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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Based at Milan Malpensa Airport in northern Italy, Neos will become Italy’s first Boeing 787 operator when it takes delivery of two leased 787-8s from ILFC in 2018.

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is planning to launch its first international services by early 2015 and has confirmed its first international destinations will be in the United States. Azul will operate its new long-haul routes with a fleet of 11 Airbus widebodies.

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Guadeloupe-based Air Caraïbes has signed a firm contract with Airbus for three A350-1000s. Air Caraïbes (pronounced Carra-eeb) will also lease three new Airbus A350-900 widebodies from Los Angles-based leasing company ILFC.

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Air Transat will introduce the Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets in summer 2014 and the four aircraft will become the core of Air Transat’s narrowbody fleet. They will be used on sun-destination routes from Canada to Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida.

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ILFC has ordered 25 Embraer 190-E2s and 25 Embraer 195-E2s, the two largest models in the three-model family, in a deal which Embraer values at $2.85 billion at current list prices. It has also optioned an additional 25 Embraer 190-E2s and 25 Embraer 195-E2s.

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The aircraft is the first Boeing 787 delivered to ILFC and its lessee, Norwegian Air Shuttle, which will operate the aircraft. The 787 also is the 700th aircraft that Boeing has delivered to ILFC.

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HKAC’s MOU for 60 Airbus A320neo-family jets takes the total number of Airbus commercial jets for which the company announced orders and commitments during the first four days of the show to 466 ‒ 24 more than the number announced by Boeing during the four days.

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With this latest order, ILFC increases its total firm A320neo-family order tally to 150 jets.

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Heading the list of customers is the United States’ SkyWest Inc., the largest regional-airline company in the world, which signed a firm order for 100 Embraer 175-E2s and took purchase rights on another 100, bringing its total potential order to 200 aircraft. SkyWest becomes the launch customer for the Embraer 175-E2.

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Ethiopian Airlines will begin operating its twice-weekly Addis Ababa-Toronto service with Boeing 787 Dreamliners on November 9.

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The Airbus A330-300 widebodies – which appear to be used aircraft – are scheduled for delivery to AirAsia X in 2013 and 2014.

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Los Angeles-based leasing company International Lease Finance Corporation has delivered a Boeing 737-700 to Eznis Airways. Eznis Airways will use the Boeing 737-700 to expand its international operations and help serve Mongolia’s rapidly growing air traffic demand.

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Grupo Aeromexico has agreed to lease two more new Boeing 787-8s from AIG subsidiary International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), bringing the number of 787-8s leased by AeroMexico from ILFC to five and the airline’s total fleet of the type to seven.

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ILFC has ordered 33 Boeing 737-800s and signed a memorandum of understanding for 100 A320neo-family aircraft, including 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos. However, ILFC is terminating its purchase agreement for 10 A380s.

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Finnair is acquiring two 270-seat Airbus A340-300 widebodies on lease to meet its growing long-haul traffic needs.

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