New Aircraft Orders

American Airlines Orders 30 New Regional Jets in Two Deals Worth $1.4 Billion

American Airlines Orders 30 New Regional Jets in Two Deals Worth $1.4 Billion

American Airlines announced two deals totaling $1.4 billion for regional jets that it will split between Bombardier and Embraer.
The world’s largest airline will purchase 15 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and 15 Embraer E-175 planes with options for an additional 15 from each manufacturer.
The move allows American to shift to larger regional jets that are more similar to the aircraft in its mainline fleet and will allow it to shed some smaller …

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines said late Friday it had ordered an additional 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The deal, valued at $12 billion at list prices, includes 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s. Deliveries are slated to start in 2020 and 2023 respectively, and will make American, the world’s largest airline, the largest 787 operator in the Western Hemisphere.
“This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and …

Emirates Deal to Allow Airbus A380 Production to Continue

Emirates Deal to Allow Airbus A380 Production to Continue

Emirates Airline announced it signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft.
The agreement, valued at $16 billion at list prices, is for 20 A380s, with an option for 16 more.
Deliveries for the planes are expected to start in 2020.
Last month, a report by Reuters citing several people familiar with the matter stated that Airbus would phase out production of its A380 double-decker aircraft if …

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.
Delivery …

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 …