Singapore Airlines Plans Order for 20 777-9s and 19 More 787-10s

Singapore Airlines has agreed to place firm orders for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernization through the next decade.

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SpiceJet Adds Orders, Commitments for 163 More 737 MAXs

Indian carrier SpiceJet announced commitments for up to 163 additional Boeing 737 MAX jets at a January 13 event in New Delhi.

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ANA Takes Delivery of Its 50th Boeing 787

The milestone means ANA becomes the world’s first airline to operate 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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According to Boeing, Vietjet’s order is the largest single purchase of commercial aircraft in Vietnam’s history.

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According to Boeing, China Eastern plans to operate its new 787-9s on routes linking China with North America and Europe, bolstering its competitiveness in the international long-haul market.

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United Airlines has placed a new order for 25 Boeing 737-700s, in addition to its January 21 order for 40 of the type. It also will convert 787 orders originally anticipated for delivery in 2020 and beyond into orders for four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s, for delivery beginning in 2017.

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Saudia is no stranger to multiple deliveries, according to Boeing: in December 1999, the manufacturer delivered three 777s to the carrier.

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Successful completion of the first 737 MAX 8 flight begins a comprehensive flight-test program which Boeing expects to lead to certification and first 737 MAX 8 delivery to launch customer Southwest Airlines in the third quarter of 2017.

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The aircraft features a special livery commemorating the significance of the delivery. Part of the significance for Xiamen Airlines is that in China the number ‘8’ is considerably particularly lucky, because in Pinyin it sounds similar to the word which means ‘wealth’ or ‘prosper’.

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China Southern Airlines has announced a commitment to purchase 80 new Boeing 737s, including 30 7737NGs and 50 737 MAX jets. Meanwhile, UK leisure carrier Jet2.com has finalized a follow-on order for three additional 737-800s.

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On December 8, the freshly painted 737 MAX 8, named the Spirit of Renton, was revealed to employees in a special teal version of the Boeing livery.

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The detailed-design completion milestone is critical to every development program because it means the information needed to build parts and tools for assembly has been completed and released for fabrication or procurement, according to Boeing.

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Boeing has announced sizable aircraft orders from two Asian customers, one an airline and the other a leasing company.

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The two new 747-8Fs are the first to be delivered to the Russian scheduled air cargo carrier under a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8Fs signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June.

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Ryanair is the largest Boeing 737-800 customer in the world, having ordered more than 530 of the high-selling 737NG version.

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Jet Airways and the manufacturer announced the order on November 9 at the 2015 Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Korean Air has finalized an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAXs and two additional 777-300ERs, securing options on 20 more 737 MAXs as part of the deal.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has finalized an order for 19 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and has taken options on 10 more.

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Emirates Airline has taken delivery of two new 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter simultaneously, bringing its total fleet of 777s to 150 aircraft.

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