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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by Desert Rat » 27 Apr 2018, 12:43

VTC for the 320neo leap should be approved today in China...

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Post by sn26567 » 08 May 2018, 15:50

Qatar Airways renegotiated its order for 50 A320neos to all A321neos, along with 30 new options. Around 10-15 of the aircraft will be for the A321LR.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 May 2018, 16:07

Airbus reconfigured A321neo was cleared to operate with up to 244 passengers, depending on the precise exit layout.
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Post by sn26567 » 04 Jun 2018, 19:10

Airbus expects higher costs from managing deliveries of its A320neos that have suffered months of delays and seen as many as 100 jets parked without engines amid glitches at both of its engine providers. Airbus is still mulling production rates for the A320 to as high as 70 or 75 aircraft a month by 2020, although engine manufacturer CFM won’t lift output until it has a grip on the current issues.
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Post by sn26567 » 15 Jun 2018, 23:19

Air Transat to increase its seats to Europe in summer 2018 by 15% and plans to defend its newly-acquired turf with an expanding fleet of A321LRs from 2019.
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Post by sn26567 » 18 Jun 2018, 21:04

Airbus is considering adding extra endurance to the longest-range version of its A321 in a further effort to pre-empt a potential new mid-market jet being studied by Boeing. The proposed new A321XLR would carry extra fuel and expand the range of the A321LR.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

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Airbus is considering adding extra endurance to the longest-range version of its A321 in a further effort to pre-empt a potential new mid-market jet being studied by Boeing. The proposed new A321XLR would carry extra fuel and expand the range of the A321LR.
Norwegian is interested in a potential order for the A321XLR, which was just announced as a possible new variant.
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Post by sn26567 » 02 Jul 2018, 18:00

Airbus to miss its delivery target for P&W-powered A320neos in 2018, after problems with the engines caused an almost three-month halt in shipments. The planemaker reportedly expects to deliver 30 to 40 fewer of the aircraft than previously anticipated.
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Post by sn26567 » 09 Jul 2018, 17:30

Airbus says the worst is over on engine delays that hampered A320neo deliveries, with the number of semi-finished and undelivered planes beginning to come down from 100 to 86. Airbus also expects to deliver more of the A320neo models, carrying the new type of engine, in the 2H than the current A320.
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Post by sn26567 » 27 Jul 2018, 15:17

American Airlines to delay the delivery of 22 A321neos to at least 2024, due to high fuel prices and a weak revenue environment. Five will deliver in 2019-21, 10 in 2020 and seven in 2021-24.
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Post by sn26567 » 19 Sep 2018, 18:33

Airbus needs at least another year to get back on track with scheduled deliveries of its A320neos following production and design issues at its engine suppliers, according to a senior executive.
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Post by sn26567 » 12 Oct 2018, 23:25

Airbus could build a longer-range version of the A321neo by 2023, according to prospective buyer Air Transat, beating a prospective competing “B797” to the market. The airline is due to take delivery of its first A321LR in February, followed by a second in March 2019.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 19 Nov 2018, 17:45

Airbus is looking at taking the MTOW of the A321neo above 100t in order to extend the range of the type beyond the A321LR.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 28 Nov 2018, 18:12

Airbus hinted at a decision in 2019 on whether to launch the A321XLR.
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Post by sn26567 » 11 Dec 2018, 23:00

Air Malta is eyeing longer-haul services such as flights to New York, Toronto and Mumbai, but rather than take the risk of acquiring a widebody aircraft it is studying the possibilities offered by the A321neo.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 22 Dec 2018, 18:11

Airbus is talking to airlines about the A321XLR with a view to launching it by mid-2019 as it tries to head off competitors (Boeing 797?).
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 21 Feb 2019, 23:17

sn26567 wrote:
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Airbus hinted at a decision in 2019 on whether to launch the A321XLR.
Airbus has begun lining up tentative orders for a longer-range version of its A321XLR, as a formal launch is expected in 2019. Airbus is looking for 200-300 draft orders before committing to build the XLR.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by Matt » 22 Feb 2019, 07:51

sn26567 wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 23:17
sn26567 wrote:
28 Nov 2018, 18:12
Airbus hinted at a decision in 2019 on whether to launch the A321XLR.
Airbus has begun lining up tentative orders for a longer-range version of its A321XLR, as a formal launch is expected in 2019. Airbus is looking for 200-300 draft orders before committing to build the XLR.
To be completely honest, not looking forward towards that plane... :cry:

In other news: Airbus is seeking to make the entire wing of the a320 neo ( except for the engines ) electric. Hence the flaps will be driven by new actuators as well. ( electrical ones ) There might be a Belgian company in the mix for those actuators :D

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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 04 Mar 2019, 22:01

SAS Scandinavian Airlines plans to begin testing long-haul A321LR flights in summer 2020 with three of the aircraft. Flights will eventually reach the North American east coast, India or the Middle East.
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Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Post by sn26567 » 15 Mar 2019, 20:26

Aer Lingus plans to operate A321LR service, replacing B757 from 01 September 2019.
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