Airbus Farnborough Orders – Day 2

Airbus A380 at 46th Farnborough International Airshow

Qatar Airways orders 4 additional Airbus A321s

Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of four Airbus A321 aircraft. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the 46th Farnborough International Airshow by Qatar Airway’s Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, and Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders.

Qatar Airways Airbus A321

The Doha-based airline’s current in-service fleet consists of a total of 19 A320 Family variants, one A300-600R, three A300-600 freighters, 31 A330s, and four A340-600s.

Tunisair places firm order for A350s, A330s and A320s

North African airline Tunisair, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the acquisition of 3 A350-800s, 3 A330-200s and 10 A320s, as part of an important fleet development plan that will modernise and expand the fleet of this growing airline. With this acquisition, that follows an initial agreement announced last April, Tunisair is the third African airline to order the all-new A350 XWB. Tunisair currently already has 12 A320s, 4 A319s, and 3 A300-600s in operation.

Tunisair Airbus A350-800

The all-new, eco-efficient A350s will provide the right aircraft at the right time for the long-term development plans of Tunisair for long haul routes to North America and Asia. Meanwhile, the A330s will allow the airline to modernize its wide-body fleet and seamlessly enter the long haul market, shortly opening new routes to North America with the most modern and cost efficient aircraft available today. Furthermore, the A320s will allow Tunisair to renew and expand its regional operations with more efficient and cost effective aircraft complementing its current fleet.

Aviation Capital Group to acquire 23 additional A320 Family aircraft

United States based lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 23 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. With this contract, the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp will have ordered 68 A320 Family aircraft since March 2007 and will have 148 A320 Family aircraft in its portfolio.

Aircraft lessor DAE Capital signs firm order for 100 Airbus aircraft

DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing and financing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 30 Airbus A350-900 and 70 Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed at the Dubai air show in November 2007.

DAE Capital aims to become a leading lessor based in the Middle East. DAE Capital’s parent company DAE is a fast developing global aerospace company with activities including airport development and operations, engineering, manufacturing and services.

Aeroflot orders five Airbus A321s

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 5 A321 aircraft to add to its growing medium haul fleet. The contract was signed at the 46th Farnborough International Airshow.

Powered by CFM International CFM56-5 engines, Aeroflot’s A321s will feature a spacious and comfortable two-class cabin layout, and will be deployed on the airline’s extended European and domestic networks.

Aeroflot was the first airline in Russia to operate the A310, with an entry into service in 1992, as well as the first to operate the A320 Family as from 2003. Currently, Aeroflot operates a fleet of 38 A320 Family aircraft.

Source: Airbus
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