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BOC Aviation orders 20 Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 5 November 2008

BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based aircraft leasing unit of Bank of China, has placed additional firm orders with Airbus for 20 A320 Family aircraft.

"Our latest orders reflect ongoing demand for leased aircraft from the A320 Family at both full service and low cost airlines around the world," said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. "The decision to acquire these additional aircraft also represents a sound investment in a proven asset, offering long term value for our business."

BOC Aviation, formerly known as Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), is the largest Asia-based aircraft leasing company. Altogether, the company has now ordered 98 single aisle aircraft directly from Airbus, of which 58 have already been delivered. The lessor also has five A330-200F freighters on firm order for future delivery.

The A320 Family, which includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321 features fly-by-wire controls and all share a unique cockpit and operational commonality across the range.

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