Ethiopian Airlines confirms it has placed an order valued at $767 million at list prices for 10 Boeing 737-800s. The order previously was listed on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website as being from an unidentified customer.

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Panama’s Copa Airlines has taken delivery of two new Boeing 737-800s as part of its ongoing fleet expansion, allowing the airline to continue to expand its “Hub of the Americas” at Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport with more frequencies and destinations.

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Allegiant Travel Company reveals it signed an agreement on December 30 to purchase 18 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s from Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) for its subsidiary airline Allegiant Air ― whose fleet consists entirely of MD-80s ― and says it will pay for the aircraft with cash.

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Boeing has delivered four Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) to Indonesian carrier Lion Air in December and has announced another order for the popular 737-800, this time from Réunion-based Air Austral.

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Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300, which is configured with the airline’s new first, business and economy cabins and probably has the lowest overall seating density of any A330-300 in commercial service.

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Latin American airline group LAN Airlines S.A. and its subsidiaries has signed a contract to order 30 Airbus A320-family aircraft, to be delivered between 2011 and 2016.

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AirTran Airways has teamed up with the NBA professional basketball team the Orlando Magic to launch a custom-painted Boeing 717 in the Magic’s colors. The 717, dubbed ‘Magic 1’, will operate across the company’s network of more than 60 destinations.

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Copa Airlines, Panama’s flagship carrier, has ordered two more Next-Generation 737-800s, bringing to 15 the number of 737-800s the airline has ordered this year.

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Philippine Airlines has received a new Boeing 777-300ER, delivered to U.S.-based lessor GE Capital Aviation Services and leased to the airline.

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Boeing has moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Washington, with the aircraft sporting a special “light” livery.

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In what otherwise has been a fairly quiet major trade air show for commercial-jet orders, a firm order for two super-jumbo A380s leads a list of four Airbus deals announced at the Dubai Airshow 2009 on November 16 and November 17.

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Boeing has announced orders from two Algerian airlines, Tassili Airlines and Air Algérie, for Next-Generation Boeing 737s. The manufacturer revealed the orders at the Dubai Airshow 2009 on November 17.

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ExpressJet Airlines will operate 22 Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets under the United Express brand from May 2010.

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Airbus has launched new “Sharklet” large wingtip devices, specially designed to enhance the eco-efficiency and payload-range performance of the A320 family.

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Ethiopian Airlines has firmed up a previously signed memorandum of understanding for 12 Airbus A350 XWBs into a firm order, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505 from 32 customers less than three years after Airbus launched the program.

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Charter carrier North American Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, has entered into a letter of intent with MLW Air to lease and operate an all-Business Class Boeing 767-200ER equipped with 100 luxurious seats The 767-200ER will enter North American Airlines service in early 2010. “This aircraft has... Read more

Mexicana has painted two of its aircraft in the new standard oneworld livery to highlight the Mexican carrier’s addition to the oneworld alliance on November 10.

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Boeing has delivered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners the leasing company’s first 777, a 777-300ER which Guggenheim customer Korean Air Lines will operate under lease.

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AirTran Airways has unveiled a custom-painted, one-of-a-kind Boeing 717 honoring the airline’s partnership with National Football League team the Indianapolis Colts.

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