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  • A380 and the NEO
    Posted by Rupa Haria 8:39 AM on Dec 13, 2012

    A target of 30 orders for its A380 by year-end may seem out of reach for Airbus, or maybe not. The airframer’s November order book showed no change for the super jumbo, with just Transaero's firm order for four A380s. But John Leahy told Aviation Week's Jens Flottau this week that he hopes Singapore Airlines firms up its MOU for five A380s by year-end, and the airframer is working on finalising a 'significant' order with another customer. We wait for that announcement with bated breath.

    Meanwhile, Airbus is having better luck with its narrowbody. The undisclosed customer that appeared on the November order book for 100 A320s has today been revealed as AirAsia. The airline is ordering 64 more A320NEO and 36 A320 'CEO' aircraft.

    Here's how the NEO firm order book now looks:

    Customer A319NEO A320NEO A321NEO
    Air Lease Corp   16 20
    AirAsia   264  
    ALAFCO   85  
    Arkia Israel Airlines Ltd.   4  
    AviancaTaca   33  
    Aviation Capital Group   30  
    Cebu Pacific     30
    CIT Aerospace   50  
    Garuda   10  
    Gecas   60  
    GoAir   72  
    Gulf Air    10  
    ILFC   80 20
    ICBC Leasing   20  
    Interjet   40  
    Indigo   150  
    JetBlue   40  
    LAN   20  
    Lufthansa   25 5
    Norwegian   100  
    Philippine Airlines     10
    Qantas   78  
    Qatar Airways 6 30 14
    Republic Airways 20 60  
    SAS   30  
    Spirit Airlines   45  
    TAM   22  
    Transaero   8  
    TransAsia     12
    Virgin America   30  
    Volaris    30  
           
    TOTAL 26 1442 111

    Tags: tw99, airbus

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