Le Bourget: European jet maker Airbus SAS took in orders and commitments for 142 aircraft worth $15 billion at list prices on the first day of the Paris Air Show, the company said on Monday.
Of note were firm orders for 90 of its A320neo, a version of the workhorse jet that's been revamped to make it more fuel efficient.
GE Capital Aviation Services and Sweden's SAS AB in combination made firm orders worth over $8 billion for the A320neo, a jet that Airbus is expected to begin delivering in 2015. Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation also made a commitment for 50 of the aircraft including 14 options.
The European planemaker announced the deals at the Paris Air Show, where the search for a cheaper and cleaner way to fly is emerging as a major theme....more
09:24 PM, Jun 20, 2011