Category: A320neo

Hawaiian To Tap New Markets with Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Hawaiian Looks to the Future with long-range, single aisle Hawaiian Airlines, known for their all widebody flights between North America to Hawaii, will be adding 16 long-range, single aisle aircraft to their fleet starting in 2017. The new single aisle type is the Airbus A321neo and will allowHawaiian Airlinesto open up new routes from smaller […]

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A320 Sharklets Receive EASA Certification – FAA next

Airbus Sharklet Certified – aircraft and engines to follow The European airworthiness authorities (EASA) certified new, fuel-saving wing Sharklets for Airbus A320 family aircraft with CFM engines. FAA certification is soon to follow. Similar “Winglets” have been installed on Boeing aircraft including the 737ng, 757, and 767. The winglets have been successful at providing fuel […]

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Spirit Airlines vs American at DFW

Spirit Airlines Paves Way at DFW for Rapid Growth Spirit Airlines, an “ultra low cost carrier”, announced they’re opening a flight attendant and crew base at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to support their rapid growth at this once dual Delta Air Lines and American Airlines hub. The base will be home to over 250 […]

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Spirit to Add Houston Intercontinental to Route Network

Spirit Airlines to Land at Houston Intercontinental Spirit Airlines, an ultra low cost carrier, announced they will begin flights between Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) starting on September 20, 2012. The airline will operate the flight 2x’s daily. The carrier has built somewhat of a focus city at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) […]

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Airbus to Build Mobile Alabama A320 Plant

Airbus Manufacturing To Arrive in the United States in Mobile, Alabama Airbus has announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama. The site was chosen due to its low labor costs and easy port access. Over 1,000 new, well paying jobs will be created in Mobile to support the new assembly plant. Building […]

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Advanced Winglets for 737 MAX

New Winglet to Provide 1.5% Fuel Burn Reduction Boeing has let the cat out of the bag today, announcing a new winglet design concept for the Boeing 737 MAX.   The new, advanced winglet will provide up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel burn savings, depending on flight range.  Keep in mind this is already on […]

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Airbus Rolls out the Sharklets

First Sharklet Equipped A320 in Toulouse Airbus is now swimming with the sharks, er, Sharklets, to reduce fuel burn and increase efficiency on its airbus A320 family aircraft.  The first new-build A320 with Sharklet wing tips has rolled off the line in Toulouse as MSN 5098 (pictured above) and will become one of several A320 […]

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Virgin America to land at PDX

Los Angeles and San Francisco to Portland Virgin America will bring RED to the Rose City as an Airbus known as Redwood is cleared to land at Portland International Airport (PDX) starting June 5th with flights from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX).  These new routes bring some much need nonstop competition from California’s […]

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Spirit Orders 75 Airbus A320 Family

Firm Order 75 A320 Family including 45 A320neo According to Airbus, Spirit Airlines finalized a firm order for 75 of their single isle A320 family aircraft, including 45 A320neo (New Engine Option).   The original Memorandum of Understanding for this order was announced at the 2011 Dubai air show.  In December of 2011, Spirit’s order for […]

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JetBlue A320neo to be P&W PurePowered

JetBlue orders Pratt & Whitney PurePower for Airbus A320neo One day after Southwest committed to the CFM International LEAP-1B engines for the 737 MAX, JetBlue announced it’s selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft.  A memorandum of understanding (MOU) includes 86 PurePower engines with a long-term PureSolution […]

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