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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by Desert Rat » 21 Jun 2011, 09:54

http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualit ... onaca.html

This is quite a good news for Sonaca, as it is the first time they work for Boeing!

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Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 10:15

GE Capital Aviation Services signs order for 15 ATR 72-600, plus 15 options

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE] and European turboprop manufacturer ATR, today announced a new order for 15 ATR 72-600s, plus 15 options. The deal is valued at approximately US$680 million at list prices, including options. This is a first-time ATR order for GECAS.

The ATR 72s have a wide operating base and fills out our fleet offering at GECAS” Norman Liu, President and Chief Executive Officer of GECAS, said. There is good demand in the emerging markets and a strong replacement need as well.”

Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared: “We are proud to associate such a prestigious brand as GECAS to the ATR family. This deal underlines the increasing interest of leasing companies for ATR aircraft, as they eye the success of our aircraft and, particularly, the increasing business opportunities they provide. ATRs feature low operating cost profile and high level of reliability and value retention. In the last three years, the number of ATRs in operation that belongs to leasing companies has doubled”.

The ATR 72-600 will join GECAS’ current portfolio, which includes narrow body, wide body and regional aircraft. ATR’s new ‘600-series’ will offer airline operators improvements in performance and passenger comfort, including the new Armonia cabin developed by Italian designer Giugiaro. They also feature technology enhancements such as a new avionics suite, while offering a very high standard of commonality with ATR’s current products.

ATR press release 20/6/2011
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Boeing, Norwegian Air Shuttle Announce Order for 15 Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing and Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded 'Norwegian,' today announced an order for 15 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes at the international 2011 Paris Air Show. The order, valued at $1.2 billion at list prices, brings the total number of 737-800s Norwegian has ordered direct from Boeing to 78.

The carrier also has finalized its contract to purchase three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, an agreement the Oslo based operator announced in May, which brings the total number of Boeing 787s it will operate to five including two to be leased from ILFC.

The order announcement was made at the Paris Air Show by Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Sales & Marketing Marlin Dailey and Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjorn Kjos.

"Norwegian continues to be a leader in the industry by providing its passengers with both the new Boeing Sky Interior and Wi-Fi on its new Boeing 737-800's – this is a terrific combination for passengers on the most fuel efficient single-aisle airline operating in today's market," Dailey said. "Norwegian has achieved great success and we take pride in the 737's contribution to its achievements."

"At Norwegian, we are committed to being progressive and thinking long term. This order gives us an opportunity to secure and invest in the company's future. These new Boeing 737-800s aircraft will give us a tremendous competitive advantage, enabling us to reduce our overall costs even more," said Norwegian's CEO Bjorn Kjos. "Brand new, fuel-efficient aircraft are necessary for us to continue to grow. In the long run, owning is more advantageous than leasing and as we begin to phase out our older aircraft, it is crucial we are able to purchase new airplanes. From an environmental perspective, we know that Boeing is continuously working on measures to reduce emissions, making new aircraft a win-win for both the environment, our passengers and for us as a company," he added.

The digitally designed Next-Generation 737 is the most technologically advanced airplane family in the single-aisle market. The 737-800, which can seat up to 189 passengers is 1,700 pounds (771 kg) lighter and can fly 315 nautical miles (583 km) farther while carrying 12 more passengers than the competing model.

Today's operators fly 737s that are 5 percent more fuel efficient than the first Next-Generation 737s and additional improvements are on the way. Boeing's performance improvement package will boost fuel efficiency by approximately 2 percent through aerodynamic and engine changes. The improvements to the airframe and engine are expected to be in service between mid-2011 and early 2012 and will be incorporated into the 15 aircraft ordered by Norwegian.

Norwegian is the third largest low-cost airline in Europe. It operates 238 routes to 97 destinations across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. More than 13 million passengers flew with the airline in 2010.

News Release Issued: LE BOURGET, France, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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Post by andorra-airport » 21 Jun 2011, 10:50

Mongolian carrier MIAT has ordered a Boeing 767-300ER and 2x of 737-800.

Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has placed a firm order for six Airbus A321neos.

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Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 11:21

Aeroflot buys 8 more 777-300ERs. Its CEO indicates interest in converting 787 order to 787-10X if it is launched.

Boeing, Aeroflot Announce Order for Eight 777s

Boeing and Aeroflot Russian Airlines today announced an order at the Paris Air Show for eight Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range) jetliners.

