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Airbus announces Amedeo order for 20 A380s worth $8.3 bln

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An Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport near Paris, on June 23, 2013, during the 50th International Paris Air showAn Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport near Paris, on June 23, 2013, during the 50th International Paris Air show

An Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport near Paris, on June 23, 2013, during the 50th International Paris Air showAn Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport near Paris, on June 23, 2013, during the 50th International Paris Air show

European plane maker Airbus on Wednesday announced 20 orders by Amedeo, formerly Doric Lease Corp, 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 A380s 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.

Date created : 2014-02-12