Iran Airtour commits to 45 Airbus A320neo aircraft

Tehran based Iran Airtour Airlines (Iran Air Tours), has become Airbus’ newest customer for the A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

Celebrating 45 years since establishment, the carrier now has been added to Airbus’ list of new customers. Operating scheduled services to domestic and international markets, Iran Airtour will benefit from the new aircraft to modernise its fleet and expand its operations to domestic and international markets.

The MoU is contingent upon all necessary approvals, including those from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Airbus will continue to act in full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) and associated rules.

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Ruili Airlines signs MOU for 20 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

Ruili Airlines and Boeing on June 22, 2017 announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

Launched in May 2014, Ruili Airlines operates a fleet of 14 Boeing 737 airplanes on 28 domestic routes with 76 daily departures. The start-up carrier plans to expand its fleet to 40 aircraft by the end of 2020.

Copa Airlines converts for 15 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Copa Airlines and Boeing have announced an order for 15 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Airshow. With this announcement, Copa is one of the launch customers for the 737 MAX 10 airplane and will be the first airline in Latin America to operate the newest addition to the 737 MAX family.

This order is a conversion from a previous order of 737 MAX aircraft.

Copa Airlines will use the airplanes to replace existing airplanes and support the carrier’s plans for strategic growth. Copa will be the first airline in the region to operate the 737 MAX on deep South American and North American routes. The 737 MAX 10’s operating economics and passenger comfort are ideally suited to Copa’s route network.

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Xiamen Airlines signs MOU for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Xiamen Airlines (Xiamen Air) and Boeing have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show for 10 737 MAX 10 airplanes, valued at $1.2 billion at list prices.

Xiamen Airlines will become one of the launch customers for the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family.

Xiamen Airlines will work closely with Boeing and relevant stakeholders to finalize the agreement for 10 737 MAX 10 Airplanes, which requires the approval of Xiamen Airlines’ board of directors, the China Southern Airlines Company Limited’s board of directors, as well as the Chinese Government.

Xiamen Airlines is an existing 737 MAX customer and plans to use the new airplanes with their subsidiaries, including Hebei Airlines and Jiangxi Airlines.

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Malaysia Airlines orders 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 10s, valued at $1.25 billion at list prices, at the Paris Air Show.

The announcement converts 10 of the national airline’s current 737 MAXs on order to the newest version of the 737 MAX family.

Malaysia Airlines has operated almost every derivative of the 737 airplane family and currently operates more than 50 Next-Generation 737s. In 2016, the national carrier announced an order for 25 737 MAXs.

Donghai Airlines converts its order to 10 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Donghai Airlines and Boeing on June 21, 2017 announced the airline’s decision to convert 10 737 MAXs on order to 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

The Shenzhen-based carrier will join the 737 MAX 10 launch customer team as one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 737 MAX family.

Donghai Airlines started freighter operations in 2006 and expanded to offer passenger services in 2014. Donghai Airlines currently has a fleet of 15 Boeing 737-800s serving more than 35 cities across China. With an extended air-route network, the Shenzhen-based carrier plans to start international long-haul flights between 2021 and 2023 and grow its fleet to 100 airplanes by 2025.

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Mauritania Airlines orders one Boeing 737 MAX 8

Mauritania Airlines on June 21, 2017 announced an order for one Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $112.4 million at list prices, was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

Based in Mauritania’s capital city Nouakchott, at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport, Mauritania Airlines was founded in 2010 and currently serves more than 10 destinations across Africa and Europe. The Mauritanian flag-carrier currently operates a fleet which includes one Next-Generation 737-800, one Next Generation 737-700 and two 737-500s.

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