Airbus says GECAS buys 12 additional A330s
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), a unit of US conglomerate General Electric, has signed a contract to buy 12 A330 wide-body airliners with a list price of $2.67 billion, Airbus said Monday.
GECAS "has signed a contract with a firm order for 12 more A330-300 long-haul carriers. This new deal brings the total number of A330s ordered by GECAS to 32 units," Airbus said in a statement.
"The new order from GECAS underlines the fact that A330 remains the aircraft of choice for clients and underscores the strong market demand, notably for the A330-300," Airbus commercial director John Leahy said in a statement.
Last July, GECAS ordered 100 planes from Airbus and its US rival Boeing for a total of $7.5 billion at the Farnborough airshow in England.
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