The Jakarta Post
European aircraft manufacturer giant, Airbus, finally landed a massive deal from Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air for 234 of the popular narrow-bodied Airbus A320, a contract potentially worth US$24 billion.
Lion president director Rusdi Kirana signed the deal with Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Bregier during a ceremony witnessed by French President Francois Hollande at the Presidential Palace.
President Hollande’s office called the deal with Lion Air “the biggest for Airbus in terms of the number of aircraft and the overall sum”.
Rusdi explained that the order consisted of 109 Airbus A320 NEO, 65 Airbus A321 NEO and 60 Airbus A320 CEO.
NEO, which stands for new engine option, offers a better range and improved fuel economy when compared to the CEO or current engine option.
“These aircraft will be used for two new Asia Pacific region airli...