Airbus posts 358 firm orders at Paris Air Show

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LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2007 (AFP) - The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has received 358 firm orders and 190 letters of intent at the Paris Air Show this week, commercial director John Leahy said Wednesday.

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2007 (AFP) - The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has received 358 firm orders and 190 letters of intent at the Paris Air Show this week, commercial director John Leahy said Wednesday.

The contracts were worth a total of 75 billion dollars (56 billion euros) at catalogue prices, he added, though large orders were probably obtained at a discount.

Since the start of 2007, Airbus, which is facing a major industrial shake-up after suffering its first ever operating lost last year, has recorded 559 firm orders, bringing the group close to its full-year target of "at least" 600.

  • Among the high-profile Airbus deals announced on Wednesday were:
  • An order by the Russian airline Aeroflot for 22 A350 aircraft worth 5.0 billion dollars.
  • An order by the US leasing company CIT for seven A350 and 25 A320 aircraft worth 3.0 billion dollars.
  • An order by the US aircraft leasing company AirCastle for 15 A330-200 cargo planes worth 2.6 billion dollars.
  • An order by the Emirate airline Etihad for 12  A330-200 and four A340 planes worth 2.4 billion dollars.
  • An order by the Turkish air freight company MNG Airlines for two A300-200F planes worth 351 million dollars.
  • A preliminary sales agreement by the Indian Kingfisher Airlines for 15 A350 airliners, 10 A330s, five A340s and 20 A320s worth 7.0 billion dollars.
  • A preliminary sales agreement by the Libyan airline Afriqiyah Airways for six A350 jets and an order for five A320s, for a total value of 1.6 billion dollars.
  • A letter of intent from Libyan Airlines to buy seven A320 airliners along with four A350 and four A330-200 planes, worth 2.0 billion dollars.
  • A letter of intent by the Russian Ural Airlines for five A320 planes worth around 364.5 million dollars.


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