex Malfitani, Vice President of Finance, Azul.

    Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on high value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.

    The E195-E2 is the second of three new aircraft models that make up the E2 family of aircraft. The E190-E2 is already being operated by Norway’s Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, and Air Astana, a flag carrier of Kazakhstan.

    Source Embraer / Edited By Airline Adviser 06/27/19