Airbus Lands Record $16B Order With IndiGoJanuary 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday a record jet order was revealed by Airbus in what they called the largest such order in the history of commercial aviation. The 15.6 billion dollar deal will sell one hundred and eighty planes to the Indian budget airline carrier IndiGo, along with the very first orders for their newly remade model.
Airbus is involved in a strong battle to become the company for the most sames of the year against their rival comp-nay, Boeing. The European airplane manufacturer is adding up their plane orders for last year to see how the numbers will end up, but it is too late for this major deal to hit the books for 2010.
There are thirty classic A 320s in the deal, which is the best selling plane from Airbus. One hundred and fifty people will fit in this plane, and can make short and medium length trips. There are also one hundred and fifty upgraded A 320s which will help the airlines to save fuel, but Boeing, who is the second biggest manufacturer of airplanes, states that the airlines may not want a plane such as that, when the technology which would provide an even better airplane will be available soon. It sounds similar to the dilemma which many cell phone users face when they wish to purchase a new phone, knowing that the technology for an even better phone is always just around the corner.
But many feel that this is a huge disappointment to Boeing. Richard Aboulafia, of the Teal Group stated, “I don’t think Boeing’s reliance on 737NG (the current A320 competitor) is going to last as long as they would like.”
Canada’s Bombardier has also been trying to compete with Boeing and IndiGo, but will likely be hurt by this new deal as well. “These are the sorts of orders that Bombardier should have been racking up and it shows the power of being a big manufacturer,” Aboulafia explained.
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