Airbus wins 466 orders and commitments at Paris Air Show
Airbus reported (20-Jun-2013) it won USD68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft at the 2013 Paris Air Show, showing "the resilience of the commercial aviation industry". The deals comprise MoUs for 225 aircraft worth USD29.4 billion and firm purchase orders for 241 aircraft worth USD39.3 billion.
A320 family: 371 orders and commitments from six customers announced at the show, worth approximately USD37.8 billion.
- A320ceo: 88 orders and commitments;
- A320neo: 283 orders and commitments, retaining the aircraft's 60% market share.
- Major A320 orders:
A350 XWB: 69 orders and commitments worth USD21.4 billion from four customers.
- Major orders:
- Air France-KLM: Firm order for 25 A350-900s;
- Singapore Airlines: 30 A350-900s;
- United Airlines: 10 A350-1000s, bringing its total A350 orders to 35, but also upgrading its previous order for 25 A350-900s to the larger A350-1000 model;
- SriLankan Airlines: Commitment for four A350-900s to complement an order for six A330-300s at the show.
A380: Commitment for 20 aircraft from Doric Lease Corp valued at more than USD8 billion. Airbus stated the contract with Doric is significant as it opens up a new, additional route to market for the A380, which is now available to airlines who wish to acquire the aircraft under the flexibility of an operating lease agreement. [more - original PR]