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ALC boosts portfolio with Airbus widebody & single-aisle aircraft

Paul Sadler Manufacturers

SOURCE: AirbusLeading lessor signs for one A350-900 & four A320 Family aircraft June 15, 2015 — Today at the 51st International Paris Air Show, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, announced a firm order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft (1 A350-900, 1 A321ceo and 3 A320ceo*) to meet strong market demand for Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft. Including today’s announcement, ALC’s fast growing portfolio of Airbus aircraft stands at a total of 262, of which 66 are widebodies (15 A330ceo, 25 A330neo, 21 A350-900, 5 A350-1000) and 196 are single-aisles (30 A320ceo, 31 A320neo, 26 A321ceo, 109 A321neo).“In a market that is continually growing and developing, ALC is fully focussed on offering its customers the most modern, technologically advanced and economically efficient aircraft, which certainly includes the A320 Family and A350 XWB,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in our close cooperation with Airbus over the past years, which has led to the successful launch of the A330neo and A321LR. We are confident that these innovative aircraft will maximize operating efficiencies for airlines around the globe, thanks to their reliability, compelling economics and exceptional cabin comfort.”“It’s great to see leading lessor, ALC, come back with an order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft to meet the needs of their customers who are demanding products that deliver both unbeatable economics and the highest standard of passenger comfort in all classes,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We go beyond just listening to our customers in our quest for innovation and seek active collaboration with them in order to deliver value. This is demonstrated with our latest, fuel efficient widebody and single-aisle models, the A330neo and A321LR, launched in close cooperation with ALC.”The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft family and the latest member of the manufacturer’s leading widebody family. The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft in its size category and is setting new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its wide cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets (wing tip devices) which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings. Photos and video of our commercial announcements at the Paris Air Show will be available for media to download from the Airbus broadcast room on www.airbus.com/presscentre/Contacts for the media:Marcella Muratore +33 679281854 *Note to editors:Includes 1 A320ceo for ALC already listed in the Airbus Orders & Deliveries table in December 2014

ALC firms up order for 55 Airbus aircraft: Signals strong demand for Airbus’ latest A330neo and A321LR models

Paul Sadler Manufacturers

SOURCE: SOURCE: Airbus; March 9, 2015
Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company, has firmed up its order for 55 Airbus aircraft, comprising 25 A330-900neo and 30 A321LR - the very latest members of Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft family.ALC was first to sign up for the newest member of Airbus’ market leading widebody family, the A330neo, announcing a commitment for 25 A330-900neo during the launch at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. ALC was also the first to commit to the A321LR, the newest variant of the A321neo, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 30 at the launch in January 2015, increasing its commitment made for 60 A321neo at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow to 90 firm A321neo aircraft.“We are proud to be adding these newest generation Airbus aircraft to our portfolio and to have played a part in launching these latest generation, efficient aircraft,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We see significant market appetite for Airbus’ A321LR and A330neo models, offering operators exactly what they want - even more range, even better economics and superior level of passenger comfort.”“ALC is always ahead of the game and we are very happy to have them on board from the start with our latest A321LR and A330neo models,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We listen very carefully to our customers and are clearly seeing that our strategy to constantly improve our products through incremental innovations means we are able to not only meet but exceed their highest expectations.”Including today’s announcement, ALC’s total firm orders for Airbus aircraft stands at 258, comprising 53 A320ceo Family, 140 A320neo Family, 15 A330 Family, 25 A350 XWB Family and 25 A330neo Family.The A321LR, the latest member of the market leading A320neo Family, will be able to fly longer routes of up to 4,000 nm. The A321LR will provide additional flexibility as it will have the longest range of any single aisle airliner, making it ideally suited to transatlantic routes and enable airlines to tap into new long haul markets which were not previously accessible with current single aisle aircraft. With 206 passengers in a comfortable two-class layout, the A321LR offers the possibility for each passenger to carry up to three bags. First deliveries will start in 2019.The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo are two new members of the Airbus Widebody Family launched in July 2014 with first deliveries in Q4 2017. The A330neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. Benefitting from the excellent economics, versatility and high reliability of the A330, the A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. In addition, A330neo operators will also benefit from a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles and all the operational commonality advantages of the Airbus Family.***Airbus Media Contacts:Marcella Muratore +33 6 79 28 18 54 Maryanne Greczyn +1 703-834-3458