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Airbus

32,500

FEET IN A GLIDER The Airbus Group’s Perlan II recently reached 32,500ft (9,906m) in altitude during a second series of test flights in El Calafate, Argentina. The plan is to fly this aircraft to the edge of space to collect data on the climate and high-altitude flight, and in doing so break the current world gliding altitude record of 50,727ft (15,461m). Mark Broadbent

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AW 169s FOR NORWEGIAN POLICE

The Norwegian Police Directorate has ordered three Leonardo Helicopters AW189s, plus options on a further three and a ten-year maintenance package. The helicopters will be used for observation, surveillance, special operations transport and airborne sniping. Mark Broadbent

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A321LRS FOR AIR TRANSAT

Air Transat has been revealed as another operator of the Airbus A321LR, the forthcoming longerrange A321neo variant. The Canadian carrier will lease ten examples from Air Lease Corp from 2019. TAP Portugal and Aer Lingus are other confirmed future operators of the variant, which will be able to carry 206 passengers over 4,000nm (7,778km). Mark Broadbent

Data covers orders announced July 5-August 7. Key: GTA – General Terms Agreement; LoI – Letter of Intent; MoU – Memorandum of Understanding. Compiled by Mark Broadbent