Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New Airbus orders help Mobile

Airbus landed the Dubai Airshow's first major order Sunday, then followed up with another major win. Indigo Partners owns Frontier airlines in the U.S. and carriers in Mexico, Hungary, and South America. The company ordered over two hundred Airbus 321 style aircraft. Airbus says most of the planes will be built at its plant in Mobile, Ala.. Airbus says the orders will trickle in over the next three years. Frontier and Hungary based Wizz Air will reportedly each receive close to one hundred Airbus planes. Twenty three new craft will go to JetSmart, which operates in Chile and Argentina. A portion of the order is reportedly for A321 “neos.” Some reports put the value of the deal as high as $32 billion dollars. In its second big deal at the biennial Dubai Air Show, Airbus announced Monday that it has received an order from the Air Lease Corporation for 111 new aircraft. The deal, likely valued into the tens of billions of dollars, includes 25 A220-330s, 55 A321neos, 20 A321 XLRs, four A330neos and seven A350Fs. (Sources: multiple, including Alabama Public Radio, Irish Times, 11/14/21, FOX10 News, 11/15/21)