In December, Air Canada will be the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 45 A220s on order.
A memorandum on the further development of industrial cooperation was signed in Beijing by He Lifeng, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
Cebu Pacific has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft. The deal firms up the wide-body portion of a previously announced memorandum of understanding, which also includes commitments for ten A321XLR and five A320neo single-aisle aircraft.
IndiGo has signed a firm order for 300 A320neo planes with Airbus, making it one of the largest aircraft orders ever placed by a single operator. This deal comprises a mix of A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft.
Airbus and Spirit Airlines have agreed to a memorandum of understanding for the United States-based airline to acquire up to 100 A320neo planes. Spirit announced its intention to place firm orders for a mix of A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo to meet its future fleet requirements.
Titan Airways is bolstering its fleet with the introduction of its first Airbus A330. The Airbus A330-200 will join Titan’s 12-strong fleet in the first quarter of 2020 and enter revenue service in April.
Air Austral has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft. With the order, the Réunion Island-based airline becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region.
With a special focus on manufacturing longer sections for the A321LR, the new facility features 20 robots, a new logistics concept and automated positioning by laser measurement as well as a digital data acquisition system.
Air France will deploy the A350-900 fleet on its transatlantic and Asia routes. The aircraft features a three class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats.
Air Astana has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LR (long-range) aircraft under an operating lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation of the United States. The remaining six aircraft scheduled for delivery over the next 12 to 18 months, depending on Airbus’ production capacity in Hamburg.
The world’s commercial aircraft fleet is set to more than double in size from today’s nearly 23,000 planes by 2038. According to the latest forecasts from Airbus, almost 48,000 planes will be required over the next two decades.