Air Lease Corporation (ALC) and Airbus signed (20-Jun-2011) an MoU covering single-aisle and widebody fleet portfolios for 50 A320neo family aircraft, including 14 options. ALC also announced orders for the acquisition of 11 A330-family aircraft and one A321. ALC has previously ordered a total of 51 A320-family aircraft (30 A320s, 21 A321s) from Airbus, of which four A320s have been delivered. With this new order, ALC’s cumulative orders and commitments for new Airbus aircraft will reach almost 100 (52 A320 family, 36 A320neo family and 11 A330s). [more]
Air Lease Corporation signs MoU for 50 A320neo aircraft, 11 A330s and one A321
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