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Singapore Airlines orders aircraft from Airbus.

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Singapore Airlines Ltd has revealed that it has ordered 20 A350 XWB aircraft from Airbus.

This is the first order for the redesigned A350 aircraft.

In addition Singapore Airlines announced that it will be exercising an option for nine further Airbus A380s. The combined deals are worth approximately USD7.5bn to Airbus.

According to The Associated Press, the orders take Airbus' total orders and commitments received at the Farnborough International Airshow to approximately USD21.5bn. This is higher than those reported by Boeing.

Airbus also announced on Friday (21 July) that it has entered into a non-binding agreement with Blue Wings AG, a German-based economy carrier, for the purchase of 20 A320 aircraft.

Meanwhile Boeing announced an order from Spanish charter airline Futura International Airways for three Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s.

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