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Volume 8 August 2009

ON THE BOEING FRONT 1. Boeing Emirates Celebrate Record 78th 777 Delivery Boeing delivered Emirates’ 78th 777 on July 30th, the airline’s 45th 777-300 ER. The Dubai-based carrier is now the world’s largest operator of the 777 and only airline to operate every model type, with an additional nine 777-200s, 12 777-300s,10 777-200LRs and two 777 Freighters in its fleet. Emirates also has an additional 28 Boeing 777s on order, valued at more than $7 billion at current list prices. Source: Boeing

2. Boeing Next-Generation 737s Expand EgyptAir’s Single Aisle Fleet Boeing and EgyptAir announced on Aug.6th that the airline has converted a previous order for two 777s into an order for an additional eight NextGeneration 737-800s.The order was added to Boeing’s Order and Deliveries Website attributed to an unidentified customer. The airline currently has seven 737-800s in operation and it is taking an additional five 737-800s this year. This airline has five 777s in its fleet and is scheduled to receive six 777-300 ERs beginning next year. 1

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Volume 8 August 2009 Boeings 777 is the world’s most successful and best selling twin-engine, longhaul commercial jetliner with 60 customers and orders for 1116 airplanes through the end of July. Since the inception of the 737 program, more than 250 customers have taken delivery of more than 6000 airplanes, making it the most successful commercial airplane program in history. The Next-Generation 737, which entered service in 1998, currently has over 5,000 orders from more than 100 customers. Source: Boeing

ON THE AIRBUS FRONT 1. Wizz Air Firms 50 A320s,Takes Airbus Orders to 118 Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has firmed its order for 50 Airbus A320 aircraft. The agreement sealed on July 1, 2009, was the only order placed with Airbus last month, but takes the airframer’s net figure to 118 for the year. Wizz Air had signed a tentative agreement to take the aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June. 2

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The carrier has not disclosed an engine selection but its current A320 fleet is powered by international Aero Engines V2500s. Airbus gross orders for the year to July 31, 2009 include 112 single –aisle aircraft, 26 long-haul jets and two A380s.The numbers of cancellations, stood at 22 so far this year. Source: Air Intelligence News

2. Airbus Tells Airlines to replace Thales Pitot Probes on A330/A340s with Goodrich Airbus told airlines that Thales pitot probes should be replaced with Goodrich models on all A330s/A340s as a “precautionary measure” and EASA said it will issue an order calling for at least two of three Thales speed sensors on those aircraft to be replaced with the Goodrich versions. The move comes after weeks of concern over Thales pitot probes sparked by the May 31 Air France Flight 447 crash in which malfunctioning speed sensors were “a factor “ in the A330-200 demise, according to the French BEA. Source: Airbus/ATW 3

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Volume 8 3. Airbus Delivers 1000th A330/340 Family Aircraft Airbus delivered the 1000th aircraft from the A330/340 Family. The aircraft an A330-300 was handed over to Thai Airways International (THAI) at a special ceremony in Toulouse. With this delivery, THAI increases its in-service A330/A340 fleet to a total of 25 aircraft, comprising 15 A330-300s,four A340-500s and six A340-600s.The airline also operates a fleet of 17 A300-600Rs on a regional network. Source: Airbus August 2009

REGIONAL AVIATION NEWS 1. Embraer Deliveries to Grow on Phenom Sales Embraer, the world’ fourth largest plane maker, may report higher sales volumes as customers buy the lower priced Phenom model of aircraft, Bank of America said. Revenue may decline as purchase shift to the $3.1 million Phenom 100 plane from the $27.5 million E170 and E190 plane, Bank of America analyst Ronald Epstein wrote in a note.” we estimate deliveries could have reached 17 jets in July, implying 55 percent year-over-year growth” Epstein wrote. The smaller Phenom planes may account for 62% of the deliveries in the second half of 2009, he wrote. Source Bloomberg .com

2. Embraer Delivers First Embraer 190 Jet to Mozambique’s LAM Embraer delivered the first Embraer 190 jet to Mozambique’s flag carrier LAMLinhas Aereas Mocambiquie during a ceremony held at Embraer’s Headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. The deal was announced in In October 2008 and includes firm orders for two Embraer 190s, plus two Purchase rights. Source: Embraer


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1. Turkmenistan to Order 3 Boeing Jets for $120 Million Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has ordered the state airline to buy three Boeing jets, according to a decree published on Monday August 3, 2009.The gas rich Central Asian state will pay a total of $120 million for the Boeing 737-700 planes, the document said. It gave no other detail of the deal. Source: Reuters

2. Ryanair Identifies Syndicate Behind 55-Jet Funding Irish budget carrier Rayanair has identified the syndicate behind a $1.6 billion financing agreement covering delivery of 55 more Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It has reached an agreement with banking syndicate including Calyou-which is underwriting 25 jets and BNP Paribas and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, each underwriting 15. The aircraft are scheduled to arrive between November this year and October 2010. Source: Air Transport Intelligence News 5

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3. Chile’s Sky looks to Renew Fleet with Capital Injection Chile’s second largest carrier, Sky Airline, is in the process of raising its capital by $25 million to improve its liquidity and start renewing its fleet of 14 Boeing 737-200s. A company source confirms that the airline has “started to talk to Airbus, Boeing and lessor’s about availability of aircraft whose delivery should “start next year” Part of the need to renew the fleet follows a strategic decision to increase Sky’s presence in international markets, which will allow the airline to grow, but also to optimize its network and fleet usage. The capital increase will be financed privately by the current shareholders, mainly German-Chilean entrepreneur, Jurgen Paulmann who owns 95% of the airline. Source: Air Transport Intelligence News


Flydubai Expands Presence in Africa Flydubai, Dubai’s first low cost airline, announced on August 8, 2009 it is set to expand its network in Africa with the announcement of flights to Djibouti from September 1, 2009. The new service, FZ601, will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing Dubai at 8:00 a.m. and arriving in Djibouti at 10:15 a.m. local time. The return flight, FZ602, will leave 45 minutes later at 11:00 a.m. and arrive back in Dubai at 3:15 p.m. local time. Source: Gulf News


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Till next month. Prepared by: Ed Kaplanian Special Projects Manager Future of Flight July Baffler: Where is the airline on the header of this newsletter based? Name the country: TURKEY August Baffler: What are the letters MEA stand for? Name the airline and where is it based?


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