Airbus has secured a £2bn deal for 30 planes with Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation.
The order, made at the end of December, comprises 18 A320s(NEO) equipped with new engines and 12 A320s using the current engines, the company said in a statement.
At 2015 catalogue prices, each re-engined A320 costs $106.2 million and a standard A320 is worth $97 million, according to the Airbus website. This would be a total catalogue cost of $3.07 billion (around £2bn).
It is another boost for the wing production site at Broughton where 6,000 people work.
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John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, said: "BOC Aviation is a leading lessor based in a fast-growing part of the world, and its latest order not only demonstrates its continued confidence in our product for its airline customers but recognizes the A320 as a sound financial asset in its portfolio.
"We appreciate the mutually beneficial and strong relationship we have built with BOC Aviation over the past 20 years. With this order, BOC Aviation becomes one of Airbus’ top 10 customers."
Including this latest purchase agreement, BOC Aviation’s cumulative orders to date for new Airbus aircraft have reached a total of 306, comprising 12 A330s and 294 A320 Family, including 64 NEOs.