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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Airbus Updates No.306

Strong customer demand for A320neo brings total bookings to over 500

Aircraft orders and commitments for the A320neo new engine option from such customers as CIT Group, GE Capital Aviation Services, International Lease Finance Corp. and Air Lease Corp. have pushed the total number of bookings for the new engine option to more than 500, underscoring the broad customer appeal for this fuel efficient jetliner.
The demand is underscored by new A320neo Family aircraft business announced during the Paris Air Show’s initial days, including JetBlue’s memorandum of understanding (MOU)  to purchase 40 A320neos; the MOU from Garuda Indonesia that includes 10 A320neos; the MOU for 50 A320neo aircraft from CIT Group; TransAsia Airways’ firm order for six A321neos; Air Lease Corporation’s MOU for 50 A320neo jetliners, including 14 options; SAS’ firm order for 30 A320neo Family aircraft; and GE Capital Aviation Services’ firm order for 60 A320neo aircraft. 
The A320neo, which will available from 2015, is equipped with Airbus’ Sharklets wing tip devices and the latest generation engines, which together will deliver 15 percent in fuel savings.
Airbus sees continued significant market interest in the A320neo, and is fully committed to providing customers with the latest advances in fuel saving technologies as soon as they become available.

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