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GoAir takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets

GoAir (GoAir.in) (Mumbai), promoting itself as ‘The Fly Smart Airline”, and wholly owned by the Wadia Group, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320 aircraft financed by ACG (Aviation Capital Group) under a sale and leaseback arrangement.

Airbus A320-214 VT-GOL (msn 5463) was turned over to the carrier on January 30 and is part of an order placed by GoAir for 20 A320ceo in 2006. So far 13 aircraft have been delivered to GoAir making the first Sharklet equipped A320 the 14th to join the fleet. All subsequent seven deliveries will be equipped with Sharklets.

Due to the very strong customer demand for Sharklets, all Airbus’ single-aisle final assembly lines (FALs) will be engaged in building A320 Family aircraft with Sharklets. These FALs are located in Toulouse (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Tianjin (China) and will soon be followed by an additional A320 FAL in Mobile (Alabama, USA).

Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and offer operators the option of an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms. Sharklets are standard on all members of the A320neo Family. In 2011, GoAir placed an order for 72 A320neo aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A320-214 F-WWBE (msn 5463) became VT-GOL on delivery.

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GoAir considers low-cost “red eye” night flights and seeks international routes

GoAir (Go Airways) (GoAir.in) (Mumbai) is considering operating low-fare “red eye” night flights again as a means to beat rising costs. The growing Indian carrier is also considering a second aircraft type to serve smaller markets. Finally the carrier is reaching the required five years of domestic operations in order to qualify for international status. However the airline does not meet the 20-aircraft minimum which it will try to obtain a waiver from the government.

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GoAir orders 72 Airbus A320neo aircraft

GoAir (Go Airways) (GoAir.in) (Mumbai) has ordered 72 Airbus A320neo aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

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GoAir is negotiating to finalize an order for 50 Airbus A320s

GoAir (GoAir.in) (Mumbai) is in negotiations to finalize an order for 50 Airbus A320s according to this article by AFP.

In addition Jet Airways is planning to order 10 additional Airbus A330s. Both orders are likely to be announced at the Paris Air Show.

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