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Airbus asserts A320 dominance in Dubai

Airbus asserts A320 dominance in Dubai

Airbus has won a total of 211 orders and commitments at the 12th Dubai Airshow worth US$20.5 billion, underlining outstanding demand for the A320neo.

The order intake includes 135 firm orders worth US$13.7 billion and 76 memorandum of understanding worth US$6.8 billion.

Qatar Airways made the single largest firm order – of 50 A320neo and five A380s - worth US$6.4 billion at list prices.

Firm orders for the A320neo from ALAFCO (50 aircraft) and ACG (30 aircraft) worth a combined US$7.3 billion demonstrates the A320neo’s strong investment appeal by lessors.

Spirit Airlines made the largest commitment at the show for 75 A320 Family aircraft (30 A320 with Sharklets and 45 A320neo) worth US$6.7 billion.

Comlux The Aviation Group signed a commitment for an Airbus ACJ321 - the first placed with Airbus for the type – expanding Airbus’ corporate jet family.

This deal, worth US$99.7 million, will make Comlux the first to operate the Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320 and the ACJ321.

John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers commented: “The order intake at this airshow is the second best we’ve ever had at Dubai.

“Our A320neo has again been the star of the show. But despite some storm clouds on the horizon there is still strong market demand for fuel-efficient aircraft from airlines and lessors.”

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern and efficient passenger aircraft families from 100 to over 500 seats.

Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.