Airbus A380 superjumbo gets boost with $10b order
Published on Feb 12, 2014 11:46 AM
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Airbus' flagship A380 got a fresh lift on Wednesday after leasing firm Amedeo firmed up its order for 20 of the superjumbo aircraft in a deal worth US$8.3 billion (S$10 billion).
The two firms signed the purchase agreement at the Singapore Airshow.
The European plane maker had suffered some setbacks last year after the discovery of cracks on some of the giant aircrafts' wings.
But John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer for customers, said: "This firm order from Amedeo is a clear recognition of the A380's long-term market appeal.
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