July 14, 2014 at 12:06 PM
- Boeing has won over Airbus operator Monarch Airlines, which today announced it is working on a purchase agreement for 30 737 MAX 8s. When finalized, the order “marking the start of a fleet transition for Monarch to Boeing single-aisle airplanes” will be worth $3.1 billion at list priced, the companies said.
- As Airbus unveiled plans Monday for updated versions of its A330 widebody, Air Lease Corp. of Los Angeles agreed to buy 25 of the new A330-900s as well as 60 A320neos. Leasing company AerCap Holdings also said it will buy 50 A320neo jets valued at about $6 billion.
- Boeing announced a commitment from Irish leasing company Avolon for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices. It’s Avolon’s first deal for the 787.
- Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, ordered six 737 MAX 8s and four 737-800s, valued at $980 million at current list prices. Okay also said it convert five 737-800s from a previous order into 737-900ERs. It will be the first airline in China to operate the 737-900ER, Boeing said.
- Eastern Air Lines, which is being resurrected nearly a quarter century after going out of business, signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. for an order of twenty firm MRJ90s with purchase rights to an additional twenty MRJ90s. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2019. Mitsubishi also announced Monday that it will conduct extensive flight testing of the plane at a new facility at Moses Lake.
- Bombardier‘s CSeries offerings gained two tentative orders worth nearly $1.6 billion: Chinese carrier Zhejiang Loong Airlines for up to 20 CS100 aircraft, and Jordan’s Petra Airlines for up to four CS100 and CS300 planes.