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Orders for Airbus
Keywords Airbus, Aircraft, Contracts
A new joint-venture leasing group formed by long-time Airbus customers GATX/Flightlease has placed its first firm order with Airbus Industrie, signing a contract for a total of 38 aircraft. The order included a firm order for 12 A318s, making GATX/Flightlease one of the earliest customers for the smallest member of the A320 family. The order also included an additional ten A320s, ten A321s and six A330-200s.
In an unrelated contract, Flightlease also placed an independent order for two additional long-range A340-300 aircraft which will be delivered to the French airline AOM.
German carrier Lufthansa has placed another firm order with Airbus Industrie. The latest order for three A320s and eight additional A340-300s brings the airline's firm orders for Airbus Industrie aircraft to 175 aircraft.
LanChile, the Santiago-based airline which recently placed a firm order for seven A340s, has also signed a contract for the purchase of an additional A320. The option conversion gives the Chilean flag carrier firm orders for ten A320s which are part of a larger order placed last year.
Details available from: Airbus Industrie. Tel: +33 (0)561 933387; Fax: +33 (0)561 934955.