Air Mauritius has announced the introduction of two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft on long term operating lease from Air Lease Corporation. The planes will join the fleet in September and October next year, in replacement for two A340-300E aircraft whose leases will expire in November and December 2018.
Airbus has increased the average list prices of its aircraft by one percent across the product line, effective from January. This price increase has been calculated according to Airbus’ standard escalation formula over the January 2016 to January 2017 period and takes into account the materials and commodities prices.
Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman, and Airbus Commercial Aircraft president Fabrice Bregier. The delivery is the first from a firm order placed by Iran Air in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to renew and expand its fleet.
GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its memorandum of understanding signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the aircraft type to 144.
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its latest A320neo from Airbus, with German flag-carrier now operating five of the planes. The new aircraft - with the registration D-AINE – was handed over on the Airbus business premises in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.
Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris. The agreement, signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman and chief executive, and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus president and chief executive, covers 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family and 16 A350 XWB aircraft. Deliveries will begin in early 2017.
Norwegian subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has taken delivery of its first ever Airbus aircraft. This is the first of 70 A320neos that the Norwegian Group has on order. It is also the first of 12 A320neos that will be leased to Hong Kong carrier HK Express.
Boeing has rejected a World Trade Organisation claim that it received illegal subsidies for its 777X manufacture programme. In response to the ruling, Boeing argued the WTO had rejected virtually all of the European Union’s challenges to the Washington state tax incentives. On Monday the World Trade Organisation ruled a tax break from Washington state to help Boeing develop its new 777X jetliner was a prohibited subsidy.
Japan’s Peach Aviation has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of ten A320neo and three A320ceo aircraft. The order was announced at a signing ceremony in Tokyo attended by Shinichi Inoue, managing director and chief executive, Peach Aviation and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president.
Airbus Corporate Jets has combined its knowledge of customer preferences with a fresh approach to cabin design, creating a new cabin concept for its ACJ320neo Family. Called Melody, it features flowing lines inspired by the curves of nature, such as hilly horizons, rolling rivers and desert dunes.
Airbus Group revealed earlier its nine-month net income was €1.81 billion, down five per cent from a figure of €1.90 billion recorded last year. Earnings per share were €2.34, down from €2.42 euros last year. At the same time reported EBIT at the aerospace giant fell 20 per cent to €2.36 billion.
Airbus today celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft - an A350-900 for Singapore Airlines. The milestone event was marked by a special ceremony in Toulouse hosted by Airbus Group chief executive Tom Enders and attended by Goh Choon Phong, chief executive of Singapore Airlines.