China buys 100 Airbus jets

CALC now has 140 A320s on order
CALC now has 140 A320s on order

A Chinese company has placed a huge order for 100 Airbus A320 aircraft.

China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), which supplies aircraft to carriers including Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 100 of its popular single-aisle A320 series.

The order, which comprises 16 standard A320s, 10 stretched A321s and 74 fuel-efficient A320neos, is worth more than US$10 billion at current list prices.

“This new commitment to the A320 Family confirms the aircraft’s popularity and appeal, offering customers the best value for money, high reliability and best-in-class passenger comfort,” said Dr Mike Poon, CEO & executive director of CALC.

“These key attributes make the A320 family a perfect fit in CALC’s strategy to offer the most innovative and dynamic leasing solutions to aviation customers in China and around the globe.”

Based in Hong Kong, CALC has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin. It now has outstanding orders for 140 A320 aircraft.

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