Vistara has received today it’s first A321neo aircraft, one it intends to use on medium-haul international operations. Hence, the aircraft is equipped with lie-flat seats, big monitors, and even wi-fi. Pictures and details inside.
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Airbus has announced that they will be letting go about 15,000 people in the coming one year due to the slowdown in the aviation sector, which has caused at least a 40% demand reduction for Airbus.
IndiGo recently collected two A321neo aircraft from Airbus, in what should be music to the airframe maker’s ears. After all, airlines around the world are right now trying to postpone deliveries, and IndiGo, on the other hand, wants to keep taking aeroplanes as committed.
Airbus results announced today reflect the first real big impact on aerospace due to the CoronaVirus, as the airframe maker could not delivery 60 aircraft due to the pandemic in Q12020.
Airbus has now started e-delivering aircraft. That does not mean the aircraft are flying themselves home, but it does mean the customer no longer has to be setting up a shop inside Airbus to collect each and every plane of theirs.
Airbus is expanding the production of the A321neo family and will use the Toulouse site to assemble aircraft from 2022 onwards. This will involve repurposing the existing A380 Final Assembly Line and replacing it with the A321 line.
Emirates has just signed up with Airbus for 50 A350-900 aircraft, inducting this aircraft into their fleet from 2023 onwards. The new aircraft will also have the Premium Economy product of Emirates and will be used for missions up to 15 hours out.
The Airbus A220 Aircraft is the newest in the family of single-aisle aircraft from Airbus, which give a great range and excellent passenger comfort. I recently flew the jet for the first time, and here is how it does a good job on the passenger experience.
IndiGo, India’s largest airline, received yet another aircraft, the 1000th Airbus A320neo family aircraft, at Airbus’s Hamburg Delivery Centre yesterday.
Boeing and Airbus, both competing for the airframe for the world’s longest flight, have turned in their bids for the equipment that can fly between London and Sydney. But there are interesting developments at both airframe makers, which may determine the fate of who will fly the longest flight eventually.
With the Airbus A321 XLR, expect to be able to fly further from your own home city rather than a major metro airport, even to Europe if your airline wishes.