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Aircraft News - Asia / Pacific.

Dec 31, 2006

Shenzhen Airlines, Airbus

Shenzhen operates a fleet of 45 A320s and 737s on 100 routes within China, employs 6,300 and carried 5.3 million passengers last year. "Mesa's experience and reputation as a leader in the regional airline industry make it the perfect choice to partner with us in launching this airline," Shenzhen President Li Ku said. Dec 26, 2006

Qantas, Airbus

Qantas's first Airbus A380 will be delivered in August 2008 and Gallois said that he is confident his company will meet the revised production and delivery schedule. "I have to say we are fully committed to deliver the airplanes for the date we have indicated, October 2007, at all levels of my company. I am fully committed personally," he declared. He also praised Qantas's handling of the delay, saying the carrier upheld the Australian tradition of "standing by its mates to overcome adversity and to turn it into something positive." Dec 22, 2006

Air New Zealand, Boeing

Air New Zealand confirmed the purchase of an additional four 787-9s to meet growth plans over the next decade. The order takes the airline's 787 commitment to eight aircraft plus eight options. The order is a firming up of price rights secured when ANZ ordered eight 777s and two 787s along with 42 price rights in 2004. Dec 21, 2006

Singapore Airlines, Airbus

Singapore orders nine more A380s; also orders 11 A320s for SilkAir. A380 launch customer Singapore Airlines gave the beleaguered aircraft program a boost yesterday by ordering nine more of the type along with six options, bringing to 19 the number of A380s it has on firm order. The nine new aircraft are worth a combined $2.7 billion. SIA also ordered 11 A320s plus nine options to be delivered to regional affiliate SilkAir from 2009 to 2012 and said it is planning to lease 19 A330-300s. The SilkAir order is valued at $1.33 billion. The regional said it will use the aircraft for flights in Asia. Dec 21, 2006

Thai Airways, Airbus

Thai Airways was offered a discount by Airbus if it ordered more A380s, of which it currently has six on firm order according to a report by France's La Tribune. Dec 21, 2006


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