Four Airbus A320 Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Four Airbus A320 Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Following two Airbus A320-200 aircraft offered by GECAS expected to join PIA fleet

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Registration: AP-BMV
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5152
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRB (currently OE-IPB)
Offered by: GECAS

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Registration: AP-BMY
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5162
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRA (currently OE-IPC)
Offered by: GECAS

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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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These two A320s were offered to PIA by GECAS under following bid invitation advertised in December 2, 2020, newspaper:

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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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What PIA really needs at this point is 4-5 A321's. Its a big leap from the A320 to the 777-200 and they should have a medium density sized a/c in the fleet as well. Used A330-200's do not seem possible hence the A321 would fill the gap quite well b/w the A320 and 772.
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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Seems like PIA will pick two more Aircraft from GECAS

Airbus A320-200 aircraft offered by GECAS

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5152
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRB
Offered by: GECAS

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5162
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRA
Offered by: GECAS

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5253
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRC
Offered by: GECAS

Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5746
Year Built: 2013
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRD
Offered by: GECAS

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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Yes these 4 will be added hopefully livery will be changed on these birds after arrival

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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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I met up with Capt Johnny Sadiq earlier this evening and he told me something quite surprising. He said he had met with the regional head of Airbus who was visiting Khi from Bahrain and they are in talks with PIA to acquire the A220 alongwith a simulator to become the only airline in the region to offer A220 simulator training.

Its possible they met with PIA officials around the time Alvir Airways showed interest in the A220. Being a 120 seater they could find use for them on those ME sectors where there is minimal frequency such as Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha etc. Airbus already has their A350 demonstrator in Dhaka to show airline execs and it will visit India as well, so its possible Airbus has its teams covering the South Asian region.
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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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PIA should explore possibility of inducting/leasing A220-100 aircraft instead of ATR's, and should return all of the ATRs, and work with CAA to make sure that every regional Airfield currently handling ATR operation should very least be able to handle A220-100 operation as well.

All of such Airfields can handle A220-100, but i am not sure about CJL and GIL.

As I said this before, here : https://historyofpia.com/forums/viewtop ... c7#p203440
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Re: Two Airbus A320 (AP-BMV & AP-BMY) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Delivery of two dry-leased Airbus A320 aircraft with Pakistani registrations AP-BMV and AP-BMY to PIA expected in April 2022.

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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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ImageT7-MRC AIRBUS TOULOUSE A320-214 A320 c/n 5253 → MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES / MEA // BJ 2012 // auch F-ORMC → T7-MRC // neu OE-IPD // by Markus Eigenheer, on Flickr

Registration: AP-BOM
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5253
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRC (currently OE-IPD)
Offered by: GECAS

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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Or iss say puranay jahaz (200 series) nahi milay PIA ko lease karnay kay liay

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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Or iss say puranay jahaz (200 series) nahi milay PIA ko lease karnay kay liay
aap nay bohat achi baat ki hai. PIA ku A320-300 A320-400 aur A320-500 laina chahya thay. Pata nahi yaa 200 kay peechay kyon par gai hain.
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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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arshad.altaf wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:02 am Or iss say puranay jahaz (200 series) nahi milay PIA ko lease karnay kay liay
The A320 is not a 200 series but a -200 variant, at time of Airbus A320 launch, it was produced as -100 variant and later with wingtip fences upgraded to -200 variant. Though currently 2 main types of A320s are in operations, A320ceo (classic engine option) and A320neo (new engine option). You can read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A320_family

However, PIA is operating and acquiring all A320ceo model, yet to acquire A320neo (could be due to high leasing rates as the neo is more fuel efficient)
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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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2 hours & 7 minutes duration test flight from & to Sofia Airport (Bulgaria) performed by Airbus A320 registration OE-IPD on March 29. It's expected to join PIA fleet under Pakistani registration AP-BOM.

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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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Today, Airbus A320 registration OE-IPD departed from Sofia Airport (Bulgaria) probably to Sharjah, UAE, before delivery to PIA.

It's expected to join PIA fleet under Pakistani registration AP-BOM.

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Re: Airbus A320 (AP-BMV, AP-BMY & AP-BOM) Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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I hope this plane is not in MEA colors.

PIA should convert the new arrivals into PIA colors become inducting them to the regular flights.

Nice to see a simple Euro white with PIA on the tail and PAKISTAN on the main fuselage.
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