JetBlue Airways has finalized a firm order for 40 Airbus A320neo (new engine option) aircraft previously announced at the Paris Air Show in June. It has also finalized conversion of pre-existing orders for 30 Airbus A320s to the larger Airbus A321 model, with Sharklet wing-tip devices.

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The order follows a memorandum of understanding signed in February. Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date, according to Airbus.

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The deal should push the total orderbook for the Airbus A320 family over the 8,000-aircraft mark, as Airbus already held firm orders for well over 7,900 A320-family jets.

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Qantas Group’s commitment to order a minimum of 106 A320-family aircraft includes 78 A320neo jets. In parallel with its new A320-family order, Qantas has decided to defer deliveries of the last six of its 20 A380s by up to six years.

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CIT Aerospace has signed a formal purchase agreement with Airbus for the 50 A320neo-family aircraft for which it signed a memorandum of understanding at the 49th Le Bourget airshow on June 21, 2011.

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The order makes Garuda Indonesia a new A320-family customer and covers 15 standard A320s and 10 A320neos for operation by the carrier’s low-cost unit Citilink. The airline will announce its engine selection for the aircraft in the near future, according to Airbus.

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The firm order follows the selection by the Lufthansa Supervisory Board of the A320neo family in March. All 30 A320neo-family jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G engines.

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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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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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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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