At the 2010 Farnborough Airshow, U.S.-based Virgin America signed a memorandum of understanding for 40 A320 Family aircraft, which would expand the carrier’s fleet to a total of 90 Airbus aircraft.
The total number of A320 aircraft ordered by U.S.-based GE Capital Aviation Services now stands at 327 following a new agreement for 60 jetliners, which was announced at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow.
U.S.-based Air Lease Corporation has signed an agreement for 21 A321s and 31 A320s at the 2010 Farnborough Airshow – representing the recently-formed company’s first firm order for new jetliners.
Spirit AeroSystems and Airbus officially open high-tech composite manufacturing facility in Kinston, NC
The creation of highly skilled jobs through Airbus industrial work contracted in the U.S. is underscored by Spirit AeroSystems’ new facility, which will design and produce A350 XWB fuselage and wing components.
A second Airbus engineering center has been opened in Wichita, Kansas as the company continues to grow its local employment by approximately 30 percent annually.
Chile’s second largest carrier has begun flying its initial A320 on domestic and international routes, with a second to join it by the end of this month.