Showing posts with label A319. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A319. Show all posts

11 September, 2022

HiSky to lease two new Airbus aircraft from Air Lease Corporation

Air Lease Corporation confirmed the long-term lease placements for two new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft with HiSky.  Scheduled to deliver to the European carrier in March 2023 from ALC’s order book with Airbus, these two new A321neo LRs join one Airbus A319 and four A320s currently on lease to the airline from ALC and its managed vehicles, Blackbird I and II. 

“ALC is pleased to announce this placement with HiSky for two new A321neo LRs,” said David Beker, Senior Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.  “HiSky launched in 2020 with used A320 family aircraft exclusively provided by ALC and they have grown their business consistently since then.  The airline is now ready to take the next step in their growth plans and we are happy to support this expansion with two brand-new A321neo LRs."

“The addition of these two new A321neo LR aircraft is the right ingredient to sustain our growth strategy in 2023,” said Iulian Scorpan CEO of HiSky.  “We are grateful to ALC for the opportunity to operate the industry’s most modern aircraft offering top performance, range, and fuel efficiency.  Starting in April 2023, HiSky passengers will benefit from several long-range nonstop flight solutions to be announced this autumn.”

Photo HiSky

HiSky is a company with one hundred per cent private capital that arose from the sincere desire to become an attractive alternative in the local and regional markets. It is a carrier that operates flights from Cluj, Iasi and Chisinau to some of the most important destinations in Europe. It is an airline that has adopted a low-cost business model, with a range of offers and add-ons for a fee.

Photo HiSky

29 October, 2021

First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

            Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transports and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle aircraft running on unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). 

During the flight test over the Toulouse region on 28 October, one CFM LEAP-1A engine of an Airbus A319neo test aircraft operated on 100% SAF. Initial results from the ground and flight tests are expected in 2022. 

The unblended SAF is provided by Total Energies. It is made from Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA), which primarily consists of used cooking oil, as well as other waste fats. HEFA is made of paraffinic hydrocarbons and is free of aromatics and sulfur. Approximately 57 tonnes of SAF will be used for the entire test campaign. It is produced in Normandy close to Le Havre, France. The 100% SAF will also be utilised for compatibility and engine operability studies on the Safran Helicopters Arrano engine used on the Airbus Helicopters H160, which are expected to start in 2022. 

Airbus, in collaboration with DLR, is responsible for characterising and analysing the impact of 100% SAF on the ground and in-flight emissions. Safran focuses on compatibility studies related to the fuel system and engine adaptation for commercial and helicopter aircraft and their optimisation for various types of 100% SAF fuels. Safran will perform LEAP engine ground tests with 100% SAF at its Villaroche facilities later this year to complete the analysis. ONERA is supporting Airbus and Safran in analysing the compatibility of the fuel with aircraft systems and will be in charge of preparing, analysing and interpreting test results for the impact of 100% SAF on emissions and contrail formation. Dassault Aviation is contributing to the material and equipment compatibility studies and verifying 100% SAF biocontamination susceptibility. 

The study – known as VOLCAN (VOL avec Carburants Alternatifs Nouveaux) – contributes to global decarbonisation efforts currently underway across the entire aeronautical industry, and is benefiting from a financing of the France Relance recovery plan, the part thereof dedicated to the decarbonisation of aviation, which is implemented by DGAC under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, French Minister of Transports. The study’s ultimate goal is to promote the large-scale deployment and use of SAF, and certification of 100% SAF for use in single-aisle commercial aircraft and the new generation of business jets. 

More top stories you might be interested in.....

Follow this site here.

23 October, 2021

New seasonal service from Quebec to Vancouver and Calgary begins May 2022 says Air Canada

Air Canada has confirmed its plans for launching two new seasonal services departing from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City early next year.  Flights to Vancouver will start on May 20, 2022, with up to three flights a week and services to Calgary will debut on May 21, 2022, offering up to four weekly flights. Air Canada will deploy Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319s on these routes which will have Premium Rouge and Economy cabins onboard and feature a number of product enhancements including upgraded streaming entertainment and options to purchase high-speed wi-fi.

"This is really exciting news for Quebec City and we are happy to offer new popular destinations to Quebecers who we know love to travel," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. "New services to Vancouver and Calgary will meet the growing demand from the Quebec City market for travel to Western Canada while at the same time allowing tourists from Western Canada to discover and enjoy Quebec City, one of the most famous destinations in the country, with its important cultural and historic sites and lovely landscapes along the St-Lawrence River in Charlevoix. This increased presence and convenient and diversified schedule also demonstrates our commitment to the people of the Capitale-Nationale and our desire to better serve the Jean Lesage International Airport, a long-time partner."

