Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mexican budget airline VivaAerobus has ordered 52 Airbus A320-family jets, the company said Monday, in a record deal worth $5.1 billion. The order includes 40 A320neo jets, said Rafael Alonso, Airbus executive vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean. Airbus said the deal was the biggest ever order for its aircraft by a single airline in Latin America. News that VivaAerobus would place a large order with Airbus was previously reported by Reuters as far back as June. (Source: Reuters, 10/22/13) Previous. Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Ala.