AerCap orders 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and AerCap (Amsterdam) announced an order for 100 737 MAX 8s today at the Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $10.7 billion at current list prices, is the first 737 MAX order for AerCap.


The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX will be 14 percent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient Next-Generation 737s – and 20 percent better than the original Next-Generation 737s when they first entered service.

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AerCap is a global leader in aircraft leasing with 1,800 aircraft that are owned, managed, or under contract to purchase. AerCap serves over 200 customers in more than 90 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER).

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Airbus Video: Day One at the Paris Air Show

Airbus: This video compilation recaps Airbus’ high-profile first day at the 2015 Paris Air Show, which was kicked off in style with the arrival of French President François Hollande aboard a new-generation A350 XWB jetliner. In addition, the company announced several new commercial agreements, unveiled its latest Global Market Forecast and dazzled visitors with flight demonstrations of its A350 XWB and A380.

WestJet is coming to London Gatwick

WESTJET - E komo mai (welcome) aboard WestJet's Boeing 767

WestJet (Calgary) has announced it has selected London, England as the first transatlantic destination from Canada for its wide-body Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Service from Canada to London will be through London Gatwick.

WestJet logoFurther announcements on schedules, pricing and launch cities will be communicated later this summer with service commencing in spring 2016.

WestJet is acquiring at least four Boeing 767-300 ERs. The first will be the former QANTAS Airways Boeing 767-338 ER VH-OGJ (msn 25274) that will be delivered as C-FOGJ.

WestJet aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Yakutia Airlines orders three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100s

Yakutia Airlines (Yakutsk) as signed a contract for the purchase of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100s. Sukhoi issued this statement:

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On June 15, 2015 at the International Paris Air Show 2015 Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and Yakutia Airlines signed a contract for the delivery of three additional Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft starting from 2017.

The contract envisages delivery of the SSJ100 Long Range version with 93 seats: 8 seats for business class and 85 for economy.

The Execution of this contract follows to the successful cooperation of SCAC and Yakutia, which has been operating two SSJ100s through domestic and international routes since early 2013.

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Since the beginning of operations in Yakutia Airlines, the two Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft have reached more than 8.000 flight hours. Now the SSJ100s operated by Yakutia, might be seen in the airports of more than 15 cities worldwide, and this number is continuously increasing. The airline uses this aircraft to perform flights to the Far East, Siberia, Ural, South of Russia and also to China, Japan and South Korea.

Copyright Photo: Rob Finlayson/ Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89012 (msn 95020) prepares to land in Seoul (Incheon).

Yakutia Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Aircastle orders 15 Embraer E190-E2s and 10 Embraer E195-E2s

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Embraer and Aircastle Holding Corporation Limited, which is a subsidiary of Aircastle Limited, announced today at the 51st International Paris Air Show a firm order for 25 E-Jet E2s, consisting of 15 E190-E2s and 10 E195-E2s with an additional 25 purchase rights for 15 E190-E2s and 10 E195-E2s, bringing the total potential order to up to 50 aircraft. The transaction will be included in Embraer’s 2015 second-quarter backlog.

Aircastle’s deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018 for the E190-E2 and 2019 for the E195-E2 at a rate of roughly seven units per year through 2021. The new order brings the E-Jets E2 backlog to 267 firm orders plus 373 options and purchase rights.

The first E-Jet E2 (an E190-E2) is planned to be delivered in the first semester of 2018. The E195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020. The E-Jets E2 program reinforces Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in the company’s line of commercial jets and to maintain its leadership position in the 70 to 130-seat aircraft segment. The E2s have state-of-the-art Pratt & Whitney PurePowerTM Geared Turbofan high by-pass ratio engines (PW1700G on the E175-E2, PW1900G on the E190-E2 and E195-E2). Combined with new aerodynamically advanced wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and improvements to other systems, the E2s will deliver significant reductions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise.

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Hainan Airlines to launch three U.S.-China routes this month

Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) today launched the first of three new nonstop routes between the U.S. and Mainland China, part of the airline’s large-scale expansion of its service in North America. Hainan is inaugurating service between San Jose, California (Silicon Valley) (SJC) and Beijing on June 15, between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Shanghai (Pudong) on June 20, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Shanghai-Pudong on June 22.

The Silicon Valley and Boston routes will be flown by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, making Hainan the airline with the most nonstop 787 Dreamliner routes between China and North America. Hainan currently offers daily nonstop service between Beijing and Seattle/Tacoma, Boston and Chicago (O’Hare). Hainan first launched U.S. service in 2008 with nonstop flights between Seattle/Tacoma and Beijing.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner B-2728 (msn 34938) departs from Toronto (Pearson).

Hainan Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show