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Old 16th December 2021, 09:55 AM
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Airbus A320neo and Airbus A220 families selected as preferred aircraft types.
In-principle agreement for up to 134 orders and purchase right options over 10 plus years with deliveries from FY24 onwards.
Combines with existing Jetstar order to give the Qantas Group significant flexibility on timing and aircraft type/size.
Order is expected to be finalised by the end of FY22.
Qantas has selected the Airbus A320neo and Airbus A220 families as the preferred aircraft for the long-term renewal of its domestic narrow-body fleet.

A firm commitment for 40 aircraft – 20 A321XLR (extra long-range) and 20 A220 aircraft – is expected to be placed with Airbus by the end of FY22, following discussions with employees about arrangements to operate the new aircraft types and a final decision by the Qantas Board.

Qantas will also have a further 94 purchase right options[1] on aircraft over a 10-plus year delivery window as its existing Boeing 737-800s and 717s are gradually phased out.

The order is in addition to Jetstar’s existing agreement with Airbus for over 100 aircraft in the A320neo family. Part of this new deal includes combining these two orders so that the Group can draw down on a total of 299 deliveries across both the A320 and A220 families as needed over the next decade and beyond for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar.

Once finalised, this will represent the largest aircraft order in Australian aviation history.

Financial details of the deal are commercial in confidence but represent a material discount from list prices.

Today’s announcement follows a detailed review by the airline’s engineering, flight operations, customer experience, network, fleet procurement and finance teams. The airline conducted detailed evaluation of the A320neo and B737 MAX families as well as the smaller A220 and Embraer E190/195-E2s.

SELECTED AIRCRAFT

The initial firm order concentrates on the larger, single-aisle A321XLR, and the mid-size A220-300 with purchase right options for the smaller A220-100, giving Qantas a fleet mix that can deliver better network choices and route economics.

The XLR can carry around 15 per cent more passengers on each flight than the airline’s existing B737-800s, making it well suited to busy routes between capital cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Its longer range means it can also be used to open up new city pairs.

The small and medium size A220s provide the Group with flexibility to deploy these aircraft throughout most of its domestic and regional operations. They could be used during off peak times between major cities and on key regional routes to increase frequency.

Both aircraft types will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines and will deliver fuel savings of between 15-20 per cent, contributing to the airline’s broader emission reduction efforts.

CEO COMMENTARY

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the airline had called the renewal of its domestic fleet Project Winton after the town where the national carrier was born 101 years ago, because it’s a key strategic decision for the future of Qantas Domestic.

“This is a long-term renewal plan with deliveries and payments spread over the next decade and beyond, but the similarly long lead time for aircraft orders means we need to make these decisions now.

“Qantas is in a position to make these commitments because of the way we’ve navigated through the pandemic, which is a credit to the whole organization.

“This is a clear sign of our confidence in the future and we’ve locked in pricing just ahead of what’s likely to be a big uptick in demand for next-generation narrow-body aircraft. That’s good news for our customers, our people and our shareholders.

“We’ll be having discussions with our people to ensure we have the arrangements necessary to support such a large investment.

“Can I thank Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and the engine manufacturers for the efforts they put into this process. This was a very tough choice to make. Each option delivered on our core requirements around safety, capability and emissions reductions. But when you multiply even small benefits in areas like range or cost across this many aircraft and over the 20 years they’ll be in the fleet, Airbus was the right choice as preferred tenderer.

“The Airbus deal had the added advantage of providing ongoing flexibility within the order, meaning we can continue to choose between the entire A320neo and A220 families depending on our changing needs in the years ahead. The ability to combine the Jetstar and Qantas order for the A320 type was also a factor.

“The A320 will be new for Qantas Domestic, but we already know it’s a great aircraft because it’s been the backbone of Jetstar’s success for more than 15 years and more recently operating the resources industry in Western Australia.

“The A220 is such a versatile aircraft which has become popular with airline customers in the United States and Europe because it has the capability to fly regional routes as well as longer sectors between capital cities.

“The combination of small, medium and large jets and the different range and economics they each bring means we can have the right aircraft on the right route.

“For customers, that means having more departures throughout the day on a smaller aircraft, or extra capacity at peak times with a larger aircraft. Or the ability to start a new regional route because the economics of the aircraft make it possible.

“We have some exciting plans for the next-generation cabins we’ll put on these aircraft, which will offer improvements for passengers that we’ll share in coming months.

“Importantly, these aircraft will deliver a step change in reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions compared with our current fleet, which gets us closer to the net zero target we’ve set,” added Mr Joyce.

AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS

Note: Aircraft information has been sourced from manufacturers’ websites. Specifications are indicative only and not reflective of the specifications of any potential aircraft order by Qantas.
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Old 16th December 2021, 10:48 AM
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Airbus beats out Boeing: Qantas to order A321XLR, A220 jets

Winning the $50bn order for Qantas’ future fleet is sweeping victory for the European plane-maker.


Airbus A321XLR to replace Boeing 737 to become new domestic workhorse
Airbus A220 to replace regional Qantas Boeing 717s
Up to 134 new jets will arrive between 2023 and 2033

Qantas will embark on a sweeping overhaul of its domestic fleet with the Airbus A321XLR – the extended-range member of the popular A320neo family – replacing the Boeing 737 as the airline’s domestic and short-range international workhorse.

Airbus edged out the Boeing 737 MAX as the preferred supplier for what Qantas termed ‘Project Winton’ – named after the airline’s 1920 birthplace in central Queensland – which will redefine its fleet for decades to come.

Also on the way out are the ageing Boeing 717s flown by the regional QantasLink service – they’ll be upgraded to the Airbus A220.

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Old 16th December 2021, 01:18 PM
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Will c/n 9540 (JQ VH-OFE), stored in Hamburg since 06/2020 get a repaint ?
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Old 16th December 2021, 01:25 PM
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OFE is for JQ not QF
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Old 16th December 2021, 01:50 PM
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OFE is for JQ not QF
I know that it is scheduled for JQ but will it be repainted in QF livery and be the first delivery for QF group ?
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Old 16th December 2021, 06:06 PM
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Why would they? The A321XLR are still slated to go to JQ as well as now Qantas as far as I’m aware


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Old 17th December 2021, 11:28 AM
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The A220 is an excellent choice. It's a very nice customer airplane. Big windows, 2/3 seating with the middle seat being the widest middle seat in commercial aviation. Even windows in the lavatory!

Going to be a great buy.

Be interesting to see who ends up crewing them.
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Old 19th December 2021, 11:13 AM
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A220 - replacing the B717's, so it will be those crews no doubt.
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Old 20th December 2021, 04:03 AM
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A220 - replacing the B717's, so it will be those crews no doubt.
I wouldn't say that is 100% confirmed yet. Eastern (which has jet provisions in their EBA) is one angling for the work as I understand it.
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Old 20th December 2021, 06:09 AM
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Far too early to make that statement. Eastern and Sunstate both have a pay scale in their respective EBA’s relating to operating a single aisle regional jet and have done so for about the last 10 years.

Every AOC in the QF group has the ability to operate the A220/320 group aircraft but it’ll come down to which one is the best fit for the group.
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