Airbus secured four deals in two days for more than 70 aircraft worth more than £8bn.

The aerospace giant had been under fire at the start of last week due to delivery delays and a sluggish start to 2016 for their standards.

But they hit back in style with an incredible order blitz that saw them rack up deals for 74 planes in 48 hours.

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The total bill for the deals will be more than $12bn dollars, or £8bn.

All the wings for these aircraft will be made at the Airbus plant in Broughton, which employs 6,000 workers.

The deals were:

■ China Eastern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB = contract worth $6.16bn

■ Philippine Airlines finalises order for 12 A350 XWB = $1.84bn

■ Air Côte D’Ivoire orders two A320neos and two A320s = $400m

■ Delta Orders 37 A321s = $4.25bn

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On the China deal, John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer – Customers, said: "We are proud to welcome China Eastern Airlines, a long time and loyal Airbus partner, to become the latest airline to select the A350 XWB.

“The outstanding A350’s long haul performance, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort with its extra wide cabin and wider-seats, will allow China Eastern Airlines to achieve its ambitions to develop and efficiently expand its international route network.”

Airbus A350XWB takes flight

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The A350 XWB will become the flagship of the Philippine Airlines future long haul fleet and will be configured with a premium three class layout. The airline will operate the aircraft on non-stop flights to the US, as well as on services to new destinations in Europe.

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The agreement with Air Côte D’Ivoire makes them the first African airline to order the A320neo

All of Delta’s A321s will feature fuel-saving Sharklets – lightweight composite wingtip devices that offer up to 4 percent fuel-burn savings.

Many of Delta’s A321s will be delivered from the Airbus US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. Aircraft assembly there began in July 2015, with the first aircraft, an A321ceo, delivered on April 25, this year.