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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Following the mounting of its Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines and painting of the aircraft, the manufacturer rolled out the first Airbus A320neo on July 1.

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Air New Zealand placed a firm order on June 2 for three Airbus A321neo, 10 A320neo and one additional A320ceo single-aisle jets. On the same day, Delta Air Lines placed a follow-on order for 15 more Airbus A321 current-engine option (ceo) jets to add to 30 it had previously ordered.

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Royal Brunei Airlines has placed a firm order for seven A320neo aircraft along with options on three more, under the latest phase of its fleet modernization program.

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All Nippon Airways’ parent company ANA Holdings is placing firm orders on the airline’s behalf for 70 new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus, Boeing emerging with the bulk of the business in terms of both aircraft numbers and dollar value.

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The memorandum of understanding covers firm orders for 37 aircraft, plus options on 13 more. Tigerair’s Airbus A320neo jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines and will be operated by the airline throughout its Asia-Pacific route network.

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The final-assembly process for the Airbus A320neo has begun with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections at the A320 Final Assembly LIne in Toulouse.

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According to Airbus, Kuwait Airways’ order forms part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy. Kuwait Airways already operates three A320s, three A310s, five A300s and four A340-family aircraft.

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Zhejiang Loong Airlines has become the newest Airbus operator in mainland China, having completed its maiden commercial flight with a leased Airbus A320. The carrier has also signed its first order with Airbus, for 11 A320ceo and nine A320neo jets.

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The order which is expected to result from the MOU is part of Kuwait Airways’ fleet-renewal strategy, according to Airbus.

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The carrier signed the memorandum of understanding with Airbus on November 18, at the Dubai Airshow 2013. Libyan Wings plans to start offering passenger and freight charter services from the beginning of 2014.

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Etihad Airways’ new Airbus order comprises 40 Airbus A350-900s, 10 A350-1000s, one A330-200F, 26 A321neos and 10 A320neos. It also has taken options on 30 additional Airbus aircraft from these families.

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