"This is an important announcement for the citizens of the Quebec City area. Vancouver and Calgary are popular destinations and strategic hubs for Air Canada," said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). "In recent months, the airline has not only taken the decision to quickly restore pre-pandemic routes, but also added frequencies and new destinations to the schedule starting this winter and in the summer of 2022. As part of its recovery strategy, Air Canada is investing in the growth of our market. We are confident that the people of the region will respond."

"The Québec City's chamber of commerce and industry is delighted to see the resumption of flights to Quebec City and the addition of new routes to such important destinations", said Steeve Lavoie, President and CEO, Québec City's chamber of commerce and industry. "Not only does this make it easier for our businesspeople to travel abroad, but it also allows outside business travellers to land directly in Quebec City. We hope that the business community in the region will take full advantage of these new services by Air Canada and that air service to Quebec City will only grow in the years to come!"

"The addition of these two departures from Quebec City to Western Canada is excellent news for our region", said Robert Mercure, Director of Destination Québec Cité. "If Quebec City wishes to remain at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Canada, as it did last summer, it is important to ensure that we offer far-reaching air service. We can only be delighted with these new non-stop services that will allow us to further develop the Canadian tourism market."

Flight schedule - Summer 2022







AC 1871

Quebec City





Wednesday, Friday

AC 1870


Quebec City



AC 1873

Quebec City






Saturday, Sunday

AC 1872



Quebec City



More top stories you might be interested in.....

Follow this site here.

25 April, 2019

Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A319neo makes maiden flight

A319neo makes maiden flight

The last of the A320neo variants, an Airbus A319neo, has completed its maiden flight powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines for the first time. The A319neo test aircraft took off from Toulouse at 12:30 local time and landed at 15:20. It was flown by a crew of five including Captain Philippe Castaigns, First Officer Shaun Wildey, flight test engineers Frank Hohmeister, David O’Nions, and Test flight engineer Cedric Favrichon.

03 April, 2019

Two new summer routes for Air France .....Belgrade and Tbilisi

Air France has recently inaugurated its service to Belgrade, Serbia and Tbilisi in Georgia which will be operating during the summer season from its home base of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. These two new medium-haul destinations are served with one daily flight and two weekly flights (Wednesday and Sunday) respectively. The carrier will operate the Belgrade route with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, whilst the flights to Tbilisi will be served by an A320.


AF1660: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:20, arrives in Belgrade at 14:35;
AF1661: leaves Belgrade at 15:25, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 17:55.


AF1760: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:25, arrives in Tbilisi at 20:10;
AF1761: leaves Tbilisi at 9:00, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:10.
Flights operated on Wednesdays and Sundays

01 April, 2019

Early morning service from Inverness to London Heathrow started by British Airways

The UK's British Airways has (re)introduced a new early morning flight between Inverness and London Heathrow and to mark the new addition to the schedule BA laid on a pipe band!

The Inverness Royal British Legion Pipe Band which, like the airline, is celebrating its centenary this year, welcomed passengers on the Airbus A319 that has been painted in the special historic BEA livery for the centenary celebrations.

This morning’s flight means that, for the first time since the route was reintroduced in 2016, British Airways customers will be able to travel between the two cities and return the same day, a major boost to the region’s business sector.  From October British Airways will operate a double daily service between the two cities seven days a week.  

24 December, 2018

Airbus delivers the 400th A320 Family aircraft assembled in Final Assembly Line Asia

Airbus has delivered the 400th A320 Family aircraft from its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The A320neo was delivered to national flag carrier Air China, based in Beijing. Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF latest generation engines, the aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 158 seats: 8 business and 150 economy.

The milestone is a tribute to the excellent industrial cooperation and partnership between Airbus and the Chinese aviation industry.

The Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) is a joint venture between Airbus and a Chinese consortium comprising Tianjin Airport Economic Area Zone & Tianjin Port Free Trade Administrative Committee and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC). Airbus and the Chinese consortium hold 51% and 49% of the shares of the joint venture respectively. Airbus has four A320 Family production facilities around the world: Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; and Mobile, United States.

Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15% fuel savings at delivery and 20% by 2020. With more than 6,200 orders received from more than 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60% share of the market.
-- .

23 December, 2018

A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins joint Type Certification from FAA and EASA

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft models – the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo – are certified by the international authorities to operate with the CFM LEAP-1A engine option.

This latest achievement follows an intensive certification flight test programme since the A319neo’s first flight in March last year, with this variant having now accumulated over 500 flight hours. The A319neo with LEAP-1A engines is the fifth* airframe/engine variant of the NEO family certified over the last three years. Its certification also paves the way for the ACJ319neo (Airbus Corporate Jet) variant to enter service with VIP operators during the first half of 2019.

