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Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Air China said on Friday it had ordered 100 Airbus A320 series medium-range single-aisle passenger jets, which carry a catalogue price of $8.8 billion.

> Air China said in a statement it would acquire 60 of the aircraft for itself.
> 40 aircraft would be bought by its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines.
> The aircraft are set to be delivered in stages from 2014 to 2020.
> As part of the transaction, Airbus agreed to buy back six larger A340 series aircraft, added Air China.

Source.

This has been discussed before but the previous thread is locked and we did not know the exact numbers of aircraft types.

[Edited 2013-05-24 08:10:15]
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 3:38 pm

Are they all A320ceo/classic?
 
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 3:44 pm

It should be both ceo and neo, there won't be any ceo's available after 2018.
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Any idea what percentage of the aircraft will be assembled in China?
 
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 6:45 pm

According to WBJ it´s a mix of Classic´s and Neo´s

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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 7:07 pm

Quoting solnabo (Reply 4):
According to WBJ it´s a mix of Classic´s and Neo´s

Thanks. They list the breakdown as:

Air China: 27 A320ceo + 33 A320neo
Shenzhen: 13 A320ceo + 27 A320neo

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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Quoting flood (Reply 5):
Air China: 27 A320ceo + 33 A320neo
Shenzhen: 13 A320ceo + 27 A320neo

60 NEO's that is.
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Fri May 24, 2013 11:42 pm

Wow. This plane just keeps finding success. That is a really healthy backlog in just a little over 2 1/2 years.

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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Sat May 25, 2013 1:49 am

The NEO's and current A320's are just keep getting more and more orders, it's going to be interesting how it compares to the 737 MAX/NG.
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Sat May 25, 2013 4:47 am

Not yet confirmed by Airbus, so I suspect just an MoU at this point. A possible Paris firming?
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Sat May 25, 2013 9:32 am

There now should be around 150 A320ceo delivery slots left.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 9):
so I suspect just an MoU at this point

I think so.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 9):
A possible Paris firming?

Highly likely yes.

Quoting Tristan7977 (Reply 8):
it's going to be interesting how it compares to the 737 MAX/NG.

Do you mean in terms of performance or firm orders/options? For the latter one, check out http://www.pdxlight.com/neomax.htm
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Sun May 26, 2013 7:25 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 10):
There now should be around 150 A320ceo delivery slots left.

I doubt there would be much of a challenge to fill those slots before NEO EIS.
I predict they will already be filled this year, maybe already during the Paris Airshow.
 
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RE: Air China Orders 100 Airbus A320s

Mon May 27, 2013 2:21 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 9):
Not yet confirmed by Airbus, so I suspect just an MoU at this point. A possible Paris firming?

Could be something for Paris. But 100 A320's is always a significant order, and very good news for Airbus and the ordering customers.