Airbus and CALC (China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited) have signed a purchase agreement for additional Airbus A321neo aircraft. The contract includes a new order for 40 A321neo aircraft, as well as a conversion of 15 previously signed A320neos into A321neo orders. According to the lessor, the Airbus jets are set to be delivered in stages until 2026.
Together with a previous order for eleven A321neos, CALC now has a total of 66 A321neo jets on order. To date, the Chinese leasing company received 87 of its total order of 252 Airbus A320 family aircraft, including one A321neo that has already been delivered. Customers include carriers from China and around the world.
Besides Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 NG airplanes, the owned and managed fleet of CALC mainly consists of A320 family aircraft. Two Boeing 787 aircraft were delivered through a leasing agreement to an Asian airline in December and January. Furthermore, the company has a backlog for both Boeing 737 MAX and more Airbus aircraft.
CALC is owned by China Everbright Group, Friedmann Pacific Asset Management and other public shareholders.
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