17 December, 2018

Delta to begin new nonstop service in June 2019 between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Mexico City in partnership with Aeromexico

Subject to government approval, Mexico City becomes the third new international flight from MSP announced by Delta in 2018

One of the leading US airlines, Delta, in conjunction with its partner Aeromexico, will bring customers flying through its hub in the Twin Cities a new option to reach Mexico City and beyond, subject to government approval. In addition, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport uniquely offers connections to more than a dozen cities in the U.S and Canada not available over other Delta hubs.

"We've heard from our Twin Cities customers that Mexico City is at the top of their most requested destinations and this new service will give them just that and more," said Steve Sear, Delta's President — International and E.V.P. — Global Sales. "At the same time, it allows for more choice and options for customers in many U.S. and Canadian cities through one convenient, easy connection as well as easy connections to dozens of destinations in Mexico thanks to our partnership with Aeromexico."

Service will be aboard Delta's Airbus A319 aircraft with seating for 12 in First Class, 18 in Delta Comfort+ and 102 in the main cabin. Customers will enjoy large overhead bins, access to WiFi, free in-flight messaging on iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as well as free in-flight entertainment through Delta Studio.

31 October, 2018

Porto, Bologna and Bordeaux become three new destinations for Finnair passengers next summer

Bologna historic centre. Photo Ввласенко
Bologna, Bordeaux and Porto are the latest new destinations named by Finnair as the Nordic carrier expands its global reach.

Finnair will open these three new routes in time for the peak summer season in 2019. In addition, the carrier has also confirmed it will increase capacity to other popular summer destinations in its route network. 

Bologna, Italy, will be served up to three times a week between 10th April and 18th October, utilising Airbus A319 aircraft.  Bologna is a popular and well known top destination for gastronomy, fine wine and rich in history and culture. It is also a city that is less crowded than Rome and Florence and yet offers so much for the happy holiday visitor. Bologna is also an ideal gateway to several other popular Italian cities and regions that are perfect for exploring during the summer months and some of the most picturesque in all of Italy.

Bordeaux in France will enjoy a service between 11th May and 14th September 14, up to twice a week on an A319 jet. There is no doubt that Bordeaux is well known around the world for its wine, less well known is perhaps that the historic centre is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  

29 October, 2018

Air Canada starts two new routes from Alberta - Edononton to Las Vegas & Calgary to Palm Springs.

Canada's largest international airline, Air Canada launched two new daily, seasonal transborder routes over the weekend from bases in Alberta.

The airline and its staff held celebrations in both Edmonton and Calgary ahead of the inaugural flights to Las Vegas and Palm Springs respectively. "We are delighted to offer more travel options to Albertans with the addition of daily, seasonal services from both Calgary and Edmonton, which means golf, entertainment and the desert sun are a short flight away every day this fall and winter. With our flexible and diverse North American fleet, we are continuing to strategically add services to popular destinations," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.

The Edmonton to Las Vegas service will operate daily until the end of April on an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft.

The service to Palm Springs from Calgary also operates daily and again ends on 30th April and is scheduled for an Airbus A320 to fly the routes. 

27 October, 2018

Another new service from Delta Air Lines Columbus Ohio hub heads to Salt Lake City coming soon from Delta (when we say soon we actually mean next year!)

Delta has added more than 40,000 available seats from Columbus in the last year.

Delta Air Lines released details on Friday 26th October of a brand new service between Columbus International Airport and Delta’s hub at Salt Lake City International Airport beginning on 17th June next year. The new Airbus service offers more options and connections for customers travelling to and from Columbus and the western United States.  

“Our customers tell us that more choices for flights going east and west across the U.S. are important to them, and we’re pleased to offer new Columbus service to and from our Salt Lake City hub,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning. “This service will link Columbus to Salt Lake City and dozens of other cities in the Western U.S.”

The service will operate on Delta's Airbus A319 aircraft, with seating for 16 in First Class, 36 in Delta Comfort+ and 108 in Main Cabin. Free in-flight streaming entertainment via Delta Studio and seatback screens, power ports and access to Wi-Fi is available at every seat.

19 September, 2018

Azerbaijan Airlines heading back to Geneva

Azerbaijan Airlines has advised that it will resume flights between Baku and Geneva from 30th October this year. 

The flights are to be part of the carriers joint charter programme for the classic transportation scheme, which includes free baggage and hand luggage and meals on board. The flights depart from terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Geneva, the second most populous and the largest city in Switzerland is a popular tourist and business destination. It is home to one of the worlds leading banking centres along with a significant scientific hub. The city is located between the mountains of Jura and the Alps and as such is a gateway to many tourist destinations. The pearl of the city is its Lake Leman with a beautiful lakefront and luxurious hotels around that offer year-round hospitality.