ALC was first customer to sign commitments for both the A300neo family and the A321LR, signing up for 25 A330-900neos at the Farnborough International...

U.S.-based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has firmed up orders for 25 Airbus A330-900neos and 30 A321LRs.

ALC was first customer to sign up for the Airbus A330neo family, announcing a commitment for 25 A330-900neos during the program launch at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.


On January 13, 2015, Airbus announced that Air Lease Corporation had signed a memorandum of understanding to order 30 more Airbus A321neo jets to add to 60 for which it had previously signed an MOU. The 30 additional aircraft would be of a new version with its take-off weight increased to 97 tonnes, providing a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Airbus officially launched the A321neo 97t on January 13 as a result of ALC's commitment and ALC firmed the order on March 9, 2015

On January 13, 2015, Airbus announced that Air Lease Corporation had signed a memorandum of understanding to order 30 more Airbus A321neo jets to add to 60 for which it had previously signed an MOU. The 30 additional aircraft would be of a new version with its take-off weight increased to 97 tonnes, providing a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Airbus officially launched the A321neo 97t on January 13 as a result of ALC’s commitment and ALC firmed the order on March 9, 2015

 

Los Angeles-based ALC was also the first to commit to the A321LR, the newest variant of the Airbus A321neo, signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 30 aircraft at the program launch in January 2015.

ALC’s January MOU built on the company’s original order for 60 Airbus A321neo jets, signed at the Farnborough Airshow International 2014, increasing the leasing company’s A321neo commitment to 90 aircraft.

“We see significant market appetite for Airbus’ A321LR and A330neo models, offering operators exactly what they want – even more range, even better economics and superior level of passenger comfort,” says Steven Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s chairman and chief executive officer.

On July 14, 2014, on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow, Los Angeles-based leasing company Aircraft Lease Corporation announced a memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A330-900neo widebodies, becoming the first launch customer for the newly launched A330neo family. ALC firmed the order on March 9, 2015

On July 14, 2014, on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow, Los Angeles-based leasing company Aircraft Lease Corporation announced a memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A330-900neo widebodies, becoming the first launch customer for the newly launched A330neo family. ALC firmed the order on March 9, 2015

 

“ALC is always ahead of the game and we are very happy to have them on board from the start with our latest A321LR and A330neo models,” says John Leahy, Airbus’ chief operating officer, Customers.

Including its March 9 order announcement for 55 aircraft, ALC’s total firm orders for Airbus jets stand at 258 aircraft.

ALC’s Airbus orderbook includes 53 A320-family aircraft, 140 A320neo-family jets, 15 A330s, 25 A350 XWB-family widebodies and 25 A330-900neos.

Along with its July 14, 2014 memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A330-900neo widebodies, Aircraft Lease Corporation simultaneously announced a firm order for 60 Airbus A321neo single-aisle jets. In March 2015, ALC increased its A321neo order to 90 aircraft, by ordering 30 of the new, long-range A321LR version

Along with its July 14, 2014 memorandum of understanding for 25 Airbus A330-900neo widebodies, Aircraft Lease Corporation simultaneously announced a firm order for 60 Airbus A321neo single-aisle jets. In March 2015, ALC increased its A321neo order to 90 aircraft, by ordering 30 of the new, long-range A321LR version

 

The A321LR, the latest member of the Airbus A320neo family, will be able to fly routes of up to 4,000 nautical miles.

With 206 passengers in a two-class layout, the A321LR offers the possibility for each passenger to carry up to three bags. First deliveries will start in 2019.

Airbus launched sales and development of the A330-800neo and the A330-900neo in July 2014. The company is aiming to make the first deliveries of A330neos to customers in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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