Airbus makes flying start in 2008 with 238 orders

Airbus is flying high in 2008 signing orders for 238 aircraft in the first month. It has also delivered 37 aircraft in January, including Singapore Airlines' second super jumbo A380.

The largest order signed in the month was for 110 A320s, ordered by China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Group last fall. It is part of the orders that were announced last year but signed only in January this year.

Other orders signed last month were AWAS for 75 A320s; China Airlines for 14 A350 XWB-900s; Libyan Airlines for seven A320s, four A330-200s and four A350-800s; TACA for three A319s and 12 A320s; Hamburg International for two A319s; MatlinPatterson Global Advisors for six A330-200Fs destined for Varig Logistica and Global Aero Logistics and Atlantic Airways for one A319.