Recently introduced A320neo passenger jet family claims star status at Paris Air Show, Airbus says
PARIS, 23 June 2011. The 2011 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France -- probably the biggest aerospace and defense show in the world this year -- is wrapping up today, and French aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Toulouse, France, is claiming its recently introduced fuel-efficient A320neo to be the star of the show. By company count late Thursday afternoon, Airbus had taken orders for 667 A320neos at the Paris Air Show this year, with additional orders still possible before show's end Sunday.
Total orders and commitments for the A320neo family have surpassed 1,000 since Airbus launched the new aircraft just six months ago. "I have to admit, I didn’t think it would be such a best-seller in only six months after the launch,” said Tom Enders, president and chief executive officer of Airbus.