UNITED KINGDOM: AWAS places orders for 75 A320s

Dublin-based aircraft lessor, AWAS gave Airbus a strong start to the year with an order for 75 A320s plus 25 options. The firm aircraft order valued at $6.9 billion at list prices, will bring its Airbus portfolio to 145 units. "This transaction represents a natural extension of the new aircraft order stream that we acquired […]


Dublin-based aircraft lessor, AWAS gave Airbus a strong start to the year with an order for 75 A320s plus 25 options.

The firm aircraft order valued at $6.9 billion at list prices, will bring its Airbus portfolio to 145 units.

"This transaction represents a natural extension of the new aircraft order stream that we acquired in 2007 through the acquisition of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company," AWAS President and CEO Franklin Pray said. "We have successfully doubled the size of our company in 2007 and this deal announcement is further confirmation of our prime position in the industry."

AWAS currently owns and manages more than 320 aircraft.