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Qatar Executive Takes up G650ER Options

Business aviation provider Qatar Executive will become the largest dedicated Gulfstream G650 operator in the world after confirming it has converted three G650ER options into firm orders. The options were included in the 30-aircraft agreement signed in May last year and

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#FIA16: Porter Adds Three More Q400s

Long-term Bombardier customer Porter Airlines signed a deal for three additional Q400 turboprops on day two of the Farnborough International Airshow. The value of the firm order is approximately $93m and will increase the all-Q400 operator’s fleet to 29 aircraft.

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#FIA16: Jetstar Pacific Airlines Pens MOU for 10 A320s

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for ten A320ceos. The agreement was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow and is the airline’s first direct purchase with the Toulouse-based manufacturer. Jetstar Pacific

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#FIA16: ARKIA Selects the A330-900neo

ARKIA Israeli Airlines has chosen the Airbus A330-900neo as the backbone for its expansion into the long-haul and leisure markets. The carrier, majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, revealed at the Farnborough International Airshow it will take delivery of four examples of

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#FIA16: Another A320neo for Air Côte d’Ivoire

Air Côte d’Ivoire signed a firm order for a further Airbus A320neo on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow. Ivory Coast’s national airline became the first African carrier to order the new generation A320 when it placed an

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#FIA16: Bad Weather Curtails Day One

Torrential rain forced an early end to the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow. Organisers were forced to cut power on the site, with flooding in the exhibition halls and outdoor display areas. A statement on the show’s Twitter page

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#FIA16: Rockton Signs MRJ90 LOI

Swedish regional aircraft lessor Rockton has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for an order of ten Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) 90 aircraft. The LOI includes options on a further ten airframes. Rockton and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation will now work

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#FIA16: Ten 737-800s for Standard Chartered Bank

International banking group Standard Chartered Bank has been confirmed as the customer for a previously unidentified order for ten 737-800s. The order is valued at $960m. Speaking at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, Kieran Corr, Head of Aviation Finance at

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#FIA16: More Boeing Jets for Donghai Airlines

Donghai Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Boeing covering 25 737 MAXs and five 787-9 Dreamliners. It is valued at $4bn at current list prices. The airline’s Chairman, Wong Cho Bau said he was “very pleased to

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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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