CIT Group, the New York-based finance and leasing company, ordered five A350s and 24 A320s from Airbus valued at $2.2 billion at list prices, the companies announced yesterday. CIT said it also took options on an undisclosed number of additional aircraft. The A320s deliver in 2007-08 while the A350s will arrive in 2012-13, assuming the program is launched. CIT did not specify engine choice on the A320 nor which version(s) of the A350 it will take: The 253-seat, 8,800-nm A350-800 or the ...

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