Iberia parent IAG is converting options on eight Airbus A350-900s and three A330-200s into firm orders for the Spanish carrier.
The twinjets will be delivered over 2016-21 in order to replace other aircraft in the Iberia long-haul fleet, says IAG.
It has not given an engine selection for the A330s but Iberia’s current A330s – which are the larger -300 variant – are fitted with General Electric CF6s.
A350s are available only with the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine.
IAG had previously indicated that it was preparing to convert options on A330s and A350s for Iberia.
It has also confirmed similar plans to firm 20 options on A320neo jets. These aircraft will be delivered in 2020-21.
IAG has not assigned them to any specific airline in its fleet. The company has a strategic programme to adopt similar configurations for its A320s in order to allow them to be used across the fleets of all its airlines.
No engine selection has been given for the A320neos.
IAG says that it has negotiated a “substantial discount” from the list prices. Airbus has confirmed the 31-aircraft order.
Source: Cirium Dashboard