November 22, 2013
Airbus wins 160 orders and commitments worth US$44bn at Dubai
Airbus won a total of 160 orders and commitments at the 13th Dubai Airshow worth US$44bn, underlining the strong appeal of its widebody aircraft. The A380 and A350 XWB in particular, were demonstrated to be spot-on with customer requirements and expectations. The order intake includes 142 firm orders worth US$40.4bn (50 A380, 40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and 6 A330-200F) and 18 Memorandum of Understanding worth US$3.6bn. By value, Emirates placed the single largest order for 50 additional A380s, worth US$20bn, commending its efficiency and passenger appeal and confirming the A380 flagship status within their fleet.