Friday, March 15, 2013

Airbus gets big orders

Two airlines within two days put in orders for 184 Airbus aircraft. Lufthansa will buy 100 A320s and two A380s worth about $11.2 billion at list price, Airbus reported on Thursday. The Lufthansa Group is the biggest Airbus operator worldwide. (Source: Airbus, 03/14/13) On Friday, it was reported that Turkish Airlines is buying 82 A320 family aircraft. The order is worth about $9.3 billion, based on the current list price. Airbus will break ground April 8 on a $600 million final assembly line at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Ala. The plant will employ 1,000 and generate thousands of construction jobs. It will produce the A320 family of aircraft. (Source:, link, 03/15/13)