China Southern Airlines signed an agreement with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise for the lease of five new A320s. The carrier already counts 58 A320s among its fleet of 257 aircraft. The new A320s will be delivered directly from Airbus in the first half of 2006 and will be leased for 12 years each. The deal is the largest bulk placement by SALE to date. The 158-seat, two-class aircraft will be powered by IAE V2500s.

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