INTERNATIONAL Lease Finance (ILFC) has placed orders and options worth $1.5 billion for the Airbus A319/320/321 family. Deliveries are to begin in February 1996 and continue to the year 2000. The order brings Airbus Industries' firm-order total for the year to 110 aircraft, compared with Boeing's 111, the European consortium claims.

ILFC, Airbus' single largest customer, has ordered eight 124-seat A319s, 13 150-seat A320s and nine 186-seat A321s, with options on three A319s, four A320s and three A321s. The US leasing company cites growing demand for the line. ILFC has 155 Airbus aircraft on order 40 of which have been delivered.

Source: Flight International