Russia’s S7 signs $2.4 bln Boeing 787 deal – Finland’s Finair signs with Airbus

Russian airline S7, formerly called Sibir, has signed a $2.4 billion contract for 15 Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research planes, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a company statement as saying on Tuesday.
It said the deal also included an option for 10 more Dreamliners.
Last month the company signed a $705 million deal with Boeing, ordering 10 Boeing 737-800s and securing purchase rights for another 10 of the same model.
A spokesman for S7 told Reuters he was unaware that any press release had been issued and declined to make any comment. S7 is scheduled to hold a news conference later on Tuesday | more…

Finnair took delivery from Airbus of its first long-range A340-300E (E for Enhanced), the first of an initial order of three placed in December 2005. Since, Finnair has increased its order for Airbus long haul aircraft, adding seven A330/A340s and 11 A350XWBs. The A350XWB is Airbus’ latest medium capacity long range airliner and will join Finnair’s fleet in 2014.
The A340-300Es will replace Finnair’s MD11 fleet and will be put into service on its long-haul destinations to Asia. Finnair’s new A340-300E will accommodate 269 passengers in a very comfortable two-class cabin configuration (42 in Business, 227 in Economy).
Finnair started operating a pre-owned A340-300 in June 2006 | more…