At the delivery ceremony for the first of four ATR 72-600s leased from Air Lease Corporation, Passaredo revealed it had ordered 10 more ATR 72-600s directly from ATR and had taken options on 10 more. In addition to its ATR 72-600s, Passaredo will also take two leased ATR 72-500s this year.

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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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Garuda Indonesia was confirmed at the Singapore Airshow on February 15 as the unidentified customer which ordered six Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and placed 18 options in a deal announced on February 10. Garuda also said it would acquire up to 12 more CRJ1000s from a third party.

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Minsk, Belarus-based Belavia will become a new Embraer E-Jet operator in agreeing to lease two Embraer 175s from Air Lease Corporation as part of a fleet-renewal initiative to replace smaller-capacity equipment and older, larger capacity aircraft.

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The firm contract is an increase of the previous agreement signed at the 2011 Dubai Airshow for 50 Airbus A320neo-family jets.

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Boeing has successfully achieved a production rate of 35 aircraft a month for the Next-Generation 737 family, with the delivery of the first 737 produced at the new rate to leasing company AWAS Aviation Services, Inc. on January 10.

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Singapore-based leasing company Avation PLC has ordered five more ATR 72-600 regional turboprops for Australia’s Skywest Airlines, which will operate the aircraft on a range of Australian domestic routes on behalf of Virgin Australia.

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Deliveries of BOC Aviation’s Embraer 190 jets are scheduled from the fourth quarter of 2012 through 2014. With the order, BOC Aviation has become Embraer’s newest leasing-company customer.

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Transportation finance company CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Embraer 190 and/or Embraer 195 jets and has signed commitments for up to 20 more. Deliveries of New York-based CIT Group’s Embraer E-Jets are scheduled through 2015.

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Los Angeles-based lessor Air Lease Corporation has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliner, which is to be leased by Brazilian carrier TRIP Linhas Aéreas.

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GE Capital Aviation Services has ordered six Embraer 190s and optioned six more, with the right to convert any of its orders to the Embraer 195.

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European regional-turboprop manufacturer ATR has added two more new-order deals for its aircraft and converted a third existing commitment into a firm order, cementing a new annual ATR sales record in the process.

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The deal was announced by regional turboprop manufacturer ATR and NAC at the Paris Airshow on June 22. Including the options, ATR values NAC’s order at ome $450 million.

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ALAFCO signed its A320neo memorandum of understanding and its firm A350-900 order at the 49th Le Bourget Air Show on June 22. The lessor’s A350 order is the first to be announced by Airbus at the 2011 Paris Airshow.

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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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Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has marked its ninth anniversary by officially presenting the first of six new Embraer 190s at a ceremony in Almaty.

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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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South African Airways has become a new operator of the Airbus A330, having received the first of six new A330-200s from lessor Aircastle Limited.

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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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