Posted on: 03 November 2010 by Ross McSweeny
BOC Aviation has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A320 family aircraft for delivery from 2012 to 2014.
Including this order, the company has ordered a total of 128 A320 family aircraft of which 80 have been delivered. BOC Aviation will make an announcement later regarding the choice of engine.
"The current order is timely as the aviation industry has returned to profitability and airlines are looking to add capacity," explained Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation. “In the last three years, we have successfully doubled the size of our fleet and have over 160 aircraft. A320 family aircraft are a good fit as they have proven economics and meet both our investment targets and our customers’ operating goals.”
Customers of BOC Aviation will have the option of selecting Sharklet wingtip devices for aircraft delivering from 2013. Sharklets are designed to enhance environmental and payload-range performance, cutting fuel burn by some 3.5% over longer sectors.