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"The Boeing 777 will strengthen our long-haul capabilities," said Vitaly Saveliev, director general of Aeroflot Russian Airlines. "These airplanes will play a critical role in our network expansion strategy, particularly the international growth opportunities we expect from our joint businesses with SkyTeam partners when servicing the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and the 2018 Football World Cup."

"Aeroflot is expanding the strategic capabilities of its long-haul fleet," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We're very grateful for the confidence Aeroflot has placed in Boeing -- and in the 777."

The Boeing 777 is the world's most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane, distinguished by its fuel-efficiency, spacious cabin interior, range capability, commonality with the 767 and the 787, and its reliability. Featuring wider seats, wider aisles, more headroom and more seating, the Boeing 777 Signature Interior is preferred by passengers. For the fourth straight year, American Express Executive Travel Magazine readers voted the 777 as their favorite airplane.

Russia is an important supplier for the Boeing 777 family. VSMPO, a subsidiary of Rostechnologii State Corporation, manufactures large titanium forgings for landing gears, wings and pylon of the 777 jetliner. Russian engineers at the Moscow Boeing Design Center and IT experts from Russian software companies actively participated in designing the 777-300ER.

Aeroflot is the largest airline and the national carrier in Russia. Its overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 million passengers used Aeroflot's services and about 14 million used the services offered by the Aeroflot group. Consisting of 107 airplanes, Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. To date, nine of 13 SkyTeam members have ordered a total of 171 777s.

The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website.

News Release Issued: LE BOURGET, France, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 11:26

RYANAIR AND COMAC (COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT CORP. OF CHINA) SIGN C 919 MOU IN PARIS

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (21st June) in Paris signed a Memorandum of Understanding with COMAC to participate in discussions on the development of the COMAC C919 aircraft for Ryanair, which would be designed to carry up to 200 passengers and should be available from 2018 onwards.

Ryanair, the world’s largest international scheduled airline, will share its experience and expertise to assist COMAC to develop the new C919 commercial aircraft, with up to 200 seats, which would enable Ryanair to lower costs and continue to lower fares for its passengers across Europe.

Speaking in Paris, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said;

Ryanair is pleased to sign this MOU with COMAC, and to work closely with them to develop a 200 seat C919 aircraft. We are pleased that there is now a real alternative to Boeing and Airbus, and we are seriously interested in the development of a 200 seat variant of the C919 aircraft, and we look forward to its introduction into commercial service from 2018 onwards.

Ryanair will have a fleet of over 300 Boeing aircraft by 2013, and we remain in continuing discussions with both Boeing and now COMAC for a replacement aircraft order of at least 200 aircraft. Ryanair can become a two aircraft operator carrier, as long as the economies achieved by our current Boeing 737-800 fleet can be matched or lowered by a similar sized order from a different manufacturer. While today’s announcement won’t affect our long standing relationship with Boeing, we look forward to working closely with COMAC to promote more competition among aircraft manufacturers, which can only be good for promoting competition between airlines and lowering the cost of air travel for consumers all across Europe towards the end of the decade
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General Manager of COMAC, Mr Zhuanglong Jin, said;

COMAC has appreciated the support from Ryanair and we look forward to strengthening the cooperation and communication with Ryanair as we strive to establish a close, long-term strategic partnership.

By working with important airlines like Ryanair we can ensure that we develop an aircraft that meets the changing needs of the airline industry and ensures that Ryanair and COMAC can be partners for years to come
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Ryanair press release 21 June 2011
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Post by andorra-airport » 21 Jun 2011, 12:31

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Korean Air, South Korea's flagship airline, has signed an agreement to acquire 10 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with an additional 10 options and 10 purchase rights on CS300 airliners. The parties signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) after several months of detailed negotiations.

http://www.stockhouse.com/News/Canadian ... ?n=8213094

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by DeltaWiskey » 21 Jun 2011, 12:33

@sn26567: although I appreciate your posts with press releases, it makes this topic somewhat overloaded/unreadable imo.

