JetBlue takes delivery of A321LR with the first Airspace interior
Hamburg, Germany, 29 April 2021 – U.S.-based JetBlue Airways has taken delivery of its first of 13 A321LR aircraft featuring Airbus’ new Airspace interior. These new A321LRs support JetBlue’s plan to open its highly anticipated transatlantic services, starting with direct flights to London later this year. In addition to these 13 new A321LRs, the airline also has on order another 57 Airbus aircraft comprising other A321neo variants – which will also feature Airspace cabins. By bringing Airspace to the Single-Aisle Family, JetBlue’s A321 cabins will be the very first to feature Airbus’ new award-winning cabin design-language and passenger-pleasing cabin features — which are consistent with Airbus’ A330neo and A350 Widebody aircraft.
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Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue Airways Corp. said: “At JetBlue we are eagerly looking forward to introducing the Airbus A321 Long Range single-aisle aircraft with Airbus’ Airspace interior for our new transatlantic services. These aircraft will allow us to offer our customers attentive, boutique-style service, while also ensuring ample personal space, larger overhead bins, customized lighting and a design that gives the cabin a wide-body feel.”
Airspace brings to the A320 Family the following passenger-pleasing cabin enhancements: unique welcome and customizable hero lighting (which helps reduce jet lag); new slimmer sidewall panels for extra personal space at shoulder level; better views through the windows with their redesigned bezels and completely integrated window shades; the latest full LED lighting technologies; the largest overhead bin in class; and new lavatories with hygienic touch less features and antimicrobial surfaces.
In addition to these Airspace elements, the A320 Family’s wide cabin cross-section also enables JetBlue to offer its passengers true long-haul comfort in all classes, with 24 full-flat adaptive-mattress seats in the airline’s Mint premium-class private suites, while 114 economy passengers will appreciate the widest 18.4inch seats with a contoured seat-back for extra knee space. Most of these economy seats will offer a full 32inch pitch, while four rows will be optimized for “Even More Space” seating — offering around an additional five inches for the most legroom in any transatlantic economy class seat.
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Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022
Farnborough Airshow has emerged as the key event for the aerospace industry. A significant occurrence has demonstrated the future demand for aircraft. We have provided some sales information for Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.
As of yesterday’s Farnborough airshow closing ceremony for 2022. It experienced the high demand aviation expansion expected by Boeing and Airbus in the following years. The same has been reported by OAG. As the airshow has become a game changer for several manufacturers and a new challenger in modifying the strategy to attract customers.
Let us begin with Boeing. The Boeing company performed exceptionally well at the airshow, receiving the greatest number of orders and commitments to purchase the aircraft despite the fact that the aircraft manufacturer had previously faced criticism for the Boeing 737 Max, but after the aircraft returned to commercial service, few airlines still consider the Boeing 737 Max for their airlines.
The Boeing corporation has three significant airlines in the pipeline with production halts owing to clarification and certifications: the Boeing 737-10 max and the Boeing 787, as well as the Boeing 777x, which is in the experimentation phase.
With all of the challenges and successes, Boeing is poised to challenge the market with great confidence. The long wait has finally come to an end. Since the Farnborough airshow, the company’s reputation has improved and demand has returned to pre-show levels.
On Boeing last day at Farnborough, the company maintained high order rates, and airlines are placing new orders. Surprisingly, the Boeing 737 Max is in high demand, with orders for more than 253 aircraft, including purchase commitments for purchasing aircraft. As Boeing demonstrated, the majority of commercial and defense products are attracting attention.
- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recommitment to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
- Aviation Capital Group Announce Order for 12 737-8 Jets
- 777 Partners announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets
- Qatar Airways Finalize Order for 25 737 MAX Airplanes
- Saltchuk Aviation Orders Up to Four Additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters.
- Azerbaijan Airlines to Expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet, Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Purchase Four More Airplanes
- BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF, Takes First Position at New Conversion Line
- AerCap, World’s Largest 787 Customer, Adds Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s to Its Fleet
- Air company Armenia and Georgian Airlines Add Capacity with Order for three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.
