Airbus receives more orders

Airbus is celebrating a massive boost in orders for new planes which will have their wings built at the North Wales factory in Broughton.

The aviation industry are in the UK this week for the Farnborough Airshow and Airbus have picked up more than orders for nearly 250 aircraft so far.  The wings for all Airbus models are made at the company's factory in Broughton, North Wales.

On Monday 19 July Airbus said recently-formed aircraft financing and leasing company Air Lease Corporation had ordered 20 Airbus A321 aircraft and 31 A320s.

GE Capital Aviation Services have bought 60 aircraft and Emirates have bought 51.

The first of the planes will be delivered early next year and deliveries will go on until early 2015.

On Tuesday Hong Kong Airlines put in an order for 15 A350 and 10 more A330-200s.

Deliveries of the additional A330-200s will begin in 2012, with the first A350 XWB arriving in 2018.

Also, Chilean carrier LAN Airlines bought 50 planes from the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, including 10 A321s.