Delivery of the last A320ceo family aircraft to the world to Delta
30.12.2021 – 19:10 UTC
Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) took delivery of the world’s last A321-200 – its 127th of its type – on December 16, 2021.
N129DN (msn 10315) was flown from Mobile Downtown to Minneapolis / St. Paul but has not yet been deployed to the revenue department. Airbus stopped producing A320neo family aircraft at its main assembly site in Toulouse Blagnac at the end of 2020 and has only built them in Mobile, AL since then.
The manufacturer’s data shows twenty-seven A320ceo Family aircraft still on firm order, but none are likely to be delivered. Thirteen aircraft (six A320-200s and seven A321-200s) were to deliver to IranAir (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) as part of its giant order placed immediately after the lifting of sanctions in early 2016 and then, in practice, abandoned. that the sanctions have been reimposed. Seven A320-200s have been ordered by Russian company Ural Airlines (U6, Ekaterinburg), which has since decided to only use aircraft from the A320neo family and is unlikely to use the jets of the previous generation. The…
National Airlines in the United States Considering Options for Fleet Growth
29.12.2021 – 19:04 UTC
National Airlines (N8, Orlando Sanford) plans to significantly increase its fleet in the coming years, primarily targeting dedicated freighters, but also adding new A330 passengers, said chief executive and chairman of parent company National Air Cargo Holdings, Chris Alf, to Aviation Journalist Kurt. Hofmann.
“[Operating] 15 to 20 cargo planes would not be a problem. If we can get the plane, we can operate it. We have the capacity, the resources, the infrastructure. We are always looking for more planes, especially B747 freighters. You hear of so many planes parked in the desert, but no 747Fs are available. People are hanging on to this plane, ”Alf said.
The airline is betting that demand for freight will continue to thrive for at least two years as available cargo hold capacity remains depressed. Even in the long term, Alf expects the market to remain strong, driven by booming demand for e-commerce.
The advanced ch-aviation fleets module shows that the airline’s cargo fleet currently comprises six B747-400 (BCF). Alf said National would be able to add to …