Boeing has received a $5.9bn order from South Korean airline Jeju Air for the delivery of 40 737 MAX jet aircraft, with an option for ten additional planes.

The order also includes the delivery of digital tools and will allow Jeju Air to better serve Korea’s commercial aviation market. The airline’s existing fleet includes 40 next-generation 737-800 jets.

Boeing has also secured an order to deliver 12 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets with a seating capacity of 160 each, to Caribbean Airlines.

Boeing has so far received approximately 4,800 orders for the 737 MAX aircraft.

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has received a $705m order for the delivery of 15 E175 jets, configured with 76 seats, to American Airlines.

Scheduled to be delivered in 2020, the aircraft will be operated by American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air.

“Scheduled to be launched in 2021, the two new spacecraft are expected to replace three existing Eutelsat satellites.”

American Airlines placed 104 orders for the E175 aircraft to date.

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Airbus has finalised a deal with Vietjet for the delivery of an additional 50 A321neo single-aisle aircraft.

The new aircraft will allow the Vietnamese carrier to expand its network primarily on international routes.

The airline placed a total of 171 orders for A320 family aircraft to date.

Adria Airways has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company to purchase 15 SSJ100 regional jet under a long-term lease arrangement.

The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from next year.

Adria Airways and Sukhoi have also agreed to create a joint maintenance and repair organisation for SSJ100 at the Ljubljana Airport to provide aircraft operational reliability in Europe.

The Dornier Seawings joint venture between the Dornier family and two Chinese enterprises has secured a €150m ($170m) investment from its shareholders.

The funding will allow Dornier Seawings to perform further research and development of new-generation Seastar amphibious aircraft prototype, expansion of production, and construction of its manufacturing facilities.

Based in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China, Dornier Seawings designs and manufactures composite amphibious aircraft.

Airbus has agreed to deliver ten new A320neo family aircraft to Al-Qahtani Aviation for use by SaudiGulf Airlines.

Al-Qahtani Aviation has also signed a $1bn agreement with CFM International to purchase LEAP-1A engines, which will power ten firm and ten optional A320neo family aircraft.

The carrier currently operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft.

Indian airline Vistara has signed agreements with Air Lease Corporation for the long-term lease of nine Airbus A320-200neo and six Airbus A321-200neo aircraft.

Vistara is expected to receive nine A320-200neo airliners between 2021 and 2022, and six A321-200neo aircraft between 2020 and 2021.

The A320-200neo aircraft is fitted with CFM56 LEAP-1A26 engines, while the A321-200neo is powered by CFM56 LEAP-1A32 engines.

Airbus Defence and Space has received a contract from Eutelsat Communications to build satellite components in the UK.

Airbus will build platform structure, components, entire communications payload, major assembly parts, antennas, and propulsion subsystem for two satellites at its Portsmouth and Stevenage facilities, while the final assembly will be performed at its facility in Toulouse, France.

The contract will create hundreds of local jobs in Portsmouth and Stevenage.

Scheduled to be launched in 2021, the two new spacecraft are expected to replace three existing Eutelsat satellites.