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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Once AviancaTaca firms its memorandum of understanding, the order will be the largest order for the Airbus A320neo in the region and also the biggest from a single airline in the history of Airbus in Latin America, according to the manufacturer.

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Boeing and UTair announced the agreement on June 22 at the Paris Airshow.

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The commitment from Republic for 40 A319neos and 40 A320neos, announced on June 22 at the Paris Airshow, makes the U.S. company a launch customer for the A319neo.

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At the Paris Airshow on June 21, Boeing announced that GE Capital Aviation Services had agreed to purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs.

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Garuda Indonesia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to order 25 A320-family aircraft, including 15 standard A320s and 10 A320neo aircraft. All will be operated by the carrier’s domestic low-cost unit Citilink.

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Boeing announced at the Paris Airshow on June 21 that Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysia Airlines had exercised an option to purchase 10 additional 737-800s.

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The deal represents the conversion into firm orders of 10 of the 20 options inked in the contract that Azul and European turboprop manufacturer ATR announced at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010.

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The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ZA001, has joined the historic line-up of Boeing commercial jets on display at the 2011 Paris Airshow and will be on display at the show on June 22 and June 23.

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The two companies revealed Aeroflot’s Boeing 777-300ER order at the Paris Airshow on June 21.

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The order, which Boeing values at $1.2 billion at list prices, brings the total number of 737-800s Norwegian Air Shuttle has ordered direct from Boeing to 78. Norwegian also has finalized its contract to purchase three Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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At the Paris Airshow, JetBlue Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding to order 40 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft and to convert existing orders for 30 A320s to A321s, which will feature ‘Sharklet’ drag-reducing wingtip devices.

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At the Paris Airshow, Korean Air has signed a letter of intent to order 10 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with an additional 10 options and 10 purchase rights on CS300 airliners. Korean Air becomes the Asian launch customer for the Bombardier CSeries program.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines has ordered four additional A330-300s to add to eight which the airline ordered in July 2008, taking its total order for the type to 12.

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The first A380 for China Southern Airlines has been rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, as the carrier confirms it will add 20 leased Embraer 190s to its fleet.

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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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A Boeing 747-8 Freighter landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport, the location of the Paris Airshow, at 5:35 p.m. local time on June 20 after completing the first transatlantic flight of a large commercial aircraft powered solely by a sustainable aviation jet-fuel blend.

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At the 2011 Paris Airshow on June 20, Qatar Airways revealed it exercised options earlier this year on six Boeing 777-300ERs, in a deal that Boeing values at $ 1.7 billion at list prices.

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