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Aircraft Finance & Leasing News - Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Finance & Leasing News Africa / Middle East) Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Eastern Air Lines takes delivery of first aircraft Eastern Air Lines, based at Miami Int'l, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, N276EA (msn 35070), formerly 5Y-KYB with Kenya Airways. The jet was ferried from Shannon to Portsmouth before arriving at Miami Int'l on December 19 amid resounding cheers and patriotic songs. The 737-800 will form the backbone of EasternOs fleet of "WhisperLiner" aircraft which will enter the charter market starting in the second quarter of 2015. Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Kuwait Airways finalized a $3.3 billion Boeing 777 jet order Boeing and Kuwait Airways have finalized an order for 10 jets, a deal valued at $3.3 billion based on list prices. Kuwait Airways ordered 10 777-300ERs, which can carry 386 passengers and fly up to 7,825 miles nonstop. The tentative order was announced in November. "Kuwait Airways has plans to renew its fleet as well as expand its operations and the 777-300ER is a perfect airplane for our strategy," Rasha Al Roumi, Kuwait Airways CEO, said in a news release. Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the aerospace industry in the Middle East "continues to enjoy a phenomenal growth and we are proud to be part of that growth." Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Malaysia Airlines receives its 100th Boeing 737 Malaysia Airlines received its 100th Boeing 737 jet, a Next-Generation 737-800, is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia took delivery of its first 737, a 737-200, in 1972 and has operated the 737-200, 737-300, 737-400, 737-500 and 737-800 as well as 747-400s and 777-200ERs (Extended Range). Malaysia Airlines' new 737-800 features the Boeing Sky Interior, with larger pivoting overhead stowage bins, larger window reveals and LED lighting to enhance the sense of spaciousness. Malaysia was the Asia launch customer for the Boeing Sky Interior. The airline has an additional 10 737-800s on order. Mon, Dec 22, 2014 1939-666X

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