U.S. carrier Spirit Airlines has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and has opted to convert existing orders for 10 A320s to the larger A321.

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A new agreement between United Airlines and Airbus specifies conversion of the U.S. carrier’s previous order for 25 A350-900s to the Airbus A350-1000 model plus an additional order for 10 more A350-1000 aircraft.

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Based on the list prices of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen, the manufacturer values the contract at approximately US$297 million.

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This is the third order from Singapore Airlines for the Airbus A350 XWB. The deal sees the carrier’s total firm order for the new widebody family increase to 70 aircraft, with SIA also holding options on 20 more.

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Airbus and SriLankan Airlines announced the memorandum of understanding on June 19, during the Paris Air Show 2013.

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The deal appears actually to represent HGI Aircraft Division taking over an identical transaction originally announced by Passaredo itself on May 22, 2012, when it took delivery of the first of four new ATR 72-600 regional airliners leased from Air Lease Corporation.

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Boeing values the aircraft at $301.5 million at list prices and says it looks forward to working with Travel Service to finalizing the details of the deal, at which time the transaction will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.

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Boeing values the order, previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website as being for an unidentified customer, at $473 million at current list prices.

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The June 19 finalizing of the Ryanair deal brings the total number of Boeing 737 aircraft ordered since production began in the mid-1960s to more than 11,000. Boeing currently has unfilled orders for more than 3,400 737s, all of them either 737NGs or 737 MAX aircraft.

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CIT Group Inc. has announced at the 50th Paris Air Show that its aircraft-leasing subsidiary CIT Aerospace has placed an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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Boeing has announced that first delivery of a 737 MAX, a 737 MAX 8 for launch customer Southwest Airlines, will be made three months earlier than originally scheduled – in the third quarter of 2017 instead of in the fourth quarter.

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Air France-KLM has finalized a firm order for 25 Airbus A350-900s and has taken options on 25 more, 10 fewer A350-900s in all than the group said it would buy when it first announced its planned order in September 2011.

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Boeing values the deal at approximately $3.6 billion at current list prices. Korean Air is the only airline in the world to order both the passenger and freighter variations of the Boeing 747-8.

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In a deal announced at the Paris Air Show, Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy three Airbus A320neo jets. Syphax Airlines has also ordered three Airbus A320 current engine option aircraft.

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Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen, Bombardier Aerospace values Horizon Air’s firm order ‒ which was announced on June 18 at the Paris Air Show 2013 ‒ at approximately US$98 million.

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At the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport, Embraer has announced four deals for its current E-Jets family.

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The deal, announced at the Paris Air Show 2013 on June 18, includes firm orders for 30 ATR 72-600 turboprops and five ATR 42-600s and options on another 55 aircraft.

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Subject to shareholder approval, easyJet has identified a future need for 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft. These will be preceded by 35 Airbus A320ceo aircraft equipped with Sharklets. Of the 135 aircraft, 85 will be for replacement, according to Airbus.

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Customer launch commitments for the Boeing 787-10 include Air Lease Corporation, with 30 aircraft; GE Capital Aviation Services, with 10; International Airlines Group/British Airways, with 12 subject to shareholder approval; Singapore Airlines, with 30; and United Airlines, with 20.

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