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Archive for January 2013

Cebu Pacific Air takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets

Courtesy Airbus Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets today during a ceremony in Manila, becoming the first operator of the new fuel-saving wing tip devices in the Philippines. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices allowing airlines to reduce fuel burn by up to 4% on longer sectors. They are…

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Boeing 787 Grounding and Challenges

As we all know the Boeing 787 has been grounded in Japan and now everywhere. With the smell of fire in a recent ANA 787 and recent troubles with the batteries the an announcement was made to grounding the 787 worldwide on January 16, 2013. This in regards to safety and until inspections can be…

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BOC Aviation orders 50 A320 including 25 NEO Aircraft

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has placed a new firm order, signed in December 2012, for the purchase of 50 A320 Family aircraft including 25 NEOs. The order comprises A320 and A321 variants of both engine options.  BOC Aviation will make its engine selection for the aircraft at a…

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Embraer Delivers 106 Commercial and 99 Executive Jets In 2012

São José dos Campos, Brazil, January 14, 2013 – Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered 23 commercial and 53 business jets during the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12), thus closing out the year with 106 airplanes delivered to the airline market and 99 to executive aviation. At the end of the year, the firm…

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Embraer ERJ 145’s Debut in Bangladesh with NovoAir

Singapore, Embraer makes its debut in Bangladesh with the official inauguration of two ERJ 145 jets purchased by NovoAir, a new scheduled operator. NovoAir, an aviation services and solutions provider in Bangladesh with experience in passenger and air cargo transportation as well as travel and holiday services, has purchased these two pre-owned ERJ 145 jets…

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Singapore Airlines firms up order for A380s and A350 XWBs

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five of the world’s most efficient, high capacity aircraft, the A380, and 20 A350-900s. The deal was completed in 2012 and follows an agreement in October 2012. Singapore Airlines has placed three consecutive orders for the A380, making it…

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Citilink orders 25 Airbus A320neo

Citilink, the low cost subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 A320neo. The contract, signed in December 2012, represents the first direct purchase by Citilink from Airbus. It follows an order placed in 2011 by Garuda Indonesia for 15 A320ceo and 10 A320neo aircraft for operation by Citilink. The…

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Avolon increases initial NEO commitment for 20

Avolon, the international leasing company has confirmed an order for 20 A320neo aircraft in December 2012.  This firm order is an increase on Avolon’s initial commitment for 15 A320neo aircraft announced in July 2012 at the Farnborough International Airshow. Avolon will make its engine selection at a later date. “Our increased commitment to the NEO…

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Middle East Airlines firms up order for ten A320neo aircraft

Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a firm contract for ten A320neo Family aircraft (five A321neo and five A320neo aircraft). This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding which was announced on 12th July 2012. MEA will announce its engine choice at a later date. “Airbus’ A320neo Family…

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CIT adds ten A350 XWB aircraft to its portfolio

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE CIT), a global leader in transportation finance has placed a firm order for 10 A350-900s. This is the second time CIT has ordered A350 XWBs and brings the lessor’s total backlog for the type to 15. “This order for Airbus A350 XWBs will further expand our portfolio of medium-to-long haul aircraft,”…

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