Deliveries of the aircraft will take place over a three year period beginning in 2012. BOC Aviation will make an engine selection for the aircraft in the near future.

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Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has taken delivery of the first of 44 A320s the carrier has on order, becoming the newest operator of directly purchased Airbus aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines says its multi-million-dollar collaboration with inflight connectivity provider OnAir includes a full suite of onboard communication offerings, providing the airline’s customers with access to Wi-Fi Internet and mobile telephony services.

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The latest contract increases the airline’s firm orders for the type to four, all of which will be operated by the carrier’s airfreight subsidiary MASkargo.

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Fast-growing Virgin America has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Airbus at the Farnborough International Air Show for 40 A320s, potentially taking its all-A320-family fleet to 90 aircraft.

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Kuwait-based lessor Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) has converted its 2007 firm order for 12 Airbus A350-800s into an order for the same number of the higher-capacity A350-900 model.

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Thai Airways International has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of seven more A330-300 widebodies. The aircraft will be delivered from the end of 2011.

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S.A.T., the holding company of Berlin based airline Germania, has firmed up a previously signed memorandum of understanding for five Airbus A319s into a firm order.

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Under the terms of the agreement, signed at the Farnborough International Airshow on July 20, the airline is converting 15 existing A330 orders to A350 XWBs and placing an additional order for 10 A330-200s.

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LAN Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough International Airshow to order 50 new Airbus A320-family aircraft. The commitment includes 10 A321s, a new aircraft type for LAN.

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Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has signed a firm contract with Airbus to purchase 11 A330-300 widebodies, in a deal that was widely expected beforehand. Aeroflot has chosen the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine to power its new A330s.

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On the first morning of the Farnborough International Airshow 2010, on July 19, Airbus announced orders for a total of 111 A320-family aircraft from two leasing companies.

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Airbus has unveiled images of a Concept Plane at the Farnborough International Airshow to illustrate what air transport could look like in 2050, or even as early as 2030 if advancements in existing technologies continue apace.

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Airbus delivered Singapore Airlines’ 11th A380 and Lufthansa’s second A380 on Friday July 16, taking the in-service fleet of the super-jumbos to 33 aircraft.

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Following signings of big orders from Emirates and TAM at the ILA Berlin 2010 airshow, Airbus has announced commitments at the show from Finnair and Germania for a total of 10 A320-family aircraft. The new deals bring the total commitments Airbus has announced at ILA Berlin to 67 aircraft valued at $15.3 billion.

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Latin American airline group LAN Airlines S.A. and its subsidiaries has signed a contract to order 30 Airbus A320-family aircraft, to be delivered between 2011 and 2016.

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In what otherwise has been a fairly quiet major trade air show for commercial-jet orders, a firm order for two super-jumbo A380s leads a list of four Airbus deals announced at the Dubai Airshow 2009 on November 16 and November 17.

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