One of the more interesting orders/loi so far: 30 CS100 for Korean Air...

edit: it seems to be CS300, and the breakdown: LOI for 10, options for 10 more and purchase rights for another 10.
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Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 12:37

Boeing and Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysia Airlines today announced the airline has exercised an option to purchase 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s. The order is valued at more than $800 million at current list prices. The airline still has purchase rights for an additional 10 Next-Generation 737-800s remaining from their initial 2008 contract.
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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 12:40

JetBlue orders 40 Airbus A320NEO and converts 30 A320 orders to A321.
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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by andorra-airport » 21 Jun 2011, 13:56

Solar Impulse's Sun-powered prototype is unlikely to take part in any flying displays before the end of the week, unless the weather takes a dramatic turn for the better.
The Solar Impulse team had been hoping to fly the HB-SIA prototype each morning during the show, but a rainy start to the week has put a dampener on those plans.
Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard said "we will have to see in the next few days" whether a flight is possible, adding that it is unlikely to happen on Tuesday or Wednesday.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... plans.html

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by cnc » 21 Jun 2011, 14:04

@ sn26567
is it possible to keep a complete list of orders in your first post of this topic?

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

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cnc wrote:@ sn26567
is it possible to keep a complete list of orders in your first post of this topic?
We shall try to summarise at the end of the show.
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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by andorra-airport » 21 Jun 2011, 14:46

Indonesian carrier Garuda has signed for 25 Airbus A320s, including 10 Neos, for its Citilink low-cost carrier subsidiary. The deal, announced during the Paris air show, includes options for 10 A320neos.

http://www.aviationbrief.com/?p=2259

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by sn26567 » 21 Jun 2011, 14:53

The A380 damaged in taxi incident will be repaired and will return to the Paris Air Show tomorrow morning.
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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by RoMax » 21 Jun 2011, 15:01

GECAS announced an order for 2 B747-8F's and 8 B777-300ER's. The B748F is a new aircraft in GECAS' portfolio. Boeing and GECAS are finalising the last details of the order, and as soon at it's firmed it will appear on Boeings orders & deliveries webpage.

Some sources say Gulf Air is the one who ordered 2 of the 17 B748i's yesterday, but as far as I know neither Boeing or Gulf Air confirmed this. The news was launched by some people after Boeing placed a video on their special Paris Air Show website and Youtube about the CEO of Gulf Air telling that he is impressed by the B748i. But as far as I know Gulf Air is not confirmed (and I doubt a little bit they are behind the order). Rumours say later this week or next week the airline wich ordered the 15 B748i's will announce it themself.

Boeing also said at this Paris Air Show that the testing with the B748i is going very smooth and they expect the EIS of the B748i going as good or even better as with the B777 (one of the best EIS of a big commercial aircraft ever, the B777 did better then all the expectations). So if this proves to be true that may attract more future orders for the B748i. Of course they learned already a lot with the B748F testing so that the B748i doesn't have these problems anymore.

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by RoMax » 21 Jun 2011, 15:30

ZA001, the first Boeing 787 is on it's way to Paris. Certification testing for the FAA with the RR powered 787 is finished, later this month Boeing will start F&R and ETOPS testing wich is of course also needed. This will take arround a month, after wich the B787 is ready to be certified.
Testing with the GE B787's is still going full power ahead.

Tomorrow between 11:00 to 12:00 the B787 will be open for media viewing and this is what the Boeing website (of Le Bourget 2011) says: "Launch customer ANA, wich will receive its first 787 in August or September, will make a special announcement at the B787 display."
So I'm curious what this "special announcement" from ANA will be: a EIS date (altough I expect this is too early), 787 flight shedules/new (787) routes, more orders,...

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by earthman » 21 Jun 2011, 15:47

andorra-airport wrote:Mongolian carrier MIAT has ordered a Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing found a 767 stuffed behind a closed?

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by RoMax » 21 Jun 2011, 15:57

earthman wrote:
Boeing found a 767 stuffed behind a closed?
It may be suprising but some airlines are still interested in this thing :shock: , like LAN, they ordered already 8 this year (but I think also some cargo's) and have more on order from previous years. Airlines wich need a new aircraft fast can't order B787, and B777 may be too big. So A330 and B767 remaining and some Boeing customers still choose these B767's (like JAL, ANA, LAN,...) as a intrim solution until their majority of their B787's start to arrive. Boeing will even increase production of 1.5 B767/month to 2/month to make it more attractive. Boeing just want the production to stay running until they start assembling the tankers for the US Air Force.

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Re: Le Bourget: Paris Air Show 2011

Post by andorra-airport » 21 Jun 2011, 17:02

Azul Linhas Aéreas:10 ATR-72/600 aircraft. The deal is the conversion into firm orders of 10 of the 20 options inked in the contract that both companies announced at "Farnborough Airshow" last year.

http://www.avionews.com/index.php?corpo ... =index.php

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