BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based global aircraft leasing company has placed a firm order for five more A321 aircraft in addition to an order announced in January for 30 A320 Family aircraft which included 15 A321s (eight A321neo and seven A321ceo). “We have increased our order for the A321 in response to the market trend and appetite for larger capacity single-aisle aircraft,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “Our incremental order reflects the continued popularity, confidence and reliability of the A320 Family among our customers.”
“The A320 Family aircraft is a sound financial asset as confirmed by leading lessor BOC Aviation, based in the world’s fastest growing aviation market,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. “This order also confirms the trend by customers to increase capacity by upsizing to larger aircraft models.”
BOC Aviation is 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 311 aircraft, comprising of 12 A330s of which five are freighters, and 299 A320 Family including 67 A321s (16 A321neo and 51 A321ceo).
With more than 12,700 aircraft ordered, and more than 7,150 aircraft delivered to more than 400 customers and operators worldwide, Airbus’ A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family.