Two of the five fast-turboprop aircraft will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines and three by its affiliate, ASKY Airlines of Togo. The order announced on February 16 will increase the number of Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners purchased by Ethiopian Airlines to 13.

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Once the aircraft are delivered, Wings Air will become the largest operator of ATR aircraft in the world, with a total fleet of 60 aircraft – 20 ATR 72-500s and 40 ATR 72-600s.

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Garuda Indonesia was confirmed at the Singapore Airshow on February 15 as the unidentified customer which ordered six Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and placed 18 options in a deal announced on February 10. Garuda also said it would acquire up to 12 more CRJ1000s from a third party.

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Drukair, the flag carrier of the landlocked Eastern Himalayan mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a memorandum of understanding for an Airbus A319 fitted with fuel-saving Sharklets, to complement its existing fleet of two A319s.

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras will start taking delivery of its latest order of Embraer 195s in 2015. The February 14, 2012 deal raises the total number of Embraer E-Jets ordered by Azul to 62, 57 Embraer 195s and five Embraer 190s, together with another five 190s bought from other companies.

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The firm contract is an increase of the previous agreement signed at the 2011 Dubai Airshow for 50 Airbus A320neo-family jets.

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Lion Air has finalized a firm order for 201 Boeing 737 MAX 9s and 29 Boeing 737-900ERs, making the Indonesian carrier the launch customer for the 737 MAX 9. The agreement, first announced last November in Indonesia, also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 aircraft.

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