Archive for February 2014

Kuwait Airways firms up commitment for 25 Airbus aircraft

Courtesy Airbus Airbus confirms Kuwait Airways, the National airline of Kuwait, has ordered 25 aircraft including ten A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft as part of the airlines’ fleet renewal strategy. Kuwait Airways already operates three A320, three A310, five A300 and four A340 Family aircraft. “We are pleased to sign this deal with Airbus…

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Aerolíneas Argentinas places order for four A330-200s

Courtesy Airbus Aerolíneas Argentinas has signed a purchase agreement for four Airbus A330-200s to renew and consolidate their widebody fleet. Aerolíneas Argentinas will announce the engine selection at a later date. Argentina’s flagship carrier will deploy the new A330 aircraft for medium and long haul routes from their Buenos Aires hub to destinations throughout Latin…

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Airbus ProSky opens new offices in Singapore

Courtesy Airbus Airbus ProSky has announced its decision to set up a new office in Singapore from April 2014. This announcement comes a year after the Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Airbus ProSky to jointly develop a Concept of Operations for Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)* based…

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Amedeo firms up order for 20 A380s

Courtesy Airbus Amedeo (previously Doric Lease Corp) and Airbus have finalised the contract for 20 A380s originally announced at the 50th Le Bourget Airshow on 17th June 2013. The final agreement was signed today at the Singapore Airshow 2014 by Mark Lapidus, CEO of Amedeo and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.  “This firm…

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Singapore Airlines pilots feel at home in the A350 XWB

Courstesy Airbus The A350 XWB has been given high marks by two Singapore Airlines pilots following a demonstration flight from Changi Airport in this new jetliner – as both praised its commonality with the A380 and A330 they currently fly, while also appreciating new features incorporated in the cockpit. Taking the controls from the left seat…

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A350 XWB jetliner’s Singapore Airshow apperance

Courtesy Airbus Airbus’ A350 XWB took centre stage at the Singapore Airshow, previewing what will soon become a familiar sight in this region’s airports and skies after the next-generation jetliner enters service starting later this year. Asia-Pacific represents the A350 XWB’s largest customer base by number of airlines, with 11 carriers ordering 244 aircraft comprising…

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A320 Family acquisition for VietJetAir

Courtesy Airbus The growing importance of low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific – and the A320 Family’s advantages in meeting their needs – was underscored with Singapore Airshow announcement by VietJetAir for more than 100 jetliners in both the current engine option (CEO) and new engine option (NEO) versions. Vice Chairwoman and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao said…

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India’s Air Costa order for 50 E-Jets E2s

Courtesy Embraer Singapore – Embraer S.A. has signed a definitive agreement with India’s Air Costa for a firm order for 50 E-Jets E2s with an additional 50 purchase rights. The acquisition is a mix of 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s and has an estimated value of USD 2.94 billion based on 2014 list prices. The…

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First Russian airline with Sharklet equipped A320

Courtesy Airbus Aeroflot, Russian national carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with sharklets, becoming the first in Russia to benefit from these new fuel saving wing tip devices. Aeroflot’s A320, powered by CFM56 engines, features a comfortable two class cabin, seating 158 passengers with 8 in business class and 150 in…

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Boeing Business Jets Delivers First Two 787-8s of 2014

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets (BBJ) celebrated the first two BBJ 787-8 deliveries of 2014. The deliveries, made over the past week to separate undisclosed customers, mark the second and third BBJ 787 airplanes delivered to date. As awe-inspiring as its commercial counterpart, the BBJ 787 takes advantage of technological…

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