A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets

As the Paris Air Show comes to an end, there was the usual buzz around orders, options, firm commitment, intent and repeat orders. Amidst all this, Airbus announced the launch of A321XLR which also clocked orders at the air show. I have been a keen follower of “thin markets” and this has led to me … Continue reading A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets

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Three Indian LCCs in top 15 worldwide by aircraft on order

The Blue Swan Daily published an analysis of top 20 LCCs (Low cost carriers) worldwide by aircraft on order. Lion Air tops the list with 444 aircraft on order, comprising of 415 narrow body, 8 wide body and 21 turbo prop aircraft. However, Lion Air orders are across the group companies which comprise of Lion … Continue reading Three Indian LCCs in top 15 worldwide by aircraft on order

Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

Vistara, the TATA-SIA joint venture took delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo and 14th aircraft in fleet today. The aircraft is registered VT-TNB. The airline had selected BOC aviation to lease 20 aircraft, 13 A320ceo and 7 A320neo in second half of 2014. The airline which was running a social media campaign with hash tag #NotJustAnotherNeo announced the … Continue reading Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

First B737 MAX reaches its hometown – Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air, the launch operator of B737MAX family took delivery of its first aircraft on 16thMay 2017. The 737MAX program was launched by Boeing in August 2011 to counter the A320neo (New Engine Option) family of rival Airbus in December 2010. The aircraft, a B737 MAX 8, operating as OD1 reached Kuala Lumpur via Anchorage … Continue reading First B737 MAX reaches its hometown – Kuala Lumpur