Airbus won another significant order for commercial aircraft towards the end of 2021. The lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG), owned by Tokyo Century Corporation, has signed a firm contract for 40 jets of the A320neo family, including five A321XLR, the variant of range that will enter service in 2023.
The ACG also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to receive 20 A220 without specifying the chosen version.
“We are delighted to expand our portfolio with additional A220 and A320neo Family aircraft. These highly advanced aircraft will enhance ACG’s strategic objective to offer our airline customers the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft available,” said Thomas Baker, CEO and President of ACG.
“We congratulate and thank ACG for its decision to select both the A220 and A320neo Families,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
As of November, Airbus had 610 gross commercial aircraft orders, 477 of them for the A321neo, which surpassed the A320neo as the most ordered variant. The planemaker, however, lost 242 orders, mostly for the A320neo, giving a net order total of 368 aircraft.