Being selected for a new-generation flight management system (FMS) on the Airbus A320, A330 and A350 is consolidating Thales’ position in the avionics market versus Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Honeywell.
Qantas has confirmed a much-delayed order for the Airbus A350-1000s it will use for its Project Sunrise ultra-long-range flights; it has also finalized orders for Airbus narrowbodies to replace its domestic fleet.
LATAM Airlines Group is the latest operator in Latin America working to strike a fleet balance and has asked the bankruptcy court overseeing its restructuring to approve the purchase of 28 new Airbus narrowbodies.
After examining a range of scenarios, the airline decided it is better to receive the aircraft now rather than deferring them, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said during IndiGo’s latest results presentation.
Based on Airbus’ latest thinking that single-aisle demand will return sooner than expected, the OEM is resuming preparatory work for a new narrowbody final assembly line in Toulouse to be operational by the end of 2022.
Delta Air Lines has agreed to purchase 25 additional Airbus A321neos, with options for 25 more, as carriers resume planning for long-term growth and the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs across the U.S.