By: AirTravellerPH Staff
India's IndiGo is the recipient of Airbus's 1,000th A320NEO family since it was first launched 4-years ago. The A321NEO is IndiGo's 96th NEO aircraft, presently operating 89 A320NEO and 6 A321NEO. IndiGo is the world's biggest customer of the A320NEO family with orders totalling to 430 aircraft. IndiGo first received its A320NEO last March 2016.
The United States (US) is imposing a 10% customs levy on airplanes made within the European Union (EU) beginning October 18. This may greatly affect airlines in the US that have ordered Airbus aircraft worth billions in dollars. In the list of affected products subject to import duties, its says, "New airplanes and other aircraft (other than military airplanes or other military aircraft) of an unladen weight exceeding 30,000kg.”
Facing troubles and order cancellations due to its 737 Max issues, Boeing is bound to be overtaken by Airbus in terms of becoming the world's biggest commercial aircraft maker. Airbus reported to have delivered 389 aircraft in the first half of 2019 whereas Boeing reported 239 only. This is the first time in seven years that Airbus has overtaken Boeing in terms of aircraft deliveries.
The Philippines's leading low-cost airline Cebu Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) order of up to 31 different Airbus NEO aircraft. This order consists of 16 Airbus A330-900NEO, 10 Airbus A321XLR, and 5 Airbus A320NEO. This is on top of their pending order of 28 Airbus A321NEO where 2 have been delivered already, and 9 A320NEO where 1 has been delivered just recently.