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Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:35 pm

As I see and hear by youtube videos, LEAP engine is still noticeable noisy with a whine especially compared to GTF.
 
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Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

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Do you guys ever get news from Mobile?


We have a Mobile production thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=607145
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:51 pm

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Balerit wrote:
Do you guys ever get news from Mobile?


We have a Mobile production thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=607145


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Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:53 pm

There is no slowdown of Neo wings coming down the line in the UK. Another 321 Neo will be passing through soon also.

Is there an upto date list of neo MSN allocations around?? We've surpassed the list on plane spotters.net
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:41 am

And delivered:

Airbus A320 -271N 7330 VT-WGE GoAir delivery 01feb17 XFW-DEL ex D-AXAJ


Second delivery this year, and #70 overall.
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Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:13 pm

A SriLankan A320neo, most likely MSN 7486, has been spotted inside the XFW hangars.

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:53 pm

When do we expect the first 321neo delivery?
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:34 pm

The new larger diameter engines make the A320NEO look shorter. More than once, when looking through posted photos in this thread, I wanted to call the A320NEO an A319. Am I the only one? I think I have a great understanding of the engineering changes, but it amuses me on the perspective change. :spin:


Does anyone know the monthly production rate of NEOs, ideally broken down by engine type?

I find there is much noise in the data I search (e.g., planes going out parked) that I am uncertain of the actual (with engine) production rates.


Has anyone heard more on the short field modification for the A320NEO? I'm curious if there is any fuel burn penalty (if not, I expect it to become standard):

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ ... od-a320neo

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A320neo storage area as of today:

- GoAir, P&W, engine supply shortage
- China Southern, P&W, delayed over certification issues at the CAAC
- SAS, CFM, engine supply shortage
- AirAsia, CFM, engine supply shortage
- Frontier, CFM, rejected by the customer

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If 5 parked is it, that is a tremendous improvement! (OK, partially as Airbus switched slots back to CEOs...) Bittersweet... It is a good thing.

The Frontier plane seems to have an interesting saga. Qataritis? ;) Seriously, if there is a quality issue (or vandalism), then the customer should reject.

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I second that question. It has been since mid-December the A321NEO, with Pratts, was certified. I couldn't find out who is first operator searching. All I found is that HA will receive in the 4th quarter instead of July...


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Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:32 pm

Here's a better view of SriLankan's first A320neo (MSN 7486):

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:35 pm

Air Astana's first A321neo, MSN 7567, emerged from final assembly.

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Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:01 pm

More NEO updates as China Southern's first A321neo emerged from paint:

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Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:37 am

Wow Air's first A320neo emerged from final assembly.

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Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:16 am

The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year.

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd will begin assembly of its first Airbus A320neo in July and deliver it in September.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 028597.htm
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:32 am

KarelXWB wrote:
The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year.

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd will begin assembly of its first Airbus A320neo in July and deliver it in September.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 028597.htm


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Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:33 am

Bostrom wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year.

Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd will begin assembly of its first Airbus A320neo in July and deliver it in September.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 028597.htm


Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?


Next year (2018) AFAIK.
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More NEO updates as China Southern's first A321neo emerged from paint:

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Although a variant from a variant, the A321NEO already seems a game changer because of its unique capacity - range - efficiency combination. Boeing has been struggling to respond for years. Starting with denial and ending with a MoM.
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Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:24 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
Bostrom wrote:

Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?


Next year (2018) AFAIK.


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Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:07 am

At Bangalore Aviation we have a story by an industry insider on some of the PW engine problems at Indian carriers. I am not sure if A.net rules prevent me from posting a link, even though the story was not written by me. The title is "Analysis: The PW1100 GTF engine and the Airbus A320neo"

KarelXWB wrote:
Latest updates on the PW1100G engine:

Pratt says it built 62 GTF engines in Q4

UTC says Pratt will ship improved combustor liner, carbon seals for GTF this year

This would be 3rd generation of GTF combustor, says UTC. Current liner suffering particularly in harsh environments, like India

TC CFO says GTF production run-rate in Q4 & Jan encouraging. Sticks with 2017 delivery plans of 350-400 engines


https://twitter.com/R_Wall

And an article:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ty-433512/

Speaking on a fourth quarter earnings, Hayes acknowledged that some GTF operators, especially in India, have reported reliability concerns about a fuel seal and a combustor liner. In response, P&W will deliver upgraded parts to retrofit later this year. Meanwhile, P&W has dipped into a pool of spare engines to help meet aircraft dispatch targets, he says.

