In a contract worth USD 37 billion, the major Chinese airlines will purchase 292 aircraft from Airbus, the European aerospace company revealed on Friday.
“Airbus confirms the signing of orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft, reflecting the solid recovery momentum and fortunate future for the Chinese aviation business”the company said
These orders will be added to the backlog if the necessary conditions are completed, according to a statement from Airbus.
These new orders, according to Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus, show that their clients have a lot of faith in the company. “It is also a strong endorsement of the performance, quality, fuel efficiency and sustainability of the world’s leading family of single-aisle aircraft from our airline clients in China.”
“We applaud the outstanding work of George Xu and the entire Airbus China team, as well as the teams of our customers, for having concluded these protracted and in-depth conversations that have lasted throughout the challenging COVID pandemic”
By the end of May 2022, there were over 2,070 Airbus aircraft in operation with Chinese operators.
The statement claims that the A320neo Family includes Sharklets and new generation engines, which together save at least 20% on fuel and CO2 while reducing noise by 50%. The Airbus 18-inch wide seats in economy are a basic feature of the A320neo Family, which provides unrivalled comfort in all classes.
More than 8,000 orders for the A320neo Family had been placed by more than 130 customers by the end of May 2022.
Airbus has delivered more than 2,200 A320neo Family aircraft since its Entry Into Service six years ago, reducing 15 million tonnes of CO2 in the process.
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