Varig has signed for four Boeing 777-200s, 10 737-800s, four 737-700s, six 767-300ERs and has placed options for another four 777-200s and 11 737-700s. Another 777 customer is American Airlines, with 15 more 777-200ERs for delivery from March 2000. Package delivery company UPS has ordered 30 Airbus A300F4-600Rs, plus 30 options, for delivery to begin in 2000. Two further large orders with the European consortium have been placed by US lessors GE Capital Services (GECAS) and International Lease Finance (ILFC). GECAS has signed for 40 A320s, plus 10 options, and ILFC will get 10 A340-500/600s and six A320 family aircraft. American Eagle has ordered 75 Embraer RJ-135s, plus 75 options, for delivery between July 1999 and 2004, while Continental Express has converted options for 25 of the larger ERJ-145 into firm orders. Atlantic Southeast Airlines has ordered 12 CRJ700s and 50 CRJ200s. Air Jamaica has bought five A320s and one A340-200 from ILFC, with delivery beginning mid-1999. ILFC has ordered more Boeing aircraft, including one 777-200ER, one 767-300ER, six 757-200s and nine 737-800s. American Trans Air has ordered two 757-200s for delivery in the second half of 1999. The leisure airline now operates eight 757-200s, with a ninth for delivery in December.

Source: Airline Business