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Post by Boeing767copilot » 23 Jun 2011, 10:07

23rd June 2011

GoAir buys 72 Airbus A320neo aircraft
Fleet expansion with world’s most efficient single aisle aircraft

India’s GoAir, ‘The Fly Smart Airline”, has selected the A320neo for its long term fleet expansion plans with a firm order for 72 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow.

Airbus delivered GoAir’s first A320 in 2007 from its original order of 20 A320s placed in 2006. The airline currently operates 10 A320s with an average age of two years which makes it the youngest airline fleet in India. It’ll take delivery of the other 10 aircraft over the next two years.

“Today we have shown our commitment to the growth of our airline and to our loyal customers. The combined order for 92 Airbus aircraft (20 A320s and 72 A320neo) reinforces our longstanding partnership with the leading manufacturer and the leading aircraft the market has to offer,” said Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, Go Airlines.

“We are delighted with GoAir’s endorsement of our A320neo. As an established operator of the A320, GoAir clearly recognises the benefits and productivity gains of being able to operate A320s and A320neo harmoniously in a single fleet,” said Tom Enders, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus.

Over 7,000 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and more than 4,700 delivered to more than 330 customers and operators worldwide. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit into existing fleets while offering up to 500 nautical miles (950 kilometres) more range or two tonnes more payload.

The A320neo, available from 2015, incorporates new more efficient engines and large wing tip devices called “Sharklets” delivering significant fuel savings of 15 percent, which is equivalent to 1.4 million litres of fuel per aircraft per year, or the consumption of 1,000 mid sized cars. This saves 3,600 tonnes of CO2 annually per aircraft. In addition, the A320neo provides a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise.

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Post by azingrew » 23 Jun 2011, 10:38

Regi, I rarely understand what you're saying but what's a cheap Charlie and why do you say that?

In regards to the split 787/A350 AF/KL order I think AF has postponned its announcement because they know American Airlines is buying 100 NEOs and so they will able to tell the politicians who signed that petition for them to buy Airbus only, " look, if the US buys European why can't we buy american. " And my bet is the deal will go ahead as originaly planned.

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Post by sn26567 » 23 Jun 2011, 10:52

Japan's Skymark Airlines adds two more A380s, order now totals six.
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Post by andorra-airport » 23 Jun 2011, 11:14

Lessor Ilyushin Finance (IFC) : 10 Antonov An-158's.

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Post by Boeing767copilot » 23 Jun 2011, 11:15

AirAsia orders 200 A320neo aircraft
Largest-ever order consolidates A320 Family's market leading position

AirAsia, the largest low cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 200 A320neo aircraft. The contract, announced at the Paris Air Show today, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 Family and makes AirAsia the biggest airline customer for the Airbus single aisle product line worldwide. AirAsia announced that its A320neo aircraft will be powered by CFM International’s new LEAP-X engines.

Altogether, AirAsia has now placed firm orders for 375 A320 Family aircraft, with 89 already in service on the carrier's fast-growing pan-Asian network. In addition, the carrier's long haul affiliate AirAsia X is also an all-Airbus customer having placed orders for 38 widebody aircraft.

“With this historic deal AirAsia has secured its future with the ability to meet the huge growth potential offered by the Asian market," said Tan Sri Dr Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia. "Our decision to be one of the launch customers for the A320neo will ensure that we remain at the forefront of our business, with one of the world's youngest and most modern fleets."

“Thanks to the incredible entrepreneurial spirit of Tony Fernandes and the energy of his team, Air Asia has established itself as one of the fastest-growing, most innovative and respected airlines in the business," said Tom Enders, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airbus. "This landmark deal is the strongest endorsement yet of our decision to invest in the development of the A320neo and further consolidates the market-leading position of the Airbus single aisle product line."

Incorporating new engines and large wing tip devices called sharklets, the A320neo will deliver fuel savings of 15 percent and additional range capability of 500 nautical miles (950 kilometers), or the ability to carry two tonnes more payload at a given range. For the environment, the fuel savings translate into some 3,600 tonnes less CO2 per aircraft per year. In addition, the A320neo will provide a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise. The A320neo will have over 95% airframe commonality with the existing models, enabling it to fit seamlessly into existing A320 Family fleets.

