Airbus sells 12 A330s to leasing company
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing company, has signed a firm order for 12 long-range A330-300 aircraft. This new order brings the total number of A330s ordered by GECAS to 32.
“This order adds to our existing portfolio of A330 aircraft,” said Norman C. T. Liu, GECAS President & CEO. “A key part of our strategy is to expand our wide-body product offerings to satisfy customer demand.”
“This repeat order from GECAS underscores the ongoing popularity of the A330, and highlights the strong market demand for the A330-300 in particular” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers. “The unbeatable economic efficiency and proven passenger appeal of this aircraft make it the perfect choice in today’s market for medium capacity routes.”
The A330-300 is able to accommodate seat and class configurations to suit diverse customer requirements. It has a range of up to 10,400km with a typical 300 passenger load. Orders for the aircraft stand at more than 480.