Airbus receives orders for 57 aircrafts from USA and China airlines

Congratulating Airbus upon these deals, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, said these deals underscore the French and European excellence in civil aeronautical industry.

At a time when airlines are making a major push to switch to more modern, fuel-efficient planes, Airbus - the leading European multinational aircraft manufacturer - has announced the signing of two major contracts with American and Chinese airlines worth $10.3 billion dollars at catalogue prices.

China Eastern Airlines has placed an order for twenty A350-900 planes from Airbus worth $6.1 billion while the U.S. Delta Air Lines has ordered for thirty seven A321ceo aircraft, strengthening Airbus’ positions on the North American market. The U.S. Delta order comes in addition to previous orders made in 2013 and 2014 for the purchase of Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member.

Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy described the deal as a "massive endorsement" of the European firm.

Ed Bastian, Delta’s incoming chief executive said, “the Airbus A320 family of aircraft continues to be a cost-efficient, reliable and customer-pleasing mainstay of our narrow body fleet," adding that "the order for the A321s is an opportunistic fleet move that enables us to produce strong returns and cost-effectively accelerate the retirement of Delta’s 116 MD-88s in a capital efficient manner."

Congratulating Airbus upon these deals, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, said these deals underscore the French and European excellence in civil aeronautical industry.

France is one of Airbus’ founding countries and the company’s French lines play a key role in the design, manufacture and support of the best planes in the world.

In 2015, Airbus resoundingly outflanked Boeing in terms of firm orders by a margin of just under 300 airplanes, 1,036 to 768. The big sales driver was the dominance of the Airbus A320 family, particularly the A321neo, over the 737 family and the 737-9. But even the A330 managed to outsell the 787 and 777 combined.

In Africa, Airbus clients are, among others, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Rwandair, South African Airlines and the Tanzanian Fastjet.

Dernière modification : 11/10/2016

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