Air New Zealand has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel-saving Sharklets, at a ceremony during the 50th Le Bourget Paris Air Show.

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According to Boeing, the two aircraft on firm order give Qatar Airways a Boeing 777 firm-order backlog of nine aircraft. When the airline signs a firm order for the additional seven 777-300ERs to which it committed on June 17 at the Paris Air Show 2013, the backlog will rise to 16 777s, increasing Qatar Airways’ 777 fleet eventually to 51 aircraft.

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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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GE Capital Aviation Services), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced at the 2013 Paris Air Show a commitment to order 10 Boeing 787-10X Dreamliners equipped with GEnx engines, subject to Boeing launching the 787-10 program.

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Bombardier Aerospace has disclosed at the Paris Air Show that a previously announced firm order for 10 CS100 jets was placed by Odyssey Airlines, a new airline that intends to operate from London City Airport.

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Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines has announced its intent to select the Boeing 737 MAX as its next single-aisle aircraft type, making it Japan’s first airline to do so. Skymark Airlines’ announcement came on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2013.

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With this investment, Doric will offer a tailored A380 leasing solution and will make the aircraft accessible to both new and existing A380 operators around the world who prefer to opt for the flexibility of an operating lease.

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Weather conditions permitting, the first flight-test Airbus A350 XWB will take off from Toulouse-Blagnac airport at around 10:00 am local time on June 14, according to Airbus.

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The order marks the completion of an agreement originally announced during the Paris Airshow in June. At list prices, Boeing values the order at $2.9 billion.

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Sukhoi has won new commitments for 24 of its 100-seat Superjet 100 regional jet, with an order for 12 Superjet 100/95Bs with Italian carrier Blue Panorama Airlines and a letter of intent for 12 Superjet 100/95Bs from new Indonesian carrier PT Sky Aviation.

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An unidentified European customer which is a first-time buyer of Bombardier aircraft has placed a firm order for 10 Bombardier CS100 jetliners, becoming the eighth customer for the CSeries family.

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Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third-largest airline, has placed a $700 million-plus firm order for two more Airbus A380s, bringing its total order for A380s to six. Additionally, Airbus indicates it has received a commitment from an unidentified customer for 10 A380s.

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The agreement between GoAir, which bills itself as ‘The Fly Smart Airline’, and Airbus was signed on June 23 at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow in Paris.

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The contract, announced at the Paris Airshow on June 23, is the largest order ever placed for the A320 family and makes AirAsia the biggest airline customer for the Airbus single-aisle product line worldwide.

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Ecuador’s national flag carrier TAME has signed a contract to order three new ATR 42-500 regional turboprop airliners, in a deal which ATR values at $54 million.

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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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The firming of the order for 150 A320neos and 30 A320s, announced at the Paris Airshow on June 22, follows the memorandum of understanding the carrier signed in January.

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Latin America’s LAN Airlines has placed a firm order at the 49th Le Bourget Airshow for 20 Airbus A320neos as part of its expansion strategy and fleet-renewal program.

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