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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

Austrian Airlines Takes Delivery of First of Ten Additional Airbus A320 Aircraft

Austrian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of ten additional Airbus A320 aircraft.

The ten new A320s will replace 18 Dash 8-400 turboprops by 2021.

In July, Austrian Airlines already disclosed that the contracts had been signed for six additional jets. Up until that time, four Airbus A320 aircraft had been operated by Avianca Brasil, and two others are currently deployed by the Star Alliance Connecting Partner Juneyao Airlines.

Austrian Airlines A320 reg: OE-LBW. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

The first four airplanes are currently being modified i.e. the aircraft with the registration OE-LZD is now being concerted by Austrian Technik in Vienna, whereas OE-LZF is still in Jacksonville, USA.

Aircraft OE-LZC just landed at Fokker in Woensdrecht, Netherlands over the last few days for remodeling work, and OE-LZE will take off towards the Netherlands in the coming weeks.

The very first of the jets was formally received this week by Austrian Airlines in Vienna. The aircraft with the registration OE-LZD was handed over by the leasing company Aviation Capital Group, departing in Jacksonville (Florida) and making interim stops in Bangor (Maine) and Shannon (Ireland) before landing in Vienna.

The A320-214 aircraft just delivered was first licensed in October 2012 and is equipped with CFM56-5B4/3 engines.

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