- All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter.
- Delta Carrier selects largest 737 MAX model, ordering 100 737-10s with options for 30 more jets
Boeing received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow 2022.
- 253 – Boeing 737 max
- 12 – B737-800 BCF
- 4 – Boeing 767-300 F
- 9 – Boeing 787
- 2 – Boeing 777x
Airbus has also competed fiercely with Boeing, launching a number of technologies at airshows. Airbus displays its best-selling aircraft, the A320 Neo and the A350, as well as other products. Airbus‘ recent legal dispute with Qatar Airways has had a negative influence on the aircraft market here. Qatar Airlines has picked the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after cancelling an order for Airbus A320 aircraft. Aside from that, Airbus has received a good number of orders for A320 aircraft from regular clients.
Airbus also showcased the Airbus A350 ITA airlines exceptional cabin interiors, which were the show’s highlight. We had the aircraft interior tour. Airbus is continuing to develop the Airbus A350 to the next level; as of today, it is the best and most successful aircraft, providing good competition to Boeing aircraft.
- LATAM Airlines reinforces fleet with additional order for 17 A321neo, endorses A321XLR
- easyJet confirms order for a further 56 A320neo Family aircraft
- Delta Air Lines has firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft
Airbus received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.
- 17 – A321 neo
- 56 – A320 neo
- 12 – 220-300
Embraer has also performed admirably in the airshow. It displays the important aircraft. In the airshow, an Embraer E192-E2 aircraft with two liveries presents a stunning key display. Embraer anticipated with the eVTOL projects, which have also experienced significant progress. Embraer also got orders for the passenger and freighter versions of the aircraft. In comparison to other airshows, Embraer fared exceptionally well.
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Embraer received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.
- 8 – 175
- 20 – E195-E2
- 2- E190F
Airbus, Boeing’s sustainable and Hydrogen technology overviews
Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) announced they will build on their decades-long partnership and collaborate on achieving the world’s ambitious climate targets. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is focused on jointly studying enabling sustainable technologies – including hydrogen, electrification, sustainable materials, zero climate impact propulsion technologies, and new aircraft design concepts as well as commercializing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Boeing and MHI will together study new feed stocks and technologies for SAF production, including in the area of green hydrogen and carbon capture.
Airbus has joined Hy24, the world’s largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment fund managed by Ardian, a global private investment firm, and FiveTHydrogen, an investment manager specialising in clean hydrogen initiatives.
The Hy24 investment fund will give financial backing for genuine, large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure projects around the world. Airbus’ participation demonstrates its commitment to the expansion of a worldwide hydrogen economy, which is required for the successful entry-into-service of its zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.
Embraer projects with Widerøe such as ‘Project Zero’ – a collaboration with Rolls-Royce to study a truly zero emission aircraft (zero NOx and other greenhouse gases) of around 50 seats. This complementary work looks at all aspects of developing and operating the 19-50 seat Energia concepts.
The above statistics are based on the company’s press release; if you have any more corrections or updates, please contact us at [email protected]
Sukhoi handed the brand-new SU-57 fighter jet to the Russian defence in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.
The new Sukhoi 57 fighter jets have been delivered by United Aircraft Corporation of Russia to its national Air force defence. according to the official press release from earlier.
The manufacturer said that the Su-57 and versatile Su-35S fighters for the Russian Aerospace Forces had been produced according to schedule at the aircraft facility for the current year. It will keep up with its responsibilities. The aeroplane is already in production and will be delivered the following year.
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Serial deliveries for the Su-57 began in 2022. The Russian defence ministry will buy 22 fighters by the end of 2024, and 76 fighters by the end of 2028. Russian Aircraft Corporation and Sukhoi Design Bureau are working on the fifth-generation Su-57. It is made to destroy various surface, ground, and aerial targets.
The aircraft is equipped with contemporary onboard technology, a supersonic cruising speed, in-fuselage weaponry, a radio-absorbing coating, and more. The fighter’s exceptional mobility and supersonic cruise capability are believed to give it an advantage in close-quarters combat situations.
