Paris Air Show – Day 3 – Orders


  • Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 12 Airbus wide-body aircraft including the newest model in its freighter product range, the A330-200F. The order is for 5 A330-200s, 4 A340-600s and 3 A330-200Fs.
  • The Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has placed a firm order for 22 Airbus A350 XWB
  • Kingfisher Airlines, the carrier headquartered in Mumbai, India has agreed to purchase up to 50 aircraft from Airbus. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr Vijay Mallya, UB Group Chairman, the parent company of Kingfisher Airlines and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. The agreement is for 15 A350-800 XWBs in addition to the five converted from their original order for the A350, 10 A330-200s, 5 A340-500s and 20 A320 Family aircraft.
  • Afriqiyah Airways has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 5 A320s. In addition, this young and dynamic airline from Libya has selected the A350 XWB for its long-term expansion plan, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of 6 A350 XWBs
  • Ural Airlines, one of the leading Russian airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 5 Airbus A320 aircraft as part of the modernisation of its medium range fleet.
  • A subsidiary of Aircastle Limited has signed a contract to acquire 15 A330-200F aircraft, the newest freighter from Airbus and the latest member of the highly successful A330/A340 family
  • Libyan Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of 4 A350s, 4 A330-200s and 7 A320s, thus modernising its fleet with the newest technology aircraft.
  • CIT Aerospace, a business unit of CIT Group Inc., a leading global provider of commercial and consumer finance solutions, has signed a firm contract for 7 A350 XWBs, firming up on its prior commitment for five A350s and simultaneously increasing its order.
    CIT has also signed a firm contract for 25 additional A320 Family aircraft.
  • MNG Airlines, the largest Turkish cargo operator, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 2 A330-200Fs, plus one option. This follows the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed in January this year, following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter.
  • Flyington Freighters, the Reddy family’s air freight company have ordered an additional 6 Airbus A330-200F


  • The AIR FRANCE-KLM Group has placed orders for 9 777-300ERs and 7 Next-Generation 737-700s.


  • Etihad Airways has placed a repeat order for Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines to power four additional Airbus A340-600 aircraft.
  • India’s Kingfisher Airlines has ordered two versions of the Rolls-Royce Trent to power 25 new Airbus widebody airliners. The order consists of 20 firm A350 XWB-800 twinjets, which are offered with the Trent XWB, and five A340-500s, for which the Trent 500 is the sole engine.
  • Rolls-Royce confirmed that the Trent XWB will power the 7 Airbus A350 XWBs ordered by US leasing company, CIT
  • Aeroflot selected Rolls-Royce engines for iots new 22 Airbus A350 XWB.