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Ansett Worldwide has ordered 10 Boeing 737-700s, for delivery from 1998 onwards, as well as six B737-300s and nine B767-300ERs, while International Lease Finance Corporation has ordered five B757-200s, five B767-300ERs and five B737s. British Airways has ordered four B747-400s, three B777-200s and three B757-200s and has brought forward orders for 10 B747-400s to replace its fleet of B747-100s. LOT Polish Airlines has placed orders for two B737-400s and one B767-300ER, while Maersk Air has ordered three B737-500s. Air Berlin has ordered one B737-400 and Airtours has ordered one B767-300ER. Royal Air Maroc has converted its order for nine B737-400s to B737-800s.

Federal Express has ordered 11 Airbus A300-600Fs, for delivery from 1998 to 2000, while Cathay Pacific is to purchase three more A340-300s, for delivery during the second and third quarters of 1998. Canada 3000 is to lease two A330-200s, for delivery in April and May 1998, while debis AirFinance has acquired three A320s.

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered five McDonnell Douglas MD-11Fs, with options for a further seven, to be delivered by the end of 1998. Taiwan-based Hwa-Hsia Leasing has ordered three MD-90s for delivery by October 1998, plus seven options. Cyprus-based Kibris Turk Hava Yollari has ordered three MD-90s, with options on a further three. Egyptian startup Heliopolis Airlines has placed an order for one MD-90, taking options on two more.

United Parcel Service has selected Rolls-Royce's RB.211-535 engines to power five B757s, while Air China has chosen Pratt & Whitney's PW4056 engines to power three B747-400s.

International Lease Finance Corporation has selected V2500 engines from International Aero Engines to power its seven A319s, A320s and A321s, while Egyptair's four A321s will also be powered by V2500s.

Horizon Air has placed 25 firm and 15 conditional orders for de Havilland Dash 8-200/300s, plus 30 options, with deliveries starting in February 1997. Horizon intends to phase out its Dornier 328s. Mesa Air Group is to purchase 16 Canadair Regional Jets, taking options on a further 16, with deliveries beginning in 1997, while Brit Air has ordered three further CRJs, with deliveries starting in November 1996. Meanwhile, Bombardier hopes to launch the CRJ-X-70 70-seat jet at the end of 1996, with first deliveries in the third quarter of 2000.

Regional Airlines has ordered two Saab 2000s, for delivery in April and August 1997.

Canarias Regional Air is to acquire eight ATPs from British Aerospace Asset Management Turboprops, to be delivered between November 1996 and May 1997.

Kato Group of Egypt has placed 13 orders and 17 options for Tupolev Tu-204s, to be powered by RB.211-535 engines.