Friday, July 12, 2013

EasyJet firms up orders

The U.K.'s easyJet firmed up an order for 135 A320 medium-haul, single-aisle aircraft from Airbus. The initial agreement was announced in June. EasyJet signed firm contracts for 35 A320s with currently available engines and 100 that will be powered by new, more fuel-efficient engines. EasyJet is the U.K.’s largest airline, carrying 55 million passenger a year. It’s also the largest A320 family customer and operator in Europe. (Source: Airbus, 07/11/13) Gulf Coast note: Airbus broke ground in April on an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.