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American Airlines Places History’s Largest Aircraft Order

American Airlines (IATA:AA) today placed orders for a total of 460 narrow-body aircraft ( 260 firm, and 825 with options) in the history’s largest aircraft order ever. The airline also launched the yet to be named Boeing’s conceptual future narrow-body re-engine aircraft. The total order numbers are – 130 Airbus A320 (baseline) aircraft (firm order)…
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Why the American Deal is So Lucrative to All Airbus, Boeing and AA

It was widely reported recently on many major news sources, that the long-time Boeing loyal American Airlines is contemplating a deal with Airbus for up to 250 aircraft. As per the news reports, American (AA) had first talked to Airbus and only then returned to Boeing asking to make a counter offer. Why am I…
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Map of interest: Sri Lanka to India

The following map depicts present air services by Sri Lank based passenger airlines to India. Shown in red are the routes operated by SriLankan Airlines while shown in blue are the routes flown by Mihin Lanka (IATA:MJ). Both airlines are majority owned by the Governmenet of Sri Lanka and have a common Chairman(Mr. Nishantha Wickremasinghe) and…
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Link of Interest: The Bottleneck of Aircraft Deliveries

Addison Schonland has a great article on AirInsight about a possible bottleneck in aircraft deliveries following the anticipated big orders from Air France/KLM and Lufthansa. While talking about the usual situation in our cyclical industry – too many deliveries during the next downturn – he also discusses about the future of narrow-body delivery slots after…
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Hewa Bora Airlines Aircraft Crashes

A Hewa Bora Airlines aircraft carrying 112 passengers has crashed at Kisangani airport in Democratic Republic of Congo. Details about the incident are sketchy at the moment. The airline confirmed the aircraft as a Boeing 737, although the GDS displays it as an MD-82. This post will be updated once more info are available.  …
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SriLankan Fleet List Updated

-SriLankan Airlines fleet list has been updated with new information, including the change of MSN4915 registration to 4R-ABO (This author had previously expected that the letter O will be omitted, as they recently did with the letter I). – SriLankan will be temporarily increasing their Dubai flights to twelve weekly, as reported on The Networker.…
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Get Your Google+ Invites Here

UPDATE 17JUL: Google has re-opened invites, and we have decided to give away 50 more invites. All you need to do is like us on Facebook and then leave a comment here (saying what do you think about this site ) with the email address that you wish to use for Google+ (in the email…
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PAS11: Day 4 – Orders Roundup

Today was the last business day of 2011’s Paris Air Show, and while it did not see as much individual orders as the previous days, it recorded one of the aviation history’s most significant orders. Airbus – AirAsia ordered 200 Airbus A320neo aircraft. This, the biggest single aisle aircraft Airbus has ever received is the…
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PAS11: Day 3 – Order Roundup

Today, 22nd June, saw a range of aircraft deals at the Paris Air Show. The summary of which could be found here. You can access order summaries for days 1 and 2 here and here. Airbus -Kuwait based lessor ALAFCO placed orders for six additional Airbus A350-900s. -Avianca-TACA signed an MoU to acquire up to…
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PAS11 : Day 2 – Order Roundup

Following on from yesterday’s report, let’s find out the orders recorded for day 2 of the Paris Air Show.   Airbus -Transasia Airlines signed up for six Airbus A321neo aircraft -CIT signed a MoU for acquiring up to 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft -Garuda Indonesia placed orders for 25 A320 aircraft, including 15 A320neos, for its Citilink…
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