We continue to let you know who’s buying new aircraft, so you, as a new pilot or someone interested in a career as a pilot, will know who is growing and buying new equipment. Actually, virtually all airlines worldwide are expanding now, but check out who’s buying new equipment this month:
SpiceJet (India)plans to have 24 planes by April 2008. They currently have 18. The airlines has only been in operation for two years.
Emirates Airline has contracted for 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs, worth an estimated US$35 billion. (Yes, that’s right, a staggering total of 143 new airplanes).
LOT Polish Airlines has signed a firm order to add 12 more Embraer 175 jets.
TACA, a leading Latin American airline, has signed a contract with Airbus to purchase 15 additional A320 aircraft.
TAP Portugal signed a firm order for 12 A350 XWBs, as well as signing a letter of intent for eight more A320 aircraft.
India’s Jet Airways have completed an order for 20 Boeing 737-800s. That order is valued at nearly US$1.5 billion. Jet Airways has been in operation since 1993 and has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average age of just under five years.