Posted by Tom on Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Aircraft lessor Intrepid Aviation announced a firm order of 20 Airbus A330-200 freighter airplanes, the largest order received for the aircraft so far. Deliveries will start in 2010 and run through 2012.
Thai Airways International also announced that they would be purchasing A330s (though none of the freighter variety). It has ordered eight more A330-300s, adding to its fleet of twelve A330s that it currently uses on routes across Asia. The airline also reconfirmed its order for the A380, the first of which will be delivered to the airline in late 2010.
Airbus also held a press conference at Le Bourget earlier today, in which COO John Leahy announced that "Airbus is back". With all the orders that the airline has announced in the last few days, Leahy is probably right.