The airline’s latest A321-200 order makes it apparent that, along with the Boeing 737-900ER, Delta will use the type to replace the Boeing 757s and MD-88s it now uses on its domestic network.

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Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast, has signed a firm order for two Airbus A320neos and two A320s.

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Successful completion of the first 737 MAX 8 flight begins a comprehensive flight-test program which Boeing expects to lead to certification and first 737 MAX 8 delivery to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.

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UK-based low cost carrier easyJet has signed a firm order for 36 more Airbus A320-family aircraft, taking its cumulative order for A320-family aircraft to 451.

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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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On May 19, a flight-test Airbus A320neo performed a four-hour, 25-minute flight powered by two LEAP-1A engines.

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All 63 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft to be operated by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, according to engine joint venture CFM International, which officially confirmed the news on November 28 before Airbus itself did.

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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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GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has been revealed as a previously unannounced customer for 20 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 20 more Boeing 737-800s.

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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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The Canadian airline will substitute existing orders for 15 Boeing 737NG jets, which are currently scheduled to deliver between December 2014 and 2018, with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, for a net increase of 50 committed deliveries to its fleet plan.

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Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has ordered three Airbus A320neos and three Airbus A319s and A320s, according to engine manufacturer CFM International.

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Lion Air has finalized a firm order for 201 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and 29 Boeing 737-900ERs, making the Indonesian carrier the launch customer for the 737 MAX 9. The agreement, first announced last November in Indonesia, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft.

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American Airlines has selected the Airbus A319 and A321 as the variants it will receive under its 130-aircraft A320-family fleet order, which the carrier announced in July. American is not confirming yet the exact breakdown of the two types by numbers of aircraft.

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The Boeing Company’s board of directors has approved the launch of a new-engine 737 family of commercial jets, based on order commitments for 496 aircraft from five airlines and what Boeing says is a strong business case.

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The new CFM56-7BE engine configuration, which is now standard on all delivered 737s, is an improved design that includes high- and low-pressure turbine modifications. The first 737 to be delivered with the new engine configuration was a 737-800 for China Southern Airlines.

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The contract, announced at the Paris Airshow on June 23, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 family and makes AirAsia the biggest airline customer for the Airbus single-aisle product line worldwide.

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The SAS Group has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neos an optioned an additional 11, with its first delivery scheduled for the second half of 2016 and delivery of the 30th aircraft during 2019.

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The airline launched CFM International’s advanced LEAP engine with an order to power 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft, to be delivered to Virgin America from 2016. The carrier also announced that CFM’s existing CFM56-5B engine will power 30 current-technology A320s it has on order.

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