Thursday, June 18, 2015

Airbus wins $57B in orders

Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft during the Paris Air Show, the company said. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion. In the single-aisle sector, the A320 family got 103 firm orders and 263 commitments worth $41.4 billion. Of these, 323 are the new engine option, taking total orders and commitments for the A320neo family beyond 4,000 since launch in December 2010. (Source: Airbus, 06/18/15) Gulf Coast note: Airbus' newest A320 family assembly line, its fourth, is in Mobile, Ala.