Day three of the Dubai Air Show has been and gone and once again – airlines and lessors are putting the orders in. Let’s see who’s been opening their wallets – or getting their pens to sign those letters of intent.
It’s been another busy day at the Airbus Chalet, with the orders rolling in from various quarters.
First up is EasyJet who exercises an option for 12 more Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Next up, Air Senagal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft. These will be joining the A330neo aircraft the carrier has ordered.
flynas of Saudi Arabia has signed a firm order for 10 A321XLRs, joining in the long haul party. This firms up the order that was signed at the Paris Air Show.
Finally GECAS (the big lessor) has joined the party with an order for 12 Airbus A330-900neo and 20 Airbus A321XLR. The XLR order is intresting – as it is made up of 7 exisiting commitments that are being upsized, whilst 13 new aircraft being added
It seems airlines are still interested in the Boeing 737 MAX, with Air Astana signing a letter of intent for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan. 15 will be pruchased, whilst the others will be leased. Entry into service is planned for Late 2021.
The Republic of Ghana is planning to launch a new carrier – and to the effect, is bankrolling the effort with three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with a Memorandum of Understanding signed off.
De Havilland of Canada
The Canadian Turboprop manufacturer is keeping customers flowing in and out of its chalet with three announcements today
- Aurora of Russia (an Aeroflot subsidiary) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase five Dash 8-400 aircraft. The airline is a Dash operator, with 2 Dash 8-400 in its fleet currently. It also operates Dash 8-200 and Dash 8-300 types as well as Airbus A319 aircraft.
- ACIA Aero Capital Limited has signed a conditional purchase agreement to acquire three Dash 8-400 aircraft.
- The Republic of Ghana has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to six Dash 8-400 aircraft (adding to their 787 LoI)
It seems Embrarer sneaked another order in, with CIAF Leasing having signed a firm order for three E190 aircraft.
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