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Orders & Deliveries – Page 5 – Bangalore Aviation

Orders & Deliveries

LAN takes delivery of first Airbus A321

South American airline, LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first A321 last Wednesday at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. The aircraft bearing registration CC-BEA is the first of 48 of its kind ordered by the airline. With this delivery LAN Airlines will have operated every member of the A320 family including the A318, …

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Finnair orders eight additional Airbus A350 XWBs

Finnair has signed an agreement for eight Airbus A350-900s. The order follows up on an initial order placed by the airline in 2007 where Finnair was the first airline to select the A350 XWB. The airline will be the first European airline in autumn 2015 to receive the new Airbus wide-body. Finnair’s A350 XWBs will seat 297 passengers in a …

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Ryanair finalizes order for 100 737 MAX 200s

Ireland based ultra low cost carrier Ryanair has finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200s. The order which is valued at $11 billion at current list prices, includes options for 100 additional 737 MAX 200 airplanes and was originally announced as a commitment in September of this year. The airline will be the launch customer of the 737 Max 200. …

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Frontier Airlines orders nine Airbus A321 aircraft

Low cost American carrier Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. The deal is valued at $991 million at current list prices. The order marks the first time the airline has ordered the A321. The airline has operated every other variant of the A320 family including the smallest variant the Airbus A318 …

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Delta orders 50 Airbus A350-900’s and A330neo’s

US carrier Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 Airbus widebody aircraft. The 25 A350-900 will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and 25 A330-900neo by Trent 7000 engines. The order is the first firm order for the A330neo and will make Delta the fourth airline to commit to the re-engined airframe. Delta currently operates a …

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IndiGo to receive its 100th A320 aircraft on 100 month anniversary

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo, is getting ready to receive the 100th Airbus A320-200 aircraft as it enters its 100th month of operation. IndiGo began operations on August 4, 2006, and it will receive its 100th A320 tomorrow, November 4 or the day after tomorrow. The aircraft is (manufacturer’s serial number) MSN 6336 and will be registered VT-IAY when it …

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Monarch Airlines orders 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Monarch Airlines Airbus A321 G-OZBP.

British carrier Monarch Airlines has finalized an order with US airframer Boeing for 30 737 MAX 8s worth $3.2 billion at current list prices. Earlier this year at the Farnborough International Airshow, Monarch selected Boeing as its preferred bidder for fleet replacement. The order includes options for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s and marks the beginning of the British carrier’s …

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IndiGo agrees to buy 250 A320neo in largest Airbus order

First Airbus A320neo F-WNEO MSN6101 takes off on its first flight at Toulouse Blagnac airport.

India’s largest domestic airline IndiGo, has entered in to a firm agreement with European airframer Airbus S.A.S. to procure 250 A320neo (new engine option) narrow body jetliners. This memorandum of understanding will be the largest single order in the history of Airbus by number of aircraft. Earlier to this, IndiGo has placed a 100 aircraft order for A320 classic and …

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Garuda Indonesia announces order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

A CGI of a Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 MAX 8. Boeing Image.

US Airframer Boeing has announced an order for 50 737 MAX 8s, valued at $4.9 billion at current list prices from Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The airline will purchase 46 737 MAX 8s and will convert four existing orders of 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s. The order was previously accounted for in Boeing’s order book, attributed to an unidentified …

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Embraer delivers it’s first Legacy 500

The first Legacy 500 to be delivered. Embraer Image.

Last week Brazilian airframer Embraer delivered the first Legacy 500, the company’s new midsize executive jet. The launch customer is a Brazilian company which took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony at Embraer headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets “The entry into service of the Legacy 500 is yet …

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Video: Cargolux Boeing 747-8F pilot does a ultra-low height wing wave

Most pilots when taking-off from Paine field on the delivery flight of their brand new Boeing wide-bodies perform a “wing wave”, the rocking the wings back and forth, symbolically waving goodbye to the airfield since the aircraft will never return in its life. Most pilots do this manoeuvre at around 2,000 feet altitude. Watch this video of a daring Cargolux …

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China Airlines receives first Boeing 777-300ER featuring “family couch” economy seat

China Airlines' first Boeing 777-300ER B-18051.

Taiwan’s China Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has landed at its home base of Taipei. Line number 1227, registration B-18051 is part of a 10 aircraft order. The carrier will induct two more 777-300ERs in October and November this year. The 777-300ERs will feature a new cabin product designed by award-winning Taiwanese architect Ray Chen. China Airlines will seat 358 …

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Air China receives its first Boeing 747-8i

Air China's first Boeing 747-8i. Boeing 747-89L B-2485 LN (MSN) 41191.

National carrier Air China has taken delivery of the first of its seven ordered Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8i). The airline become the first carrier in Asia and second after launch customer Lufthansa to operate the passenger version of the newest variant of the venerable ‘Jumbo Jet’. The Boeing 747-8i model number 747-89L registration number B-2485 line number (MSN) 41191, is …

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IndiGo getting ready to please the IAS with its next plane

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

As we head in to the weekend, a bit of tongue in cheek aviation humour. India’s largest domestic airline IndiGo has been inducting Airbus A320 aircraft on a regular schedule averaging about one a month. The last aircraft to join the fleet was VT-IAR, delivered on September 22. The civil servants of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) will be pleased …

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BREAKING NEWS: Vistara’s new Airbus A320 arrives at New Delhi today

Vistara airlines' first A320 VT-TTB.

The first aircraft of the Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara will arrive at New Delhi this evening around 17:00 local time. The aircraft MSN6223 (manufacturer’s serial number) will be registered as VT-TTB. The aircraft took off on its first flight on July 11, and was delivered yesterday at Tolouse Blagnac airport in France. The delivery flight flew to …

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United Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

United Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. N38950. #181. ZB167.

Star Alliance member United Airlines became the first North American airline to operate both variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when it took delivery of its first 787-9. The The 787-9 is the extended version of the existing 787-8 with the fuselage extended by 20 feet (6 meters) which allows the new aircraft to fly up to 40 more passengers …

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Xiamen Airlines recieves its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Xiamen Airlines' first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Fujian province based, Chinese carrier, Xiamen Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, becoming the third Chinese airline to operate the new generation aircraft. This is part of a six Dreamliner aircraft order. Xiamen Airlines, which was the first joint venture between the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and a municipal government, way back in 1984, started …

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Silk Way Airlines receives two Boeing 747-8F freighters

Silk Way Airlines Boeing 747-8F Freighter

Baku, Azerbaijan based Silk Way Airlines recently took delivery of two new Boeing 747-8F freighters. Both these aircraft were parked on the flight line during my recent visit to Paine Field in end July. In cloudy conditions the metallic blue of the livery which resembles a bolt of silk, looks muted. Silk Way Airlines is considered as one of the …

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