Paris Air Show Recap Day 3: Airbus Cruises Ahead

Paris Air Show Recap Day 3: Airbus Cruises Ahead
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As Day 3 comes to a close at the Paris Air Show, Airbus continues to storm ahead with more orders revealed, with the potential for more to come in due course. 

The manufacturer has already made announcements that affect over 800 aircraft purchased at the Paris Air Show thus far.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Airbus’ Orders for Day 3 of the Paris Air Show…

Paris Air Show Recap Day 3: Airbus Cruises Ahead
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Leasing giant Avolon made another order today, with the firm looking to acquire 20 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

Deliveries of these aircraft are expected to take place between 2026 and 2028.

Andy Cronin, Avolon CEO, said: “We have been a strong supporter of the A330neo programme since its launch and with our existing widebody orderbook fully placed we are now locking in future growth in a supply constrained environment.”

“Our expanded delivery pipeline allows us to offer our customers the A330neo’s range and reduced emissions to support their evolving fleet needs.”

Paris Air Show Recap Day 3: Airbus Cruises Ahead
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“Our recent aircraft orders and commitments reflect our confidence in the long-term growth trajectory of the aviation sector, which is outlined in our recent World Fleet Forecast projecting that the global passenger fleet will almost double by 2042.”

“It’s fantastic to see Avolon once again commit additional investment in the A330neo aircraft and lead the lessor market reordering widebody aircraft”, said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.

“Avolon’s vision and timing could not be better with this commitment for a further 20 aircraft to its portfolio.”

“Avolon will benefit from the strong wave of growth and replacements that we currently observe across all markets”.

This was an order that was supposedly made overnight after trading hours at the Paris Air Show, following the initial rumors of a Jet2 A330neo order supposedly being due disclosed in Le Bourget.

However, nothing has come about this, but Airbus sales chief Christian Scherer did confirm this morning that he has signed an agreement with an “undisclosed customer”, for 4 A330neos.

No public announcement was made via press release, with this coming from Christian Scherer himself in the press conference.


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It remains clear that even despite this slow day by Airbus, they don’t really need to add much more to their overall sales campaign.

All eyes will be on the manufacturer to see how Day 4 of the Paris Air Show goes tomorrow for them, and whether there will be anymore last-minute deals waiting to go through.

But for now, let’s see what happens on Thursday.

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