Oui ! Cela donne un "stimulus" !Both Airbus and Boeing, the duopoly makers of big jets, have suffered a collapse in new orders in recent months, but the European aircraft maker received a boost on Monday as Virgin Atlantic announced plans to acquire 10 A330-300 widebody jets worth $2.1bn at list prices before discounts and also is in talks with Airbus to buy 50 A350 aircraft from 2014.
C'est clair ! Comme nous l'avions écrit,.... ceci ne remet pas en question la commande de 15 x B787 ! Ceci répond à un besoin anticipé de PUC, en raison des retards prévisibles & inévitables dans les livraisons desdits B787 !It has contracted to purchase six from Airbus and will lease a further four from AerCap, the aircraft lessor.
The UK long-haul carrier, controlled by Sir Richard Branson, said it would take delivery of the aircraft from early 2011 with five due that year and five in 2012.
As well as expanding capacity on existing routes Virgin Atlantic said the aircraft would support expansion to new destinations including Beijing, Cancun and Vancouver.
They will fill the gap left by the late arrival of the 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which have been delayed by more than two years and will be delivered from 2013.
Oui, nous avons lu les détails ailleurs.The airline said it had secured financing for all 10 jets via AerCap.
Virgin Atlantic has a current fleet of 38 aircraft including six A340-300s and 19 A340-600 aircraft. It has also has an outstanding order for six A380 superjumbos, but the aircraft were previously deferred to arrive from 2013.
Sans parler de signes de reprise, ... on peut reconnaître des signes d'encouragement !Despite the paucity of new orders to both Airbus and Boeing in the first five months of this year, the European aircraft maker was more successful than it expected at last week’s Paris Air Show, where it announced commitments for 127 aircraft worth $12.9bn at list prices before discounts, including firm orders for 58 jets worth $6.4bn at list prices.
The most valuable firm order was placed by AirAsia X for 10 A350-900s valued at $2.4bn, while Wizz Air, the European low cost carrier, signed an MoU for 50 A320 short haul jets valued at $3.8bn.