Jet lease firm CIT finalises order for 50 jets: Airbus
US jet leasing firm CIT Aerospace has finalised its order to buy 50 Airbus A320neo new generation medium-haul jets, Airbus said on Wednesday.
At list prices the order with the European plane maker is worth an estimated $4.6 billion (3.2 billion euros).
The announcement follows an international agreement signed by the companies at the Paris International Air Show in June.
Airbus confirmed Tuesday that it had signed a contract with the carrier Garuda Indonesia for 25 A320 jets including 10 A320neos after agreeing a deal at the air show.
The A320 is one of the world's most popular medium-haul passenger jets, and the "neo" -- or "New Engine Option" version -- has high-tech motors which it is said make it 15 percent more fuel efficient than the classic model.
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