Battle in the sky : Airbus in the lead

Battle in the sky : Airbus in the lead


Airbus won a total of 326 orders and commitments from 6 airlines.

By value, Emirates placed the single largest order for 50 additional A380s, worth US$20 billion.

By numbers, Etihad Airways placed the single largest firm order for Airbus with 87 aircraft (40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and one A330-200F) worth US$19 billion.

The versatile A330-200F has seen on going success with five firm orders from Qatar Airways Cargo (plus eight commitments) and one firm order with Etihad Airways representing a total of 14 orders and commitments worth US$3billion.

Airbus also won firm contracts for 18 A350-900 aircraft and 13 larger A350-1000s worth $9.5 billion at list prices, plus options for 25 more planes with Japan Airlines.

In addition, two Chinese companies have ordered a total of 120 A320 aircraft. Air China ordered 100 A320s in May and a start-up airline Zhejiang Loong Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  for 20 Airbus A320 Family aircraft, including 11 A320ceo and nine A320neo. Zhejiang Loong will begin business this year.

In the recent article : John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers commented: "With its central position geographically, its strong economic growth and population-centres just a flight away, Middle Eastern and Asian carriers stand to reap the benefits of traffic growth."

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