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Air Austral sign a purchase agreement for three A220s

Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order Air Austral becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region. Benefitting from a 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, the A220s will enable Air Austral to reduce its…

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Air France takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

Air France has taken delivery of its first A350-900, the world’s most efficient all new design wide-body aircraft. The first jet out of a total order of 28 was handed over to Anne Rigail, Air France Chief Executive Officer and Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM Group Chief Executive Officer, by Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer…

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First 787-10 Dreamliner for Saudi Arabian Airlines

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Boeing [NYSE:BA] delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) its first 787-10 Dreamliner, which will play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics and will complement SAUDIA’s fleet of 787-9. “SAUDIA operates…

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October Brings Changes

October 1, 2019, we find it’s that time to prepare for a change. Like the seasons we make some changes with that in mind we encourage airlines to do the same. Business is business not when you try to cheap your operation or overextend without making changes on the way. At this time of the…

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Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to AerCap and Azul

São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer delivered last week from its main facility in São José dos Campos, its first E195-E2, the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft. The recipients are AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. Azul is the…

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Storms, Strikes, Delays, Demonstrations, and Heat

Well it’s been a tough Summer for the airline industry world-wide. From thunderstorms in the Summer to Airlines with fleets of Boeing Max 8 aircraft being grounded  makes for delays and cancellations. A very hot Summer that gives many areas heat beyond records can also cause flight delays. Strikes from various parts of the world…

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KLM Intention for up to 35 E195-E2 Jets

Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, KLM Cityhopper’s intention to purchase up to 35 E195-E2 jets, 15 firm orders with purchase rights for a further 20 aircraft of the same model. This intention, which still requires a Purchase Agreement, has a value of USD 2.48 billion based on Embraer’s current…

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Fuji Dream Airlines Orders Two E175s

Paris, France – Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a contract with Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) for a firm order of two E175 jets. The order has a value of USD 97.2 million, based on 2019 list prices, and was already included in Embraer’s 2019 first-quarter backlog…

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Binter Sign an Order for Two Additional E195-E2s

Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a contract with Binter, of Spain, for two additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in 2018. The two new E195-E2s will be included in Embraer’s 2019 second-quarter backlog and have a value of USD 141.8 million,…

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Azul Sign Pool Program to Support New E195-E2 fleet

Paris, France– Embraer announced at the 53rd International Paris Air Show the signing with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras, S.A. of a long-term Flight Hour Pool Program agreement to provide repairable component support for the carrier’s brand new fleet of Embraer E195-E2 jets, the second generation of the E-Jets family. Azul, which placed a total order…

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