“These are just normal growing pains on any new engine,” Hayes adds. “Nothing that’s causing us to lose a lot of sleep.”
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:21 am

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At Bangalore Aviation we have a story by an industry insider on some of the PW engine problems at Indian carriers. I am not sure if A.net rules prevent me from posting a link, even though the story was not written by me. The title is "Analysis: The PW1100 GTF engine and the Airbus A320neo"

KarelXWB wrote:
Latest updates on the PW1100G engine:

Pratt says it built 62 GTF engines in Q4

UTC says Pratt will ship improved combustor liner, carbon seals for GTF this year

This would be 3rd generation of GTF combustor, says UTC. Current liner suffering particularly in harsh environments, like India

TC CFO says GTF production run-rate in Q4 & Jan encouraging. Sticks with 2017 delivery plans of 350-400 engines


https://twitter.com/R_Wall

And an article:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ty-433512/

Speaking on a fourth quarter earnings, Hayes acknowledged that some GTF operators, especially in India, have reported reliability concerns about a fuel seal and a combustor liner. In response, P&W will deliver upgraded parts to retrofit later this year. Meanwhile, P&W has dipped into a pool of spare engines to help meet aircraft dispatch targets, he says.

“These are just normal growing pains on any new engine,” Hayes adds. “Nothing that’s causing us to lose a lot of sleep.”


It's a nice article indeed
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Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:19 am

KarelXWB wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year.



http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 028597.htm


Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?


Next year (2018) AFAIK.

This is great news that the 'little' assembly plants are converting to NEO. This implies some faith in engine deliveries...

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:47 pm

Next delivery:

Airbus A320 -271N 7329 VT-ITO IndiGo Airlines delivery 07feb17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIT
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:23 pm

Tianjin Airlines' first A320neo, MSN 7333, first & ferry flight to XFW today:

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:41 pm

Vladex wrote:
As I see and hear by youtube videos, LEAP engine is still noticeable noisy with a whine especially compared to GTF.


Rather than relying on YouTube videos, you can look at the certified noise levels as reported by EASA here: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-lib ... ise-levels - Scroll down to "Jet aeroplanes noise database"

It looks like for practically all A320neo MTOW variants, the engines are either at parity or the CFM is slightly quieter.
 
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yetimug wrote:
Vladex wrote:
As I see and hear by youtube videos, LEAP engine is still noticeable noisy with a whine especially compared to GTF.


Rather than relying on YouTube videos, you can look at the certified noise levels as reported by EASA here: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-lib ... ise-levels - Scroll down to "Jet aeroplanes noise database"

It looks like for practically all A320neo MTOW variants, the engines are either at parity or the CFM is slightly quieter.

While technically as quiet or maybe quieter, the frequency of the noise has a big impact on how loud the noise is perceived, how far it travels, and how annoying the sound is considered (a high frequency whine would probably hurt your ears more than a low frequency rumble at the same dB, but low frequency noises are known to be a huge nuisance with many biological effects etc). So the PW could still be perceived as "quieter." There, frankly, is no great way of actually comparing sound levels as dBs have many limitations.

That said I have heard neither aircraft (Youtube as you mention is not a good indication of sound) so I have no opinion on which is worse.
 
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Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:03 am

KarelXWB wrote:
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KarelXWB wrote:
The A320 plant in Tianjin will start assembling the first A320neo in July this year.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 028597.htm

Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?

Next year (2018) AFAIK.

Airbus is aiming to begin final assembly of A320neos at its Chinese plant in Tianjin around mid-year, with production at its US Mobile line at the end of 2017.

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-433879/
 
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flee wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
Bostrom wrote:
Does anyone know when the first neo will be built in Mobile?

Next year (2018) AFAIK.

Airbus is aiming to begin final assembly of A320neos at its Chinese plant in Tianjin around mid-year, with production at its US Mobile line at the end of 2017.

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-433879/


Delivery won't happen until 2018 though.
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flee wrote:
Airbus is aiming to begin final assembly of A320neos at its Chinese plant in Tianjin around mid-year, with production at its US Mobile line at the end of 2017.

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-433879/


Thank you! That leads to another question, when will the last ceo be delivered?
 
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Bostrom wrote:
flee wrote:
Airbus is aiming to begin final assembly of A320neos at its Chinese plant in Tianjin around mid-year, with production at its US Mobile line at the end of 2017.

See: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ar-433879/


Thank you! That leads to another question, when will the last ceo be delivered?


