Industry Avolon confirms order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and leasing company Avolon have confirmed, that the firm has ordered 100 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

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The Irish aircraft lessor will receive 75 A320neos and 25 A321neos, making it the largest order for Airbus aircraft ever placed by Avolon. With the order, Avolon has now 284 aircraft on order at Airbus, including 240 single-aisle and 44 widebody aircraft like the A330neo and the A350 XWB.

According to current list prices, the new order is valued at US$11.5 billion. Deliveries are planned from 2023 onwards.

Dómhnal Slattery, Avolon CEO, commented: “Our order for 100 A320neo family aircraft builds on our leading industry position and reflects our ambition to become the global leader in the sector. We continue to see robust demand from our customers for the A320neo family globally. This is consistent with our own market research and global fleet forecast. This order affirms our belief in the medium-term market outlook and the strong growth prospects for our business.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer added; “This order underscores the market appetite for the efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal of our A320neo Family [...] Avolon’s recent success is a testimony to its leadership’s dedication to our industry. Its commitment to Airbus reflects its profound market insights. I personally look forward to further extending this relationship as we go forward.”

Avolon already has received 22 single-aisle aircraft and four wide-body aircraft, bringing the overall backlog to 285 aircraft. Avolon currently is the largest Airbus aircraft lessor.

Airbus´ best-selling A320neo Family consists of the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo. New engines and state-of-the-art aerodynamic enhancements like the Sharklets deliver more than 15 percent fuel and CO2 savings. By 2020, these enhancements will bring more than 15 percent fuel savings. To date, Airbus has received a total of 6,200 orders from over 100 worldwide customers. The A320 Family has captured around 60 percent of the market.

Avolon is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.  The company is known for providing aircraft leasing and lease management services. Currently, Avolon is the world´s third largest aircraft leasing business with a fleet of 890 aircraft and 156 customers.

Source © Avolon A321neo, Avolon A320neo

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