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Archive for December 2013

Emirates Airline firms up order for 50 additional A380s

Courtesy Airbus Emirates Airline and Airbus have completed discussions and signed the firm contract for 50 additional A380s originally announced at the Dubai Airshow on 17th November 2013. The contract documents were finalized by Tim Clark, Emirates Airline President, during a visit to Airbus’ Headquarters in Toulouse, France. Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said on…

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Cathay Pacific Airways Order additional Boeing aircraft

Cathay Pacific Airways Order s additional wide-body Boeings HONG KONG – Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways announced that Cathay Pacific has ordered an additional 747-8 Freighter and three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, valued at about $1 billion at current list prices, will bolster Cathay Pacific’s 747-8 Freighter fleet and 777-300ER fleet…

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Cathay Pacific Airways Announce Order for 21 777-9Xs

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Cathay Pacific announced Friday the airline’s decision to become Asia’s first 777X customer with an order for 21 777-9X airplanes, as part of Cathay’s future long-haul fleet strategy. The order is valued at more than $7 billion at current list prices. “The 777-9X promises us improved payload range…

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Saratov Airlines Becomes First Russian E-Jet Operator

Courtesy Embraer São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer Commercial Aviation welcomes Saratov-based Saratov Airlines (Saravia) as the first E-Jet customer in Russia. The airline has leased two E195s that will start operations in the coming weeks. The E190 and E195 were certified by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee in December 2012. The E195s will be…

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American Airlines Order for up to 150 Embraer Aircraft

Courtesy Embraer São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer announced  that it has received a firm order for 60 E175 jets from American Airlines, Inc. The contract also includes options for another 90 E175s, taking the total order potential up to 150 aircraft. The firm orders, which have a value of USD 2.5 billion at…

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Air Caraïbes commits to six A350XWBs

Courtesy Airbus Air Caraibes has signed a firm contract with Airbus for three A350-1000s, the largest member of Airbus’ new generation A350XWB Family. The airline will also lease three new A350-900s from ILFC. The aircraft will enter into service between 2016 and 2022. The Air Caraïbes’ A350-1000s will seat 439 passengers in three classes, and…

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AirAsia X orders 25 more A330-300s

Courtesy Airbus AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 more A330-300s. The contract is the largest A330 order received by Airbus in a single purchase agreement and increases the carrier’s total firm orders for the type to 51. These will be supplemented by…

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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines

EVERETT, Wash. Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways 747-8 Freighter was the first 747 to deliver with the PIP engines. The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components,…

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