When firmed, the order will make Volaris Airlines the first customer for the A320neo in Mexico, according to Airbus, which announced the Volaris MOU just after the close of the Dubai Airshow 2011.

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Qatar Airways signed a firm order on November 15 at the Dubai Airshow 2011 for 50 A320neo-family jets and five Airbus A380 super-jumbos. Reports from the show indicate that the airline has also optioned another 30 Airbus A320neo-family jets and three additional A380s.

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Spirit Airlines and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding as a preliminary to an order for 45 Airbus A320neos and 30 A320s.

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The latest order from ACG for 30 A320neo-family jets, signed at the Dubai Airshow 2011, brings the lessor’s total A320-family order book to 98 aircraft.

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Atlasjet Havacilik A.S. of Istanbul, Turkey has signed a letter of intent to order 10 Bombardier CS300 jetliners and take options on a further five CS300s. Bombardier announced the deal at the Dubai Airshow 2011.

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Qatar Airways has announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters at the 2011 Dubai Air Show. The two aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 Freighter fleet to eight when delivered.

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Cairo-based PAS’ Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen will be the first Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft to operate in Egypt.

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Russia’s NordStar Airlines has added firm orders for another three aircraft to its earlier order for two ATR 42-600s, increasing its firm order to five aircraft while keeping previously taken options on an additional two ATR 42-600s.

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The firm contract signed on November 14 at Dubai Airshow 2011 increases by 20 to 50 aircraft an initial memorandum of understanding which ALAFCO signed at the Paris Airshow in June for 30 A320neos, all of which are now confirmed.

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The airline completed an arrangement with Boeing and Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO to transfer existing orders for the six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners from ALAFCO to Oman Air.

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A full-scale flight deck demonstrator for the all-new Bombardier CSeries aircraft has made its world debut at the Dubai Air Show. Visitors to the CSeries aircraft dome, situated at P1, will experience first-hand the most advanced flight deck demonstrator in the industry.

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Emirates’ latest 777 order also makes 2011 the best-selling year for the 777 program, surpassing the previous record of orders for 154 aircraft set in 2005. With the Emirates order, the 2011 net orderbook for the 777 currently stands at 182 aircraft.

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ZA003, which touched down at Dubai International Airport on November 12, 2011 for the Dubai Air Show, was originally used for flight testing but has been refurbished to showcase the standard capabilities and features of the 787.

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its Middle East debut at the Dubai Airshow, which is being held from November 13 to November 17 at Dubai’s Airport Expo.

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