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BOC Aviation order 43 Airbus A320

Staff writer |
BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing arm of Bank of China Ltd, placed an order for 36 Airbus A320ceo and seven A320neo planes.

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BOC Aviation told a news conference at the Farnborough Airshow that 17 of the 43 planes would be a larger A321 version. The first eight A320ceo aircraft will be powered by IAE engines, with decisions for the rest of the fleet to follow, Airbus said. IAE is part-owned by United Technologies Corp.

BOC Aviation Chief Executive Robert Martin added that Airbus was right to launch a revamped, more fuel-efficient version of its wide-body A330 aircraft, unveiled at the air show.

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