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Lufthansa places $2.8bn order for new Airbus Neo

Lufthansa places $2.8bn order for new Airbus Neo

17 March 2011 Airline News

Lufthansa has placed a record order for Airbus’s ‘Neo’ – a new, fuel-efficient version of its A320 family of short-haul jets, boasting engines that are 15 percent more efficient than comparable models. The new jets are expected to be delivered from 2016.

Cathay Pacific sees profits rise, orders planes

9 March 2011 Airline News

Cathay Pacific had announced its second major aircraft order in six months after revealing record profits earlier. The Hong Kong-based carrier ordered 27 planes from both Airbus and Boeing in deals which could eventually be worth as much as $6.55 billion.

Air China becomes first Chinese 747-8 customer

Air China becomes first Chinese 747-8 customer

8 March 2011 Airline News

Air China has become the first Chinese customer to order the new 747-8 Intercontinental from US aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The carrier has signed an agreement to purchase five of the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8s.

End of the Affair; JAL decommissions Boeing 747s

End of the Affair; JAL decommissions Boeing 747s

3 March 2011 Airline News

Japan Airlines International has confirmed it will decommission its last two remaining Boeing 747 jumbojets, ending over 40 years of affinity with the aircraft. Two Boeing 747s were greeted by crowds as they arrived at Narita airport late yesterday, with staff on board wearing uniforms from a bygone era.

Boeing 747 debuts in new United livery

Boeing 747 debuts in new United livery

25 February 2011 Press Release Airline News

United Continental Holdings, Inc. unveiled the largest aircraft in its fleet, the 374-seat Boeing 747-400, in the new United livery. With the first 747-400 rebranding completed, the carrier now has at least one of each of its mainline fleet types painted in the new United livery.