Posted: Mon 12th Jan 2015

China Aircraft Leasing Company firms up order for 100 A320 Jets

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 12th, 2015


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China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) has firmed up its contract in December 2014 with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft.

The order comprises of 74 A320 16 A320ce and 10 A321ceo aircraft.

Including this new order, CALC’s total backlog with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft.

Dr Mike Poon, CEO and Executive Director of CALC said:

“Adding these A320 Family aircraft, including the latest generation A320neo to our portfolio, means we can fully meet all our customers’ requirements in terms of low fuel burn, high reliability and unbeatable comfort. The A320 Family is without a doubt firmly established as a key asset in our fleet and the cornerstone of our single-aisle offering.”

 John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers said:

“We are delighted to see CALC, a leading lessor based in the world’s leading growth market, come back for more of our popular A320 Family aircraft and we welcome them as a new customer for the A320neo. This landmark order with CALC demonstrates the continuing strong market demand, in the short, medium and longer term for the current and new generation Airbus single aisle family.”

Wings for the jets will be manufactured at the Airbus wing making plant in Broughton.

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