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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: Bombardier CS300 Awarded Type Certification

Bombardier is celebrating Type Certification of its CS300 airliner by Transport Canada. The achievement was announced on day one of the Farnborough International Airshow. The first CS300 for launch operator airBaltic is currently in production at Mirabel, Québec, and is

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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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#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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#FIA16: Xiamen Airlines Opts for MAX 200

Boeing kicked off the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow with a deal with Xiamen Airlines for up to 30 737 MAX 200s. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is valued a $3.39bn at current list prices. Xiamen Airlines, which is a stated-owned

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#FIA16: Dreamliner Display Preview

Boeing has provided a sneak preview of the 787-9 Dreamliner display it will put on at next week’s Farnborough International Airshow. The film was shot at Moses Lake, Washington State, during the display practice. All Nippon Airways (ANA) 787-9 N1015B

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Emirates Launches Second LAX Link & A380 Touches Down In Vienna

  Emirates is now flying twice a day between its Dubai International Airport hub and Los Angeles. The first service of flight EK217 departed the UAE on July 1 and was operated by Airbus A380-861 A6-EON, which wore a specially-designed

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First Widebody for Tibet Airlines

Tibet Airlines celebrated a significant milestone when it took delivery of its maiden widebody jet, an Airbus A330. Airbus handed over the 242 tonne maximum take-off weight (MOTW) variant to the Lhasa-based carrier at Toulouse last week.  Lhasa Airport is

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