The order is made up of 10 Airbus A321XLR, 50 A321neo and 20 A320neo making it the single biggest order placed by the leasing specialist.
Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. “This is the largest single order that we have ever placed and it will bring our total Airbus aircraft purchased since inception to 546. It underscores our continued confidence in the A320neo family for its reliability and operational efficiency and reflects the popularity of the aircraft amongst our airline customers. We look forward to continuously providing our customers with such fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft solutions.”
The wings for all of the types ordered are made in Airbus’ wing manufacturing facility at Broughton, North Wales.
Christian Scherer Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International thanked BOC for the order saying: “This significant long term order for 80 additional aircraft is a great testimony of the sustained value of our Single Aisle products by one of the world’s leading lessors, BOC Aviation. We salute its vision and foresight in securing future delivery positions of these most desirable assets in the single-aisle segment now and in the longer run.”
BOC has not said which airlines will be leasing the aircraft from them but their past clients include both Asian and European airlines such as Thai, Cathay Pacific, TAP Air Portugal, TUI and Wizz Air.