Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines has firmed an order for 10 Airbus A350s.

The order, announced by Airbus at the Farnborough air show, follows a purchase agreement signed in February, covering 10 A350-900s.

Airbus notes that Sichuan also intends to lease four A350s, the first of which will be delivered this year.

Chengdu-based Sichuan is an all-Airbus operator with 135 jets in service, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows. These comprise 23 A319s, 60 A320s including five Neos, 40 A321s including two Neos, and 12 A350s.

The airline operates a long-haul network that includes Dubai, Moscow, Sydney and Vancouver.

Airbus indicates that Sichuan's A350s will be used on North American and European routes.

The airframer's first-half order backlog figures revealed an order for 10 A350-900s attributed to an undisclosed customer. Airbus said the A350s had been ordered by a new customer for the type.

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Source: Cirium Dashboard