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Archive for May 2016

Air China First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

BEIJING, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air China officially unveiled the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner to the public at a grand ceremony in Beijing firday. The national flag carrier is the first airline in the country to have a Boeing 787-9 enter into service. This is the first of 15 set to join Air…

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Vietjet Finalize Vietnam’s Largest Ever Commercial Airplane Purchase

HANOI – VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation. His Excellency Mr. Trần Đại Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and U.S. President Barack Obama, witnessed the historic agreement, valued at…

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China Eastern Airlines Order 15 787-9 Dreamliners

SHANGHAI, /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Eastern Airlines finalized an order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at nearly $4 billion at current list prices, strengthens China Eastern’s expanding long-haul fleet. “We are very happy to introduce the new 787 Dreamliners into our long-haul fleet,” said China Eastern Airlines Chairman Liu Shaoyong.…

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TAAG Angola Airlines Delivery 777-300ER

LUANDA, Angola, Boeing [NYSE: BA] and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, celebrated the delivery of the airline’s newest 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to TAAG’s fleet touched down in Luanda today following a non-stop 8,709 nautical mile (14,015 kilometers) delivery flight from Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. The latest 777-300ER…

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E190 makes Japan debut

Osaka, Japan, Embraer announced the debut of the E190 jet in Japan with J-AIR, subsidiary of leading carrier Japan Airlines. The inaugural revenue flight took place between Osaka (Itami Airport) and Kagoshima. The entry of the first E190 in J-AIR’s fleet brings the current number of E-Jets operating across Japan to 28. “The E-Jets have…

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China Eastern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB

China Eastern Airlines signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft late April 2016. “The introduction of the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft demonstrates that the partnership between China Eastern Airlines and Airbus has embarked on a new phase. The introduction of A350 XWB…

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Air Côte D’Ivoire orders two A320neos and two A320s

Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast based in Abidjan, has signed a firm order for two A320neo and two A320 aircraft. The agreement makes Air Côte D’Ivoire the first African airline to order the A320neo. The airline has selected CFM engines for their A320 fleet. Air Côte D’Ivoire currently operates five Airbus…

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A330 to Beluga XL

Courtesy Airbus The first of Airbus’ five new Beluga XL airlifter “giants” will begin taking shape early next year, initiating the creation of a new jetliner fleet to transport complete sections of the company’s aircraft from production sites around Europe to final assembly lines in France, Germany and Spain. Beluga XL’s lower fuselage will be…

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Delta Orders 37 A321s

Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.) – based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 37 A321ceo aircraft. This order follows previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member in 2013 and 2014. Delta took delivery of its first A321 in March 2016. Delta has ordered a total of…

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