A380 and the NEO


A target of 30 orders for its A380 by year-end may seem out of reach for Airbus, or maybe not. The airframer’s November order book showed no change for the super jumbo, with just Transaero's firm order for four A380s. But John Leahy told Aviation Week's Jens Flottau this week that he hopes Singapore Airlines firms up its MOU for five A380s by year-end, and the airframer is working on finalising a 'significant' order with another customer. We wait for that announcement with bated breath.

Meanwhile, Airbus is having better luck with its narrowbody. The undisclosed customer that appeared on the November order book for 100 A320s has today been revealed as AirAsia. The airline is ordering 64 more A320NEO and 36 A320 'CEO' aircraft.

Here's how the NEO firm order book now looks:

Customer A319NEO A320NEO A321NEO
Air Lease Corp   16 20
AirAsia   264  
ALAFCO   85  
Arkia Israel Airlines Ltd.   4  
AviancaTaca   33  
Aviation Capital Group   30  
Cebu Pacific     30
CIT Aerospace   50  
Garuda   10  
Gecas   60  
GoAir   72  
Gulf Air    10  
ILFC   80 20
ICBC Leasing   20  
Interjet   40  
Indigo   150  
JetBlue   40  
LAN   20  
Lufthansa   25 5
Norwegian   100  
Philippine Airlines     10
Qantas   78  
Qatar Airways 6 30 14
Republic Airways 20 60  
SAS   30  
Spirit Airlines   45  
TAM   22  
Transaero   8  
TransAsia     12
Virgin America   30  
Volaris    30  
TOTAL 26 1442 111

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