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Archive for July 2016

Allegiant orders 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

Las Vegas, Nevada-based Allegiant Travel Company has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This deal marks the first time the low-cost airline has purchased new aircraft from any manufacturer. Each will be powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International. The company’s current fleet plan is focused on a transition…

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Cebu Pacific orders two A330-300's

Manila-based Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order with Airbus for two A330-300s. The aircraft will join an existing fleet of six A330s flying with the airline on long range flights to destinations in the Middle East and Australia, as well on selected domestic and regional routes. “The A330 has proven to be the right…

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JetBlue orders 30 additional A321 aircraft

New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure…

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Peagsus is world's first CFM powered Airbus A320neo

Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s leading low-cost airline, took delivery on Tuesday July 19th, its first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines, becoming the first airline to do so for the type. Pegasus placed the largest single order by a Turkish carrier for up to 100 A320neo Family aircraft in 2012, making it a new…

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Malaysia Airlines Announce Order for up to 50 737 MAX

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) announced an order for 25 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing orders… “This deal is a game-changer for Malaysia Airlines with much lower costs…

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FAA Ban Lifted Monday for Turkish Airlines from Flying to US

Due to recent failed Military Coup July 15 – 16 this weekend airports and specially Atatürk International Airport had been exposed to the coup. Police officers were killed and many people swarmed the airport including airfield operations side. “All airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from…

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COMAC Wins Big with 90 Aircraft Ordered

Commercial Aircraft Corporation Of China, LTD known by many as COMAC received 2 major aircraft orders at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. Two separate orders for a total of 90 ARJ21 passenger aircraft. At this time CALC known as China Aircraft Leasing Groups is one of the 2 customers with the order of 30 with…

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Aer Lingus adds two A330-300s

Aer Lingus is expanding its fleet of A330-300s by two aircraft following a decision to exercise options. The carrier currently operates eight A330s increasing to 10 aircraft in 2016. With the latest decision Aer Lingus’ A330 fleet will grow to 12 aircraft. The airline today carries over 12 million passengers each year to over 70…

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Norwegian selects 30 A321LR for first transatlantic routes

Norwegian, one of the largest low cost carriers in Europe, has placed an order for 30 A321LRs with Airbus. This follows a commitment signed in June 2012 for 100 A320neo aircraft. The switch from 30 A320neo aircraft to 30 A321LRs will support the carrier’s growth and modernization strategy and allows it to become the first…

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ALAFCO upsizes to A321neo

ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company, the Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company, has upsized an order of ten A320neos to A321neos. The contract was signed at Farnborough International Airshow. This agreement is part of an overall agreement signed in 2012 for 85 A320neo’s. “In a continuously growing market, ALAFCO is fully focused on offering its…

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