Airbus is likely to be particularly unhappy because Skymark Airlines’ first A380 is already flying, having performed its first flight on April 8. The aircraft was due for delivery by 2015, so Skymark Airlines has given Airbus little notice of its intention to cancel its six-A380 order.

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On April 8, 2014, following completion of airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 flew from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to the manufacturer’s completion facility at Finkenwerder Airfield near Hamburg.

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Skymark Airlines has taken delivery of the first two new Airbus A330-300s out of a total of 10 on lease, becoming the first Japanese carrier to operate the Airbus A330 widebody.

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By June 20 at the 2013 Paris Air Show, Boeing has won orders and commitments for 442 commercial aircraft in transactions which the manufacturer values at more than $66 billion at list prices.

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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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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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Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third-largest airline and the country’s fastest-growing carrier, has firmed into an order the memorandum of understanding it signed with Airbus in November 2010 for four A380 super-jumbos.

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Skymark will operate its A380s on major international long-haul routes from Tokyo. Skymark Airlines is the first Japanese airline to commit to purchasing A380s.

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