Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the new aircraft leasing company founded by Steven Udvar-Hazy, ordered (19-Jul-2010) 20 A321s and 31 A320s from Airbus. This is the first firm order by ALC for new aircraft directly from a manufacturer. ALC will offer its customers the new fuel-saving “Sharklet” wing-tip devices option that is available from the end of 2012 on A320 aircraft, to be followed by the A319 and A321 models from 2013. [more]
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