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Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:51 pm
by flee
I would like to take this brief respite in deliveries to wish our hardworking KarelXWB a Happy New Year! Your contributions are much appreciated and thanks for keeping us informed here on A.Net. Have a great 2018!

Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:48 pm
by SQ22
With the new year it is on time to open a new thread. The remaining 2017 delivieries can also be discussed here.

Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=595383

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:23 pm
by BOEING777EK
Hopefully Airbus will reach their delivery target this year if things with the engine manufacturer go smooth. And are Pratt and Whittney powered airframes allowed to fly higher then 30,000 feet now? I would imagine that restriction removed now.

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:51 pm
by KarelXWB
First Interjet A321neo (MSN 7939) emerged from storage and got its engines fitted.

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A321neo Interjet XA-MAP by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:27 am
by ek241yyz
2 quick questions open to the floor:

When is Primera Air getting their first A321neo?

Is there a docs spreadsheet somewhere for A320neo or A320 fam list in general?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:12 pm
by KarelXWB
NEO activities continue in 2018.

1) China West Air MSN 7811 performed a RTO, first flight due in the coming days.

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F-WWDL by @Eurospot, on Flickr

2) Avianca MSN 7918 first flight today.

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F-WWIH by @Eurospot, on Flickr

3) Vistara MSN 7980 out of temp storage for engine fit.

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F-WWDE by @Eurospot, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:23 pm
by KarelXWB
BOEING777EK wrote:
Hopefully Airbus will reach their delivery target this year if things with the engine manufacturer go smooth. And are Pratt and Whittney powered airframes allowed to fly higher then 30,000 feet now? I would imagine that restriction removed now.


Did you mean engine manufacturers? CFM is still running behind engine deliveries, forcing Airbus to put aircraft into temporary storage until engine arrive.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:01 pm
by AECM
Any news regarding MSN 8043? There are some rumors stating that this A320NEO can be the first for TAP Portugal

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:01 pm
by KarelXWB
As far as I can see, MSN 8043 is a CFM powered A320-251N that will be leased to TAP Portugal. The owner is BOC Aviation.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:07 pm
by AECM
Yes, that's the one. Any estimated date for the A/C to enter FAL?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:08 pm
by KarelXWB
It will be assembled in XFW and should be out of FAL next month (February).

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:10 pm
by KarelXWB
More activities in XFW: MSN 7877, the first Cabin Flex A321neo with new door configuration, emerged from paint.

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https://twitter.com/MaxK_J/status/949293919866642432

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 pm
by MrHMSH
KarelXWB wrote:
More activities in XFW: MSN 7877, the first Cabin Flex A321neo with new door configuration, emerged from paint.

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https://twitter.com/MaxK_J/status/949293919866642432


Airbus' transition to 100% raccoon bandit aircraft going smoothly it seems...

I prefer it without.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:18 pm
by AECM
KarelXWB wrote:
It will be assembled in XFW and should be out of FAL next month (February).


Great :D How about the second A321NEO for Azores Airlines?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:18 pm
by KarelXWB
AECM wrote:
How about the second A321NEO for Azores Airlines?


The second one is MSN 8051 and should be out of FAL in February as well.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:23 pm
by AECM
KarelXWB wrote:
AECM wrote:
How about the second A321NEO for Azores Airlines?


The second one is MSN 8051 and should be out of FAL in February as well.


February will be a good month for Portuguese Spotters ;)

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:26 pm
by chiad
flee wrote:
I would like to take this brief respite in deliveries to wish our hardworking KarelXWB a Happy New Year! Your contributions are much appreciated and thanks for keeping us informed here on A.Net. Have a great 2018!

:bigthumbsup:

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:54 pm
by BOEING777EK
KarelXWB wrote:
BOEING777EK wrote:
Hopefully Airbus will reach their delivery target this year if things with the engine manufacturer go smooth. And are Pratt and Whittney powered airframes allowed to fly higher then 30,000 feet now? I would imagine that restriction removed now.


