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Sep 10, 2007

Aegean Airlines, Airbus

Aegean Airlines' new Airbus A320 aircraft will allow the carrier to expand its international routes and benefit from lower operating costs per seat. After all jets are delivered, Aegean says its fleet will be the youngest in southeast Europe. The A320 jets will be powered by International Aero V2500 engines and will gradually replace 15 Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The carrier went public in late June this year, raising EUR136 million in its initial public offering. Sep 7, 2007

Aegean Airlines, Airbus

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines said on Thursday it placed an order for an additional six A320 aircraft with Airbus, bringing its fleet total to 25. Aegean, which competes with state carrier Olympic Airlines on domestic and international routes, took delivery of the first three jets earlier in the year and expects 10 more to be delivered next year. The airline said the full renewal of its fleet will be completed by 2010. The order for the 25 jets from Airbus exceeds USD$1.5 billion based on the manufacturer's price list, Aegean said. Sep 7, 2007

Aeroflot, Boeing

Aeroflot said on Sept. 5 it finalized an order for 22 Boeing 787-8s valued at $3.6 billion following shareholder approval of the transaction. "The 787 will open new market opportunities as we further modernize our fleet and expand our international reach," GD Valery Okulov said. The airline announced neither an engine selection nor a delivery schedule. Previous reports pegged deliveries as starting in 2014. Boeing has logged orders for 706 787s from 48 customers, including 258 orders this year. Sep 5, 2007

Air Malta, Airbus, Etihad Airways

Air Malta is wet-leasing two Airbus A320s to Etihad Airways and providing operational support on a third for the winter schedule from Sept. 1. Sep 5, 2007

Aviation Capital, Boeing

Aviation Capital Group placed an order for 15 additional Boeing 737NGs valued at $934 million, bringing its total firm commitments for the type to 59. The lessor also has firm orders for five 787s. Boeing said the order previously was posted on its Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified. Sep 4, 2007

Boeing, China Southern Airlines

Boeing received an order from China Southern Airlines, China's largest carrier by fleet size, for 55 additional next-generation 737-700s and 737-800s. The order is worth USD$3.8 billion at list prices, Boeing said in a statement. The 55 planes will add to the 129 737s already in China Southern's fleet and the...

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