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AviTrader Weekly News 2018-02-05

AviTrader Weekly News 2018-02-05

WEEKLY AVIATION

WEEKLY AVIATION HEADLINES 3 ...continued from page 1 scape demands that we invest in the best of tools, so that our team can focus on doing what they do best—delivering an exceptional customer experience.” In the meantime, American Airlines is adding four new destinations to its international network for summer 2018. To provide even more access from Europe to the U.S. and beyond, the airline is introducing service from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest, Hungary (BUD), and Prague, Czech Republic (PRG); Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Venice, Italy (VCE); and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). AIRCRAFT & ENGINE NEWS TUI Group takes delivery of first 737 MAX 8 LEAP engine fleet in service grows to 215 aircraft With a year-end delivery of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Mauritania Airlines in Africa, CFM International’s new LEAP engine is now providing power for airlines based in five continents. It is part of the unprecedented airline service rampup for the LEAP engine since entering service on the Airbus A320neo in August 2016. In just 18 months, the LEAP engine fleet in service has grown to 215 aircraft – and counting. The aircraft breakdown is approximately 140 LEAP-powered Airbus A320neos and about 75 LEAP-powered Boeing 737 MAXs now flying for 34 operators. And there’s no slowdown in the increasing rate for several years. By 2021, five years from the LEAP’s initial service entry, the number of LEAP engines in service will surpass the first 25-year total of its predecessor, the CFM56,in airline service. With more than 450 LEAP engines delivered in 2017, CFM International is pursuing the delivery of up to 1,200 LEAPs in 2018 – a figure that will further grow in 2019. Airbus Helicopters delivers 1300 th helicopter from the H135 family Airbus Helicopters delivered the 1300th helicopter from the H135-family, a number underlining the multipurpose lightweight twin-engine helicopter’s worldwide success. The global fleet of this type has accumulated a total of more than 4.5 million flight hours since the entry into service of the first helicopter in 1996. More than TUI Group takes delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 Photo: Boeing Boeing and TUI Group have celebrated the delivery of the operator’s first 737 MAX 8. The cleaner, quieter and more efficient airplane will play a key role in TUI Group’s ambition to operate Europe’s most carbon-efficient airlines. The 737 MAX delivers the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the singleaisle market by incorporating the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements. The efficiency gains have helped make the MAX the fastest selling airplane in Boeing history, with more than 4,300 orders to date from 92 customers worldwide. TUI Group has 51 additional orders of the 737 MAX 8 and four 787 Dreamliners. The Group also has 18 unfilled orders for the 737 MAX 10 and was the first European operator to select the latest and largest member of the 737 MAX family of airplanes. Followed by Thousands of Industry Professionals e-magazine Industry insight, analysis and news Free subscription straight to your inbox every month Get latest edition>> Contact us about Advertising Opportunities Jenny Vogel, Sales Director jenny.vogel@avitrader.com +49 (0)8761 346007 January 2018 Edition

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