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Orders show no signs of slowing on day two of Paris Airshow

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 22, 2011
GECAS will purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs.

Day 2 at the Paris Airshow saw a second wave of aircraft orders and MoUs announced, with Airbus netting the lion’s share of the deals.

Orders announced at Paris on Tuesday included:

  • Indonesian regional airline PT Sky Aviation has signed a ‘heads of agreement’ for 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100/95B aircraft in a deal worth US$379.2 million.
  • Budget carrier JetBlue has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 40 A320neos. Further to this, the airline will also upgrade 30 A320s currently on order to A321s.
  • Garuda Indonesia has announced an MOU for the purchase of 15 A320s and 10 A320neos for low-cost subsidiary Citilink. The aircraft are expected replace Citilink’s ageing 737 fleet.
  • Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas has placed a US$227 million order for 10 ATR 72-600 turboprops. The deal represents a conversion into firm orders for 10 of the 20 options offered in Azul’s original order for 20 ATR 72-600s made at last year’s Farnborough Airshow. Deliveries of the first aircraft are expected to begin in October.
  • Malaysia Airlines has exercised an option to purchase 10 additional Boeing 737-800s worth US$800 million, following on from its original 2008 order. Malaysia still has a further 10 options remaining.
  • Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot revealed an order for eight 777-300ERs, after being previously being listed as an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
  • Lessor CIT Group signed an MOU with Airbus for 50 A320neo variants.
  • Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways announced a firm order for six A321neos, adding to its existing Airbus fleet of five A321s and two A320s.
  • Oslo based Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA ordered 15 737-800s, valued at US$1.2 billion. The airline also finalised a deal to purchase three 787s which was originally announced in May.
  • Korean Air announced they have signed an agreement and Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier to purchase 10 CS300 aircraft, with 10 options and 10 purchase rights for additional CS300s.
  • Lessor GECAS will purchase two 747-8 Freighters and eight 777-300ERs.

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