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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In deals announced at the 15th Aviation Expo China in Beijing on September 25, Airbus has announced orders and commitments from four customers for a total of 160 A320-family jets.

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HKAC’s MOU for 60 Airbus A320neo-family jets takes the total number of Airbus commercial jets for which the company announced orders and commitments during the first four days of the show to 466 ‒ 24 more than the number announced by Boeing during the four days.

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Included in the Lufthansa order ‒ signed at the Paris Air Show ‒ are 100 35 Airbus A320neo jets, 35 A321neos and 30 A320ceo (current engine option) aircraft fitted with Sharklets.

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Hawaiian Airlines has placed a firm order for 16 Airbus A321neos and secured purchase rights on nine more, finalizing a memorandum of understanding that Hawaiian reached with Airbus in January for its planned acquisition of up to 25 of the type.

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Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for 234 A320-family aircraft, among them 109 A320neos, 65 A321neos and 60 A320 current engine option aircraft.

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Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines’ contract includes firm orders for 25 Airbus A321 current engine option jets, four A320neos and 53 A321neos. Turkish Airlines has also taken options on 35 additional A321neos. This order is the largest ever placed by a Turkish carrier, according to Airbus.

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Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved orders for 100 Airbus A320-family aircraft and two A380s, as well as six Boeing 777-300ERs – the Boeing widebodies being destined for Lufthansa Group subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines.

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Air Lease Corporation also has taken options on five additional A350-1000s. With this new order, ALC becomes the 35th A350 XWB customer and the A350 XWB backlog goes above 600, to 617. ALC’s orders for the Airbus A320neo family have reached 50 aircraft, of which up to 34 will be A321neos.

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The two new options allow more flexibility and increase the number of seats which can be installed, for the same comfort standard, according to Airbus. In addition, the new options raise the Airbus A321neo’s maximum exit limit beyond 220 seats, to as many as 236.

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BOC Aviation’s order includes A320 and A321 versions of both neo (new engine option) and ceo (current engine option) versions.

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The purchase agreement from the Lebanese airline follows MEA’s signing a memorandum of understanding on July 12, 2012. Airbus announced the deal at the Farnborough Airshow International 2012.

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Hawaiian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to order 16 new Airbus A321neos for delivery between 2017 and 2020, with rights to purchase nine more. The A321neos will complement its existing widebody fleet on routes between Hawai’i and the U.S. West Coast.

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The deal is the largest single commercial aircraft order ever placed by an airline in Turkey, according to Airbus. It is also a significant win for Airbus in that until now Pegasus Airlines has been a confirmed Boeing 737 customer.

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According to the manufacturer, EASA European certification for CFM56-powered Airbus A320-family jets with Sharkets will be followed very soon by certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

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The latest contract takes TransAsia Airways’ total orders for Airbus single-aisle aircraft to 29, of which 11 have already been delivered. The carrier’s single aisle backlog now comprises 12 A321neo and six Sharklet-equipped A321ceo jets.

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Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus covering 34 A321s, 10 A321neo jets and 10 A330-300 widebodies. Philippine Airlines is purchasing the aircraft under a major fleet modernization program and deliveries of its new Airbus aircraft are due to start in 2013.

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Middle East Airlines-Air Liban, the flag carrier of Lebanon, has signed a memorandum of understanding for five A320neo and five A321neo jets, and has optioned eight additional A320neo-family aircraft.

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Arkia Israeli Airlines, Israel’s second-biggest carrier, has signed a purchase agreement for four Airbus A321neos at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012. This firm order makes Arkia Israeli Airlines a new Airbus customer and the first carrier in Israel to order the Airbus A320neo family.

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