The commercial airline industry continues to be strong, with new orders for aircraft increasing.
Rayanair adds nine B-737s to orderbook. The deal is valued at $500 million USD. Ryanair operates 92 Boeing 737s and with this new order now has 239 737s on firm order, with an additional 179 options.
Caribbean Aircraft Leasing (Caribbean Star or Caribbean Sun Airlines) have ordered three Bombardier Q300 aircraft.
Austrian regional Styrian Spirit has signed a deal with Bombarider for a CRJ900, making the airline the first in Europe to operate the largest CRJ family member. The aircraft will have 88 and be equipeed with the Enhanced Performance Package (EPP). Styrian Spirit began operations in March 2003.