Posted: Wed 3rd Dec 2014

Airbus confirm orders for 28 new jets

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014

Airbus have confirmed orders for 28 new aircraft. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Finnair a launch customer for the A350 XWB, has signed an agreement, firming up the order for eight additional A350-900s, the airline was the first to select the A350 XWB and will be the first European airline in autumn 2015 to receive the all new Airbus Widebody. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The A350 XWBs will seat 297 passengers in a two class configuration, the aircraft will be deployed on Finnair’s long-haul routes to Asia and America. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Screenshot from 2014-12-03 14:12:26 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

’We share a long-standing relationship with Finnair and are delighted by their continuing endorsement of the A350 XWB, which will integrate seamlessly into Finnair’s all Airbus fleet,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “Finnair will benefit from the A350 XWB’s latest technologies and unbeatable efficiency, enhanced by the unique fleet commonality only Airbus offers.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Airbus also announced CIT Group Inc has firmed up order for 15 A330neo and five A321ceo aircraft ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There’s strong momentum growing for Airbus’ new A330neo widebody jets, and CIT which is global leader in transportation finance has firmed up its order for 15 A330-900neo aircraft and five A321ceo aircraft. CIT became one of the launch customers of the A330neo after signing its initial agreement in July 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Given our long-term leadership on the A330 program, we are proud to be one of the first customers to sign a purchase agreement for the all-new A330neo aircraft,” said Jeff Knittel, President of CIT Transportation & International Finance. “These agreements will enable us to provide fuel-efficient solutions to our customers as CIT continues to be a leader in providing early access to the most sought after aircraft for our customers.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Wings for the new orders will be made at the companies Broughton wing manufacturing site. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Images|: Airbus ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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