Its LOI makes Transaero Airlines the fifth launch customer for the Airbus A330neo family and the first European airline to commit to the re-engined A330.

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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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The manufacturer announced the launch of the A330neo program on July 14 at the Farnborough Airshow International 2014.

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With the signing of a series of agreements on March 26 in Paris, Airbus and China have laid the foundation for extending their cooperation farther into the future. China Aviation Supplies Holding Company and Airbus have also signed a general terms agreement covering orders for 70 Airbus jets.

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Skymark Airlines has taken delivery of the first two new Airbus A330-300s out of a total of 10 on lease, becoming the first Japanese carrier to operate the Airbus A330 widebody.

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The contract is the largest Airbus A330 firm order received by the manufacturer in a single agreement and increases AirAsia X’s total firm orders for the type to 51 aircraft. They will be supplemented by another six A330-300s leased from International Lease Finance Corporation, in a deal agreed in August 2012.

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Algeria’s flag carrier Air Algérie has signed a memorandum of understanding for three more new Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft, to help fuel the carrier’s continued growth plans.

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In deals announced on the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to order 50 Boeing 777-9X passenger aircraft and has signed a firm order for five more Airbus A330-200F freighters, optioning eight more A330-200Fs at the same time.

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Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order with Airbus for 30 A321ceo (current engine option) and 10 A330-300 widebodies, Delta’s first order with Airbus in two decades.

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Airbus has handed over the 1,000th A330, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, to Cathay Pacific Airways at a ceremony in Toulouse on July 19.

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Scandinavian Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to order eight Airbus A350-900s and four A330-300 Enhanced jets, as part of its strategy to modernize its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft.

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Airbus and SriLankan Airlines announced the memorandum of understanding on June 19, during the Paris Air Show 2013.

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The aircraft is the first of four new Airbus A330-300 widebodies being leased by Cebu Pacific from New York-based lessor CIT Group and will be used to launch the carrier’s new long-haul, low-fare operations.

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Although the carrier will officially adopt the ‘Fiji Airways’ brand in June, the aircraft will begin commercial services on April 2. The Airbus A330-200 was officially accepted by Nick Caine, Air Pacific’s chief financial officer, at Airbus’ delivery center in Toulouse on March 15.

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The additional order takes Turkish Airlines’ total firm purchases for Airbus A330-family widebodies to 35 aircraft.

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Airbus recorded a net-order total of 833 aircraft in 2012, comfortably exceeding its sales target of 650 aircraft for the year and adding $96 billion of business overall to its order backlog, going by list-price value. Additionally, Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers.

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The new aircraft will start flying the Mumbai-Brussels route on December 22, according to Jet Airways. A second new Airbus A330-300 will be delivered later this month, with two more arriving in 2013.

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Airbus has moved to improve the A330-300 and A330-200 by offering a 242-metric-tonne maximum take-off weight capability for both models and, for the larger A330-300, an increased fuel-capacity option.

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TUI Travel PLC subsidiary Corsair has taken delivery of the first of two A330-300s ordered from Airbus.

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