Leasing start-up Avolon has placed a firm order with Airbus for eight A320s. The aircraft, for which the engine decision has not been made, yet, will come equipped with winglets Airbus is now offering on the narrowbodies. Deliveries of the type are to start in late 2012. It is the first direct purchase of A320s for the Irish lessor, which began operations this year; Avolon had acquired two A320s already through a sale-and-lease back arrangement with Air Berlin in July. It also ...


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