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Archive for September 2013

WestJet Announce Order for 65 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and WestJet announced  that they have completed an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier’s letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on Aug 29. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. The…

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First Next-Generation 737-800 to Russia’s Rostec

SEATTLE / Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first Next-Generation 737-800 to Aviation Capital Services LLC, a subsidiary of the State Corporation Russian Technologies (Rostec). Aviation Capital Services has leased the airplane to Russia’s flag carrier, Aeroflot. This delivery is the first of 50 Next-Generation 737s Aviation Capital Services has on order, including 737-800s and…

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VietJet Air to acquire up to 100 new A320 Family aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Vietnam’s VietJet Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for up to 92 A320 Family aircraft and will lease eight more from third party lessors. The agreement signed with Airbus today covers for 42 A320neo, 14 A320ceo and six A321ceo, plus 30 purchase rights for the A320 Family. VietJet Air is an existing…

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BOC Aviation orders 25 A320 Family aircraft

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has announced during the 15th Aviation Expo China 2013 in Beijing an additional firm order for the purchase of 25 A320 Family aircraft comprising 13 A320ceo and 12 A320neo family aircraft. The order comprises A320 and A321 variants.  BOC Aviation will make its engine…

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GECAS Finalize Order for 10 787-10 Dreamliners

SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today that they have completed an order for 10 787-10 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $2.9 billion at list prices, completes the commitment originally announced during the 2013 Paris Air…

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Lufthansa selects the Boeing 777X for future

SEATTLE/PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] welcomes Lufthansa’s selection of the 777-9X for its future long-haul fleet. The launch of the 777X family is targeted for later this year and entry into service around the end of the decade. Advanced technology including a new composite wing, all-new engines and superior aerodynamics will result in the incredible fuel…

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Lufthansa commits to up to 55 A350s

Courtesy Airbus The Supervisory board of Lufthansa, Airbus’ biggest airline customer and operator, has decided to expand and modernize its long-haul fleet with a commitment for up to 55 A350-900 aircraft (25 firm and 30 options). Lufthansa also has the flexibility to convert some of the order to the larger A350-1000. This landmark A350 order…

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Bombardier C Series First Flight

Today September 16, 2013 marked the day that Bombardier is well on its way to compete. That’s right the new C series here and flies real smooth. For other manufacturers like Boeing, Embraer, and Airbus added completion is always a challenge. Like many new aircraft there are always ups and downs that’s why many tests…

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Qatar Airways’ first A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Courtesy Airbus Qatar Airways’ first A380 took off from Toulouse today on its maiden flight to Hamburg where the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted. The Doha based carrier has firm orders for ten A380s and will become the eleventh airline to join the prestigious club of A380 operators when it…

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Finnair receives world’s first A321 with Sharklets

Courtesy Airbus Finnish national carrier, Finnair, the launch customer for the A321 equipped with Sharklets, has taken delivery of its first of five aircraft on order. The aircraft will eventually replace Finnair’s existing fleet of 757s, making it an all Airbus operator. The aircraft was officially handed over to Ville Iho, Finnair Chief Operating Officer,…

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