LATAM Airlines Group receives the first Airbus A320neo in the Americas

LATAM Airlines Group will be the first in North, Central and South America to operate the A320neo Toulouse, France, 30 August 2016 – LATAM Airlines Group (‘LATAM’) took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at Airbus’s headquarters in Toulouse, France, yesterday (29 August 2016).  The ultra-fuel efficient aircraft – showcasing LATAM’s white, indigo and coral … [Read more…]

Finnair has entered into a memorandum of understanding on the sale and leaseback of two A350 aircraft

Finnair has entered into a memorandum of understanding with GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (“GECAS”), on the sale and leaseback of two Airbus A350 aircraft. The financing will cover Finnair’s 6th and 7th A350 deliveries, which are currently scheduled to enter the Finnair fleet in July 2016 and February 2017, respectively. The value of the … [Read more…]

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB): In-flight engine shut down involving Airbus A330-302, B-18358, 887 km ENE of Darwin Airport on 3 October 2013

The air turbine starter removed from B-18358, as-recovered. Source: ATSB On 3 October 2013, an Airbus A330-302, registered B-18358 and operated by China Airlines, departed Sydney Australia on a scheduled passenger transport flight to Taipei, Taiwan. Approximately 4 hours into the flight, the flight crew completed a precautionary shutdown of the number one engine in … [Read more…]

Airbus launches ACJneo Family with order from Acropolis Aviation

Airbus has launched the ACJneo (New Engine Option) Family with an order for an ACJ320neo from Acropolis Aviation of Farnborough, near London, which is the first to order the new aircraft. Delivery of Acropolis’ ACJ320neo, which will seat 19 passengers, is planned for the fourth  quarter of 2018. Cabin outfitting details and engine choice will be … [Read more…]

Finnair and Lufthansa Technik sign contract on A350 XWB component support

Finnair, the first European airline to operate the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, has awarded Lufthansa Technik a 12-year agreement for component support for the new aircraft type. Lufthansa Technik is one of the leading providers of technical services for the aviation industry, and the agreement with Finnair is the company’s first contract for A350 XWB … [Read more…]

Avianca firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announcement in February, Avianca has signed a purchase agreement for 100 A320neo Family aircraft, the largest single order ever made in Latin America’s aviation history. The agreement, which includes A319neo, A320neo and A321neo aircraft, will allow Avianca to maintain one of the youngest fleets in the region as the … [Read more…]