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The UAC has currently built 21 aircraft out of the 11 that are currently in service for defence. Let’s analyze the Su 57 fighter’s 5 features.
- A fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi is the Sukhoi Su-57. It is the first stealth-technology-designed aircraft in Russian military service. The Su-57 is outfitted with a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and boasts cutting-edge avionics, including as an active electronically scanned array radar and an infrared search and track system.
- The Su-57 had its first flight in 2010, and the general public first saw it in 2017. It was the first fifth-generation fighter aircraft used by the Russian Air Force when it entered Russian military service in 2020.The Su-57 had a 3,530 km range and a top speed of 1,600 km/h (990 mph) (2,190 mi). It has two Saturn AL-41F1S engines and a takeoff weight of 34,500 kg (76,060 lb).
- The Su-57 has seen a number of development setbacks, and Russia has been debating whether to produce and use it in the future. The Russian military, however, has expressed confidence in the aircraft and its skills, and it is anticipated that the aircraft will play a significant part in the nation’s future air defence and offensive capabilities.
2023 seen as ‘Goldilocks’ year for airlines, United Airlines
Flying in 2023? Expect ‘goldilocks conditions’ for air travel
The Morgan Stanley rating for United Airlines Holdings has been upgraded to overweight from equal weight, saying 2023 could be a “goldilocks” year for the airline stock.
The carrier exploiting the international recovery, the new CASMxF trajectory with the pilot contract, and a promising fleet renewal path exiting 2023 are key catalysts predicted for UAL in 2023.
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“The pandemic-related earnings recovery has stayed up with, if not outpaced, peers, and messaging has been proactive and highly confident. Most importantly, there were investor worries about a growth-at-all-costs mentality emerging from the pandemic, a long-standing bear concern, especially with UAL leading the industry in phasing out charge fees in 2020 and shocking the street with alluring aggressive long-term capacity growth plans in the United Next plan unveiled in June 2021. These concerns have not only been held thus far, but UAL appears to be on track to surpass its 2023 guiding and to meet its 2026 guide, which even the most ardent UAL bulls may have thought difficult at the time.”
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With the benefits of the late pandemic recovery and the early advantages from the shift to the capacity phase of United NEXT, Morgan Stanley believes that 2023 will be UAL’s “Goldilocks” year. Although the market has acknowledged UAL’s post-pandemic show-me story because the airline company is the only one that has gained ground this year, the stock’s starting point was so low that it is reportedly still trading at an appealing valuation.
ITA Airways and Korean Air sign frequent flyer agreement as part of the Volare program
ITA Airways and Korean Air have signed a frequent flyer agreement
- Passengers can accumulate and redeem points on both carriers, in addition to SkyPriority
benefits dedicated to Elite Plus members
- More than 100 destinations are available on the Korean Air network
Rome, 24 November 2022 – ITA Airways and Korean Air have signed a frequent flyer agreement as part of
Volare, the Italian flagship carrier’s loyalty program. A member of the SkyTeam Alliance, Korean Air is the South Korean air carrier and the first airline partner of the Volare loyalty program.
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Innovative and attentive to market demands, Korean Air operates daily flights to more than 100 destinations
worldwide through its hub in Seoul and, in partnership with ITA Airways, it will ensure Volare members
domestic and international connectivity with major capitals.
By choosing to fly with Korean Air, as an Alliance airline, SkyTeam Elite Plus members will be able to enjoy
SkyPriority services, including priority check-in and boarding, drop-off and extra baggage, priority access at
transit counters and security checkpoints.
