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