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Wednesday, 26 July, 2000, 11:59 GMT 12:59 UK
Airbus orders roll in
Airbus A318 airliner
Airbus A318: Big deal with US leasing firm
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industrie has announced orders worth billions of pounds at the Farnborough air show.

Among the deals confirmed on Wednesday, Airbus says the US leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services has signed letters of intent to buy 42 medium-range jets worth $2bn.

The company said in a statement that the agreement was for 30 A318 airliners and 12 A320s. The planes are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2004.

Airbus also said Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (Sale) had signed a contract to buy 11 A320s for almost $500m.

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The deal brings to 50 the total number of A320s ordered by Sale.

The aircraft are to be delivered from late 2002.

Airbus has also said that America West Airlines has signed a firm order for four of the company's single-aisle A319s, to be delivered in 2001.

This order brings to 62 the number of Airbus aircraft ordered by America West.

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