Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

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.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Training the sites on more pilots

The race is on to train pilots for the Middle East's booming airline industry. Dave Calderwood checks out the situation, as another big player is about to enter the market.

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates

SR Technics to help Edelweiss upgrade another four aircraft

SR Technics, that has offices in Dubai, has announced it has signed a contract with Edelweiss Air, the Swiss leisure airline, to upgrade the cabin experience on four of the carrier's A340-300s.

Oman Airports see new records for growth

The number of passengers in Muscat International Airport exceeded 12 million passengers (+17%) in 2016. Salalah International Airport also broke its record – over 1,2 million passengers (+17%) resulting in increase in both domestic

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected IBAC Governing Board Vice Chairman

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), has been elected Vice Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Governing Board.

Masdar Institute sign MoU with Thales/Thales Alenia Space and MINES ParisTech

Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the independent, research-driven university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thales/Thales Alenia

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
MRO2017_BT1089217Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17World_Space_Congress_BT21JN23N16_Arabian_AerospaceAIME2017 BT 2579217