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At the Paris Air Show on June 16, Korean Air signed commitments for up to 50 Airbus A321neos, up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets and two more Boeing 777-300ERs. The deals will make Korean Air a new A320-family customer and a new Boeing 737 MAX customer. Read more
he commitment makes Arkia the first Airbus widebody customer in Israel and the first customer for the Airbus A330nee family in the Middle East. Read more
Switzerland-based regional carrier Etihad Regional was launched in Zurich on January 16. Established in partnership with UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, the new carrier will be operated by Switzerland’s Darwin Airline. Read more
Nordic Aviation Capital A/S has signed a firm order for four Bombardier Q400 NextGen regional airliners. The four aircraft will be operated by airBaltic of Riga in Latvia and will join eight Q400 NextGen regional airliners the airline has ordered directly from Bombardier. Read more
Bombardier Aerospace has introduced an extra-capacity seating option that will allow its new CS300 commercial jet to seat up to 160 passengers. Bombardier has confirmed that Latvia-based airBaltic is a customer for the higher-capacity CS300 version. Read more
Air Lease Corporation also has taken options on five additional A350-1000s. With this new order, ALC becomes the 35th A350 XWB customer and the A350 XWB backlog goes above 600, to 617. ALC's orders for the Airbus A320neo family have reached 50 aircraft, of which up to 34 will be A321neos. Read more
According to oneworld, Malaysia Airlines, which serves more than 60 destinations in almost 30 countries, will substantially expand the alliance's network in Southeast Asia, which is seeing rapid economic expansion. Read more
Airbus recorded a net-order total of 833 aircraft in 2012, comfortably exceeding its sales target of 650 aircraft for the year and adding $96 billion of business overall to its order backlog, going by list-price value. Additionally, Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers. Read more
The firm order increases by five aircraft Avolon’s initial commitment for 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft, announced last July at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 as a memorandum of understanding. Read more
The purchase agreement from the Lebanese airline follows MEA's signing a memorandum of understanding on July 12, 2012. Airbus announced the deal at the Farnborough Airshow International 2012. Read more
The order represents a major step in AirBaltic's strategic move to operate an all-Bombardier fleet. The move will also see the Latvian carrier eventually taking additional Bombardier Q400NextGen turboprop airliners to add to eight already in service. Read more
Boeing values the order at $2.0 billion at current list price. The order was first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 in July. Read more
The national airline of Malaysia has received clearance to become a full member of oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Qantas Airways, which is sponsoring Malaysia Airlines' entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team. Read more
GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has finalized a firm order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 10 Boeing 737-800s. The order also provides purchase rights for up to 15 additional 737-800s. Read more
Boeing values the order, first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July, at $2.4 billion at current list prices. Read more
Ireland-based leasing company Avolon has signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 for 15 Airbus A320neo jets. Avolon becomes a new customer for the Airbus A320neo. Read more
Colombia-based Synergy Aerospace, whose parent Synergy Group is the majority owner of AviancaTaca and Tampa Cargo and owns several other airlines, has signed a firm order for six Airbus A330-200 passenger jets and three A330-200 Freighter aircraft. Read more
Russian carrier UTair has signed a firm order with Airbus for 20 A321s, during the Farnborough International Airshow 2012. This is the largest order for the type received from a carrier in the region and the first time that UTair, one of Russia's largest carriers, has ordered Airbus aircraft. Read more
The transaction involves the conversion to firm orders of six of the 15 options taken by Jazz Air when it placed its original order for 15 Q400 NextGens, announced on April 30, 2010. Jazz will operate the aircraft under the Air Canada Express banner. Read more