Tuesday, August 28, 2012

PAL places Airbus orders

Philippine Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus covering 34 A321ceo, 10 A321neo and 10 A330-300s. The aircraft are being purchased under a fleet modernization program, with deliveries starting in 2013. To date, over 8,500 A320 family aircraft have been ordered and more than 5,200 delivered to 365 customers and operators worldwide, according to Airbus. (Source: Airbus, 08/28/12) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 assembly line in Mobile, Ala., at Brookley Aeroplex. The first customer of a plane from Mobile is already known. Previous Airbus post; previous post about Airbus purchases