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Iran Air Signs with Airbus for 118 Jets

Iran Air Signs with Airbus for 118 Jets

Iran Air announced an order for 118 aircraft with Airbus on Thursday.
The deal, announced at Élysée Palace in Paris, includes pilot and maintenance training. The Iranian flag carrier will receive 73 wide-body and 45 single-aisle planes. This includes 12 A380 superjumbos, 16 A350, 27 A330ceo, and 18 A330neo wide-body jets, and 21 A320ceo family and 24 A320neo family single-aisle aircraft.
The contract was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air’s CEO, during …

JetBlue to Install Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi

JetBlue to Install Gate-to-Gate Wi-Fi

JetBlue Airways announced it will make complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi available on all of its Airbus A320s as part of a fleet-wide redesign of the aircraft. The upgrades will also include new seatback monitors with new entertainment options.
The airline will enable gate-to-gate access of Fly-Fi, JetBlue’s complimentary wireless high-speed Internet service that is powered by Thales and ViaSat. The service offers 12 to 20 Mbps to connected devices.
Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers …

BOC Aviation Places Order for 30 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

BOC Aviation Places Order for 30 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore and owned by Bank of China, announced an order for 18 A320neo family aircraft and 12 A320ceo family aircraft. The order would be worth approximately $3 billion at list prices.
The lessor is bulking up its fleet ahead of a $3 billion IPO on the Hong Kong exchange later this year.
The A320neo model range currently consists of the A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo …

ANA to Order Airbus A380 Superjumbos

ANA to Order Airbus A380 Superjumbos

All Nippon Airways will reportedly order three Airbus A380 super jumbos in early 2016.
The potential deal, first reported in Nikkei Asian Review, would have a value of ¥150 billion ($1.23 billion). The planes are slated to be added to the fleet in fiscal 2018 and would make ANA the first Japanese airline to operate the A380.
ANA plans to use the planes on long-haul routes to Hawaii and other destinations, the …

Virgin America Orders 10 Airbus A321neo Jets

Virgin America Orders 10 Airbus A321neo Jets

Virgin America announced plans to acquire ten new Airbus A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are slated to begin in the first quarter of 2017 and will continue through the third quarter of 2018. The airline will lease the planes leased from GE Capital Aviation Services.
The A321 is part of the A320neo family of planes and incorporates many innovations through the incorporation of the latest generation engines and large sharklet wingtip devices.
The aircraft …

Qatar Airways to Begin Airbus A350 Service to Philadelphia in 2016

Qatar Airways to Begin Airbus A350 Service to Philadelphia in 2016

Qatar Airways announced that it will become the first carrier to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States. The carrier’s A350 ferry flight is scheduled to land at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2 p.m. local time.
The aircraft will be put into use on the airline’s daily route from Hamad International Airport in Doha to Philadelphia International Airport on January 1 2016.
The plane is equipped with …

Emirates Reveals World’s Highest-Density Airbus A380

Emirates Reveals World’s Highest-Density Airbus A380

Emirates Airline announced a new configuration of the Airbus A380 superjumbo that will make it the most densely packed A380 ever.
The four-engine double decker will lose its first-class cabin including its legendary in-flight showers as well as some business-class seats. The plane will have a total of 58 seats in business class and 557 in coach.
The theoretical limit for the total number of seats is, however, roughly 40 seats higher …