ALAFCO orders additional 35 A320neo

martes, 14 de febrero de 2012

Lessor strengthens portfolio with world’s fastest selling aircraft


ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has finalised a purchase order for 35 A320neo Family aircraft bringing its total backlog for the type to 85.

The firm contract is an increase of the previous agreement signed at the 2011 Dubai Airshow for 50 A320neo aircraft.

“After a full analysis, we concluded that the A320neo will continue to be in strong demand, therefore, we are seizing the opportunity to secure an additional 35 aircraft to meet the future requirements of our customers. The A320neo is the market’s favourite single-aisle aircraft family,” said Ahmad A. Alzabin, ALAFCO Chairman & CEO. “The significant fuel burn savings it offers, combined with the operational reliability and cost effectiveness of the A320 Family, make it an absolute “must have” in our portfolio.”

“Higher fuel prices means airlines require fuel efficient aircraft and with the A320neo offering a 15 per cent fuel burn reduction, it is the ideal investment. The A320neo reduces operating costs whilst enabling airlines to offer the best cabin comfort levels,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “This significant order from ALFACO confirms that the neo ticks all the right boxes and is clearly the best product on the market.”

Over 8,300 A320 Family aircraft have already been ordered and some 5,000 delivered to more than 350 customers and operators worldwide reaffirming its position as the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family. The A320neo has over 95 percent airframe commonality making it an easy fit into existing fleets while offering up to 500 nautical miles (950 kilometres) more range or two tonnes more payload at a given range.

The A320neo is a new engine option for the A320 Family entering into service from 2015 and incorporates latest generation engines and large "Sharklet" wing tip devices, which together will deliver 15 percent in fuel savings. This reduction in fuel burn is equivalent to 1.4m litres of fuel – the consumption of 1,000 mid size cars. This saves 3,600 metric tonnes of C02 per aircraft per year, the amount absorbed by 240,000 mature trees. The A320neo NOx emissions are 50% below CAEP/6 and this aircraft also has considerably a smaller noise footprint.


Gestair Private Aviation incorpora un Piaggio P180 a su flota

Gestair Private Aviation, la unidad especializada en Aviación Ejecutiva líder en la Península Ibérica y referente europeo perteneciente al Grupo Gestair, bajo su división Gestair Private Jets incorpora a su flota un nuevo avión Piaggio P180.

Esta aeronave ha llegado, desde la fábrica situada en Génova, a las instalaciones que la compañía tiene en el aeropuerto de Torrejón, Madrid, y desde donde realiza su mayor número de operaciones tanto nacionales como internacionales.

El nuevo Piaggio P180 Avanti II, con un alcance de 1.400 millas y una autonomía de 4 horas tiene capacidad para transportar a un total de 8 pasajeros más 2 tripulantes.

Con la incorporación de esta nueva aeronave, Gestair Private Jets consolida el liderazgo de la versatilidad de su flota de medio y largo alcance en la Península Ibérica, compuesta actualmente por un total de 23 aeronaves.


Prueba de vuelo en clima frío del helicóptero chino AC313

Prueba de vuelo en clima frío del helicóptero chino AC313:

Pekín.- El primer helicóptero civil de tamaño grande desarrollado por China, el AC313, superó exitosamente la prueba de vuelo en clima frío, desempeñándose de forma óptima en las temperaturas de la región polar, informó hoy lunes su fabricante, China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co.


Un error de cálculo obliga a demoler parte del aeropuerto de Castellón

  • La administración conocía y ha ocultado esta deficiencia desde abril de 2011
  • El Gobierno valenciano pretende repercutir el coste en la concesionaria, que le reclama 80 millones


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