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Turkish Places Widebody Orders

Turkish Airlines has signed for up to 60 widebody aircraft, placing orders with both Boeing and Airbus.  The Istanbul-based carrier has signed firm deals for 25 airframes plus five options, for both the 787-9 Dreamliner and the A350-900. The carrier

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A350ULR Breaks Cover

Airbus has rolled out the first ultra-long range variant of the A350 XWB, which is due to enter service later this year with Singapore Airlines.  Following final assembly of the airframe (c/n 216) in Toulouse, the jet has been moved

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Hong Kong Airlines Welcomes First A350

Hong Kong Airlines has taken delivery of its maiden Airbus A350-941, B-LGA (c/n 124).  The aircraft has been leased from AerCap and is the first of 21 the airline is acquiring. Zhang Kui, Co-Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines said: “We

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A Good Year for Airbus

Record deliveries and a strong order intake marked a robust 2016 for Airbus.  At the company’s annual year-end briefing it revealed it had delivered 688 aircraft to 82 customers, a new record.  This is 53 more  than the previous record of

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Iran Air Finalises Airbus Order

Agreement has been reached between Iran Air and Airbus over a firm order for 100 aircraft.  The deal includes 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family and 16 A350 jets and follows an initial commitment signed last January. “Iran Air considers

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10,000 Not Out for Airbus

Airbus is celebrating the delivery of its 10,000th aircraft.  The Singapore Airlines A350-900, 9V-SMF (c/n 054), was handed over on October 14 during an elaborate ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse/Blagnac facility. “Since our earliest days, innovation has been at the

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Qatar Airways Selects Boeing

Qatar Airways has signed a multi-billion dollar order with Boeing for up to 100 widebody and single-aisle aircraft. The $11.7bn deal consists of 30 787-9 Dreamliners and ten 777-300ERs, increasing the Doha-based carrier’s firm commitments for the US manufacturer’s widebody

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American Defers A350s

American Airlines has reached an agreement with Airbus to defer the delivery of the A350 XWBs it has on order. The oneworld carrier said that it had revised its timetable with the European manufacturer on July 18, which will see

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#FIA16: Airbus Nets Virgin A350 Order

Virgin Atlantic Airways has placed a $4.4bn firm order for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Eight of the jets will be purchased outright with the other four leased. Virgin has selected the A350-1000 as a replacement for its remaining Boeing 747-400 and

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#FIA16: ALC Signs for More Airbus Aircraft

US lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has revealed a firm order for three Airbus A350-900s and one A321 at the Farnborough International Airshow. “These additional A350 and A321 aircraft were needed to fill ongoing customer lease placements as we continue

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