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There are numerous benefits for members who choose to fly with Korean Air: in fact, the possibility to
accumulate points is also extended to flights operated by Korean Air. Members will only need to enter their
Volare frequent flyer numbers when booking or checking in to accumulate Volare points.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Korean Air. For us, this agreement represents a further
step in our growth strategy within SkyTeam,” said Emiliana Limosani, CCO of ITA Airways and CEO of
Volare. “Since ITA Airways officially joined SkyTeam, we have been working continuously with all partner
carriers to ensure that frequent flyers enjoy the benefits and advantages of the Alliance. All services in our
Volare program clubs will soon be extended to airlines in this network, giving our members access to more
than 1,000 destinations and services worldwide. Likewise, all SkyTeam members will also have access to
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Pursuing the goal of customer centricity at the core of ITA Airways loyalty program, Volare is ready to welcome
even more airlines and commercial partners in the coming months to offer its members even more choice and
personalisation options, not only during their travel experience
Peek inside Alaska Airlines’ first 737-800 retrofit
Alaska Airlines 737-800 has finished interior renovations
The initial Alaska Airlines 737-800 has finished interior renovations and is once more prepared to transport passengers. The forward bulkhead wall and carpeted cabin partitions are no longer present. They are being replaced by muted blue, beige, and grey tones.
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Excited to welcome our first retrofitted 737-800 back into the @AlaskaAir fleet!
• Updated seat design
• Updated cabin dividers
• Updated bulkhead
• LED Lighting pic.twitter.com/UTlV6XhnA5
— Christopher Dela Rosa (@cjdelarosa65) November 21, 2022
In the economy class, the new Recaro seats have an integrated PED holder. The power outlet is still conveniently located beneath the tray table, where it is visible to and usable by passengers.
Although the jets have not been completely changed to the current Boeing Sky Interior design, new deliveries do feature the revised design. LED mood lighting is now a component of the cabin. The previous overhead dumpsters remain in place as well.
My favorite addition to the fleet. Seatback device holders. No more creative phone propping to enjoy our 1,000+ free movies & tv shows. pic.twitter.com/eXa6hY9P8W
— Christopher Dela Rosa (@cjdelarosa65) November 21, 2022
There was an immediate need to replace the old interiors. But Alaska Airlines has never really been about introducing a dazzling product to the market. These aircraft, in fact, are arguably even less flashy than the previous retrofits and new deliveries the carrier has received; the seats are monochrome rather than showcasing a little bit of variance in the fabrics.
However, given the 737-800 fleet’s potentially limited remaining lifespan – the carrier is already aggressively transitioning to the 737 MAX family – the long-term value of a more unique or personalised cabin may not be worth the investment.
Europe confirms the FCAS plan’s 6th generation fighter jet development programme
he nations of the European Union are currently entering the 6th generation fighter aircraft race.
The Future Combat Air System’s long-awaited approval has now been granted, and Germany, France, and Spain are working together to develop the new generation of aircraft and its technology. Airbus, which is well-known in the commercial aircraft sector, and Dassault, which is well-known for its expertise in the production of private jets and fighter jet aircraft, are leading the effort.
The US has already stated that it will launch its 6th gen first fighter jet within the next eight years, and the UK, Japan, and China have joined forces to develop a winning version of the aircraft. China and Russia are also vying for the lead in the development of similar technologies that improve national security.
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By utilizing the networked capabilities of pooled platforms, FCAS, a combat system of systems, will deliver escalating effects, bringing the next level of air power to severely restricted situations. The next-generation weapon system, which pairs next-generation fighters with remote carriers as force multipliers, is the foundation of FCAS.
Additionally, while being completely compatible with allied forces across domains from the land to the cyber, manned and unmanned platforms will also contribute their specialness to the collective capabilities. The networked capabilities of all pooled platforms can be used by the air combat cloud.
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FCAS project, which is expected to cost around $100 billion, will be among the most expensive programs in European history. Due to the lead and profit share, Dassault and Airbus initially had some internal issues with this project. However, they have since all negotiated to a standard agreement, which will be advantageous to the entire European Union.
The 6th fighter jet will be created in collaboration with France, Germany, and Spain. The first flight of the aircraft is scheduled for 2027, and it will be introduced in 2040.
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A Next-Generation Weapon System and other air assets will make up the FCAS in the operational battlespace of the future. The New Generation Fighter, a sixth-generation jet fighter, will be one of the NGWS’s components. It will replace existing France’s Rafales, Germany’s Typhoons, and Spain’s EF-18 Hornets by about 2040.
