The aircraft of choice for customers across the Americas
A full range of Airbus aircraft are in service with airlines across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean – from major carriers and cargo airlines to the new generation of low-cost operators, with the order book bolstered by bookings from the regions’ leasing companies.
Customers in the Americas have ordered 4,300-plus Airbus aircraft – with more than 2,800 of these having been delivered as of August 2013.
Airbus' A320 Family – including the A320neo (new engine option) – is a bestseller in North America, chosen by carriers such as Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. Many of the region’s carriers utilise several A320 versions in their fleets, benefitting from the aircraft family's operational commonality and flexibility to match seating capacity with actual passenger loads.
Widebody A330s and A340s also are operated or ordered by North American carriers and leasing companies, including Air Canada, Air Lease Corporation, CIT Leasing, Delta Air Lines, GECAS, Hawaiian Airlines, US Airways, and ILFC.
In addition, North American customers are acquiring Airbus' next-generation A350 XWB, ordered by Air Lease Corporation, CIT Leasing, Hawaiian Airlines, ILFC, United Airlines and US Airways, while the newest mid-size cargo jetliner – the A330-200F freighter – is being acquired by Intrepid Aviation Group and OH-Avion, LLC.
The reliable and efficient A320 Family is popular in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the single-aisle jetliners are flown by carriers such as AviancaTaca, Avianca Brasil, Interjet, LATAM Airlines, Sky Airline, TAME, VivaColombia, Volaris and White Jets. The Brazilian and Venezuelan Air Forces also each operate an Airbus Corporate Jet that is based on the A319.
Airbus’ widebody A330 and A340 jetliners are operated in the Latin America/Caribbean region by airlines that include Aerolineas Argentinas, AviancaTaca, Conviasa, LATAM Airlines and Surinam Airways. In total, Airbus provides more than 60 per cent of all aircraft operating in the region.
The A350 XWB Family is building up a customer base in South America, where Synergy Aerospace – the main shareholder of Avianca and SAM in Columbia, Oceanair in Brazil and VIP in Ecuador – is acquiring 10 A350-800s.
In a continued vote of confidence for its relationship with Airbus, TAM has ordered 27 A350 XWB aircraft and became the first Latin American customer for Airbus’ A320neo.