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Archive for June 2013

Sichuan Airlines first A320 with Sharklets

Courtesy Airbus Sichuan Airlines, the largest all Airbus fleet operator in China, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets, joining the rapidly increasing group of Airbus single-aisle aircraft operators benefiting from the latest fuel saving aerodynamic devices. The A320, powered by IAE V2500 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating…

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Libyan Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330

Courtesy Airbus Libyan Airlines, the national carrier of Libya, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 becoming a new operator for the type. The carrier already operates seven A320 aircraft, with three A330-200 and four A350-800 aircraft on order. Accommodating a two-class configuration of 24 business and 235 economy seats, the aircraft is  powered by…

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SAS selects eight A350 XWBs and four A330s

Courtesy Airbus Scandinavian carrier SAS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A350 XWBs and four A330s, as part of its strategy to modernize its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft. The agreement was signed in the Nowegian capital, Oslo. The new A350-900s and A330-300s will join the airline’s existing fleet of 30 Airbus…

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Additional Boeing 717s to Qantas, Volotea

SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) workhorse 717 continues to figure prominently in the success of established and new operators as the manufacturer’s leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corp., announced additional deployments of the modern and fuel-efficient twinjets. Australia’s largest regional airline, QantasLink, will receive an additional five leased 717s to add to its existing fleet…

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Hong Kong Aviation Capital signs for 60 A320neo

Hong Kong Aviation Capital (HKAC), a fast growing aircraft leasing company based in Hong Kong, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of 40  A320neo and 20 A321neo aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show by Donal Boylan, CEO of HKAC and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating…

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United Airlines Orders 35 A350-1000 aircraft

Courtesy Airbus United Airlines and Airbus have announced that the airline will add 35 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft to its future fleet.  The agreement between the companies represents a conversion of the U.S. carrier’s previous order for 25 A350-900s to the -1000 model, as well as the addition of 10 more orders for A350-1000 aircraft. The…

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Spirit Airlines to grow fleet with Airbus A321

Courtesy Airbus Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and additionally has opted to convert 10 of its existing A320 orders to the larger A321. All of these aircraft are current engine option (ceo) models. Spirit’s A321ceos will accommodate increasing passenger numbers in the airline’s network in the U.S., Caribbean…

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Travel Service Airlines Order Three 737 MAXs

Courtesy Boeing LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Travel Service have today announced a commitment for three 737 MAX 8s at the 2013 Paris Air Show, valued at $301.5 million at list prices. Boeing looks forward to working with Travel Service to finalize the details, at which time the…

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Oman Air Announce Order for Five Next-Generation 737s

Courtesy Boeing LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Oman Air today announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $473 million at current list prices. With this order,…

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Ryanair firms up original order of 175 Boeing 737 NG’s

Courtesy Boeing LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ryanair today finalized a firm order for 175 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes valued at $15.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment in March, is Boeing’s largest ever aircraft order from a European airline. At a signing ceremony…

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