Amedeo firms up A380 order

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 13, 2014
(l-r) Airbus COO Customers John Leahy, Amadeo CEO Mark Lapidus, and Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier at the order signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow. (Airbus)
(l-r) Airbus COO Customers John Leahy, Amadeo CEO Mark Lapidus, and Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier at the order signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow. (Airbus)

Irish Lessor Amadeo, formerly Doric Air Leasing, has firmed up an order for 20 Airbus A380s.

Signed at the Singapore Airshow on February 12, the order confirmed an MoU for the aircraft which was announced at last June’s Paris Airshow. Amadeo had previously acted as an asset manager to airlines on their A380 purchases, and has identified a market as a lessor for the ultra-large airliner.

“Today’s signature with Airbus is a great day for aviation as we offer airlines a new, more flexible way to access the unique benefits of the A380 through our tailored leasing solutions,” Mark Lapidus, CEO of Amedeo said in a statement. “As world air traffic continues to double every fifteen years and airport infrastructure and slots do not, the A380 is the best solution for airlines to capture that growth and build passenger loyalty thanks to the on-board space and comfort combination that no other airliner can compete with and do so at the lowest per seat unit cost.”

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Aamadeo’s aircraft will be configured with a baseline 573 seat layout, comprising 427 main deck economy seats, 12 first class, 66 business class, and a further 68 economy seats on the upper deck.

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