Did you mean engine manufacturers? CFM is still running behind engine deliveries, forcing Airbus to put aircraft into temporary storage until engine arrive.
Yes manufacturers I guess I was typing this a bit too fast :lol:

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:52 am
by LoganTheBogan
I'm really liking the black mask across all Airbus aircraft! An A380 with a black window frame would be cool.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:27 pm
by CFRPwingALbody
I've a question concerning FAL Tianjin. Google earth
I noticed there is a hangar facility between the A320 FAL and the A330 completion center. This is located west of the high voltage station. Is this part of the A320 FAL (additional cabin outfitting hangars) or is this a narrowbody maintainance facility?
Image

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:28 am
by IFixPlanes
BOEING777EK wrote:
...And are Pratt and Whittney powered airframes allowed to fly higher then 30,000 feet now? I would imagine that restriction removed now.

IIRC there was no official "restriction" to FL300.
Some operator let their aircrafts only fly to max FL300 because above this Level the buffer air at the PW switches to often from high to low and back to high. This produce more pressure bumps to the No 3 bearing than expected and this was one of the factors for the early bearing failures.
Now there are several SB´s which can solve this problem.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:22 pm
by KarelXWB
At the back of the following photo we can get a first glimpse of MSN 8117, Philippine Airlines' first A321neo.

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A321neo Philippine Airlines, , RP- by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:19 pm
by F-WWKH
The first Alaska Airlines Airbus A321NEO (ordered by Virgin America) is partially painted !

ImageD-AZAA_A321_8120_Alaska-Airlines_XFW_20180107 by Cruise, on Flickr

It will look very nice when in full new Alaska Airlines colors, i am sure.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 pm
by f18raider
Looks like this will be the More to Love livery.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:39 pm
by mat66
f18raider wrote:
Looks like this will be the More to Love livery.



While the "More to Love" livery looks terrible IMHO with the purple/pink/red, I imagine the whole fuselage in a pattern of those light/dark/darker blue colour of the fin would be really great.
You can throw in a green line if you like :)

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:40 am
by KarelXWB
Another HK Express A320neo (MSN 7598) is undergoing test flights.

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HK-Express_A320neo_B-LCP_20180107_XFW by Dirk Grothe | Aviation Photography, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:42 pm
by NeBaNi
KarelXWB wrote:
Another HK Express A320neo (MSN 7598) is undergoing test flights.

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HK-Express_A320neo_B-LCP_20180107_XFW by Dirk Grothe | Aviation Photography, on Flickr

In that photo, the German flag on the tail looks like it's right on the tallest skyscraper!

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:02 am
by marcelh
Compared to other pictures it looks like it is done on purpose.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:04 am
by mat66
marcelh wrote:
Compared to other pictures it looks like it is done on purpose.


Of course it is and can you blame the guy in charge of putting that sticker on. Great job :D

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 am
by marcelh
mat66 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
Compared to other pictures it looks like it is done on purpose.


Of course it is and can you blame the guy in charge of putting that sticker on. Great job :D


Germans and humor :D

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:15 am
by KarelXWB
First NEO delivery of the year comes from TSN:

Airbus A320 -251N 7949 HS-CBF Thai AirAsia delivery 09jan18 TSN-DMK ex B-000T

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 pm
by KarelXWB
Airbus finally received CAAC certification for the P&W powered A321neo (P&W powered A320neo was certified about a year earlier).

Only in the closing days of last year was Airbus awarded Chinese certification for its new A321neo with Pratt & Whitney engines, the company said. That approval came nearly a year after many of the planes on order had already been made. Both A320neo and A321neo jets with CFM International engines have yet to win Chinese approval.


http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/news/co ... index.html

Still no CFM certification though, but at least China Southern and Sichuan Airlines should be able to receive a bunch of P&W A321neo aircraft.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:35 pm
by KarelXWB
Second Interjet A321neo, MSN 7986, emerged from FAL.

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A321neo Interjet XA-MAP D-AVYM by michelfetzer, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:13 pm
by KarelXWB
As per Airbus, Volaris' first A321neo (MSN 7941) was contractually delivered on December 29, 2017.

