Lufthansa Technik: Base maintenance for easyJet

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Courtesy: easyJet.

In the presence of his Excellency the Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Joseph Muscat low-cost carrier easyJet and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a substantial base maintenance contract in the Maltese capital Valletta. More than 100 aircraft of the airline’s A320 family will be serviced by Lufthansa Technik Malta during the next five years.

Ian Davies, easyJet Director of Engineering, commented on the signing of the contract: “Based on our experience with Lufthansa Technik in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan and Sofia and the cooperation we recently started at the Gatwick Airport, we are convinced of the quality of the base maintenance services we can expect from Lufthansa Technik Malta.”

Marcus Motschenbacher, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta, adds: “We are delighted about the new contract. It expands our partnership with one of the world’s leading low-cost carriers and strengthens our market position. This contract is of major importance for our facility. More than 100 employees will work directly or indirectly for easyJet aircraft. It will allow us to increase the workforce by at least 50 new colleagues.”

Stephan Drewes, Lufthansa Technik Vice President Production Network Aircraft Base Maintenance, underlines: “We are very happy that easyJet awarded Lufthansa Technik with the base maintenance of their fleet. This is an important contract for the entire network with works to be performed in our facilities in both Sofia and Malta. I trust the expertise and engagement of the Lufthansa Technik Malta staff to deliver up to the expectations and beyond. Malta is a cornerstone in our base maintenance network.”

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easyJet orders an additional 36 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

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easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451. The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for the A320ceo Family with 321 ordered and also for the A320neo with 130 on order.

In the year that easyJet celebrates its 20th anniversary, earlier in April 2015, the airline took delivery of its 250th A320 aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.

“Our mission is to make air travel easy and affordable and Airbus is a key partner in delivering this to our passengers. The A320neo with new seats will provide wonderful levels of comfort and space.  It is also more fuel efficient – which will reduce emissions and provide lower costs per seat which will help keep fares low. The new quieter aircraft will reduce our impact on the communities who live near our airports. Our partnership with Airbus was built on the A320 Family and this will continue with the A320neo”, said Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet.‎‎‎

“Airbus is proud to have partnered easyJet along the airline’s impressive achievements and growth. The airline is one of the biggest carriers in Europe with a large fleet to match. Not only is easyJet one of the biggest airline customers for the A320ceo but also the A320neo. This endorsement demonstrates easyJet’s commitment for operating the world’s most productive and efficient aircraft married with the best cabin comfort for its millions of loyal passengers,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer,Customers.

easyJet is one of Europe’s leading airlines offering a unique and winning combination of extensive route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great fares and service. The airline flies on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 31 countries.

easyJet operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days to easyJet since the first delivery.

With over 12,200 aircraft ordered, and over 6,700 aircraft delivered to over 400 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.

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easyJet agrees with Airbus Upgrade Services for the retrofit of up to 105 of its A320 cabins

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easyJet has reached agreement with Airbus’ Upgrade Services division for the retrofit of up to 105 of its A320 cabins. The new cabin will feature six additional seats whilst maintaining current passenger comfort levels and in addition it has the capability of allowing full access to one of the lavatories for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs).

In April 2015, Airbus and easyJet celebrated the 250th delivery of Airbus aircraft including some of the latest technology and innovations available. This significant cabin upgrade programme reinforces the airline’s commitment to its fleet.

The new cabin layout is achieved through a combination of the recently certified ‘Max-Pax’ seating capability for the A320 family and the innovative Space-Flex v2* which optimises the cabin space at the rear of the aircraft allowing high service levels to be maintained.

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Courtesy: Airbus.

The first line-fit aircraft with Space-Flex V2 will arrive straight from the Airbus production line in May 2016 with the deliveries of upgrade kits for the retrofit aircraft planned between autumn 2016 and spring 2018.

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer which champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 15,400 aircraft to more than 380 customers worldwide, and has achieved more than 9,100 deliveries since its first aircraft entered into service.

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easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

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Courtesy: Airbus.

easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event.

To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature aircraft. As with other recent deliveries to easyJet, the A320 is equipped with the latest technology and fuel-saving Sharklets.

Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commented: “Taking delivery of our 250th Airbus helps us to continue to make travel easy and affordable and on our journey to become Europe’s leading airline. This milestone symbolizes the long term and successful partnership between Airbus and easyJet. It was only four years ago that we celebrated our 200th aircraft delivery. At that time easyJet then became the world’s youngest airline to reach a fleet of 200 Airbus aircraft also achieving it in the fastest time. easyJet is proud to count Airbus and CFM as such reliable partners.”

easyJet is one of Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service .

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Courtesy: Airbus.

The airline flies 234 aircraft on more than 750 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries.

easyJet operates Europe’s largest and the world’s fourth largest Airbus single aisle fleet. Since easyJet took delivery of its first Airbus aircraft (an A319) in September 2003, Airbus has delivered an aircraft on average every 16 days since the first delivery

easyJet has 158 aircraft currently on order, and in terms of total aircraft orders is Airbus’ third biggest airline customer. Currently easyJet fly a fleet of 85 A320s (180 seats) and 149 A319s (156 seats).

“It is hugely satisfying to witness easyJet’s tremendous growth and market success – and that they have achieved all of this with Airbus as their major partner”, said Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes. “easyJet’s massive investment in A320 Family aircraft, as well as their large order for 100 A320neos, is a great endorsement for our A320 Family, and demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to operating the most modern, productive and comfortable aircraft.”

With over 11,550 aircraft ordered, and almost 6,500 aircraft delivered to over 315 customers and operators worldwide, the A320 Family is today the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.

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easyJet orders 27 more A320 aircraft

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Courtesy: Airbus.

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

“We are bringing new aircraft into the fleet as we continue to see a significant number of new profitable opportunities in our core markets in the near term and in order to maintain our cost advantage,” said Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief Executive.

“easyJet is a demanding customer and this repeat order is as solid an endorsement as you can get for the A320’s proven productivity, reliability and comfort. The A320 Family has the widest cabin which also helps with faster airport turnaround times,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

The A320 Family aircraft already offer the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft and the Sharklet wing tip devices help to reduce fuel burn by a further four per cent and to increase range by 100nm.

Currently easyJet operates a fleet of some 225 A320 Family aircraft. In June 2013, EasyJet became a customer for the A320neo, with an order for 100 aircraft. Altogether, with this latest order, easyJet’s combined total order for all members of the A320 Family rises to 415 aircraft.

easyJet is the largest A320 Family customer and operator in Europe and operates one of Europe’s most extensive route networks. The airline is the UK’s largest by numbers of passengers carried.

The A320 Family is the world’s most successful with nearly 11,000 ordered and over 6,200 delivered to over 400 customers and operators.

Source: Airbus.