Leading aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has firmed an order for additional 65 A320neo Family aircraft, valued at $7.4 billion at today’s list prices.
SMBC Aviation Capital added 15 A321neo and 50 A320neo aircraft, to bring the total order to 181 jets.
In addition, the agreement includes an upsizing of 15 A320neo from a pre-existing order to 15 of the largest member of the single-aisle Family – the A321neo – taking SMBC Aviation Capital’s total for the type to 30.
“As one of the world’s leading aircraft lessors, SMBC Aviation Capital’s repeat order demonstrates its financial astuteness in making wise investments in the A320neo Family. In 2018, the direct leasing market represented over 30% of our 800 worldwide deliveries – as much as Europe and the Americas combined,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer.