TAM will initially offer three São Paulo-New York round-trips each week with A350-900s, later increasing its A350-900 utilization on the service to a daily round-trip.

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Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight on February 2, taking off from Toulouse Blagnac Airport and flying over Southwest France before landing again at Toulouse.

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Saudia is no stranger to multiple deliveries, according to Boeing: in December 1999, the manufacturer delivered three 777s to the carrier.

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ATR values the potential entire deal for 40 ATR 72-600s at €1 billion ($1.09 billion) and expects Iran Air to use the aircraft primarily on domestic routes within Iran.

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Successful completion of the first 737 MAX 8 flight begins a comprehensive flight-test program which Boeing expects to lead to certification and first 737 MAX 8 delivery to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.

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The Japanese company will take delivery of the A380s from 2019. ANA Group has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power its new A380 fleet.

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The latest addition to the Swiss International Air Lines fleet touched down at Zurich Airport on January 29, following a non-stop delivery flight of 4,545 nautical miles from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.

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The aircraft features a special livery commemorating the significance of the delivery. Part of the significance for Xiamen Airlines is that in China the number ‘8’ is considerably particularly lucky, because in Pinyin it sounds similar to the word which means ‘wealth’ or ‘prosper’.

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Iran Air’s Airbus order was was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, the carrier’s chairman and CEO. It includes 73 Airbus widebody jets and 45 single-aisle aircraft.

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JetBlue Airways has decided to install 162 seats rather than the originally planned 165 seats in retrofitting each of its Airbus A320 jets with new cabin interiors. Each JetBlue A320 currently has 150 seats, so JetBlue’s A320 cabin refurbishment will see it add 12 more seats in each aircraft.

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Gulf Air’s new order, which forms a major part of its fleet-renewal strategy, includes 17 A321neos and two additional A320neos as well reconfirming the 10 A320neos the carrier ordered in 2012.

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Lufthansa, the namesake flagship airline of the Lufthansa Group, has taken delivery of the first customer A320neo. The occasion also represents the first delivery of Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G-family geared-turbofan engines to any operator.

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Etihad Airways will replace leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-San Francisco route with its own 777-200LRs, and Jet Airways 777-300ERs on its Abu Dhabi-New York JFK route with its own 777-300ERs.

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Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines began using 120-seat Embraer 195s on scheduled services January 4 on routes linking its hub at Vienna Airport with Belgrade, Warsaw, Hamburg, Thessaloniki and Tirana, as well as other European destinations.

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The aircraft are scheduled for delivery to Finnair during the first half of 2017 and the carrier will lease each A321 for a minimum of eight years.

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The deal will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest Bombardier Q400 fleet in Africa.

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Type certification from Transport Canada for the CS100 follows a comprehensive and rigorous testing program, which included more than 3,000 flight-test hours, validation of thousands of test results and authentication of extensive design and performance data.

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TAM Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB widebody and the aircraft landed in TAM’s home nation of Brazil in the early hours of December 18.

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China Southern Airlines has announced a commitment to purchase 80 new Boeing 737s, including 30 7737NGs and 50 737 MAX jets. Meanwhile, UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has finalized a follow-on order for three additional 737-800s.

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