Aerospace News – Early January 2024

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Aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has won a multibillion-pound order with Türkiye’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines.

The carrier has confirmed it will expand its fleet with an order for 220 Airbus aircraft, made up of 150 best selling A321s and 70 of the world’s most modern and efficient A350 widebody aircraft, comprising 50 A350-900s, 15 A350-1000s and five A350F freighters.

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Aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has received a significant orders boost from two airlines, totalling almost 200 planes.

Budget carrier, easyJet, has confirmed a firm order for 157 additional A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft, while German airline, Lufthansa, has placed a firm order for an extra 40 A220-300s for its short and medium-haul fleet.

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A regional aerospace cluster believes the “jet zero” movement will “take off” in 2024, as momentum builds on decarbonising the aerospace sector.

The overarching goal is to attain ‘net zero aviation’ by 2050 while advancing technology to enhance the overall cleanliness of the broader industry.

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Taiwan’s EVA Air has finalised a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo.

This sees the airline become the latest global carrier to select the A350-1000 for its future long haul requirements. In addition, the A321neo aircraft will bring new levels of efficiency for the carrier’s regional network.

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Airbus delivered 735 commercial aircraft to 87 customers around the world in 2023, demonstrating strong performance despite a complex operating environment.

An 11% rise in deliveries meant Airbus kept the top manufacturing spot against Boeing for a fifth year in a row.  The commercial aircraft business registered 2,319 new orders. As a result, its 2023 year end backlog stood at 8,598 aircraft.

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An order for 20 A350-1000 aircraft has been placed by key US carrier, Delta Air Lines.

The A350-1000 widebody aircraft will be a new aircraft type in Delta’s fleet.

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