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Embraer and American Airlines Agree on Four E175s

May 02, 2017 Embraer and American Airlines Group have signed a firm order for four E175 jets. The contract, in addition to the original order placed by the airline in 2013, for 60 E175s, has a value of USD 182 million, based on current list prices, and will ... Read more

China Southern Airlines orders 20 A350 XWBs

Apr 27, 2017 China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, ... Read more

Boeing Announces Order for Ten 737 MAX 8's

Apr 14, 2017 Boeing and Silk Way today announced an order for 10 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $1.1 billion at current list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website."Silk Way's success and profitability is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and international footprint," said Zaur Akhundov, president, Silk ... Read more

Boeing to Sell Iran Aseman Airlines 30 737 MAXs

Apr 05, 2017 Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline's intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs.According to ... Read more

Malaysia Airlines signs with Airbus for flight training

Mar 29, 2017 Malaysia Airlines Berhad has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier's flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. ... Read more

IAG to launch long-haul low-cost carrier

Mar 17, 2017 Known as LEVEL, the new airline will take off in June 2017 from its home base of Barcelona. Initially it will provide services to four destinations in the Americas: Los Angeles (twice a week from 1 June), Oakland (three times a week from 2 June), Punta ... Read more

Airline to begin low cost international operations in 2018

Mar 13, 2017   South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on ... Read more

Aer Lingus to Aquire Seven New Airbus A321neo

Mar 07, 2017 Today Air Lease Corporation announced long term lease agreements with Aer Lingus for seven new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to operate on transatlantic and other routes. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus. "The lease of the A321neo LR aircraft from ALC is the culmination of a long relationship with Aer Lingus. We have seen their long range fleet evolve from Boeing 747s to Airbus A330s to now Airbus A321s. We take great pride in extending our relationship with Aer Lingus. The A321neo LR aircraft leased from ALC will allow Aer Lingus to eventually replace four Boeing 757s, and add more non-stop routes and frequencies to U.S. and Canadian cities,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The A321neo LR will be the perfect aircraft for Aer Lingus to provide its excellent service and allow it to expand into new markets while remaining a very profitable and successful airline,” said Grant Levy, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with three deliveries in 2019 and four deliveries in 2020. Source: Air Lease Corporation Read more

Citilink becomes first airline in Indonesia to operate A320neo

Feb 27, 2017 Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier. Citilink has selected CFM Leap-1A engines to power its ... Read more

India's Zoom Air Joins Bombardier's Family of CRJ Jets

Feb 24, 2017 Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today congratulated Zoom Air, India's newest airline, on the recent launch of CRJ200 regional jet service with aircraft acquired from a third party. The airline has joined Bombardier's family of more than 100 CRJ Series aircraft owners and operators.  The airline, ... Read more

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