Friday, July 13, 2012

Airbus tallies $16.9B in orders

FARNBOROUGH, England -- Airbus said Thursday that it had won orders and commitments for 115 aircraft worth $16.9 billion at the Farnborough International Air Show. The orders confirm strong recent demand for revamped versions of its A320 and A330 passenger jets from airlines that want fuel-efficient jets. But it's well below the record $72.2 billion in orders at the Paris air show last year. Boeing has announced orders for 220 jetliners worth $20.6 billion at list prices, mostly for current and new versions of its 737 single-aisle plane. (Source: MarketWatch, 07/12/12) Gulf Coast note: Airbus early this month said it's building an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala.