News Listings for Airbus A321-200

  • THY secures A321 financing from Natixis

    News | 15 Sep 2009 23:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    <P>Turkish Airlines (THY) has secured financing for the acquisition of one Airbus A321-200 aircraft from EasyJet.</P> <P>The carrier has signed a 10-year facility with the French bank covering a 2008-vintage aircraft that has been purchased from the UK low-cost carrier last month.</P> <P>The aircraft, MSN 3382, is equipped with V2533-A5 engines and was initially delivered to GB Airways.</P> <P>To read the full&nbsp;story please visit the <A href=""><STRONG>Commercial Aviation Online</STRONG></A>&nbsp;website.</P>
  • Aeroflot mandates A321 financing to French banks

    News | 13 Jul 2009 23:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    <P>Aeroflot Russian Airlines has mandated French banks BNP Paribas and Calyon for the pre-delivery payments and long term financing of six new Airbus A321-200 aircraft.</P> <P>CAO understands that both banks have been mandated by Aeroflot to finance three aircraft each as the Russian carrier has secured Export Credit Agencies guarantee for the six aircraft.</P> <P>Last week, Aeroflot Russian Airlines said it was in talks with French banks on financing the six aircraft purchase. According to deputy general director finance and planning, Mikhail Poluboyarinov negotiations were also underway on guarantees for the deal from the export agencies. </P> <P>Aeroflot currently operates a 55 Airbus A319/320/321 aircraft fleet. Earlier this month it added a new A320-200 on lease from GECAS.</P> <P>To read the full&nbsp;story please visit the <A href=""><STRONG>Commercial Aviation Online</STRONG></A>&nbsp;website
  • Boeing studies 737-900X as A321 charter market rival

    News | 06 Feb 2001 00:00

    <p>Andrew Doyle/MUNICH Guy Norris/LOS ANGELES </p> <p>Boeing has launched market studies of a higher capacity, longer-range version of the 737-900 featuring additional passenger doors and more than 200 seats. </p> <p>Known within Boeing as the737-900X, the aircraft is aimed primarily at countering the Airbus A321-200 in the European charter market. </p> <p>Although at an early stage, the -900X studies could be completed as early as mid-year, according to 737 chief project engineer Michael Garrett. "There's always been a feel about whether we could increase the range and/or capacity of the aircraft relative to the passenger load, especially from tour operators. That hasn't gone very far until recently, and now there has been a lot more interest within Europe," says Garrett. </p> <p>Boeing's primary focus is on increasing the passenger capacity of the -900 rather than the maximum take-off weight (MTOW), though the manufacturer is understood to be looking at introducing a stronger win
  • Marketplace

    News | 05 Dec 2000 00:00

    Johannesburg-based Intensive Air has acquired its third 75-seat Fokker F28 Mk4000 from Scandinavian Airlines in a deal arranged by Aircraft Leasing and Management (ALM). Meanwhile ALM is remarketing a 23 year old, ex-United Airlines (msn 21353) Boeing 747-200. The Pratt &amp; Whitney JT8D-powered aircraft is due to be returned off lease by United in April. Air Seychelles has concluded a lease deal with International Lease Finance (ILFC) for a single Boeing 737-300. Pegasus Aviation has leased a Boeing 727-200Adv to Miami-based Falcon Air Express. Thai regional start-up Air Andaman, which is due to start operations on 4 December with a British Aerospace J31, has bought a second aircraft from Osprey Aviation of Southampton, UK. The first aircraft, bought from Sweden's Flying Enterprise, will be used on domestic services to tourist destinations in Thailand from the holiday island of Phuket. Asiana will acquire a third Pratt &amp; Whitney PW4090-powered Boeing 777-200ER on ten year lea
  • IAE engines to power Chinese Airbus order

    News | 14 Nov 2000 00:00

    <p>International Aero Engines (IAE) is to supply the powerplants for 10 Airbus A321-200 aircraft to be delivered to China Northern Airlines. The aircraft will be powered by IAE V2500-A5 engines, in a deal valued at around $120 million. The first A321 is to be delivered in October next year. China Northern already operates the IAE V2500-D5 on its fleet of 13 Boeing MD-90aircraft (above). The China Northern order is part of a 30-aircraft deal for A320s and A321s placed by China Aviation Supplies Import and Export in 1997. </p>
  • Boeing gets going on first 737-900

    News | 25 Jan 2000 00:00

    <p>Guy Norris/SEATTLE</p> <p>Boeing begins work in Wichita, Kansas, this week on the first 737-900, which it is developing to attack the Airbus A321-200 market. </p> <p>A total of 45 -900s are on firm order, including 10 for Alaska, 15 for Continental Airlines, four for KLM and 16 for Korean Air. The first fuselage is expected to arrive at Renton in May, and the maiden flight is due at the end of August. A six-month flight test programme is planned, with certification due in March 2001 and initial delivery to launch customer Alaska Airlines the following month. </p> <p>Test work on the 177-seater will concentrate mainly on the effects on performance and handling of the 2.6m (8.5ft) fuselage stretch. The longer aircraft is also expected to have slightly increased drag and, coupled with the 1,380kg (3,040lb) greater operating empty weight, will have about 370km (200nm) less range than the -800. "But we will still be well within transcontinental range," says 737-600/700/ 800/900 chief