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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

A320neo in American Airlines livery

Jul 20, 2011 DALLAS/FT WORTH - In an effort to build the “youngest fleet in the US,” American Airlines on Wednesday morning announced orders for 460 new Boeing and Airbus narrowbody aircraft, the largest in airline history. Ending weeks of speculation, the order will be split between ... Read more

Aeroflot's first Superjet 100

Jul 18, 2011 MOSCOW - Russian flag carrier Aeroflot Russian Airlines intends to place an additional order for 10 Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger aircraft and also buy 20 An-148 passenger airplanes, the company’s CEO Vitaly Savelyev said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday. No timeframe for ... Read more

LOT 787

Jul 18, 2011 WARSAW - State-owned flag-carrier LOT Polish Airlines expects to receive its first Dreamliner 787, Boeing Co.'s (BA) new passenger jet, in the second quarter of 2012, with the delivery of three more expected by the end of next year, the airline said Monday. LOT ... Read more

ANA has 55 Dreamliners on order

Jul 12, 2011 TOKYO - Boeing and ANA completed the 787 service ready operational validation in Japan over the weekend. As part of the validation, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, flew the Dreamliner on routes from Seattle to Tokyo and Tokyo to four airports across Japan, including Osaka (Itami ... Read more

Jul 05, 2011 Following a recent announcement to gradually replace its fleet, the SAS Group has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neo’s with an option for an additional 11 Airbus A320neo, with first delivery from the second half of 2016 and final delivery during 2019. "This aircraft order, on the coming model of Airbus A320, is a significant and important step in our renewal and harmonization of the aircraft fleet. Through this, we will operate with the market's most efficient and environmental friendly short- and medium distance aircraft from 2016", says ... Read more

Air Asia A320

Jun 23, 2011 PARIS - Le Bourget - AirAsia, the largest low cost airline in the Asia-Pacific region, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 200 A320neo aircraft. The contract, announced at the Paris Air Show today, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 Family and ... Read more

Thai Air plans to lease eight 787s

Jun 14, 2011 BANGKOK - Thai Airways International Pcl said on Monday its board had approved plans to acquire 37 new aircraft for 118.6 billion baht in 2011-2017. The national carrier would purchase 15 aircraft for 49.5 billion baht and would obtain 22 aircraft under an operating lease for about ... Read more

Avianca A320

Jun 06, 2011 COLOMBIA - Avianca Taca Holding SA, owner of Colombia’s biggest airline by sales, is in talks on ordering between 50 and 100 single-aisle planes as South America’s economic growth spurs travel. The carrier is considering Airbus SAS’s A320neo, as well as Boeing Co.... Read more

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