GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial-aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has announced a firm order for 60 A320neo-family aircraft at the 49th Paris Airshow. All are to be powered by the CFM International LEAP-X1A engine.

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Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation has grabbed headlines on the first day of the 2011 Paris Airshow by revealing orders and commitments for up to 110 commercial jets, including up to 50 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, 12 other Airbus airliners, up to 33 Boeing jetliners and 15 Embraer E-Jets.

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The SAS Group has placed an order for 30 Airbus A320neos an optioned an additional 11, with its first delivery scheduled for the second half of 2016 and delivery of the 30th aircraft during 2019.

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Cebu Pacific Air of the Philippines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A321neos and has exercised existing options for seven more standard A320s, increasing to 41 its total firm orders for the Airbus single-aisle family.

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