Hawaiian Airlines Buys Another A330-200 and Leases Two More A321neos

The newly purchased and leased aircraft will enable Hawaiian Airlines to retire its fleet of Boeing 767s by the end of 2018, earlier than it had originally planned to do so, according to the airline.

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Gulf Air’s new order, which forms a major part of its fleet-renewal strategy, includes 17 A321neos and two additional A320neos as well reconfirming the 10 A320neos the carrier ordered in 2012.

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Turkish Airlines has firmed a commitment to order 20 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft, to add to 72 it already had on order.

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The A350-900 replacement deal forms part of a larger fleet-renewal order placed with Airbus by TAP Portugal. The order also includes 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos.

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The order was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2015 on November 10 by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Vietjet’s president and CEO; and John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, customers.

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Every jet Airbus builds on its new A320-family final assembly line at Mobile in Alabama will be delivered to a U.S. customer, according to Fabrice Brégier, Airbus president and CEO.

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According to Airbus, when Wizz Air firms its memorandum of understanding into a purchase contract, the deal will represent the single largest order for the A321neo.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Announcing its 25-aircraft Airbus A330neo launch commitment on July 14 on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Air Lease Corporation simultaneously placed a firm order for 60 Airbus A321neo single-aisle aircraft.

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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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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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