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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Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation has grabbed headlines on the first day of the 2011 Paris Airshow by revealing orders and commitments for up to 110 commercial jets, including up to 50 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, 12 other Airbus airliners, up to 33 Boeing jetliners and 15 Embraer E-Jets.

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One carrier has committed to 15 of the new passenger version of the 747-8, while another carrier placed an order for two, Boeing says.

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Jakarta, Indonesia-based Sriwijaya Air has signed an agreement, which remains subject to final documentation, to order 20 Embraer 190 jets and has reserved purchase rights for 10 more aircraft.

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The SAS Group has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neos an optioned an additional 11, with its first delivery scheduled for the second half of 2016 and delivery of the 30th aircraft during 2019.

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A major network carrier will become the first operator to take delivery of the first CSeries aircraft. The carrier, which has requested to remain unidentified, has signed a firm order for 10 CS100 aircraft with options on an additional six.

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A Boeing 777-200LR of Qatar Airways has arrived at Le Bourget for display at the 49th International Paris Air Show.

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Airbus and Rolls-Royce are to develop the A350-1000 with more powerful Trent XWB engines than originally specified and an increased take-off weight. In doing so, says Airbus, the manufacturers responded to the market’s call to offer even more payload and range.

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An Airberlin Boeing 737-700 fitted with Boeing’s new Sky Interior was the first of five Boeing commercial jets to arrive at this year’s Paris Air Show.

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The aircraft and its crew arrived at Le Bourget on June 19 at 9:30 a.m. Paris time after an approximately 10-hour flight from Seattle.

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The manufacturer foresees that, while flying between destinations, passengers in 2050 could join an interactive conference; enjoy a game of virtual golf; read the kids back home a bedtime story; and recharge in a ‘vitalizing seat’ whilst watching the planet spread out beneath their feet.

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Boeing’s two new 747-8 models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show, joining the 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the company’s presence during the show.

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