GECAS orders 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft
The order comes after Boeing unveiled plans for a new version of its rival narrowbody jet on Monday, the 737 MAX 10.
Airbus sales chief John Leahy said he did not view the new Boeing model as a rival to the A321.
"We think the 737 MAX-10 is a competitor to the 9 and that's why a lot of people are converting," he said.
Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier added the manufacturer was in talks with several potential customer over a planned upgrade for its A380 superjumbo, dubbed the A380plus.
The new wingtips, unveiled on Sunday, would only be put into production if Airbus received "a large order", he said. ■