The A320 Family (A318, A319, A320 and A321) is recognised as the benchmark single-aisle aircraft family. Over 7,000 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and more than 4,700 delivered to more than 330 customers and operators worldwide.

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Post by andorra-airport » 23 Jun 2011, 11:51

10 A380's will be announced soon.... Probably Hainan

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Post by teddybAIR » 23 Jun 2011, 12:54

Looking forward to Boeings' answer to the success of the A320Neo because the massive orders sure raise the pressure on Boeing to make a decision on the future of the 737.

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Post by andorra-airport » 23 Jun 2011, 14:57

Infrared camera (FLIR) records the tailwind landing of the 787 at Bourget.


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Post by sn26567 » 23 Jun 2011, 17:35

Boeing Airplanes, Innovation and Technology Shine in Paris Air Show Spotlight

Boeing's new aircraft and innovative technologies attracted thousands of customers, partners, government officials and media at the 2011 Paris Air Show.

"The excitement and enthusiasm for the products and technologies Boeing showcased at the show have validated our belief in the strength of what is the world's newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes," said Charlie Miller, vice president, International Communications. "We also highlighted the breadth and depth of our defense business and we met with literally thousands of our key customers, partners and suppliers."

The show saw the international debut of Boeing's newest commercial aircraft models – the 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter – together with the appearance of the innovative 787 Dreamliner.

The new 747-8 Freighter flew to Le Bourget with all four engines powered by a fuel blend containing 15 percent camelina-based biofuel, achieving the world's first transatlantic crossing of a commercial jetliner with biofuels.

And Boeing and American Airlines announced that the airline will be the launch partner for the ecoDemonstrator Program, a Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft that will be used to flight test emerging technologies and accelerate their market readiness.

Other Boeing highlights at the show included the presence of an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior; a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR, the world's longest-range passenger jetliner; a C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter; an F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter jet, and a CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.

As evidence of the market's continuing recovery, airline and leasing company customers announced orders and commitments for 142 airplanes representing models from across the Boeing family - Next-Generation 737, 767, 777, 787 and the 747-8. Combined, the orders and commitments are valued at more than $22 billion – a powerful validation of the demand for Boeing's fuel-efficient and market-leading products.

Customer announcements:
[td4]Aeroflot|8 777-300ERs|$2.2 billion|Previously booked and unidentified on Boeing Orders & Deliveries website[/td4]
 Customer 
 Quantity and Model 
 Approx. List Price Value 
 Status 
 Qatar Airways 
 6 777-300ERs 
 $1.7 billion 
 Previously booked and unidentified on Boeing Orders & Deliveries website 
 Undisclosed customer 
 15 747-8 Intercontinentals 
 $4.7 billion 
 Commitment 
 Undisclosed customer 
 2 747-8 Intercontinentals 
 $635 million 
 Incremental this week 
 Air Lease Corporation 
 14 737-800s plus four options, 5 777-300ERs and 4 787-9s 
 $4 billion 
 Commitment 
 Air Lease Corporation 
 6 737-800s 
 $485 million 
 Incremental this week 
 Norwegian Air Shuttle 
 15 737-800s 
 $1.2 billion 
 Incremental this week 
 Malaysia Airlines 
 10 737-800s 
 $808 million 
 Previously booked and unidentified on Boeing Orders & Deliveries website 
 GECAS 
 2 747-8 Freighters and 8 777-300ERs 
 $2.9 billion 
 Commitment 
 MIAT Mongolian Airlines 
 2 737-800s and 1 767-300ER 
 $245 million 
 Incremental this week 
 UTair Aviation 
 33 737-800s and 7 737-900ERs 
 $3.2 billion 
 Commitment 

News Release Issued: LE BOURGET, France, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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Post by sn26567 » 24 Jun 2011, 10:33

Airbus with new order record at Paris Air Show 2011

- Orders and Commitments worth US$72 billion

- 730 Airbus aircraft from 16 customers

- A320neo sees over 1,000 commitments since launch


At the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Airbus won about US$72.2 billion worth of business for a total of 730 aircraft. This success sets a new record for any commercial aircraft manufacturer at any air show ever. The commitments comprise Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 312 aircraft worth US$28.2 billion and firm purchase orders for 418 aircraft worth around US$44.0 billion.

