Airbus Lands The Biggest Aircraft Order In Aviation History At Paris Air Show

by Aviation News Reporter on June 22, 2011

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Airbus Lands The Biggest Aircraft Order In Aviation History At Paris Air Show

Airbus Lands The Biggest Aircraft Order In Aviation History At Paris Air Show

Airbus said Wednesday it had received “the biggest order in aviation history” from Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo for its hugely successful new fuel-efficient A320neo jets.

The airline ordered 180 aircraft, including 150 A320neos. The remaining 30 aircraft will be Airbus’ standard A320 single-aisle short and medium haul jets.

Airbus said then that the deal was worth $15.6 billion at list prices, though Airlines often negotiate discounts.

The order is the largest ever submitted to a single company in terms of planes. The previous record was an order by China’s Central Aircraft Sales Corp for 150 aircraft each from Airbus and Boeing in 2005.

Airbus has seen a jump in sales of its A320neo, which it says is 15 percent more fuel efficient than the older model thanks to a new engine and modified wingtips. Its appeal has grown as fuel prices have skyrocketed this year.

Airbus has now racked up more than 600 orders and commitments for the A320neo.

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