Airbus trumpets big order from Amedeo

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.

An Airbus A380 passenger plane. File picture: Goran Tomasevic. Credit: REUTERS

“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