GECAS signs firm order for 60 Airbus 320neo aircraft

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS),  signed a firm order for 60 Airbus 320neo Family aircraft at the 49th LeBourget airshow. GECAS has selected CFM’s LEAP-X engine for all 60 A320neo aircraft. The deal was announced  by Norman C.T. Liu, President and CEO of GECAS and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. This new order brings the total number of A320 Family aircraft ordered by GECAS to 390.

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AWAS delivers new A320-200 aircraft to Frontier Airlines

AWAS has delivered a new Airbus A320-200 to Frontier Airlines, an operating unit of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. This latest delivery is one of three A320 aircraft delivered by AWAS this year and supports a major fleet optimization program launched by Frontier and its parent company, Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.

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REVIMA APU signs APU repair support agreement with Cargoitalia

REVIMA APU and Italian all-cargo flag carrier Cargoitalia signed an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) support agreement to provide repair services to Cargoitalia’s aircraft fleet. The agreement covers repair services for TSCP700-4E APUs installed on MD-11 freighter airplanes operated by Cargoitalia. It also includes provisions for the lease of spare APUs and the repair of fieldremoved Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).

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Jazeera Airways expands CFM56-5B-powered A320 fleet with $80 million engine order

Jazeera Airways has placed an order for CFM56-5B engines to power four brand new Airbus A320 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to the airline between 2012 and 2014.  The engine order is valued at $80 million at list price. Jazeera Airways, which began operations in October 2005, was the first carrier in the Middle East to operate this state-of-the-art engine.  Jazeera Airways,  based in Kuwait, serves the Middle East region with a fleet of 15 aircraft, including the four future deliveries.  The new aircraft will be used as part of the company’s fleet modernization program.

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Spanair steps up cooperation with Lufthansa Technik

The Spanish airline, Spanair S.A., and Hamburg-based Lufthansa Technik AG are stepping up a successful partnership that dates back over 10 years. Lufthansa Technik will now provide technical support for the landing gears, thrust reversers and auxiliary power units (APU’s) for the airline’s 24-aircraft fleet of modern Airbuses to the end of 2019. The relevant contracts have now been renewed and their scope increased.

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Qatar Airways orders six 777-300ERs

Qatar Airways announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes at the international 2011 Paris Air Show. The order is valued at $ 1.7 billion at list prices.  Qatar Airways currently operates 25 Boeing airplanes: eight ultra-long range 777-200LRs (Long Range), 15 777-300ERs and two long-range 777 Freighters.  Qatar Airways has ordered GE90-115B engines to power these new airplanes. The engine deal is valued at more than $350 million list price.

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