US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC) became the launch customer for the Airbus A330neo Monday, signing a memorandum of understanding for 25 -900 variants at a list price of $6.9 billion and saying the price of the re-engined widebody could not be ignored. “There is a compelling price difference between this aircraft and any other widebody,” ALC president and COO John Plueger told journalists. “It was a very smart and astute move by Airbus and the aircraft is very attractively ...

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