Archive for June 2013

Ryanair Finalizes Order for 175 Boeing Next-Generation 737s

Ryanair Finalizes 737 Order

Boeing and Ryanair finalized a firm order for 175 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes valued at $15.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment in March, is Boeing’s largest ever aircraft order from a European airline. At a signing ceremony today at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of…

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United Airlines Announces Order for Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft

United Airlines Airbus A350-1000

United Airlines today announced an order with Airbus for new A350-1000 aircraft. The agreement converts United’s existing order for 25 A350-900s into A350-1000s and adds 10 firm orders for A350-1000s, giving the airline a total order of 35 aircraft. The increased seating capacity of the A350-1000 will enable United to replace older, less efficient aircraft…

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Spirit Airlines Orders 20 Airbus A321 Jets, Converts 10 A320s

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321

Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and additionally has opted to convert 10 of its existing A320 orders to the larger A321. All of these aircraft are current engine option (ceo) models. Spirit’s A321ceos will accommodate increasing passenger numbers in the airline’s network in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin…

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Air France-KLM Finalizes Order for up to 50 Airbus A350 Jets

Air France KLM Airbus A350 Order

The Air France-KLM Group has finalized a firm contract for 25 A350-900 aircraft and for a further 25 options. These aircraft will become an essential element in the Group’s future fleet strategy. “This order of new-generation, high performance aircraft reflects the importance of our investments for the benefit of our customers, whose comfort is at…

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Launch customer Air New Zealand gets its first A320 with Sharklets

Air New Zealand A320 with Sharklets

Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, or Sharklets, at a ceremony during the 50th Le Bourget Paris airshow. The aircraft was officially handed over to the airline’s Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer David Morgan. Airbus launched the Sharklet during the November 2009 Dubai…

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Korean Air Orders Five Boeing 747-8 and Six 777-300ER Jets

Korean Air Boeing 747-8 and 777-300ER

Boeing and Korean Air today announced that the airline has agreed to purchase five 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes and six 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, valued at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices. Boeing will work with Korean Air to finalize the order, at which time the order will be posted to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries…

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