New Aircraft Orders

American Signs Firm Order with Embraer for 10 E175s

American Signs Firm Order with Embraer for 10 E175s

American Airlines announced an order for ten Embraer E175 jets.
The order, valued at $457 million based on current list prices, is in addition to one that the carrier placed this past April for four aircraft.
The jets will be configured with 12 seats in first class, 20 in Main Cabin Extra, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 44 in economy. Envoy, a subsidiary of American Airlines, will operate the aircraft.
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JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

JAL Places Order for 4 787-8 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it placed an order for four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
The order is valued at over $900 million at current list prices.
JAL said that the order is part of the airline’s plans to expand its network and fleet ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a member of the Boeing 787 family, which also includes the 787-9 and the 787-10. The 787-8 …

American Signs Order for 4 Embraer E175s

American Signs Order for 4 Embraer E175s

American Airlines and Embraer announced an order for four E175 jets. The purchase is valued at $182 million based on current list prices.
Envoy, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, will operate the jets under the American Eagle name. The jets will be configured with 12 seats in first class, 20 in Main Cabin Extra, and 44 main cabin seats.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the last quarter of this …

United Airlines to Deepen Partnership with Mesa

United Airlines to Deepen Partnership with Mesa

United Airlines and its regional partner Mesa Airlines said Friday the two plan to expand their relationship.
Mesa will acquire 12 new Embraer 175 aircraft starting in May 2017. The carrier will use the planes to operate United routes.
The airline said it plans to hire over 500 new people for a variety of positions including pilot, flight attendant, and gate agent to operate the new planes.
The order will bring Mesa’s number …

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

GE Capital Aviation Services announced that it placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The order is valued at approximately $8.25 billion.
The deal increases the aircraft leasing company’s firm order for 737 Max planes to 170 of the aircraft.
The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over other single-aisle aircraft. The planes also feature …

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant to Order 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant Air announced an order for 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft. The ceo designation indicates the “current engine option” model of the planes.
The single-aisle planes feature sharklet wing tips and will be up to 4% more fuel efficient than current jets.  They also have their range extended by up to 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers).
Presently, Allegiant’s fleet consists of 15 A319ceos and 16 A320ceos.
To date, Airbus has had approximately 12,600 orders …

Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough

Airbus Flies Past Boeing at Farnborough

As the ordering frenzy at the Farnborough Airshow comes to an end, Airbus appears to have emerged victorious, although it was an overall quiet show for commercial orders.
Airbus said it won 279 orders and commitments with a value of $35 billion at list prices at the show. This includes firm orders for 197 aircraft valued at $26.3 billion. AirAsia’s order for 100 A321neo narrow-body jets, valued at $12 billion, was …