Alaska Airlines has exercised options for two additional Next-Generation 737-800s, in an order that was posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in June and attributed to an unidentified customer.

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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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Azerbaijan Airlines has signed an agreement to replace two Next-Generation Boeing 737s on order with one 767-300ER and two 767 Freighters. The 767 Freighter is a new model type for the Baku, Azerbaijan-based airline.

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On July 21, 2010, RBS Aviation Capital disclosed previously unannounced orders for 43 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s. The RBS orders were posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in 2008 and 2009 and attributed to an unidentified customer.

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Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, has revealed itself as the customer for 10 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s previously recorded on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website as being for an unidentified customer.

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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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Qatar Airways has announced it has ordered two additional Boeing 777-200LRs, in a deal Boeing values at $501 million at average list prices.

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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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American Airlines, Inc. has exercised options for an additional 35 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. The order is part of American Airlines’ ongoing fleet renewal plan, replacing MD-80s with fuel-efficient Next-Generation 737s.

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Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd. has placed a firm order for seven Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners, for operation by Qantas’ wholly owned regional airline QantasLink. This order will increase to 28 the number of Q400 and Q400 NextGen airliners operated by QantasLink.

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Scheduled for delivery from the fourth quarter of 2012, the newly ordered aircraft will join a fleet of four recently delivered leased A330-200s and six owned A330-300s already in service at the airline.

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Its parent company Republic Airways Holdings already the largest operator of Embraer E-Jets in the world, U.S. regional airline Republic Airlines has signed a letter of intent at the 47th Farnborough International Airshow for 24 more Embraer 190 jets.

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Air Austral has confirmed it is the customer for two Boeing Long Range 777-200LR Worldliners previously listed on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website as being for an unidentified customer.

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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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Turboprop regional-airliner manufacturer Avions de Transport Régional has announced a clutch of orders for its new ATR 72-600 and its existing ATR 72-500 turboprop models, both of which seat up to 70 passengers.

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Airbus have highlighted the carrier’s status as the launch customer for the world’s newest freighter aircraft, the widebody A330-200F, by ceremonially handing over Etihad’s first A330-200F at the Farnborough International Airshow and displaying the aircraft at the show.

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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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Valued by Boeing at approximately $921 million at average list prices, the Avolon order was posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in December 2009 and attributed to an unidentified customer.

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