Airbus wins 160 orders, commitments worth $44 billion at Dubai Airshow

DUBAI, U.A.E., 21 Nov. 2013. Airbus won 160 orders and commitments, with a total value of roughly $44 billion, during the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Orders received include 142 firm orders worth $40.4 billion for 50 A380, 40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo, and 6 A330-200F, as well as 18 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) valued at $3.6 billion.

Emirates placed the single largest order by value: 50 additional A380s worth $20 billion.

Etihad Airways placed the single largest firm order by number for Airbus at the Dubai Airshow: 87 aircraft (40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo, and one A330-200F) worth $19 billion at list prices.

Qatar Airways Cargo placed five firm orders (plus eight commitments) for the A330-200F and Etihad Airways placed one firm order, representing a total of 14 orders and commitments worth $3billion. Air Algérie also committed for three A330-200 passenger aircraft worth US$648 million, building on their top reliability.

Lybian Wings, based in Tripoli, announced the start of its operations, choosing Airbus to build up its initial fleet with a commitment for three A350-900 and four A320neo aircraft.

“With its central position geographically, its strong economic growth and population-centres just a flight away, Middle Eastern carriers stand to reap the benefits of traffic growth,” says John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers. “The order intake at the airshow, by value our biggest ever Dubai, is a clear evidence that the Middle East region is investing in the most modern and efficient aircraft to capture this growth.”

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