Industry BOC Aviation orders 80 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft
Aircraft operating lessor BOC Aviation has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 80 A320 Family aircraft.
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced the first larger aircraft order for this year. Global leasing company BOC Aviation has signed a firm agreement for 80 A320neo Family aircraft. The order includes 10 A321XLR, 50 A321neo and 20 A320neo.
With this latest agreement, BOC Aviation´s orderbook with Airbus now stands at 453 aircraft in total from the A320neo Family as well as from widebodies like the A330 and A350. The commitment shows, that BOC sees strong future demand for single-aisle aircraft.
“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Airbus, with whom we have partnered for more than 26 years,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. “This is the largest single order that we have ever placed, and it will bring our total Airbus aircraft purchased since inception to 546. It underscores our continued confidence in the A320neo family for its reliability and operational efficiency and reflects the popularity of the aircraft amongst our airline customers. We look forward to continuously providing our customers with such fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft solutions.”
“Airbus thanks BOC Aviation for its unwavering trust and endorsement of the A320neo Family with its single largest order ever placed,” said Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. “This significant long-term order for 80 additional aircraft is a great testimony of the sustained value of our Single Aisle products by one of the world’s leading lessors, BOC Aviation. We salute its vision and foresight in securing future delivery positions of these most desirable assets in the single aisle segment now and in the longer run.”
Airbus´ A320neo Family is the most popular aircraft family on the market. To date, Airbus has received nearly 8000 orders from around 130 customers. The A320neo is the newer version of the A320 and is equipped with aerodynamically advanced Sharklets and new state-of-the-art high-bypass ratio engines.
The A320neo celebrated entry into service six year ago and since then, Airbus has delivered more than 2100 aircraft from its production lines across the globe. The largest final assembly line is located at Hamburg-Finkenwerder in Germany.
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