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CALC orders 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-13 09:50

LONDON - European plane maker Airbus Monday confirmed an order for 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft worth more than $9 billion from China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC).

CALC, the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, firmed up its contract in December, but the order was only announced on Monday.

The order comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new order, CALC's total backlog with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft.

Airbus in a statement quoted Dr Mike Poon, CEO and Executive Director of CALC, saying: "Adding these A320 Family aircraft, including the latest generation A320neo to our portfolio, means we can fully meet all our customers' requirements in terms of low fuel burn, high reliability and unbeatable comfort."

"The A320 Family is without doubt firmly established as a key asset in our fleet."

John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers said: "We are delighted to see CALC, a leading lessor based in the world's leading growth market, come back for more of our popular A320 Family aircraft and we welcome them as a new customer for the A320neo."

The A320 Family is one of the world's best-selling single aisle product lines with more than 11,000 orders to date and over 6,300 aircraft delivered.

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