HONG KONG May 26 BOC Aviation Ltd on
Friday said it would buy six new aircraft from Airbus
for an aggregate list price of $1.05 billion as the aircraft
lessor builds its balance sheet by investing in modern,
efficient and in-demand aircraft.
The Hong Kong-listed firm said it would buy two A320NEO
aircraft, two A321NEO aircraft and two A330-900 aircraft from
Airbus for delivery from 2018 to 2020.
BOC Aviation, which operates a fleet of 494 aircraft, said
the actual purchase price was lower than the list price, and the
deal would be funded through cash on hand, loans and borrowings.
The deal comes about a month after the company said it would
buy two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from Turkish Airlines
for an undisclosed sum.
(Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Himani Sarkar)