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It is official – Airbus confirms A320neo. IndiGo rumoured to be early or launch customer

It is official Airbus has decided to offer the neo (new engine option) for its single aisle A320 Family aircraft. Airlines have the choice between CFM International鈥檚 LEAP-X engine and Pratt & Whitney鈥檚 PurePower PW1100G geared turbo-fan engine. As indicated in our earlier report, this leaves current engine provider International Aero Engines out in the cold. A320neo with CFMI LeapX …

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Plane spotting photos: IndiGo’s brand new Airbus A320-232 VT-IGW at night

Taken just about 18 hours ago, VT-IGW is the newest member of low fare carrier IndiGo’s fleet. Like all her other fleet sisters, she is an Airbus A320-232 equipped with IAE V2500 engines. Delivered less than a week back, her paint coat is still so shiny that the lights reflecting off her tail fin, engine and even “forehead” show the …

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John Leahy reveals Airbus A320 NEO (new engine option) plans

At the recently concluded EADS Global Investor Forum 2010, John Leahy the chief operating officer for Airbus S.A.S. the commercial airframe manufacturer owned by the consortium revealed plans on its proposed New Engine Option (NEO) for its ultra-popular A320 family of aircraft. In this slide, Mr. Leahy unveils an artistic impression of the re-engined single-aisle narrow body airliner and outlines …

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Plane spotting photos: AirAsia Airbus A320 in Formula 1 Team Lotus livery

On 30th October I took an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore. Was rather disappointed that the ground crews at the airline actively discouraged spotting, especially keeping in mind how PR savvy the airline is. Rather dejected I was walking to board my flight when I saw the AirAsia Airbus A320 9M-AFY in the Formula 1 Team Lotus livery. …

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Spotted: Photo of Indian Airline’s early A320 VT-ESC in the new Air India livery

Went spotting with a few members of the Aviation Photographers India yesterday. As it rolled off runway 09, I could not believe my eyes, but sure enough, it was soon confirmed, VT-ESC one of the early batch of Airbus A320’s delivered back in the early 1990’s was rolling in wearing a new fresh coat of paint in the livery of …

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Airbus unviels a new logo, delivers new A320 to Libyan Airlines

Airbus has unveiled a new corporate logo, the first update since the company’s creation in 1969. The new logo retains the original ball-shaped symbol, while incorporating the modernised typeface adopted by the company鈥檚 EADS corporate parent. The ball-shaped logo is composed of two sets of three curved lines that join at an imaginary horizon line, which represents the unification of …

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Luthansa takes delivery of third Airbus A380 D-AIMC names it Peking

German carrier Lufthansa took delivery of its third Airbus A380 D-AIMC MSN044 last week. The Lufthansa “Lady Bee” is named Peking the German name for Beijing. Lufthansa will commence A380 services to the Chinese capital from Frankfurt tomorrow, September 1, 2010.

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IndiGo airlines Airbus A320 suffers bird-hit at Bhubaneshwar

An Indigo airlines Airbus A320-232 registration VT-IGJ performing flight 6E-260 from Bhubaneshwar Biju Patnaik airport (IATA: BBI, ICAO: VEBS) to New Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), India with 140 passengers and six crew suffered a bird hit on departure on the port side engine (engine number one) at around 10:00 (04:30Z) earlier this morning. The plane …

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Plane spotting photos: Vote for the nose!!! Boeing vs. Airbus vs. Boeing

The nose is one of the most distinguishing objects on the human face. A beautiful nose makes the face, and millions if not billions of dollars are spent every year on “nose jobs” better known as rhinoplasty. Today, though, we present three noses of a different kind. A Boeing 777, an Airbus A320, and a Boeing 737. Which nose do …

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GoAir to expand operations as it inducts ninth Airbus A320 VT-WAM in to fleet

