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Aerospace News – Early July 2023

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Icelandair, the main Icelandic airline based in Keflavik, has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLR aircraft.

The order makes Icelandair a new Airbus customer. The airline is also planning to lease four A321LRs.

With its extra-long range, the A321XLR will allow Icelandair to seize new market opportunities.

The aircraft will also enable the airline to reduce its operating costs and support its sustainability targets.


Aircraft group Airbus has been given a manufacturing boost after Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 90 A321neo aircraft.

The order will drive its international and domestic growth. The MoU would bring the airline’s order book to 170 A320 family aircraft.

All the wings for Airbus commercial aircraft are built at the Broughton manufacturing site, near Chester, which employs around 4,500 staff.


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