Skip to comments.Airbus gets biggest order ever from Indonesian airline
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:26:00 AM PDT by Abathar
PARIS (AP) Airbus signed its biggest deal ever on Monday, an order from Indonesias Lion Air worth 18.4 billion euros ($24 billion) that French President Francois Hollande said should inspire the struggling French economy and all of Europe.
Lion Air is buying 169 A320s and 65 A321 jets. The first planes will be delivered in 2014, and most of them will be outfitted with a new, more fuel-efficient engine that Airbus has developed recently.
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The 320 is an old design.
But the batteries seem to work pretty well.
This is GOOD news for Mobile AL where Airbus is building a new (Non Union) Assembly plant. Many of these planes will be built there.
They also ordered 230 or so 737’s recently.