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Toulouse, France, 2005/06/30 - Just few weeks after Paris international air show where Airbus [EADS] received nearly $33 Bln in firm orders, the leading aircrafts France based manufacturer announced today another order of 40 A320s..
GE Commercial Aviation Services [GECAS] has announced that the company will acquire 40 Airbus A320s aircraft.
The latest order covers A319s, typically seating 124 passengers, as well as the larger A320s with 150 passengers in a standard layout, with the flexibility to convert some to A321 Family models.
Few days ago, Air Mauritius has signed a firm purchase agreement with Airbus for three A340-300Es, with deliveries to begin in the last quarter of 2006. The contract covers also two further options on the same type. With the acquisition of this new generation aircraft, Air Mauritius will be the first all-Airbus operator in the South Indian Ocean region.
Airbus’ A320 Family is the most successful aircraft in the world, having been chosen by more than 190 customers and operators around the world, including both established and low-cost carriers. Firm orders for the Airbus A320 Family stand at more than 3,500 aircraft, almost 2,500 of which have been delivered.
GE Commercial Aviation Service (GECAS) provides a wide range of fleet, financing and productivity solutions to the commercial aviation industry. Our business is truly global, with more than 200 airline customers covering more than 60 countries.
About Airbus Industries
Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. With a turnover of slightly over 20 billion euros in 2004, Airbus today consistently captures half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market.
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