American Looking to Fill Boeing 757 Gap; Eyes A330neo, A321LR

American Airlines Boeing 757

ame American Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning Charles Schubert said on Thursday that the airline is actively looking to fill a gap soon to be left by aging Boeing 757s. The remarks came during the annual Phoenix International Aviation Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Schubert said the Ft. Worth, Texas-based airline has been able […]

ANA adds to its Airbus fleet

ANA Nippon Airways A321

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has firmed up an order for seven more A321 aircraft (four A321ceo with Sharklets and three A321neo), bringing ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft. ANA Group will be the first Japanese carrier to operate three variants of the A320 Family, the A321neo, the A321ceo and the A320neo. […]

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 […]