CIT orders five more Airbus A321 planes

Airbus A321

Leasing company CIT has ordered five additional Airbus A321 aircraft worth $570 million based on list prices, the European planemaker said in a statement on Thursday. The latest firm purchase brings CIT’s total order for the A320 family of jetliners to 205 aircraft, including 155 with normal engines and 50 with the new-engine option, Airbus […]

Boeing in Talks on 757 Replacement as Airbus Lands Buyer

American Airlines Boeing 757

Boeing Co. has met with about 30 customers to discuss how to best fill the market void for trans-Atlantic flying left by its out-of-production 757 jetliner as Airbus Group NV (AIR) offers its response: a new long-range A321 model. Boeing executives are convinced the solution to the 757 replacement lies in an airframe that’s larger […]

Frontier Airlines Orders 9 Airbus A321 Jets

Airbus A321

Frontier Airlines announced an order for nine Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft on Monday. Frontier, which is in the process of transforming itself into a so-called “ultra low-cost carrier,” already flies an all Airbus fleet, though it does not yet fly the A321. The A321 is the largest of Airbus’ “A320 family” of aircraft that also […]

Airbus U.S. Factory to Start With Larger A321 Jet, Instead of A320

Airbus A321

Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet. Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told an audience in Seattle that the European aircraft maker was switching the […]

Air Lease Corporation Signs Deal for 25 Airbus A330neo and 60 A321neo Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 25 A330-900neo aircraft, becoming the first launch customer for the new Airbus Widebody. ALC simultaneously announced a firm order for 60 A321neo aircraft. The contact was signed today at the Farnborough International Airshow by Steven F. […]

Airbus Increases Seating Capacity for A320neo to 189 Seats, 240 for A320neo

In offering even more efficiency for airline operators, Airbus is increasing seating capacity for A320neo (new engine option) and A320ceo (current engine option) jetliners to 189 seats, while also adding 20 more seats for A321neo aircraft to accommodate 240 passengers in an efficient high-density, all-economy layout. “We are supporting the higher seat count with intelligent […]

American Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

Continuing its fleet renewal momentum this year, American Airlines today took delivery of the first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft, complete with fully lie-flat First and Business Class seats. The new aircraft is scheduled to enter service next year, making American the only U.S. carrier to offer customers more choices with a three-class configuration when flying […]

JetBlue Orders 35 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft, Converts 18 Existing Orders

Jetblue Airbus A321

Just days after taking delivery of its very first A321 aircraft, JetBlue Airways has placed a new order for 15 A321ceo (current engine option) and 20 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. In addition, the airline has opted to upsize 8 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft currently on backlog to 8 A321ceo and 10 A321neo, respectively. […]