BA order 20 A320neo

Old Jul 14, 14, 4:21 am
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BA order 20 A320neo

Good to see this order announced at Farnborough...

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...medium=twitter
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Old Jul 14, 14, 4:25 am
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Isn't this the conversion of options held by IAG ?


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Old Jul 14, 14, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Isn't this the conversion of options held by IAG ?
According to Flightglobal, yes it is a conversion of options.
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Old Jul 14, 14, 4:30 am
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Yes cornishsimon, that's what it says in the first line, but try putting that in a succinct title!

Anyhow, it was by no means certain BA would get these aircraft, so it's good to see investment in BA SH.
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Originally Posted by BApilotinsider View Post
Yes cornishsimon, that's what it says in the first line, but try putting that in a succinct title!

Anyhow, it was by no means certain BA would get these aircraft, so it's good to see investment in BA SH.
Sorry hadnt read your link as had already seen this.....

http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pr...mily-aircraft/

Just A320 series, no specific variant I see.

Could it perhaps be some A321neo ?


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Old Jul 14, 14, 5:09 am
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Will be interesting to see what engine option BA will go with. The exisiting A320 family has the option of the CFM56, IAE V2500, or Pratt & Whitney PW6000. BA use the IAE option now. For the A320neo the only engine options are one from CFM (LEAP-1A) or P&W (PW1100G) - there isn't an IAE option.

I would also have thought more orders may come in due course for further replacements of the exisitng short haul fleet.
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Old Jul 14, 14, 5:34 am
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BA will only get them if they can make Shorthaul profitable, apparently. So are the staff told.
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Old Jul 14, 14, 5:36 am
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Good to see BA ordering new planes, I hope they'll replace the orrible ex bmi A320s.
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Old Jul 14, 14, 5:38 am
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Good to see BA ordering new planes, I hope they'll replace the orrible ex bmi A320s.
I doubt it, they're still quite new.
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Old Jul 14, 14, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by themapelligroup View Post
Good to see BA ordering new planes, I hope they'll replace the orrible ex bmi A320s.
Those will be much like any other BA A320 once the SH refurb is complete: the airframes aren't in bad shape.

In practice I don't think there will be any real passenger improvement to being on an A320 Neo. The engine noise will probably be different (especially if they go for the P+W geared turbofans), but I doubt much else will be.
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Those will be much like any other BA A320 once the SH refurb is complete: the airframes aren't in bad shape.
I was under the impression that the ex-BMI frames will not receive the new cabin?
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Old Jul 14, 14, 2:59 pm
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There was a pic render of an A321 Neo in BA colours
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Old Jul 15, 14, 12:13 am
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According to this article (sorry, in Spanish), they definitely went with the neo.

Holding out options for IB until they can prove profitable growth, which I thought they were already on the path to. Personally, I think they were maybe waiting to see if the A330neo option would materialize and might go with that.
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Old Jul 15, 14, 4:05 am
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Surely part of BA short haul being profitable will be the most efficient aircraft - obviously the bean counters have done a few sums for the short haul refit - i.e. lighter seats = less fuel burn and & a couple more rows might well tip a flight into profit

This with mixed fleet surely costs are coming down
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Old Jul 15, 14, 6:40 am
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I doubt it, they're still quite new.
The ex-bmi A320's are actually some of the oldest, G-MIDY being the oldest aircraft in the shorthaul Airbus fleet, delivered to British Midland back in 1999.
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