Friday, March 20, 2015

FLEET UPDATE: Aerolineas Argentinas took delivery of its first factory-new A330-200, LV-FVH, on February 28

Aerolineas Argentinas' first factory-new Airbus A330-200, LV-FVH (c/n 1605), arrived at Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) on its delivery flight on February 28. This is the first of four A330-200's ordered by Aerolineas directly from Airbus in February 2013. Its delivery was delayed by financing issues which are also expected to delay the delivery of the other three A330-200's on order. Other Airbus aircraft types that Aerolineas has operated include the A310 and A320 plus the A340 which the airline is in the process of retiring but still has seven of. This is the first factory-new widebody aircraft for Aerolineas since it took delivery of two 747-200's from Boeing in 1979. 

LV-FVH will be deployed from Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE) to Miami (MIA), New York Kennedy (JFK), and eventually to Madrid (MAD) when the aircraft is certified for ETOPS (Extended-Range Twin Engine Operations) the first such transatlantic twin-engine flights by the Argentine carrier. It joins four other A330-200's in the Aerolineas fleet that are on lease from International Lease Finance Corp.


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