Who is the guy on the right? CEO?
Michael is packing up some pounds.
I was looking at the ladies.
Also, very little has changed technologically for NB's since the certification of the A320-200 in November of 1988.
An A320 from 1993 is the same as a new NEO minus the engines - so with the NEO delays a 25-30 year old CEO is still your next best bet .
The reactivation is due to NEO delays. There is a temporary delay in planned fleet rotations. There are 1366 A319s flying per Airfleets' production summary. There is always fleet turnover.
Easyjet will return to retiring A319s late this year.
I know the background of easyjet and that old planes are not bad, my question is with the new player on the market and a lot of legacy airlines also in the market for old planes where will Lauda Motion get theirs from?
NEO upgrades avionics and some actuators to give better maintenance diagnostics.
New A32x have better coatings, new materials in the wings clips (prevents the island hoping corrosion issue) and there are many PIPs.
I'm forgetting the line number reinforcement started for Sharklets too.
So there are actually numberous little improvements that cut costs and downtime for newer aircraft.
There are plenty vof airlines selling. With 1366 A319s on the market, no one is dependent on Easyjet for supplies. The NEO engine production issues will be resolved soon freeing up those Easyjet A319s anyway.
The A32x family has what is called a liquid aftermarket. Demand rises and falls which just changes the transaction price. Due to the expanding global economy and NEO engine shortage, demand is high. A few years ago demand was low, so some A32x were scrapped. Judging by the surge in NEo and MAX deliveries, CFM has overcome their bottlenecks recently.
The airlines complaining about lack of Pratt spares shows they are still behind the curve.
Procuring the small number desired shouldn't be too bad.
Assuming Pratt puts PW1100G production into gear, Indigo will start releasing CEOs quickly and that includes IIRC 11 CFM powered examples. While A320s, there is a hand me down effect.
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