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Air Arabia takes second sharklet A320

Posted 10 March 2013 · Add Comment

Air Arabia has taken delivery of its second Sharklet equipped Airbus A320 aircraft this year. This new delivery also coincides with the 26th anniversary of the Airbus A320 aircraft

The carrier took delivery of its latest A320 at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, and the new aircraft has gone straight into service across Air Arabia’s global network of 84 destinations, which it serves from three hubs in UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

Last month, it received its first Sharklet wing tip aircraft, becoming the first carrier in the Middle East to do so.
Sharklets are an option on new-build Airbus A320 family aircraft, which are equipped with fuel-saving large wing tip devices. 
Air Arabia has now received 16 of the 44 A320 aircraft it has ordered from Airbus in 2007. Once completed in 2016, the order will more than double the size of Air Arabia’s existing fleet. The low-cost pioneer expects four more aircraft to be delivered in 2013.
“Barely a month after receiving the region’s first sharklet equipped aircraft, we are pleased to take delivery of the second aircraft as per the fleet plan schedule,” said, Adel Ali, group CEO, Air Arabia. “The delivery of the new aircraft marks yet another step in Air Arabia’s fleet expansion strategy, while creating the industry's most modern fleet. We look forward to the delivery of four more aircraft this year as we continue to expand our footprint in the wider Arab world and beyond.”

 This summit will explore the latest developments in the growing corporate aviation sector in the region and look at new business opportunities and challenges in the region.

Aeropodium describe the event as an unique opportunity to debate the future of business aviation, learn about the latest developments in light jets, explore the air taxi market, discuss different business models, enhance knowledge about the regional market, learn about the regional infrastructure development, and network with leading experts as well as business aircraft operators.
The conference is aimed at aircraft operators, manufacturers, consultants, bankers, lawyers, airport executives, aviation leasing and financing companies, insurance companies and all professionals with an interest in the growth of business aviation and future opportunities in the Middle East.
Among the confirmed speakers are: Shady Ali from Satcom Direct
Leonard Favre of 1BlueHorizon; Anthony Frances, of Gates and Partners; Peter Gravesen from Air Support; Eliska Mundell, of Chapman Freeborn; Dr. Mark J. Pierotti, of Al Jaber Aviation and Raghed Talih from Honeywell Aerospace.

Arabian Aerospace is a media partner at the event. The venue has yet to be confirmed.

 

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