PARIS, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Europe's biggest aircraft maker Airbus has received a firm order of 25 A330-300s planes from the Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, the largest single order ever for the A330, the company announced Wednesday.
The agreement, signed between Airbus and AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, has increased AirAsia X's order to 51 from Airbus.
AirAsia X will start taking delivery of its newly-ordered A330-300s in 2015 as it "begins a major expansion of its network across the Asia-Pacific region," said a statement from Airbus.
Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier said the A330 would be a "perfect platform" for AirAsia X "to build a highly successful low cost long haul business."
The low cost carrier AirAsia is one of Airbus's largest airline customers in the world, who has now ordered in total 536 aircrafts from the manufacturer, including 475 A320 Family single aisle aircraft, 51 A330s and 10 A350-XWBs.
To date, Airbus has won more than 1,280 orders for the various versions of its aircrafts, and its popular A330 is currently flying with almost 100 operators worldwide.
Airbus China plant delivers 153 A320 aircraft
TIANJIN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Airbus assembly plant in China's northern port city of Tianjin has delivered 153 A320 aircraft since it began operation in 2008, according to an Airbus press briefing on Thursday.
"The Tianjin plant delivered 37 A320 aircraft last year. The production efficiency has improved this year with one aircraft being delivered every week," said Andreas Ockel, general manager of Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Company, Ltd. Full story