Deliveries of the Week – Week 28

As Boeing was suffering from the runway closure at one of its production facilities, the only noteworthy deliveries last week were coming from Airbus:

The second Spanish and third IAG airline took delivery ot its first A320neo on Thursday. Vueling is equipping the aircraft with 186 seats in an economy class configuration. EC-MZT is a Pratt & Whittney powered jet and has been parked at Barcelona since delivery.

British lowcost-airline Easyjet became the first customer for Airbus' newest A321neoNX in a cabin-flex configuration, allowing airlines to equip the plane with up to 242 seats. Easyjet is not going as high, but 235 seats still make for an impressive squeeze. Contractually delivered on Wednesday, G-UZMA is expected to make an appearance at this week's Farnborough International Airshow for a formal delviery ceremony.

Turkish Airlines
The second A321neoNX was delivered one day after the first of such type. TC-LSA was ferried from Finkenwerder to Istanbul on Friday, starting Turkish Airlines' fleet renewal program. The aircraft is equipped in a two-class configuration featuring both business and economy class with the exact numbers still unknown.

Philippine Airlines
Joining global A350 customers on Saturday was Philippine Airlines which took delivery of their first A350-900, registered as RP-C3501. Featuring a three classes, business, premium economy and regular economy, the aircraft will replace the airline's aging A340-fleet and is scheduled to operate on shorter, intra-Asian routes first before being deployed to London and New York in late-October.

Malaysia Airlines
While Philippine Airlines got their first, Malaysia Airlines got their last. On Friday, 9H-MAG was delivered to the airline, their sixth and so far final A350-900. Malaysia Airlines ordered the type to replace its A380 on the route to London. Three of the six aircraft feature a special livery to celebrate Malaysia's independence, 9H-MAG too.