Beijing-based China Postal Airlines joins Hangzhou-based YTO Airlines as a launch customer for the Boeing 737 BCF program.

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On December 8, the freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, was revealed to employees in a special teal version of the Boeing livery.

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The detailed-design completion milestone is critical to every development program because it means the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement, according to Boeing.

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TAM Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 has made its first flight, from Airbus’ widebody assembly facility at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in southwestern France.

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Turkish Airlines has firmed a commitment to order 20 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft, to add to 72 it already had on order.

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Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The airline placed an order for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s at the Paris Air Show in June 2015.

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Boeing has announced sizable aircraft orders from two Asian customers, one an airline and the other a leasing company.

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Airbus has received joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for the version of the A320neo single-aisle jet powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared-turbofan engines.

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The two new 747-8Fs are the first to be delivered to the Russian scheduled air cargo carrier under a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8Fs signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the CS100 has completed its certification flight testing, subject to Transport Canada’s final review and acceptance.

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UK-based low cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm order for 36 more Airbus A320-family aircraft, taking its cumulative order for A320-family aircraft to 451.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, which the Dutch flag carrier has acquired on lease through leasing company AerCap.

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The A350-900 replacement deal forms part of a larger fleet-renewal order placed with Airbus by TAP Portugal. The order also includes 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos.

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On November 11, Taiwanese carrier EVA Air unveiled a new livery during a delivery ceremony for the carrier’s 22nd Boeing 777-300ER.

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Ryanair is the largest Boeing 737-800 customer in the world, having ordered more than 530 of the high-selling 737NG version.

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The order was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2015 on November 10 by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet’s president and CEO; and John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, customers.

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IAG’s follow-on order comprises two Airbus A330-300s, two A330-200s and 15 A320neos. Airbus and IAG announced the order on November 9, at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Jet Airways and the manufacturer announced the order on November 9 at the 2015 Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Airbus has performed the first test flight of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine, which will power the forthcoming A350-1000 twinjet.

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