GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm order for 60 additional Airbus A320s.

The deal increases to 99 GE's backlog of A320-family aircraft on order.

"GECAS' order is a further demonstration of the strong demand for the A320 family and underlines its attractiveness to leasing companies, who are returning to the market with full steam," says Airbus president and chief executive Tom Enders.

Customers will have the option of adding sharklets to aircraft scheduled for delivery from the end of 2012.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news