Airbus trumpets big order from Amedeo

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IOL pic feb12 airbus a380 REUTERS An Airbus A380 passenger plane. File picture: Goran Tomasevic

London - European plane maker Airbus on Wednesday announced 20 orders by Amedeo, formerly Doric Lease Corporation, for its flagship A380 superjumbo worth $8.3-billion at list prices.

The order from Amedeo was announced at the Singapore Airshow, where both companies signed the final agreement for the purchase.

“This firm order from Amedeo is a clear recognition of the A380’s long-term market appeal,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer for customers.

Amedeo chief executive Mark Lapidus said: “As world air traffic continues to double every 15 years and airport infrastructure and slots do not, the A380 is the best solution for airlines to capture that growth.”

The double-decker A380 superjumbo is the world's biggest passenger aircraft. - AFP

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