Airbus has registered firm orders and commitments for 408 aircraft, including the first order for the A350F (cargo), at Dubai Airshow 2021!

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At Dubai Airshow 2021, the first major event dedicated to the aviation sector in the last two years, Airbus reported orders and commitments for 408 aircraft, including the first order for the A350F (cargo).

The agreements covered the full range of commercial aircraft, including a first commitment for the A350F cargo derivative.

At an event leading up to the Dubai air show, Airbus launched the most recent global market forecast which emphasizes the gradual shift in demand from fleet growth to the accelerated withdrawal of the oldest and least efficient. Thus, in the next 20 years, approximately 39 passenger and cargo planes will be needed. Of these, 000 aircraft (approximately 15%) will be to replace the old aircraft.

On the first day at Dubai Airshow 2021, Indigo Partners' portfolio placed a firm order for 255 A321neo aircraft, including 29 A21XLRs. The breakdown of the order is as follows: 102 Wizz Air aircraft (75 A321neo + 27 A321XLR); 91 Frontier aircraft (A321neo); 39 Volaris aircraft (A321neo); 23 JetSMART aircraft (21 A321neo + 2 A321XLR).

The next day, Air Lease Corporation signed a commitment for 111 aircraft, including the new A350 Freighter (25 x A220-300, 55 x A321neos, 20 x A321XLR, 4 x A330neos, 7 x A350F). On the third day, Jazeera Airways signed a commitment for the 28 x A321neo, and Ibom Air of Nigeria became a new Airbus customer with a firm order for the 10 x A220.

At the exhibition, Airbus also stood out for its ambition to play a leading role in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for urban air mobility, leveraging partnerships and technologies to bring a product to market by 2025.

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