Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

A thin line between fact-checking and propaganda in Gaza social media coverage

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive

Read more

FOCUS

Ireland's missing babies casting light on a dark history...

Read more

WEB NEWS

World Cup 2014: Germany-Brazil inspires the Web

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Boutros-Ghali: 'I wanted to reform the UN'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

57 000 little problems

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

The Sarkozy 'threat'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Budget challenge for India's new government

Read more

  • Hamas rockets reaching deeper into Israel

    Read more

  • French companies will have to accept anonymous CVs

    Read more

  • Ukrainian forces close in on Donetsk

    Read more

  • Germany asks US intelligence station chief to leave country

    Read more

  • Death toll rises in Gaza as militants target Israeli cities

    Read more

  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon appoints new Syria mediator

    Read more

  • Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting

    Read more

  • Tour de France passes WWI Chemin des Dames battlefield

    Read more

  • Senegalese man awarded French visa in gay marriage debate

    Read more

  • Israel steps up airstrikes as diplomacy gets under way

    Read more

  • Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties to reach World Cup final

    Read more

  • Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

    Read more

  • Obama in Texas to urge congressional action on child migrant crisis

    Read more

  • Iraq’s heritage 'in danger' from ISIS militants

    Read more

  • 100 years on, the Tour de France returns to the Western Front

    Read more

Big contracts for Airbus in Asia

©

Latest update : 2008-02-22

Japan Airlines Corp. is reported to be considering the Airbus A350 after delivery delays of 55 Boeing 787's. The announcement follows that of Chinese leasing company BOC Aviation, which signed a contract Friday for five long-haul Airbus aircraft.

BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing firm owned by the Bank of China, said Friday it has ordered five A330-200F cargo planes from European manufacturer Airbus.
  
The Singapore-based company did not provide a value for the orders but at catalogue prices the deal is worth a total of 877 million dollars.
  
BOC Aviation, which is 100 percent owned by the Bank of China, announced the deal at the Singapore Airshow.
  
The planes are scheduled for delivery in 2012 and 2013, and it marked the first time that the company has ordered cargo aircraft directly from a manufacturer, BOC Aviation said in a statement.
  
With dynamic Asian economies playing a bigger role in global trade, analysts say there is a growing market for freighter aircraft in the region.
  
"This order reflects our confidence in strong future demand for widebody production freighter aircraft," said BOC Aviation chief executive Robert Martin.
  
"The payload capability and range of the A330-200F make it an appealing choice in the mid-size category and we feel sure that the aircraft will provide use with a strong return on our investment."
  
The twin-engine A330-200F is capable of carrying 64 metric tonnes over 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 kilometres) in its standard version, said BOC Aviation, which has more than 70 aircraft flying with airlines worldwide.
  
It has 65 firm aircraft orders for delivery through to 2013, including the five A330-200F and 20 single aisle A320s.
  

Date created : 2008-02-22

Comments

COMMENT(S)