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LCI inks deal for up to 21 latest-gen helicopters from Leonardo

LCI has announced a framework agreement for up to 21 of the latest-generation helicopters from Leonardo, comprising of ten firm plus 11 options. The innovative new framework agreement covers the latest generation light-intermediate AW169, intermediate AW139 and super-medium AW189 helicopters, which will collectively address industry renewal and replacement requirements. The new helicopters will be delivered

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Vietjet has ordered 20 A330neos from Airbus © Airbus

Vietjet places order for 20 Airbus A330-900 aircraft

Vietjet Air (Vietjet), the low-cost airline based in Hanoi, Vietnam, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus for the purchase of 20 A330-900 widebodies. When finalised, this will be Vietjet’s first-ever wide-body order. The aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s growing long range network, as well as on high-capacity regional services. They will replace the

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Taiwanese carrier STARLUX orders A350Fs and A330neo aircraft

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo wide-body aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow by KW Chang, Chairman of STARLUX Airlines and Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business at Airbus. STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that already

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A Breeze Airways A220 in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.

Breeze Airlines expands fleet with order for ten Additional A220 aircraft

Breeze Airways (Breeze) has disclosed an order for ten additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total firm order for the aircraft type to 90, making Breeze the third-largest customer worldwide for the A220. “Thanks to its world-class performance capabilities, the A220 is the perfect aircraft to help Breeze achieve its goal to provide nonstop

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Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four 787 Dreamliners to revitalise its wide-body fleet

Boeing receives 787 Dreamliner order from Royal Brunei Airlines

Boeing has announced that Royal Brunei Airlines has ordered four 787 Dreamliners to revitalise its wide-body fleet. The selection of the 787-9 aligns with Royal Brunei Airlines’ focus on long-term growth, sustainability and enhancing passenger comfort. Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines, emphasized the significance of the forthcoming 787-9 Dreamliner, describing

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Contract signing between CALC and CFM International at the Singapore Airshow

CALC boosts fleet sustainability with order for 40 CFM LEAP-1A engines

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings (CALC) has confirmed its commitment to fleet efficiency and sustainability by signing an agreement during the Singapore Airshow 2024 for the purchase of 40 LEAP-1A engines from CFM International. This strategic move aligns with CALC’s dedication to enhancing its aviation solutions and underlines its goal for a greener and more

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ATR 72-600 aircraft in Silk Avia livery © ATR

NAC and ATR confirm inaugural delivery of ATR 72-600 to Silk Avia

Regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, have jointly announced the successful delivery of the first new ATR 72-600 to Uzbekistan’s airline Silk Avia. This historic milestone marks the commencement of a new era for regional connectivity in Central Asia. The ATR 72-600, part of an order announced in

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COMAC’s C919 made its international debut with a fly-by at the Singapore Airshow © AirTeamImages

COMAC’s C919 narrow-body jet takes international stage with Singapore Airshow fly-by

China’s contender against Airbus and Boeing passenger jets, the narrow-body C919, engineered by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), has showcased its capabilities beyond Chinese borders. The aircraft made its international debut with a fly-by at the Singapore Airshow on February 18, 2024. China has strategically invested in challenging the dominance of Western plane

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“Our 2023 results underscore the value and relevance of our products and services and our ability to adapt to changing market dynamics." Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, CEO ATR ©

ATR reports robust 2023 growth in deliveries, sales and customer expansion

ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has reported its 2023 annual results, highlighting a robust growth through increased deliveries and sales, strong performance of support and services, acquisition of new customers and route creation. ATR delivered 36 aircraft in 2023, a 44% increase from 2022. This reflects a positive momentum, while the year was still beset by lingering supply chain disruptions, with

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