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Airbus gets first order for upgraded A330

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 12, 2012
The aerospace arm of US financing company CIT has become the first customer for Airbus' upgraded A330. (Airbus)

Airbus has won its first order for its new longer-range A330 widebody with a deal for 10 aircraft with US-based financing company CIT.

The deal includes firm orders for five A330s announced previously and a new agreement for five of the longer-range variant. The upgraded A330, announced earlier this week at the Farnborough Airshow, offers between a four and five per cent increase in range and a slightly larger payload over current A330s.

The deal with CIT – one of the few firm orders announced at Farnborough – is valued at $2.3 billion at list prices. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2014.

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