Boeing has secured a $2bn contract from Qantas Airlines for the supply of six additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The new aircraft will replace Qantas’ fleet of six Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets, joining the airline’s existing fleet of eight Boeing Dreamliners to serve international routes.

Deliveries are scheduled to be completed between late-2019 and mid-2020.

Deutsche Lufthansa intends to buy up to 16 aircraft under a €2.1bn ($2.5bn) order approved by its supervisory board.

The order includes 12 Airbus A320 aircraft, two Boeing 777-300ER and two Boeing 777F aircraft.

Deliveries are scheduled to be completed in multiple phases until 2022.

“American Airlines has confirmed a $719m order of 15 CRJ900 regional jets with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.”

Lufthansa’s subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will deploy the 777-300ER aircraft to expand its operations to new international locations.

American Airlines has confirmed a $719m order of 15 CRJ900 regional jets with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

A flexible option is included, allowing the airline to extend the order by 15 more aircraft.

New aircraft will be deployed by PSA Airlines, a regional subsidiary of American Airlines.

The aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019.

American Airlines has also placed a $705m order with Embraer for the supply of 15 E175 jets.

The E175 aircraft will be operated by American Airlines subsidiary Envoy.

China-based transportation and space services provider CheZhuBang (Beijing) Technology has raised an undisclosed sum through a Series A+ funding round.

The funding round was led by venture capital firms Pusu Capital and Lanyan Capital.

Spirit AeroSystems has agreed to acquire Asco Industries parent company SRIF NV for $650m.

Based in Belgium, Asco Industries is a provider of wing structures, mechanical, and functional components to aerospace companies.

Spirit AeroSystems intends to bolster its commercial capabilities in fabrication through the transaction.