During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth US$16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth US$40.7 billion.
In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with the announcement of the first operator for the new A330 Regional, with Saudi Arabian Airlines taking 20 on lease from IAFC, a leading lessor in the Middle East. The A330 Regional will enable airlines to serve fast-growing domestic and regional routes at least cost and maximum efficiency.
The A350 XWB continues to attract new business with commitments for 31 A350-900s. Airbus’ range of wide body aircraft won 55 orders and commitments worth US$ 15.6 billion, comprising 31 A350-900s, 20 A330 Regional and four A330-300s.
In the single-aisle sector, the A320 Family garnered 366 endorsements (comprising 103 firm orders and 263 commitments) worth US$41.4 billion. Of these, 323 are NEOs, taking total orders and commitments for the A320neo Family beyond 4,000 since launch in December 2010.
Boosting the longevity of the A320 Family, Airbus announced a new freighter conversion programme in partnership with EFW and ST Aerospace. This broadens Airbus’ portfolio of innovative solutions, meeting the requirements of customers in all market segments.