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DGCA demands IndiGo get rid of unmodified PW engines by mid-2020

IndiGo’s woes with its A320neo engines might soon come to an end. Calling the work that the airline has done so far “impressive”, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has set a new deadline for IndiGo to completed remove unmodified, potentially dangerous engines from its fleet. ...


AeroTime Team
BOC Aviation orders 20 A320neo, adds Avianca to customers list

BOC Aviation placed a firm order with Airbus for 20 A320neo aircraft, the manufacturer announced on January 7, 2020. At least ten of the aircraft (and up to twelve in total) would go to the lessor’s new customer ‒ Avianca Airlines....


Clement Charpentreau
easyJet orders 12 additional Airbus A320neos

easyJet announced it exercised purchase options resulting in 12 firm orders of A320neo aircraft for delivery in 2024. According to the British airline, the contract valued at a list price of $1.368 billion is subject to a substantial discount from Airbus....


AeroTime Team
Spirit Airlines to acquire 100 aircraft from A320neo family

Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based low-cost carrier, signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 100 aircraft from the A320neo family, with an option for 50 more. With an average list price of $110.6 million per unit, this order could amount to $10 billion....


AeroTime Team
Airbus delivers 1000th A320neo to IndiGo

Airbus has delivered the 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft to IndiGo. The millenial aircraft is the Airbus A321neo variant. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus clarifies A320neo, A321neo issues flagged by EASA

Within less than a month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued two airworthiness directives addressing issues detected in certain members of the Airbus A320 family – the A321neo and A320neo....


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus latest figures: deliveries up, cancellations shadow orders

While the industry is still reeling from the half year 2019 results posted by the world’s two largest plane makers, Airbus continues to showcase a steady rise in its commercial aircraft deliveries. As has been the pattern, however, the airframer’s order tally also remains marred by cancellations. Republic Airways has recently walked back on its long-standing order for 40 A220 jetliners....


Zivile Zalagenaite
More customers express frustration over Airbus A320neo delays

Just as Airbus revealed having increased its production rates in the first half of 2019, particularly ramping-up production of the A320 Family aircraft, increasing delivery rates for the same time period have set the manufacturer on course to beat those of rival Boeing by the end of 2019. However, the task to keep up with production targets and delivery rates poses a challenge, as some customers share their frustration over delays....


Ruta Burbaite
EASA finds excessive pitch issue in second Airbus A320 family jet

The Airbus A320neo has been found to be potentially subject to an angle-of-attack protection weakness, which, under certain circumstances, could lead to excessive pitch and higher flight crew workload conditions. The notification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) comes weeks after a similar excessive pitch anomaly was discovered on the A321neo....


Ruta Burbaite
Scoot to expand fleet with Airbus A321neo order

The low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, Scoot, is set on fleet expansion with the latest purchase of Airbus A321neo aircraft. A total of 16 A321neos are expected to progressively arrive from the last quarter of 2020. The planes will be deployed on routes within six hours, the airline states....