Friday, July 5, 2013
Tunisia's Syphax Airlines ordered six Airbus A320 aircraft, an order worth about $575 million. Syphax has confirmed its order to buy three A320neo, which incorporates more fuel efficient engines and "sharklet" wing tip devices, and three A320 aircraft. A provisional order for the aircraft was made last month during the Paris Air Show. The aircraft will be powered by engines from CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran. The list price of an A320neo is $100.2 million and the standard A320 is $91.5 million, but airlines usually get discounts. At the end of June 2013, firm orders for the NEO stood at 2245 from 40 customers. (Sources: Airbus, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, 07/04/13) Gulf Coast note: Airbus broke ground in April on a $600 million A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.