EUROPE- The European planemaker Airbus (EPA: AIR) has recently announced the acquisition of new orders for its popular A320 and A350 aircraft models.
The company has received an order for 60 Airbus A320 family airliners from a leasing company and an additional order for ten Airbus 350 from a major airline.
Airbus Receives New Orders Ahead of Paris Air Show 2023
The announcement is made by Christian Scherer, Airbus’s Chief Commercial Officer, during a briefing held in Paris ahead of the highly anticipated Paris Air Show.
Details regarding the specific variants of the aircraft and the identities of the leasing company and airline involved have not been disclosed at this time.
However, the orders will contribute to Airbus’s June sales figures and bolster its overall order backlog. Further solidifying its position as a leading player in the aviation industry.
Christian Scherer emphasized the significance of the order. He stated that its early revelation ahead of the air show serves to highlight the industry’s remarkable recovery.
He expressed optimism about the future, stating, “Business is back with a vengeance, and the show will be proof of that.”
Mega Orders Expected At PAS 2023
This year, potential deals expected to unfold in Paris include:
Delta Air Lines is anticipated to place a substantial order for Airbus wide-body aircraft. Further, it looks to rebuild its post-Covid networks and replace aging planes.
Riyadh Air, the Saudi Arabian startup airline, will reveal its new livery and outline its launch plans. Further, it has already ordered 39 Boeing 787 widebody jets. The carrier is expected to finalize orders for hundreds of narrowbody jets during or after the show.
Air France-KLM may disclose plans to replace its aging widebody fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft. The company is seeking replacements for its Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 jets, which average 20 years of service.
Reports suggest that Air Canada could secure a deal for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. As it aims to modernize and expand its long-haul fleet.
IndiGo (6E): The world’s largest operator of the A320 series narrowbody jets, IndiGo, is rumored to be considering an order for 500 additional A320s, along with 25 widebody aircraft.
Japan’s two largest airlines are engaged in advanced discussions with Airbus and Boeing. Japan Airlines (JL) is focusing on securing single-aisle aircraft, including the A321neo and Boeing 787 widebodies. Subsequently, ANA Holdings (NH) aims to place an order for up to 50 A321neo jets, potentially announced after the Paris Air Show.
Philippine Airlines is in the process of concluding its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus. Which pertains to the finalization of an order for nine A350-1000 aircraft.
Paris Air Show 2023
The Paris Air Show, set to commence on Monday, June 19, marks the event’s return after a four-year hiatus. Further, Aviation enthusiasts and industry professionals eagerly await the displays, latest news, and orders that will be showcased during the highly anticipated event.
Stay tuned, as Aviation A2Z will provide comprehensive coverage of all the Paris Air Show 2023 happenings. Further ensuring you stay informed about the latest developments in the aviation world.
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