Thursday, April 2, 2015

Airbus orders firmed up

ANA Holdings of Japan has firmed up an order for seven more A321 aircraft, following the previous announcement in January this year. This firm order brings ANA's total order for the A320 family to 37 aircraft (26 A321neo, four A321ceo with sharklet, and seven A320neo). (Source: Airbus, 04/02/15) In addition, CIT Group Inc. has placed a firm order for five more A321ceo aircraft, in effect doubling its most recent commitment for five A321 ceo aircraft signed at the 2014 Farnbourough International Airshow and firmed up in November 2014. This latest agreement brings CIT’s total order for the A320 Family to 205 aircraft, comprising 155 CEO and 50 NEO aircraft. (Source: BusinessWireAirbus, 04/02/15) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 family assembly line in Mobile, Ala., that will open this year.