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airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Apparently, airblue is planning to induct Airbus A321neo and hiring pilots for the aircraft type.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Currently airblue has a fleet of ten Airbus A320 family aircraft.

5 x Airbus A320

AP-BNU
AP-BNV
AP-EDA
AP-EDG
AP-EDH

5 x Airbus A321

AP-BMM
AP-BMN
AP-BMO
AP-BMP
AP-BMW

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Iv been told by an airblue pilot that airblue will be getting 5 321neo
Flights to bkk kul can ist to start by july

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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I don't think much difference in the the regular A321-CEO and A321-NEO cockpit.

PIA can switch their current pilots to the Neo with minimum training.
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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Planespotters.net shows an Airbus A321neo ordered by airblue.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Amaad Lone wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:16 pm I don't think much difference in the the regular A321-CEO and A321-NEO cockpit.

PIA can switch their current pilots to the Neo with minimum training.
As per Airbus webiste, "A321neo shares a common type rating with other members of the Airbus A320 Family, which allows A320 Family pilots to fly the aircraft without additional training".

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Airbus A321-251N construction number 9560 powered with CFM International LEAP-1A engines to be delivered to airblue.

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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AirBlue should install IFE in them and use them on international routes.

Air New Zealand, SriLankan Airlines are both using their Neos on medium haul international routes with good on board facilities including IFEs.

Fly to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok and maybe code share to Australia, and Japan.

I would do a daily flight to Istanbul and connect passengers to THY long haul and European routes.
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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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pk.786 wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:55 pm Iv been told by an airblue pilot that airblue will be getting 5 321neo
Flights to bkk kul can ist to start by july
Do we know from which cities in Pakistan will these flights originate from?

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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airblue's first Airbus A321neo construction number 9560 to be powered with CFM International LEAP-1A engines rolled out of the assembly line in Hamburg, Germany.

ImageHamburg Finkenwerder: AirBlue (PA / ABQ) | Airbus A321-251NX A21N | n/a | MSN 9560 by Kevin Hackert, on Flickr

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Airblue is inducting brand new A321 NEO. This is great news and Congratulations to Airblue.

Since PIA is continue doing mediocre performance, it is really nice to notice the see Serene Air, Airblue, and for upcoming Air Sial flourishing. I hope one day Shaheen will revive too.

With in 8 hour flight radius of Pakistan, PIA and private airlines should capture 70% + market share as they have direct flying advantage.
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Aircraft fuselage also painted in airblue livery.

Photo link: https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... -9570.html

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Engines installed.

ImageA321nx AirBlue AP- by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr

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airblue's first Airbus A321neo at Airbus production facility in Hamburg, Germany.

ImageD-AZAQ A21N 9560 Air Blue fcs by Dan Raistrick, on Flickr

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Re: airblue Planning to Induct Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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On September 18, airblue Airbus A321neo (with pre-delivery German registration D-AZAQ) performed taxi check and rejected takeoff test at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, Germany.

Aircraft's first flight expected in coming days.

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