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A321neo Volaris N534VL by michelfetzer, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 pm
by keesje
Any new photo's of MSN 7877, the A321NEO ACF ?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:53 pm
by KarelXWB
Second Air Astana A321neo has been pulled out of storage and will get its engines fitted shortly.

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A321neo Air Astana P4-KDD by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:44 am
by speedygonzales
Does anyone know why MSN 6101 just flew to LJG?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:05 am
by sirtoby
High Altitude Testing

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:23 pm
by KarelXWB
MSN 6101 after arriving at LJG airport for high altitude testing:

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https://twitter.com/ChinaAvReview/statu ... 4724049920

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 am
by KarelXWB
Capital Airlines MSN 7875, 7936 and 7952 in storage, awaiting CFM Leap certification in China:

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Capital Airlines A320-251Neo F-WWDZ LFBO by Jonathan Winton, on Flickr

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Capital Airlines A320-251Neo F-WWBK LFBO by Jonathan Winton, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:24 am
by KarelXWB
Meanwhile at the P&W front, 3 more Tianjin Airlines aircraft are being prepared for delivery.

1) MSN 7757 & 7851 in TLS

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Tianjin Airlines A320-271Neo B-8660 LFBO by Jonathan Winton, on Flickr

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Tianjin Airlines A320-271Neo B-8661 LFBO by Jonathan Winton, on Flickr

2) MSN 7788 in XFW

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A320 Neo Tianjin Airlines B-8662 by michelfetzer, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:26 am
by KarelXWB
Speaking about deliveries, another SAS A320neo has been handed over:

Airbus A320 -251N 8031 EI-SID SAS (Ireland) delivery 17jan18 XFW-ARN ex D-AXAQ

Re: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:23 pm
by zkojq
KarelXWB wrote:
First Interjet A321neo (MSN 7939) emerged from storage and got its engines fitted.


First flight:

ImageA321neo Interjet XA-JOE firstflight by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:18 pm
by Arion640
How long until the first BA example rolls off for a March delivery?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:48 pm
by KarelXWB
First China Eastern A320neo (MSN 8074) emerged from final assembly.

Without CAAC certification for the CFM powered A320neo, this aircraft won't be going anywhere soon.

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F-WWIJ first A320 Neo for China Eastern by @Eurospot, on Flickr

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:01 pm
by redcap1962
KarelXWB wrote:
First China Eastern A320neo (MSN 8074) emerged from final assembly.

Without CAAC certification for the CFM powered A320neo, this aircraft won't be going anywhere soon.

Image
F-WWIJ first A320 Neo for China Eastern by @Eurospot, on Flickr


Well, maybe they should try to get it certified as a glider :duck:

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:35 pm
by GE90man
KarelXWB wrote:
First China Eastern A320neo (MSN 8074) emerged from final assembly.

Without CAAC certification for the CFM powered A320neo, this aircraft won't be going anywhere soon.

Image
F-WWIJ first A320 Neo for China Eastern by @Eurospot, on Flickr

Will it work if they just stuck on CEO engines, disregarding certifications?

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:56 pm
by ikolkyo
GE90man wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
First China Eastern A320neo (MSN 8074) emerged from final assembly.

Without CAAC certification for the CFM powered A320neo, this aircraft won't be going anywhere soon.

Image
F-WWIJ first A320 Neo for China Eastern by @Eurospot, on Flickr

Will it work if they just stuck on CEO engines, disregarding certifications?


Would require a different pylon and I doubt they would take a CEO engine since they specifically ordered the NEO.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:53 pm
by mjoelnir
Certification will come.

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm
by KarelXWB
Alaska Airlines N924VA (MSN 7942) made its first flight today. It should get a special livery, just like N925VA.

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A321neo Virgin America N924VA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

And Hawaiian's 3rd A321neo (N205HA / MSN 8092) got its engines installed.

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A321neo Hawaiian Airlines N205HA by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr