In the early hours of this morning, Airbus has confirmed an order from SMBC Aviation Capital for 60 A320neo Family Aircraft.
The European planemaker has hit the ground running post-Dubai to secure some more orders before the year concludes.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
SMBC Aviation Capital Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft…
With this top up order, Airbus has stated that SMBC Aviation Capital will have enough of a delivery stream to last the lessor until the end of the decade, based on current production rates.
Commenting on this order was Christian Scherer, the Airbus sales chief who said the following:
“SMBC Aviation Capital’s latest decision to reinvest for the long term in the A320neo Family shows a great confidence and commitment to what is, and is continuing to be, the most successful aircraft programme ever”.
“As one of the world’s leading aircraft lessors, SMBC Aviation Capital is committing to its sustainable aviation roadmap through the world’s most efficient single aisle products.”
“We very much appreciate our working relationship with SMBC and thank them sincerely for their continued confidence. ”
Adding to this was Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital:
“This transaction is further testament of sustained global demand for technologically advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft, and comes amidst the continuing strong recovery in air travel worldwide”.
“With sustainability and operational efficiency remaining key priorities for our customers, we anticipate even greater demand for aircraft such as the A320neo and the A321neo in the years ahead.”
“We look forward to strengthening our valued partnership with Airbus as we help our customers navigate these priorities”.
Overall, this represents another strong order from the European planemaker, and all eyes will be on whether anymore are secured by year-end.
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