With this latest purchase agreement, fast-growing Cebu Pacific (which operates as Cebu Pacific Air) has increased its total firm orders for the A320 family to 71 aircraft, of which 16 have already been delivered.

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Air Astana is decorating 10 Boeing and Airbus aircraft with special commemorative insignia and slogans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan.

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The deals represent the largest commercial-aircraft order in history and the firm orders include 130 Airbus A320-family aircraft, 130 A320neo-family jets, 100 Boeing 737NGs and 100 of a new re-engined version of the 737. American is the first airline to commit to Boeing’s expected new 737-family offering.

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Tibet Airlines, a newly established Chinese airline based in Lhasa, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A319. The aircraft is the first of three A319s from an order which Tibet Airlines placed in May 2010.

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China Aviation Supplies Holding Company and Chinese leasing company ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. have signed agreements with Airbus for a total of 88 A320-family jets. The General Trade Agreement includes a firm order for 42 aircraft.

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The agreement between GoAir, which bills itself as ‘The Fly Smart Airline’, and Airbus was signed on June 23 at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow in Paris.

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The contract, announced at the Paris Airshow on June 23, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 family and makes AirAsia the biggest airline customer for the Airbus single-aisle product line worldwide.

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The firming of the order for 150 A320neos and 30 A320s, announced at the Paris Airshow on June 22, follows the memorandum of understanding the carrier signed in January.

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Latin America’s LAN Airlines has placed a firm order at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow for 20 Airbus A320neos as part of its expansion strategy and fleet-renewal program.

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Once AviancaTaca firms its memorandum of understanding, the order will be the largest order for the Airbus A320neo in the region and also the biggest from a single airline in the history of Airbus in Latin America, according to the manufacturer.

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The commitment from Republic for 40 A319neos and 40 A320neos, announced on June 22 at the Paris Airshow, makes the U.S. company a launch customer for the A319neo.

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Garuda Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to order 25 A320-family aircraft, including 15 standard A320s and 10 A320neo aircraft. All will be operated by the carrier’s domestic low-cost unit Citilink.

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Cebu Pacific Air of the Philippines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A321neos and has exercised existing options for seven more standard A320s, increasing to 41 its total firm orders for the Airbus single-aisle family.

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EasyJet has reached a fleet of 200 Airbus aircraft more quickly and at a younger age than any other airline in history, and is Europe’s largest operator of Airbus single-aisle aircraft.

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The Airbus A320 is the first aircraft from an order for 10 A320-family jets which Yemenia placed in January 2010, and is equipped with IAE V2500-A5 engines.

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SAS has confirmed it will replace its remaining Boeing 737 Classics and McDonnell Douglas MD-80s with similar numbers of additional 737NGs and Airbus A320-family aircraft. These fleet decisions will preclude any SAS order for Bombardier CSeries jets in the short to medium term, an SAS spokeswoman confirms.

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The prospective order will make TAM the launch customer for the Airbus A320neo in Latin America and the third customer overall for the upgraded version of the A320. The airline will announce its engine selection at a later date.

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Thomas Cook Group has signed a firm order for 12 Airbus A321-200s as a first step in its single-aisle fleet harmonization and renewal plan, which is based on the A320 family.

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Virgin America has placed a firm order for 60 new Airbus A320s to be delivered starting in 2013, including 30 A320neo aircraft. Airbus says the Virgin America deal takes the total number of firm commercial-aircraft orders that the manufacturer has received throughout its history to the 10,000-aircraft mark.

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