Kenya Airways has ordered 10 Embraer 190s and optioned 10 E-Jets; Air Astana has ordered two Embraer 190s and optioned two; and GECAS has ordered two additional Embraer 190s.

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Regional-turboprop manufacturer ATR, a joint venture between EADS and Alenia Aeronautica, values the deal at approximately $680 million at list prices, assuming GECAS firms up all its options.

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GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial-aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced a firm order for 60 A320neo-family aircraft at the 49th Paris Airshow. All are to be powered by the CFM International LEAP-X1A engine.

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Boeing delivered the 737-800 on June 16 to GECAS and China United Airlines, the GECAS leasing customer which will operate the aircraft.

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SAS has confirmed it will replace its remaining Boeing 737 Classics and McDonnell Douglas MD-80s with similar numbers of additional 737NGs and Airbus A320-family aircraft. These fleet decisions will preclude any SAS order for Bombardier CSeries jets in the short to medium term, an SAS spokeswoman confirms.

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The new order brings the total number of A330s ordered by GECAS to 32 and the total number of A330-300s ordered to more than 480. The orderbook for the A330 family now stands at more than 1,100 aircraft.

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Five of the newly contracted 737-800s are due for delivery in 2011 and five during 2012. Copa Airlines now has firm orders and delivery commitments for 33 aircraft, all of them 737-800s.

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The first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2010 on July 19, 2010 has seen Boeing announce orders for 55 Next-Generation 737-800s from two customers, GECAS and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

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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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EgyptAir has taken delivery of the first of six Boeing 777-300ER commercial jetliners to join the airline’s fleet.

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Philippine Airlines has received a new Boeing 777-300ER, delivered to U.S.-based lessor GE Capital Aviation Services and leased to the airline.

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