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First EgyptAir A220-300 headed for Cairo

First EgyptAir A220-300 headed for Cairo

8 September 2019 Airline News

EgyptAir has taken delivery of the first of 12 A220-300 aircraft on order, becoming the first A220 operator based in the Middle East and North African region. The carrier also becomes just the sixth operator worldwide.

Airbus deepens China commitment with AVIC deal

Airbus deepens China commitment with AVIC deal

6 September 2019 Airline News

Airbus has reaffirmed its commitment to a long-term strategic partnership with China’s aviation industry. As part of the move the company has signed new agreement with AVIC to deepen industrial cooperation on Airbus single aisle production.

Hi Fly welcomes latest Airbus A330neo to fleet

Hi Fly welcomes latest Airbus A330neo to fleet

4 September 2019 Airline News

Hi Fly has taken delivery of a new A330neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft is configured with 371 seats in a two-class layout, with 18 high comfort lie flat business class seats and 353 economy seats.

AirAsia X places 42 plane order with Airbus

AirAsia X places 42 plane order with Airbus

1 September 2019 Airline News

AirAsia X has finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, chairman of AirAsia X, and Guillaume Faury, chief executive of Airbus in Kuala Lumpur earlier.

EgyptAir prepares to debut A220-300

EgyptAir prepares to debut A220-300

26 August 2019 Airline News

The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks.

AirAsia welcomes first A330neo to Thailand fleet

AirAsia welcomes first A330neo to Thailand fleet

12 August 2019 Airline News

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Airbus begins construction of A220 in Mobile, Alabama

Airbus begins construction of A220 in Mobile, Alabama

5 August 2019 Airline News

Airbus has officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the United States. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

Air France-KLM Group signs huge Airbus A220 deal

Air France-KLM Group signs huge Airbus A220 deal

31 July 2019 Airline News

Air France-KLM Group has signed a memorandum of understanding for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft to modernise its fleet. As part of a wider fleet simplification, Air France also announced plans to retire its ten Airbus A380s by 2022.