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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The airline launched CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine with an order to power 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft, to be delivered to Virgin America from 2016. The carrier also announced that CFM’s existing CFM56-5B engine will power 30 current-technology A320s it has on order.

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The order will comprise 25 A320neos and five A321neos. Lufthansa Group becomes the fifth announced customer for the A320neo family.

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ILFC has ordered 33 Boeing 737-800s and signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 A320neo-family aircraft, including 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. However, ILFC is terminating its purchase agreement for 10 A380s.

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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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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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Airbus says that, should IndiGo firm up the MOU, its firm order would represent the largest-ever single firm order for mainline jets in terms of aircraft numbers. Airbus values the deal at $14.2 billion.

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Airlines now have a choice between CFM International’s new LEAP-X engine and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G engine. Known as the A320neo, the re-engined A320 family will also sport large, fuel-saving wingtip devices called Sharklets.

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