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Both airlines to operate both types

Sep 20, 2011 PARIS - Air France-KLM has split a $12 billion order for long-range jets following a year-long competition, announcing plans to buy 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350s.  The move is part of a plan to renew the fleet of Europe's largest airline and the order ... Read more

ANA 787

Aug 26, 2011 EVERETT - Boeing and ANA will celebrate delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash., after contractual delivery occurs on Sept. 25. Events throughout the day on Sept. 26 will commemorate delivery of this game changing airplane to its launch ... Read more

737-900ER in Delta colors

Aug 25, 2011 SEATTLE - Boeing and Delta Air Lines today announced an order for 100 Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) airplanes. The order, with a list-price value of more than $8.5 billion, is part of Delta's fleet renewal effort to replace its less efficient domestic airplanes. "The 737-900ER is the perfect airplane to replace the older, less efficient airplanes in our single-aisle fleet," said ... Read more

A320neo in Transaero colors

Aug 21, 2011 MOSCOW - MAKS 2011: Transaero, the Russia’s second largest carrier, has signed a memorandum with Airbus on acquisition of eight A320neo – new re-engined single-aisle aircraft with an increased fuel-efficiency, the carrier’s press-service reports. The agreement also assumes the option on acquisition of ... Read more

A320 in Jetstar Livery

Aug 16, 2011 SYDNEY - Qantas has selected for the first time the Airbus A320 aircraft to launch its new premium airline to service routes to/from Australia and the Asian region. In addition, Jetstar has selected the Airbus A320 to continue its growth in Australia and Asia. The commitment to order ... Read more

A321neo in Cebu Pacific livery

Aug 08, 2011 TOULOUSE - Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has finalised a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A321neo aircraft. The contract firms up a previously announced MOU signed in June at the Paris Air Show. With this latest purchase agreement the fast-growing carrier has increased its total ... Read more


Aug 04, 2011 KIEV - Ukrainian airlines signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to acquire 50 An-148 and An-158 short-haul airliners from state-run ANTK Antonov. Leasingtechtrans will acquire 22 An-148 and 28 An-158 aircraft by 2015 and transfer them to Ukrainian airlines for financial lease. The deal was signed ... Read more

ANA 787 Dreamliner in new livery

Jul 29, 2011 TOKYO - All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), the first customer for Boeing's 787, deferred deliveries of four Dreamliners and forecast a 14 percent decline in full-year profit after a tsunami disrupted travel in Japan. The carrier will receive 20 Dreamliners in the two years ended March ... Read more

A321neo in Lufthansa livery

Jul 28, 2011 FRANKFURT - Lufthansa has placed a firm order for 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. This contract follows the selection by the Lufthansa Supervisory Board of the A320neo Family in March this year. The order comprises 25 A320neo and five A321neo aircraft. These will be powered by new-generation Pratt ... Read more

ANA 787 Dreamliner in new livery

Jul 25, 2011 TOKYO - In a press release today All Nippon Airways (ANA) has disclosed that it will be taking delivery of its first Boeing 787 in September and that its first revenue service for this aircraft type will be a charter flight to Hong Kong. The Star Alliance carrier and ... Read more

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