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Aircraft News - Asia / Pacific.

Nov 6, 2006

Airbus, Qantas Airways

Qantas Orders More Airbus A380s. Australia's Qantas Airways has placed firm orders for eight more Airbus A380s, worth USD$2.4 billion at list prices. Nov 3, 2006

Boeing, All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways will exercise two of four 767-300BCF options with delivery by March 31, 2010, bringing the number of firm orders to five. The aircraft will be operated by ANA&JP Express on domestic services as well as short- and medium-haul Asian flights. ANA's order launched the dash 300BCF program last year. Oct 30, 2006

Qantas, Airbus

Qantas adds eight to A380 order. Qantas gave Airbus a lift with an order for an additional eight A380s, taking its firm commitments to 20 of the aircraft. Oct 31, 2006

Shanghai Airlines, Airbus

Shanghai Airlines became an Airbus customer for the first time with an order for five A321s. The aircraft are part of China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group's order for 150 A320 family aircraft placed last year. Although the airline operates a nearly all-Boeing fleet (it said it flies 13 757-200s, six 767-300s, six 737-700s and 16 737-800s), President Zhou Chi said the A321 "meet[s] our strategic development plan," which includes "entering into the new phase of expanding internationally and comprehensively." Nov 1, 2006

Singapore Airlines, Rolls-Royce, Airbus

Singapore Air Picks Rolls-Royce For A330s. Singapore Airlines said on Friday that it had chosen the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine for the 19 Airbus A330-300s which are due for delivery by 2011. Nov 3, 2006

Thai Airways, Boeing

Thai Airways yesterday took delivery of the first of six 777-200ERs it is adding to its fleet this year and in 2007. It will take delivery of three more this year and two in 2007. Nov 3, 2006

Virgin Blue, Embraer

Virgin Blue orders three Embraer 170s, 11 190s. In a significant departure from the LCC one-plane-fits-all strategy, Australia's Virgin Blue yesterday ordered three Embraer 170s and 11 190s plus six options. Nov 3, 2006

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