Airbus said Wednesday it had received â€œthe biggest order in aviation historyâ€ 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 Airbusâ€™ 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 Chinaâ€™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.