Overview about orders that have been made on day 2 of the 47th International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget.
- Intrepid Aviation Group has purchased 20 A330-200Fs, the newest freighter model offered by Airbus. This is the largest order received for this aircraft so far. Intrepidâ€™s order has deliveries starting in 2010 and running through 2012. The aircraft will be leased by Intrepid to its cargo customers worldwide. Intrepid also stated interest in a possible future A330-300F model. Airbus will prove this -300F idea.
- Fly Asian Express (FAX) has signed a contract for the purchase of 15 A330-300s, increasing its initial commitment by five aircraft. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 A330s in April 2007. The first new A330 will be delivered to FAX, the operating company for AirAsiaX, the worldâ€™s newest long haul, low cost airline during the third quarter of 2008.
- Thai Airways International has placed a firm order for 8 additional A330-300s, taking another significant step in its long-term Airbus fleet development plan. The new A330-300s will provide extra capacity on Thai Airways Internationalâ€™s extensive regional network from 2008 onwards. Furthermore Thai reconfirms its A380 order of 6, delivery of first one in 2010.
- An unnamed private buyer ordered 1 A380 for personal use as a private jet for him and his entourage. Airbus didn’t want to publish his identity but he’s not from Europe or the US.
- Russian airline Aeroflot has signed a contract to buy 5 Airbus A321 planes. Aeroflot also said its fleet included 27 Airbus A320 planes and that it planned to raise that number to 55 by 2010. It gave no further details.
- International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC) will expand its fleet with a new order for 50 additional 787 Dreamliners. ILFC will take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner in 2010, with additional airplanes arriving through 2017. Today’s order also includes 10 Next-Generation 737s, which extends ILFC’s delivery stream through 2012.
In addition, Boeing and ILFC disclosed an order booked earlier this year exercising options for two 787-8 Dreamliners and one 777-300ER (Extended Range) for delivery in early 2009, which was previously listed on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries Web site and attributed to an unidentified customer.
- Colombia’s Avianca has chosen Rolls-Royce Trent engines for up to 30 widebody jets from Airbus and Boeing. The potential value of the contract to Rolls-Royce is $1.1 billion at catalogue prices. In addition, all the engines will be supported by Rolls-Royce under 10-year TotalCare service agreements. The order – the first for the Trent in Latin America consists of Trent 1000 engines for ten firm plus ten option Boeing 787s, and Trent 700s to power five firm and five option A330s.
- Aeroflot has become the latest customer for the Rolls-Royce Trent engine series. The Russian flag carrier has selected the Trent 700 to power its new fleet of 10 leased Airbus A330-200s. The order includes a long term TotalCare services agreement.
- AerCap Holdings N.V. signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to power ten of the new A330 aircraft that it ordered earlier this year from Airbus with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.
- Intrepid has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 for 17 of its 20 newly ordered A330-200Fs. No selection has been made yet for the remaining 3, whether PW4000 or again Trent 700.
- Fly Asian Express (FAX) has choosen Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power its newly purchased 15 A330-300