Airbus Awarded Orders for 292 A320 Family Aircraft From Four Chinese Airlines
Airbus has signed orders with Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Shenzhen Airlines for a total of 292 A320 Family aircraft. By the end of May 2022, over 2,070 Airbus aircraft were in service with Chinese operators.
On Friday (July 1, 2022), Airbus announced that they have received orders for a total of 292 A320 Family Aircraft from four Chinese airlines including Air China, China Eastern, China Southern and Shenzhen Airlines. Once the relevant criteria is met, these orders will enter the company’s backlog. By the end of May 2022, a total of over 2,070 Airbus aircraft were in service with Chinese carriers. The Airbus A320neo Family incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 20 percent savings in fuel and CO2, along with a 50 percent reduction in noise footprint. The aircraft also deliver an exceptional guest experience in all classes, including standard 18-inch seats in Economy Class.
In Friday’s announcment, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, said,
“These new orders demonstrate the strong confidence in Airbus from our customers. It is also a solid endorsement from our airline customers in China of the performance, quality, fuel efficiency and sustainability of the world's leading family of single aisle aircraft. We commend the excellent work by George Xu and the entire Airbus China team as well as our customers’ teams for having brought to conclusion these long and extensive discussions that have taken place throughout the difficult COVID pandemic.”
As of May 31, 2022, the Airbus A320neo Family had received over 8,000 orders from more than 130 global customers. Since entry into service in 2016, Airbus has delivered over 2,200 A320neo Family aircraft, contributing to 15 tons of CO2 savings.