Aeroflot places firm order for Airbus A350s

20th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2007 (AFP) - European plane maker Airbus said on Wednesday that Russian airline Aeroflot had confirmed an order for 22 Airbus A350 aircraft and wanted an additional five single-aisled A321s.

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2007 (AFP) - European plane maker Airbus said on Wednesday that Russian airline Aeroflot had confirmed an order for 22 Airbus A350 aircraft and wanted an additional five single-aisled A321s.

Aeroflot had signed an intention-to-order agreement with Airbus in March for the A350s.

"We are delighted that Aeroflot has chosen the all new A350 XWB for its next generation long-haul fleet, continuing our long-standing partnership wellinto the future," said Airbus chief Louis Gallois in a statement.

Meanwhile, US plane maker Boeing said that Air France-KLM had placed a firm order for 16 planes worth 2.7 billion dollars (2.0 billion euros) at catalogue prices.  

The airline has ordered nine long-haul 777 aircraft with an option for nine more and seven medium-haul 737 with an option for seven more.

The 777s are for use by Air France with the 737s destined for Dutch airline KLM.

The order was already included in Boeing sales figures, but the buyer was unidentified.


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