The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, has selected the A320neo as the reference aircraft for expanding its short to medium haul fleet and has increased its order for the A380. The agreement signed at the 2011 Dubai Airshow, is a firm contract for 50 A320neo aircraft and five additional A380s. Qatar Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 50 firm A320neo family aircraft. The deal includes 100 PW1100G-JM engines with a PureSolution maintenance service agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2015.
Macquarie Rotorcraft to acquire 12-helicopter portfolio from Milestone
AerCap offshoot Milestone Aviation Group (Milestone) has agreed to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The portfolio will comprise a combination of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412 and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are presently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South-East