Airbus’s A220 aircraft, which was acquired by them from Bombardier last year, has been primed up for longer flights now. The A220 will be able to fly an added range in the coming days.
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The A380 programme will be shut down in the year 2021 when Airbus will deliver the last of the A380s to Emirates airlines. There are no other airlines at the moment interested in the A380, so it only makes sense to let the programme goe away.
October 2, 2018, marked a significant milestone for Airbus. The Airbus A321LR received certification. The first A321LR is slated to be delivered to Israel’s LCC arkia by year end. This adds an enormous capacity to the range of the most prominent member of the A320 family, potentially the one that will power IndiGo’s European dreams.
Vistara has now placed a new aircraft order to the tune of 50 narrowbody aircraft (13 buy, 37 lease) and 6 widebody aircraft to expand operations. They’ve ordered aircraft both from Boeing and Airbus for their expansion plans.
19 hours up in the air? It returns with Singapore Airlines confirming the date of the Singapore Newark non-stop service in October 2018 on their latest A350-ULR aircraft coming up.
The title for the World’s Longest Flight is set to return to Singapore Airlines, with a little help from Airbus. This year, with the delivery of the first A350-900 ULR, they will get to restart non-stop flights between Singapore and New York within 2018, followed by non-stop flights to Los Angeles next year!
IndiGo and GoAir have been put in a spot by the regulator. This is the up and coming peak season for traffic, and they have been ordered to ground up to 11 planes which may have an affected PW engine on them, which could cause problems inflight. Err…
At the Singapore Air Show, Airbus gave an insight into the market forecast for Asia-Pacific region. In 2017, Airbus gained 100 new aircraft orders from 7 customers making it the leader and with Asia-Pacific is on its way to become the world’s largest aviation market, Airbus is on track to maintain its lead in this region.
The Airbus A321LR took to the skies for the first time today, and this new variant of the popular Airbus A320 can make transatlantic with up to 240 people in one go. The plane will be inducted into service by the end of 2018.
Qatar Airways will be delaying the induction of the Airbus A350-1000 in their fleet since they can’t figure out how to install the Q-Suite inside. This could be interesting!
You will see that Airbus A380 Emirates aeroplane in the sky much longer than you thought. Airbus and Emirates have just arrived at a new arrangement for 36 of these planes to be bought by Emirates over the coming years!