Dassault will be the NGF’s primary contractor, and Airbus will be in charge of developing the system’s supporting combat cloud and auxiliary remote-carrying vehicles. It will fly from the future aircraft carrier of the French Navy and be carrier-capable as well. While MTU Aero Engines will serve as the primary partner for the initial phase of research and technology, Safran Aircraft Engines will serve as the prime contractor for the next-generation fighter aircraft engine, assuming the lead in engine design and integration.
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Airbus is also developing a novel modular design for a heavily equipped “heavy loyal wingman” that will be used as a component of the larger Future Combat Air System. Three replaceable radar payloads for air-to-air, air-to-ground, and electronic attacks are available on the heavy RC. A variety of weapons or effectors, as well as jamming pods, can be stored inside a weapons bay.
The majority of the aircraft and wingmen are highly advanced and attack the zone in coordinated formations with the aid of satellite and solar-powered surveillance aircraft, which keep track of the enemy activities and send information to the coordinated zones and update the details during the battle time.
In addition, the same wingman’s internal bay can carry a variety of weapons, including MBDA meteor and beyond visual range air-to-air missiles. The frontal section of the loyal wingman designs can be seen with the radar section, which could be used for the necessary actions to set the target identification. Joint direct attack munitions GBU 54 are used.
Airbus is already developing numerous autonomous aircraft for commercial and military use, which will be a ground-breaking innovation in the region of Europe. The addition of such technology will lower pilot fatalities and boost automation in the defense industry.
Please share your thoughts on the FCAS program with us in the comment section.
Orion sent a photo of Earth from its orbit on the sixth day of its voyage to the moon.
Flight Day Six: Orion Performs Lunar Flyby, Closest Outbound Approach
On its sixth day into the Artemis I mission, Orion successfully completed its fourth orbital trajectory correction burn using the auxiliary engines at 1:44 a.m. CST ahead of the first of two maneuvers required to enter a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. The first three trajectory correction burns provided an opportunity to fire all three thruster types on Orion with the first using the large orbital maneuvering system engine, the second using the small reaction control system thrusters, and the third using the medium-sized auxiliary engines.
Orion completed the outbound powered flyby at 6:44 a.m., passing about 81 miles above the surface at 6:57 a.m. The spacecraft speed increased from 2,128 mph before the burn to 5,102 mph after the burn. Shortly after the outbound flyby burn, the space craft passed about 1,400 miles above the Apollo 11 landing site at Tranquility Base at 7:37 a.m. Orion later flew over the Apollo 14 site at about 6,000 miles in altitude and then over the Apollo 12 site at an altitude of about 7,700 miles
“The mission continues to proceed as we had planned, and the ground systems, our operations teams, and the Orion spacecraft continue to exceed expectations, and we continue to learn along the way about this new, deep-space spacecraft,” said Mike Sarafin, Artemis I mission manager, in a Nov. 21 briefing at Johnson Space Center.
Orion will enter distant retrograde orbit beyond the Moon on Friday, Nov. 25 with the second maneuver, called the distant retrograde orbit insertion burn. The orbit is “distant” in the sense that it’s at a high altitude from the surface of the Moon, and it’s “retrograde” because Orion will travel around the Moon in opposite the direction the Moon travels around Earth. This orbit provides a highly stable orbit where little fuel is required to stay for an extended trip in deep space to put Orion’s systems to the test in an extreme environment far from Earth.
Orion will travel about 57,287 miles beyond the Moon at its farthest point from the Moon on Nov. 25, pass the record set by Apollo 14 for the farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft designed for humans at 248,655 miles from Earth on Saturday, Nov. 26, and reach its maximum distance from Earth of 268,552 miles Monday, Nov. 28.
As of Monday, Nov. 21, a total of 3,715.7 pounds of propellant has been used, 76.2 pounds less than prelaunch expected values. There are 2,112.2 pounds of margin available over what is planned for use during the mission, an increase of 201.7 pounds from prelaunch expected values.
Just after 2:45 p.m. CST on Nov. 21, Orion had traveled 216,842 miles from Earth and was 13,444 miles from the Moon, cruising at 3,489 miles per hour.
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