July 18, 2016
The Bombardier C-Series made its first revenue flight this past Friday, flying from Zurich to Paris under Swiss International Air Lines.
The latest updates to the Bombardier C-Series will allow the CS100 to fly non-stop from London to Moscow with a full 108 passenger compliment, or from London to New York City in a 42 seat, business only configuration. British Airways currently flies the London to New York route in a 36 passenger configuration using an Airbus A318 that also requires a stop-over in Ireland for refueling.
The second Embraer E190-E2 prototype took to the air this past week.
Indonesian operator Kalstar Aviation firmed up its order for five E190-E2s, with another five on option. The announcement was made at this past week's Farnborough Air Show.
TUI Group has converted options on 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one 787-9 into firm orders. The leisure travel group previously placed an order in 2013 for 60 Boeing 737 MAXs with 60 options.
Boeing and Air Europa firmed up a previously announced agreement for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft at the Farnborough Air Show this past week.
China's Kunming has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Caribbean carrier Cayman Airways will lease four Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, beginning in 2018.
Qatar Airways reports that it is considering placing an order with Boeing for the 737 MAX, following delays in the delivery of the A320 NEO. Qatar has cancelled delivery of its first A320 NEO, but still has another 49 aircraft officially on order.
First customer delivery of an Airbus A320 NEO equipped with CFM LEAP-1A engines has been postponed due to political unrest in Turkey. The first CFM-powered NEO was previously scheduled for delivery to Turkey's Pegasus Airlines on July 19th. The A320 NEO is available with two engine options: Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G (which was the launch engine for the aircraft), and the CFM International LEAP-1A.
Synergy Aerospace Corporation has finalized a deal for 62 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft.
The first Airbus A320 NEO destined for LATAM Airline Brazil, equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared Turbofan engines, rolled out of the paint shop this past week. LATAM has 48 A320 NEOs and 19 A321 NEO models on order.
Germania placed an order for 25 Airbus A320 NEO airplanes at this year's Farnborough Air Show. The deal includes another 15 airplanes on option. Germania also signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for the supply of PW1100G engines to equip the aircraft.
Malaysian carrier AirAsia has placed an order for 100 Airbus A321 NEO aircraft. The airline had previously placed orders for 304 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft equipped with CFM LEAP-1A engines.
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney closed a deal to supply PW1100G engines to Hungary's Wizz Air, to equip the 110 A320 NEO airplanes that are currently on order, with another 90 airplanes on option.
Pratt & Whitney signed an agreement with an undisclosed lease company for the supply of 32 PW1100G Geared Turbofan engines, plus another 32 V2500 engines, to equip A320 NEO and CEO models, respectively.
Pratt & Whitney has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik, for the supply of overhaul services for the PW1100G and PW1500G Geared Turbofan engines.
Norwegian has converted 30 previously announced orders for the Airbus A320 NEO to the A321LR NEO model. The A321LR offers additional fuel capacity to enhance its range.
Airbus walked away from this year's Farnborough Air Show with $35 billion in orders, for 380 aircraft, compared to $26.8 billion in new orders for Boeing from 182 new aircraft.