Toulouse, France – BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based global aircraft leasing company owned by Bank of China, has ordered an additional 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft, comprising 18 A320neo family aircraft and 12 A320ceo family aircraft.
“This order underscores our continued confidence in the reliability and operational efficiency of the A320 family aircraft, and reflects its popularity among our customers for short- and medium-haul routes,” said Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation.
“BOC Aviation is a leading lessor based in a fast-growing part of the world, and its latest order not only demonstrates its continued confidence in our product for its airline customers but recognizes the A320 as a sound financial asset in its portfolio,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, Customers. “We appreciate the mutually beneficial and strong relationship we have built with BOC Aviation over the past 20 years. With this order, BOC Aviation becomes one of Airbus’ top 10 customers.”
Including this latest purchase agreement, BOC Aviation’s cumulative orders to date for new Airbus aircraft have reached a total of 306, comprising 12 A330s and 294 A320 family, including 64 NEOs.
With more than 12,300 A320 family single-aisle aircraft have been ordered, and more than 6,800 aircraft delivered to more than 400 customers and operators worldwide. More than 4,400 orders have been received from nearly 80 customers for the A320neo family since its launch in 2010.