Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing finalize 787 order with Boeing

Vietnam Airlines and Vietnam Aircraft Leasing Co. (VALC) have finalized an order for a total of 12 Boeing 787-8s with a list value of approximately $2 billion. Vietnam Airlines will take four of the new airplanes and VALC will purchase the remaining eight Dreamliners, leasing them to Vietnam Airlines. This is the second order for the 787 Dreamliner by the airline, following a previous order for four airplanes in 2005. The airline’s first 787-8, from the previous order, is planned for delivery in 2009. Vietnam Airlines plans to operate a total of 20 purchased and leased 787s by 2015, and Read more

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DAE Capital concludes 100-airplane order

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and Boeing concluded all contractual obligations for the purchase of 100 airplanes valued at $10.9 billion at average list prices. DAE, a global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation, and Boeing had previously signed a letter of intent at the Dubai Air Show in early November. The airplane order will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries Web site at the next scheduled weekly update on Jan. 3.

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Eurofly orders new Airbus A350s

Eurofly has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of three A350-800s with three more on option, and becomes the Italian launch customer for Airbus’ new 250 – 300 seat long range airliner. Eurofly is also leasing two additional A330-200s, bringing its total fleet of the type to five. The A350s are scheduled for delivery starting from 2013. The two additional A330-200s, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, are to be delivered starting in late 2006.

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World Air will add one additonal 767

World Air Holdings, Inc., parent company of World Airways and North American Airlines, has signed a letter of intent to lease an additional Boeing 767-300ER passenger aircraft for delivery to North American in December 2006. The initial lease will be for three years. The aircraft will be North American

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Avion Group buys four 777 freighters

Avion Group, Iceland, signed a contract for the purchase of four 777 Freighters with Boeing. The airplanes are in addition to an order for four 777 Freighters that Avion Group placed with Boeing last September. The four new orders were previously posted as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. The new cargo planes will be operated by Avion Group’s subsidiary, wet-lease operator Air Atlanta Icelandic. The 777s will be powered by General Electric GE90-110B1.

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