GoAir recently added its ninth Airbus A320-214 in to the fleet. VT-WAM MSN4399 will help GoAir expand its operations. The airline is expected to induct its tenth A320 VT-WAN by end October 2010. As the Indian economy recovers air traffic is following the typical ratio and growing at twice the GDP growth rate of 8.5%. Winter is the highest travel …

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Farnborough 2010 – bounty of orders for the Boeing-Airbus duopoly

As the world economy slowly rebounds, the 2010 edition of the Farnborough air show is turning out to be an order feast for the duopoly of Boeing and Airbus S.A.S, along with orders for newcomers Sukhoi and regional jet manufacturer Embraer. The show began with Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh saying “The market is clearly coming back …

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Images: Kingfisher Airbus A321 cabin and Gulfstream G550 cabin and cockpit

Some pictures of aircraft cabins and cockpits taken during my visit to the India Aviation show in Hyderabad. I travelled to Hyderabad on Kingfisher’s all economy and ultra-long Airbus A321 VT-KFW. Took this picture during the descent in to Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Shamshabad. Awash in a sea of red, the cabin crew was very particular that I do …

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Airbus A320 family achieves 50 million flight movements mark

The Airbus single aisle A320 Family has achieved over 50 million flight movements (take offs and landings) since the first model, the A320, entered commercial service in 1988. The A320 family consists of the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. In the last 22 years A320 Family aircraft have carried in excess of five …

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Emirates orders additional 32 Airbus A380 superjumbos taking total order to 90

Dubai based Emirates Airline has increased its industry leading Airbus 380 superjumbo firm order tally to a whopping 90, by ordering a further 32 A380s from Airbus. A380 firm orders now stand at 234 from 17 customers. The order has a list price of US$ 11.5 billion but significant discounts are quite common. (Click on image for a high res …

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Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

At a glittering ceremony in Hamburg, Lufthansa has taken delivery of D-AIMA, the first of its 15 Airbus A380 superjumbos ordered. Due to production delays at airframe manufacturer Airbus S.A.S, only three more A380s will join the fleet in 2010. Lufthansa becomes the fifth airline after Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Air France, to introduce the A380 into service. The …

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Air India mulls cancelling Boeing 777 order, IndiGo plans massive A320 order

In 2005 both Boeing India chief Dinesh Keskar and Airbus India chief Kiran Rao had smiling faces. They had each locked in big orders. Air India had placed a mammoth order for 68 aircraft with Boeing which included 18 737-800, eight 777-200LR, 15 777-300ERs and 27 787-800 Dreamliners, while low cost carrier IndiGo placed an order for 100 Airbus A320-232. …

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Lufthansa ignores its two largest markets for Airbus A380 flights USA and India in 2010

In a surprise move, German carrier Lufthansa will ignore its two largest markets, the United States and India, when commences its Airbus A380 uber-jumbo flights in couple of months. Instead, the carrier will commence its A380 services between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita first, and then Beijing, China. Johannesburg in South Africa will be the third A380 destination for the German …

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Kingfisher Airlines continues to present Airbus A340-500 models — this time to Ranbir Kapoor

A little tongue in cheek humour as we enter the Easter weekend.As previously announced, Kingfisher Airlines launched its Delhi – London Heathrow flights on March 28th. At the ceremony the guest of honour was famous Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. Along with the press release one picture caught my eye. Kingfisher’s head of sales Mr. Vijay Arora presented what appears to …

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Computer rendering image of Airbus A350XWB in United Airlines livery

United has signed a firm order for 25 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft which it originally announced in December 2009 The aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Deliveries of the aircraft will begin in 2016 and run through 2019.

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India Aviation 2010 air show: Day 1 – Tragedy and happiness

The Aviation India 2010 began on March 3rd with a bang. Along with political stars, state Chief Minister Rosiah, US Ambassador Timothy Roemer, French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont, almost everyone in the Indian commercial aviation industry was present for the inauguration. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Prafaul Patel, Air India Chairman Mr. Arvind Jadhav, Jet Airway’s Naresh Goyal, Saroj Dutta, …

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