GE orders 100 jets from Boeing, Airbus

19th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

General Electric's aircraft leasing unit announced at the Farnborough airshow on Monday it has placed an order for 100 planes from Boeing and Airbus.

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has ordered 40 Boeing 737-800s in a 3.0-billion-dollar (2.31 billion euro) deal, the companies said in a joint statement.

"Over the years, GECAS has successfully leased many 737s to airlines around the world," said GECAS chief executive Norman C.T. Liu.

GECAS also said it was also ordering 60 Airbus A320 planes with a catalogue price of 4.5 billion dollars.

© 2010 AFP

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