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Air Transat to lease 10 new Airbus A321neoLRs


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Time for the A310s to officially leave.

https://www.transat.com/en-CA/corporate/media/news-releases/124077

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MONTREAL, July 11, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat A.T. Inc. is pleased to announce that its Air Transat business unit has signed an agreement with AerCap for the long-term (12-year) leasing of 10 Airbus A321neo long-range aircraft. The aircraft are to be delivered between spring 2019 and fall 2020, and will replace Transat's Airbus A310s, which will be gradually retired from the fleet. 

AirbusA321neoLR (CNW Group/Transat A.T. Inc.)

The A321neo LRs will be deployed on both Sun destinations and transatlantic routes. Combined with the Airbus A330s and Boeing 737s, they will serve Transat's entire network in an efficient and cost-effective way. Air Transat's A321neo LRs will be configured for 200 seats across both classes: Club and Economy. All seats will be equipped with individual touch screens offering an extensive choice of entertainment for all.

"The A321neo LRs will perfectly complete our fleet of A330s and B737s," said Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. He added: "These aircraft are also an ideal solution for replacing our A310s. This agreement with AerCap will allow us to continue offering our customers the service and comfort they are used to, at the best possible price. We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with the world's leading aircraft lessor, with which we have enjoyed a fruitful and long-standing association."

Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, AerCap, stated: "We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with Air Transat and are thrilled to play a significant role in the future growth of the airline. The A321neo LR will significantly improve Air Transat's fleet with the most efficient, longest-range single-aisle aircraft that offers an exceptional level of passenger comfort."

Air Transat will be among the first carriers to operate the new long-range (LR) variant of the Airbus A321neo (new engine option). The A321neo LR has the longest range of any single-aisle jetliner, capable of flying up to 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km). It is ideally suited for Transat's combination of routes. Specifically, its size gives major flexibility in terms of flight commercialization and frequency while its fuel efficiency will keep cost per seat as low as possible, while reducing its carbon footprint.

Air Transat's fleet currently consists of 31 permanent aircraft in a unique flexible-fleet model that allows it to deploy more wide-body aircraft in summer for the high transatlantic season, and narrow-body aircraft in winter for the high Sun destinations season.

 

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Finalement, ça a l'air que ce sont 17 A321neo qu'Air Transat recevra (15x A321LR et 2X A321neo), tous motorisés avec l'excellent PW1000G fabriqué localement.

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Air Transat Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 17 A321neo Family Aircraft from AerCap
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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Air Transat today announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 17 firm-order A321neo family aircraft: 2 A321neo and 15 long-range A321LR aircraft, the latest variant of the A321neo. All aircraft will be leased from AerCap. This follows the Air Transat announcements in 2017 and 2018 stating its agreements with AerCap for a long-term leasing arrangement. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019.

"We're thrilled for Air Transat and grateful for the confidence they're placing in the GTF engine," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. "Our history with Air Transat goes back to the JT8D-powered Boeing 727. Together with AerCap, we're building a great relationship that will allow Air Transat to enjoy the full benefits of the GTF."

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine for the A320neo family aircraft has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce NOx emissions by 50 percent to the regulatory standard and to lower the noise footprint by 75 percent.

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http://newsroom.pw.utc.com/2018-07-18-Air-Transat-Selects-Pratt-Whitney-GTF-TM-Engines-to-Power-17-A321neo-Family-Aircraft-from-AerCap

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2 hours ago, Rotax said:

ce sont 17 A321neo qu'Air Transat recevra (15x A321LR et 2X A321neo), tous motorisés avec l'excellent PW1000G fabriqué localement.

Je me demande qu'elle sera la cédule de livraison de ces A321neo d’AerCap. (FWIW, les prochaines disponibilités d’Airbus pour des NEO commencent vers 2023).   Mais j'ai surtout hâte de voir disparaitre la classe sardine des A310s…

Ma compréhension est que seulement les PW1500G (CSeries), PW1900G (E2 190/E195) et PW1200G (MRJ70/90) sont/seront assemblé à Mirabel.

Les PW1100G destinés à Airbus (A319/320/321) n’y sont pas - mais je serais très heureux de me tromper cependant ? 

 

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Le 2018-07-19 à 12:38, WestAust a dit :

Les pw1100g sont fabriques a Hartford (sauf ceux pour le mitsubishi mrj a nagoya)

Effectivement, j'ai parlé trop vite. À un moment donné j'ai lu un article des Ailes du Québec qui mentionnait que Pratt pourrait assembler des PW1100G à Mirabel, mais il semblerait que pour l'instant l'usine de Mirabel assemble seulement les PW1500G destinés aux CSeries ainsi que le PW800 destiné aux avions d'affaires (Gulfstream G500, G600 et Dassault Falcon 6X).

 

Mais le GTF demeure tout de même un produit développé initialement par Pratt & Whitney Canada à Longueuil sous le nom de Advanced Technology Fan Integrator, à l'origine pour le projet BRJ-X de Bombardier.

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56 minutes ago, Rotax said:

Mais le GTF demeure tout de même un produit développé initialement par Pratt & Whitney Canada à Longueuil sous le nom de Advanced Technology Fan Integrator, à l'origine pour le projet BRJ-X de Bombardier.

Wow, merci de l'info!

Si je me souviens bien, Louis Chenevert avait poussé fort afin que l'ensemble de la R&D du projet GTF soit confié à PWC, mais sans succès. 

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