Airbus gets a $2.9 billion contract from Kuwaiti leasing firm ALAFCO
With Boeing making news for gaining potential clients from China and Emirates, it is now the time for Airbus to reveal their possible deals and contracts. The European aircraft maker Airbus has claimed that they have signed on a $2.9 billion contract with Kuwaiti leasing firm ALAFCO for 12 A350-800s with an option for six more.
In addition, there is also news claiming that United States based Aircraft engine maker General Electric has itself got a deal worth more than $300 million to provide engines for the aircraft. Airbus officials were speaking to reporters at the Dubai Air show when they said that the deliveries of the planes would begin in the third quarter of 2012.
ALAFCO have on their part revealed that they had yet to sign up customers. There is more good news for the Europe based aircraft manufacturer. Kuwaiti private airline Jazeera Airways has also announced that they have signed on a contract for six Airbus A320s. Jazeera Airways is a no-frills carrier and also the Gulf state’s first private commercial airline.