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Equipment. (News Briefs).(new airplanes ordered by airlines)(Brief Article)

Japan Airlines ordered two 747-400Fs and converted orders for five 777-200s into orders for three 777-300s and two 777200s. The PW4000-powered dash 300s will replace three 747-100SRs that JAL intends to retire during FY03. The 747-400Fs begin to arrive in FY04 and will replace 747-200Fs. JAL chose CF6-80C2s to power the 747-400Fs; GE valued the engines at $72 million.

SilkAir firmed options for four A320-200s and two A319-100s valued at $328 million.

Air New Zealand finalized a previously announced commitment for five A320s plus options on 20 more. …

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