Tel Aviv-based Arkia Israeli Airlines has firmed an order for four A330-900neo aircraft valued at $1.15 billion at list prices. The order, first announced as an MOU in February 2015 and finalized June 11 at the Farnborough Airshow, marks the first time an Israeli airline has ordered an Airbus widebody aircraft. Arkia has an existing order for four A321neo aircraft. Airbus noted that commonality between A321neo and A330-900neo cockpits will “allow pilots and engineers to transition ...

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