Singapore Airshow is to start in earnest only on Tuesday, February 15, but already on Day 0, Airbus and Boeing announced some order updates. Or in the case of Airbus, confirmed previously announced commitments.
Jazeera Airways has confirmed its Memorandum of Understanding for twenty A320neo’s and eight A321neo’s that it signed last November at the Dubai Airshow (picture) The Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti airline approved the order in January, but they will appear in the Airbus backlog only this month. The order includes five options as Jazeera wants to replace some older A320ceo’s as well as grow its fleet. Deliveries will happen until 2026.
Also confirmed is the MoU from Aviation Capital Group for twenty A220-300s. The Japanese lessor signed a firm order for forty A320neo-family aircraft, including five A321XLRs, on December 30. The A220s were announced as an MoU only, but six weeks later ACG has put its signature to the paper on this deal as well. ACG already has four A220-300s in its portfolio, all sale and leasebacks of aircraft in service with airBaltic.
Boeing didn’t announce aircraft orders, but its Boeing Global Services unit said that its sales of parts using e-commerce tools surpassed $2.0 billion in 2021. Through its online Boeing Distribution tool, orders were up twenty percent and revenues fifteen percent compared to 2019 levels. The airframer can offer over half a million parts via its e-commerce website.
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