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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Sichuan Airlines Signs a Contract to Purchase 8 Airbus aircraft

In the last third of November, Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Sichuan Airlines for short) and Airbus S.A.S. (Airbus for short) signed a contract for the purchase of 8 Airbus aircraft. According to the contract, Airbus should deliver 4 A320 series aircraft in the years 2014 and 2015 respectively. This time, the 8 Airbus aircraft purchased by Sichuan Airlines contain 2 A319, 4 A320 and 2 A321 aircraft. In addition to the aircraft introduced from France and Germany, the 8 Airbus aircraft also contain those that were assembled by Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co., Ltd. in Tianjin. Sichuan Airlines plans to stop hiring old aircraft from this year on to optimize their fleet structure. Up till now, there were 64 Airbus aircraft in their Airbus fleet, among which 3 are twin-aisle wide body A330 and 61 are the A320 series.
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