Airbus has announced that the A220 family, the newest addition to its single-aisle portfolio, will be offering an increased range starting from early next year. The A220 aircraft maximum take-off weight is now confirmed to increase by 2,268 kilograms (2.3 metric tonnes).
The A330neo, Airbus’ new generation A330 aircraft, will be used by the airline to expand its international route network between Brazil, Europe and the United States.
Fiji Airways has adopted the A350 XWB as part of its expansion plans to broaden its international network. Two A350-900s will be leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital, making Fiji Airways the newest operator and DAE Capital the latest customer.
The news comes as the plane begins a short flight-test programme to verify its corporate jet features – such as the extra fuel tanks in its cargo-hold, which enable intercontinental range.
The national carrier of the republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB
Fitted with the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330neo will bring a range of benefits to the national carrier of Uganda and its customers, offering unrivalled efficiencies combined with the most modern cabin.
Tap Air Portugal has taken delivery of the first of twelve Airbus A321LR aircraft it has on order. The Lisbon-based carrier thus becomes the first airline to operate a combined A330neo and A321LR fleet.
American Airlines has started scheduled flights with the first of its 100 new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The first flight was American 682 from Phoenix to Orlando, Florida.
Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company have signed a general terms agreement covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.
All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its first A380 at a ceremony in Toulouse. The Japanese carrier becomes the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.