The A320neo Family was clearly the star of the week and proved irresistible to airlines and lessors alike, by winning an unprecedented 667 commitments worth some US$60.9 billion. Furthermore, this means that total A320neo Family backlog since its launch in December 2010 has now reached 1,029 units, making it by far the best selling airliner in the history of commercial aviation.

In addition to the A320neo Family’s success, the standard A320 Family also continues to be popular, having received 34 commitments worth US$2.8 billion at the show. Commitments were also received for 11 A330s worth US$2.4 billion, six A350s worth US$1.6 billion, and 12 A380s worth US$4.5 billion.

Le Bourget 2011 is a strong confirmation of our product strategy. With over 1,000 commitments just half a year after launch our A320neo is a real bestseller,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO.” "I have to admit, I largely underestimated the market demand for neo before this show.”

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern, comprehensive and efficient passenger aircraft family on the more than 100-seat market, while its military division is the global leader for transport, tanker and surveillance airlifters. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.

23 June 2011 Airbus Press Release
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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by DeltaWiskey » 24 Jun 2011, 10:34

And yet another order for 10 for the CSeries, the eighth customer. :thumbup:

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Post by DeltaWiskey » 24 Jun 2011, 11:13

also on FG now: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... njets.html

more details: 10x CS100, and first-time Bombardier buyer from Europe.

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Post by bollox » 24 Jun 2011, 16:45

I was reading on Airwise Aviation News that Hong Kong Airlines wants to order 10 Airbus 380s, but it is being held up by the Chinese government in protest to new CO2 trading regulations including aviation.Anyone know something more?

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Post by cnc » 24 Jun 2011, 17:52

yes there's an article in reuters.
source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/ ... 6Y20110624
HU was playing with fire by doing these orders via HX imo

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Post by regi » 24 Jun 2011, 19:48

azingrew wrote:Regi, I rarely understand what you're saying but what's a cheap Charlie and why do you say that?
Okay, okay, hold on. I understand that "Cheap Charlie" has a negative connotation, which was not my intention. So I have to excuse myself if people would feel offended by the use of these words.
I have flown Airasia myself several times because of price reasons ( and availability) . I do regard myself as a bargain hunter, or price sensitive customer. Or a Cheap Charlie if I may call myself like that.
So I rephrase it: if Airasia ( which was a copie of the Ryanair model, and also called often the Ryanair of Asia ) buys the A320 Neo, it will be ordered at very sharp prices. Airasia flies to China, and has Chinese business connections. Nevertheless, Airasia doesn't go for the C919 option.
In that regard, I think that the C919 option will not bring a financial benefit to Ryanair.
But there could be other reasons as well. As I said already: maybe Ryanair wants to keep options in case a leading manufacturer doesn't offer anymore the product that they want, in casu the follow up of the B737.
And on top of this come all these orders for the A320. Question is: what is left over?

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Post by sn26567 » 25 Jun 2011, 16:05

The Solar Impulse will finally be able to make a 20 minutes demonstration flight tomorrow at Le Bourget. Take-off at 10:00. The pilot will be Markus Scherdel, with video of the flight and comments on the website (www.solarimpulse.com) by project initiator and pilot André Borschberg. Webcast to start at 09:00.
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Post by diminbru » 26 Jun 2011, 01:37

Wasn't there supposed to be a roundup on luchtzak of all the orders/MOU's at the end of the Paris Air Show?

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Post by andorra-airport » 26 Jun 2011, 01:57

diminbru wrote:Wasn't there supposed to be a roundup on luchtzak of all the orders/MOU's at the end of the Paris Air Show?
If you want to know it now, see http://www.ascendworldwide.com/community.html and scroll down a bit.

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Post by diminbru » 26 Jun 2011, 02:58

andorra-airport wrote:
diminbru wrote:Wasn't there supposed to be a roundup on luchtzak of all the orders/MOU's at the end of the Paris Air Show?
If you want to know it now, see http://www.ascendworldwide.com/community.html and scroll down a bit.
thank you very much for the link. Very usefull...
WOW it looks like Airbus hit the roof...

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by regi » 26 Jun 2011, 18:30

I am still learning : Kan Air ! small local airline flying locally from Chiang Mai. Ordered 5 Sky Landers ( 2 + 3 options according GECI)
33 Sky Landers (otions included) , means that this program has lifted off definitively - I hope for French aviation industry.
Lucky enough for future Kan Air passengers: the flights in the unpressurised airplanes are just short flights.

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