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.

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The order includes examples of the high-selling A321neo, according to GECAS, which has selected CFM International’s LEAP-1A engine for all 60 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft in its latest order.

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On May 19, a flight-test Airbus A320neo performed a four-hour, 25-minute flight powered by two LEAP-1A engines.

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Pratt & Whitney has confirmed that the first PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan engine to enter service will be a PW1100G on an Airbus A320neo rather than a PW1500G on a Bombardier CS100.

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ALC was first customer to sign commitments for both the A300neo family and the A321LR, signing up for 25 A330-900neos at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 and signing a memorandum of understanding for 30 A321LRs in January 2015.

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The A321neos will join an existing fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft operated by Asiana Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Air Busan. The A321 is set to become the primary single-aisle type at both units, the manufacturer says.

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According to the manufacturer, Avianca Holdings S.A. will base its short- and medium-haul fleet renewal strategy on the Airbus A320neo family.

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Airbus has officially launched a new version of the A321neo with 97 tonnes maximum take-off weight, having secured the first commitment for the new version from Air Lease Corporation.

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The order comprises 74 Airbus A320neo jets, 16 A320s and 10 A321s. Including its new order, CALC’s total backlog with Airbus stands at 140 A320-family aircraft.

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All 63 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft to be operated by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, according to engine joint venture CFM International, which officially confirmed the news on November 28 before Airbus itself did.

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The delivery deferrals of 16 current-generation A320-family jets from 2016-2018 until 2022 and two until 2023 mean they will be delivered to JetBlue Airways well after 2020, when A320-family production is due to have shifted completely to deliveries of A320neo-family jets.

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Currently India’s largest domestic airline in terms of market share, IndiGo had already previously placed firm orders for 280 Airbus A320-family aircraft, 100 of them A320ceo jets and 180 A320neos.

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The first Airbus A320neo to fly landed safely back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France at 2:22 p.m. local time on September 25 after successfully completing a first flight lasting approximately two-and-a-half hours.

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Swiss International Air Lines will replace its existing A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft and has secured commitments on 10 more. Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has also approved an order for 10 Airbus A320ceo jets for group subsidiary Eurowings.

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Announcing the Hong Kong Aviation Capital order on July 17, Airbus said the leasing company’s order included 40 A320neo jets and 30 A321neo aircraft.

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Airbus announced on July 15, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, that BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, ordered an additional 43 A320-family aircraft, while CIT Group Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding for five A321s.

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Leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital has signed a firm order for 110 Airbus A320neo-family and five A320ceo-family aircraft. The contract was announced on July 15 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 and brings firm A320neo-family orders to more than 3,000 aircraft.

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Airbus and AerCap, which became the world largest aircraft lessor with its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation, announced the order on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

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Announcing the order on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Airbus said the 20 A320neo-family aircraft are currently intended to replace 21 aircraft in British Airways’ short-haul fleet.

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