Airbus Stuns With Historic Order After Boeing Took Early Lead In Dubai

Airbus Stuns With Historic Order After Boeing Took Early Lead In Dubai

Airbus Stuns With Historic Order After Boeing Took Early Lead In Dubai

Together, the orders totaled $76.5 billion, which set a new record.

"This significant commitment for 430 additional aircraft underscores our optimistic view of the growth potential of our family of low-priced airlines, as well as our confidence in the A320neo Family as a platform for that growth", said Indigo Partners Managing Partner Bill Franke.

"It's their call", Clark, speaking to journalists at the Dubai Air Show, said of Airbus and the future of the manufacturer's flagship product.

Buyers typically receive discounts of 40% to 60% on the list prices, but can get bigger reductions for huge deals.

Airbus has signed a deal to sell 430 jetliners, one of the largest orders in the history of commercial aviation.

Boeing 777 freighters have a list price of $325.7 million. If all the deals they each announced at the show are finalized before the end of the year, they will head into the last weeks of 2017 neck-and-neck in the race for the biggest annual order tally.

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The Airbus announcement beats an order unveiled earlier this week by arch rival Boeing, which secured a $40bn deal for 787 Dreamliners from Emirates.

Mr Leahy declined to say if the A380 deal could this happen this week.

The Indigo Partners' airlines.

Indigo Partners, whose airlines include Europe's Wizz Air and Volaris in Mexico, is buying Airbus's medium-range A320neo family of aircraft.

Boeing is dominating the Dubai show so far, after Dubai's Emirates airline announced a surprise 787 Dreamliner order. "We look forward to the 787 becoming an integral part of EgyptAir's fleet as we progress our modernization and network expansion plans", Safwat Musallam, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Co., said in a news release. Overall, Boeing has been eating Airbus's lunch so far this year, out-selling the Toulouse, France-based planemaker by 690 to 343.

Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of organisers, Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, said: "Today's most memorable deals underline that Dubai Airshow is the place where the global industry comes to do business".

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