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Friday 20 October 2017

Aircraft orders take off

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Dublin-based aircraft leasing firm SMBC Aviation Capital has placed an order with Airbus for 115 aircraft valued at around $11.8bn (€8.5bn).

The firm, the world's third largest aircraft lessor, signed the deal for 110 A320neo aircraft and five A320ceo aircraft.

It is the third major Irish deal announced at one of the world's biggest aerospace shows in Farnborough near London this week.

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