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AviTrader Weekly News 2018-01-22

AviTrader Weekly News 2018-01-22

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WEEKLY AVIATION HEADLINES 3 ...continued from page 1 been able to deploy it on different missions across our network, giving us flexibility in terms of range and passenger mix. He added: “Some of the new A380s we’ve just ordered will be used as fleet replacements. This order will provide stability to the A380 production line. We will continue to work closely with Airbus to further enhance the aircraft and onboard product, so as to offer our passengers the best possible experience. The beauty of this aircraft is that the technology and real estate on board gives us plenty of room to do something different with the interiors.” Emirates will buy an additional 36 A380s. Photo: Airbus AIRCRAFT & ENGINE NEWS Air Astana takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, arrived at the airline’s hub in Almaty, Kazakhstan on December 30, and is scheduled to start passenger service on January 16. Conair signs purchase agreement for six Q400 aircraft for conversion into Q400 Multirole airtankers Bombardier Specialized Aircraft has released that Conair Group, a leading provider of fixedwing aerial firefighting aircraft, has purchased six Q400 aircraft. Conair operates the largest fleet of privately owned fixed-wing airtankers and supplies specialty aerial firefighting aircraft and products worldwide. These six Q400 production aircraft will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair’s proprietary Retardant Delivery System. In the Q400 Multirole configuration, the retardant tank can be removed and reinstalled in the field in a few hours. This enables the aircraft to efficiently perform additional roles in emergency response, passenger and cargo transport, medivac, and coastal patrol without compromising its exceptional firefighting capabilities. Embraer delivers 210 jets in 2017 Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year, at 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18 large). As of December 31, the firm order backlog totaled US$18.3bn. Embraer Commercial Aviation reached the mark of 1,400 E-Jets delivered. The commemorative aircraft was received by American Airlines, which in the quarter also signed a firm order for 10 additional E175 jets. During the last quarter, Embraer also received firm orders for 15 more E175s from an undisclosed customer, and an order from Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the national carrier of Belarus, for one additional currentgeneration E195. Germania sets course for all-Airbus fleet From 2020, independent German airline Germania will be implementing the most comprehensive fleet replacement measures in its corporate history. In this context, the airline is now setting the course for the standardization of its fleet. Over the next 15 months, the ten Boeing type 737-700s in the fleet will be retired and replaced with Airbus aircraft. The first three Boeing aircraft will be leaving as early as the end of April this year, while the last Boeing plane will leave Germania at the start of the 2019 summer season, at the latest. Together with Airbus and additional flight training schools, Germania is organizing an in-house training for all Boeing pilots to 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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