ALAFCO signed its A320neo memorandum of understanding and its firm A350-900 order at the 49th Le Bourget Air Show on June 22. The lessor’s A350 order is the first to be announced by Airbus at the 2011 Paris Airshow.

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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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irbus has won more commitments for 56 more A320neo-family jets with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 50 A320neo-family aircraft from aircraft lessor and finance company CIT Group Inc., and a firm order for six A321neos from Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways.

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At the Paris Airshow, JetBlue Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding to order 40 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft and to convert existing orders for 30 A320s to A321s, which will feature ‘Sharklet’ drag-reducing wingtip devices.

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GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial-aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced a firm order for 60 A320neo-family aircraft at the 49th Paris Airshow. All are to be powered by the CFM International LEAP-X1A engine.

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Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation has grabbed headlines on the first day of the 2011 Paris Airshow by revealing orders and commitments for up to 110 commercial jets, including up to 50 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, 12 other Airbus airliners, up to 33 Boeing jetliners and 15 Embraer E-Jets.

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The SAS Group has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neos an optioned an additional 11, with its first delivery scheduled for the second half of 2016 and delivery of the 30th aircraft during 2019.

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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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