Airbus and AerCap, which became the world largest aircraft lessor with its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation, announced the order on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

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

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Following the mounting of its Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines and painting of the aircraft, the manufacturer rolled out the first Airbus A320neo on July 1.

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Airbus A350-900 MSN005 took off on June 20 from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, completing the five-aircraft complement of the Airbus A350-900 development fleet.

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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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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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The memorandum of understanding covers firm orders for 37 aircraft, plus options on 13 more. Tigerair’s Airbus A320neo jets will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines and will be operated by the airline throughout its Asia-Pacific route network.

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The final-assembly process for the Airbus A320neo has begun with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections at the A320 Final Assembly LIne in Toulouse.

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Both aircraft ‒ each of them an Airbus A350-900 jet ‒ made their first flights on February 26 from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France. The successful first flights of the two aircraft means the total number of A350 XWBs now flying has doubled, from two to four.

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According to Airbus, Kuwait Airways’ order forms part of the airline’s fleet renewal strategy. Kuwait Airways already operates three A320s, three A310s, five A300s and four A340-family aircraft.

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Argentina’s flagship carrier will deploy its new Airbus A330-200 widebody jets on its medium- and long-haul routes from its hub at Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport to destinations throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States.

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Amedeo (previously Doric Lease Corp) and Airbus have firmed the leasing company’s order for 20 A380s, which was originally announced as a memorandum of understanding at the 50th Le Bourget Airshow on June 17, 2013.

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The purchase agreement signed by VietJetAir covers firm orders for 42 Airbus A320neo jets, 14 A320ceo aircraft and seven A321ceos, plus purchase rights for 30 more A320-family aircraft. In addition the airline will lease eight more A320-family jets from third-party lessors.

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The Airbus A350 XWB ‘MSN3’ development aircraft, accompanied by a team of 48 Airbus specialists, has completed cold-weather trials at Iqaluit Airport in northern Canada.

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Airbus has designated the aircraft MSN2 and it is painted in a distinctive “Carbon” livery to reflect its primary construction from advanced carbon-fiber composite materials.

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Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, finalized the contract documents for the 50-aircraft Airbus A380 order during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. Clark’s visit to Toulouse came as Emirates accepted two new A380s (the 43rd and 44th delivered to the airline) on the same day, from Airbus’ A380 completion center at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg.

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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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