Not before mid-2019.
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:44 pm

http://m.economictimes.com/markets/stoc ... 052787.cms

indiGo facing more delays from Airbus - has had to defer planned destination launches.
 
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:04 pm

MSN 7486 first flight today:

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:38 pm

Nobody knows when will the first A321NEO be delivered and to whom ?
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keesje wrote:
Nobody knows when will the first A321NEO be delivered and to whom ?


Are you planning a party or another A321neo comparison thread?

Joking aside, Airbus said the first A321neo delivery would be at the end of 2016 Exactly one year ago when the first CFM Leap1A A321neo flight happened:

9 FEBRUARY 2016 PRESS RELEASE
The first A321neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight on February 9th from Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft, registration D-AVXB, was flown by Experimental Test Pilots Martin Scheuermann and Bernardo Saez Benito Hernandez. Accompanying them in the cockpit was Test-Flight Engineer Gérard Leskerpit and monitoring the flight’s progress were Flight-Test Engineers Sandra Bour Schaeffer and Emiliano Requena Esteban.
The flight lasted five hours and 29 minutes during which tests were performed on the engine speed variation (low/high), systems behaviour and to validate the aircraft’s flight envelope. The A321neo will join the NEO flight test fleet and perform a partial flight test programme to validate the impact on handling qualities, performance and systems. The first A321neo will be delivered at the end of 2016.
The A321neo is the largest member of the A320neo Family and incorporates many innovations including latest generation engines, Sharklet wing tip devices and cabin improvements, which together will deliver up to 20 percent in fuel savings by 2020. The A320neo flight test campaign has accumulated some 1,900 flight hours in over 640 flights since the first flight on 25th September 2014.


http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/press ... irst-time/
 
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Qatar, the launch customer, bailed out. The next in line is China Southern. Their first A321neo aircraft already emerged from final assembly and is now in the progress of getting its engines fitted.
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:50 pm

And another Qatar A320neo - MSN 6946 - got its livery removed.

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Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:40 pm

The first ex-QR A320neo has been delivered to IndiGo.

Airbus A320 -271N 6772 VT-ITS IndiGo Airlines delivery 10feb17 XFW-DEL ex D-AXAN
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Ok, this is not a production post, but another NEO VT-WGB (GoAir) is down. http://indianexpress.com/article/cities ... s-4516723/
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Sounds like a compressor stall.
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And another Qatar A320neo - MSN 6946 - got its livery removed.

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Tell me one thing, don't they need to reconfigure them as well, since IndiGo is a LCC while Qatar is a glamorous airline (with Business and First class)?
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Tell me one thing, don't they need to reconfigure them as well, since IndiGo is a LCC while Qatar is a glamorous airline (with Business and First class)?


They do reconfigure the planes. The first one, MSN 6772, was refurbished to IndiGo standard.
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Ok, this is not a production post, but another NEO VT-WBG (GoAir) is down. http://indianexpress.com/article/cities ... s-4516723/


Sorry, but this story seems to be rubbish. If you look at the recordings of FR24, the plane levelled off at some 3,600ft or about 4minutes after takoff and immediatly returned to the airport. I am sure the pilot got a warning in the cockpit BEFORE
- anybody called the police
- the police identified the aircraft
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Avherald has published their report about the incident: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4bb10d&opt=0
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EasyJet starts marketing the A320neo, which should arrive around mid-2017.

See https://imagr.eu/up/ZtnsE_170211021637414477.jpg (via http://a380.boards.net/thread/1695/easy-jet-a320-neos).
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Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am

Air India #1 delivered:

Airbus A320 -251N 7459 VT-EXF Air India delivery 15feb17 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIA


China Southern #3 delivered:

Airbus A320 -271N 7269 B-8670 China Southern delivery 15feb17 TLS-TSE ex F-WWIB
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Are P&W and CFM still struggling with engine deliveries?
 
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Another GoAir NEO reports an engine problem: Bleed Air issue. It has been fixed.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4a4e588b&opt=0
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Are P&W and CFM still struggling with engine deliveries?


The flow of neo engines seems still to be restricted regarding both manufacturers. There has been 9 first flights of frames with GTF engines and 7 first flights of frames with LEAP engines so far this year.
 
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Citilink MSN 7466 during a test flight yesterday:

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MSN 7494 got its engines installed last week:

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The first A319neo, MSN 6464, surfaced again. Perhaps they pulled it out of storage to prepare engine installation.

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D-AVWA at Hamburg - Finkenwerder
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What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.

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