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easyJet postpones deliveries of 24 Airbus aircraft

The low-cost British airline easyJet finally reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone the deliveries of 24 A320neo and A321neo that were expected between 2020 and 2022. The order for 107 aircraft, which its founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou wanted to see canceled, is still pending....


Zivile Zalagenaite
From all-Boeing to mixed: Xiamen Airlines asks for Airbus jets

Xiamen Airlines, an all-Boeing operator, is planning to add the first Airbus-made aircraft to its fleet by leasing ten A321neo from 2021. The news from a formerly exclusive Boeing Chinese client comes a day after the United States and China signed a Phase One trade deal, likely to help Boeing sell more of its products in the Asian country....


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Turkish Airlines revises fleet forecast: more Boeing, less Airbus

Turkish Airlines has reshuffled its short-haul fleet plans and now expects fewer Airbus A321neos to arrive in 2020, bumping its Boeing 737-800s deliveries instead.  ...


Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos
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Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft in a deal valued at 4$ billion including service contracts. The airline has placed the largest A321neo order in the Middle East....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Azul moves forward with fleet modernization

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, a Brazilian airline, reports that its fleet modernization program is moving forward. The carrier added five new aircraft in the third quarter of 2019, and expects 12 aircraft to be delivered by the end of the year. It has also reported a step forward in previously announced plan to remarket its entire Embraer E190/195 fleet.   ...


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HK Express to take over half Cathay Dragon Airbus A321neo order

Half of Cathay Dragon’s existing order for 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft will go to sister company HK Express, as Cathay Pacific group, the parent company of both airlines, announces a fleet optimization plan. ...


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. ...


AeroTime Team
AirAsia X remains loyal to A320neo Family, cuts A330neo options

AirAsia X, the long-haul unit of the AirAsia Group, sings a firm order for 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. Despite the fact that the A330neo order includes almost three times fewer aircraft than previously announced, AirAsia group remains the biggest customer of both aircraft types. ...


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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....


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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....