LONDON — Air Lease Corporation (ALC), an U.S. based lessor, is ordering 3 additional A350-900s and an additional A321, according to an announcement from Airbus during this year’s Farnborough Air Show. ALC already had 21 A350-900s and 5 A350-1000s on order from Airbus, though it has placed 4 of the 5 A350-1000s with Virgin Atlantic beginning in 2020.
“These additional A350 and A321 aircraft were needed to fill ongoing customer lease placements as we continue to experience strong A350 and A321 demand,” said John L. Plueger, Air Lease Corporation’s CEO and President.
ALC now has 385 aircraft on order against a current owned portfolio of 240 aircraft and a managed fleet of 29 airplanes. Out of the 385 orders, a round 150 are for Airbus A320 family aircraft, weighted heavily towards the A321neo which represents 118 out of the 150 firm orders.
“ALC, is a leading lessor and longstanding partner of Airbus. We would like to thank ALC for their continued confidence in our Airbus products. Their customers will be delighted with the unbeatable economics as well as the superior cabin comfort in all classes for their passengers.” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.