New Aircraft Orders

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines said Monday it had ordered 29 new aircraft as part of what it termed a “fleet update.”
The airline announced an order for 25 Embraer E-175 regional jets as well as four Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 planes. The regional jets will arrive in 2019 and the new Dreamliners in 2020.
United will use the Embraer jets to replace 25 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft operated by the airline’s United Express regional partners. The …

JetBlue Orders 60 Newly Rechristened Airbus A220s in $5.4 Billion Deal

JetBlue Orders 60 Newly Rechristened Airbus A220s in $5.4 Billion Deal

JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it is ordering 60 Airbus A220 jets, the aircraft formerly known as the Bombardier C Series.
The deal is valued at $5.4 billion at list prices and addresses the New York-based airline’s need for a more fuel efficient regional jet to replace the Embraer E190 planes it currently operates on shorter routes.
“The A220-300’s impressive range and economics offer us flexibility and support our key financial and operating …

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 …