Delta orders 25 Airbus A350s and 25 A330-900neos – USA Today

A diverted 767 at CLE in 2013. To be retired within the next few years. - Photo: Ed Jones – OPShots Contributor//

Delta will go with Airbus in a deal for 50 wide-body jets that would be worth more than $14.3 billion at list prices. The airline will buy 25 Airbus A350-900 jets and 25 Airbus A330-900neo jets, to replace its older Boeing 747-400 and 767-300ER models. The Wall Street Journal calls the order “a big victory …

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Gulfstream announces its newest family of jets: the G500 and G600

Air Lease Corp's G650 seen at Grand Cayman. Photo: Cole Goldberg  – OPShots.net//

Gulfstream introduced a new family of business jets today: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. Not only do the two planes optimize comfort (with a wider cabin) and speed (the maximum operating speed for both aircraft is Mach 0.925, the same speed as Gulfstream’s G650 and G650ER), but they come with a touchscreen cockpit display and …

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Spirit Airlines jumps into Cleveland market – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Spirit's new taxi like livery seen at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Photo: Andrew Thon – OPShots Contributor //

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday it was entering the increasingly competitive market at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, with nonstop service to eight popular destinations including Orlando, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Los Angeles. Spirit — which boasts of ultra-low fares combined with fees for bags, beverages and almost everything else — brings its …

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Ryanair orders 100 Boeing 737 MAXs – USA Today

One of 300 737s in Ryanair's fleet lifts off from 08R at Gatwick. Photo – OPShots Contributor: Mark Thomas

Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair announced a firm order for 100 Boeing 737 jets in New York on Monday. The airline also added options for an additional 100 jets. The firm deal would be worth $11 billion at list prices, though carriers typically receive significant discounts. “Ryanair is proud and honored to become the lead operator of …

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