Airbus forgot to mention two things. One is that this order was announced in July during the Farnborough Airshow so it not a "new" order. Also, it does NOT include the A3XX.
Airbus Wins ILFC Firm Order for 82 Jets Worth More Than $5 Bln
Toulouse, France, Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus Industrie said it won a firm order from International Lease Finance Corp., the world's biggest aircraft lessor, for 82 planes worth more than $5 billion.
ILFC had announced a commitment to buy the planes at the Farnborough Air Show in July. The order -- for 62 A320 series planes and 20 A330 widebody planes -- has now been signed.
The order includes 18 A319s, 27 A320s, 17 A321s and 20 A330- 200s, with deliveries set to begin in 2002 and continuing through 2008. The engines haven't yet been selected.
Airbus said nothing in the statement about five A3XX superjumbos that ILFC in July had also said it planned to order.
ILFC is Airbus's single biggest customer. The A320 family planes seat between 107 and 185 passengers, depending on the model. The widebody A330-200s seat around 250 passenger each.
Airbus is 80 percent owned by European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company and 20 percent owned by BAE Systems Plc.
Nov/21/2000 10:45 ET
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