RBS unit says orders Airbus, Boeing jets worth 7.6 bln dlrs

21st July 2010, Comments 0 comments

RBS Aviation Capital announced here on Wednesday that it has ordered 95 jets from Airbus and Boeing worth 7.6 billion dollars (5.9 billion euros) at catalogue prices.

"RBS Aviation Capital today confirmed that it has direct orders with Airbus and Boeing consisting of 52 Airbus A320 family narrowbody aircraft and 43 Boeing 737 family narrowbody aircraft," it said in a statement.

"The 95 aircraft will be delivered between now and 2015 and will be leased to RBS Aviation Capital's airline customers across the world, with all of the 2010 deliveries having already been placed.

"The orders have a combined value of over 7.6 billion dollars at list prices," it added.

The order confirmation came on the third day of the Farnborough International Airshow, one of aviation's biggest trade events and renowned for being an arena for major deal announcements.

RBS Aviation Capital is one of the world's biggest aircraft leasing firms and is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which is 83-percent owned by the British government after a massive state bailout.

© 2010 AFP

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