CIT Group Inc. (CIT) (cit.com) (New York) today announced from the Farnborough International Air Show that CIT Aerospace has placed orders with Airbus for 10 A330 aircraft in 2012. Five A330 aircraft were ordered earlier this year in conjunction with the cancellation of orders for four A320 family aircraft and the exercise of an aircraft purchase option. An agreement to acquire the additional five aircraft was entered into at the Air Show this morning. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2014.
As of March 31, 2012, CIT owned or financed a fleet of more than 325 commercial aircraft, including 157 Airbus aircraft on operating lease. With this new order, the company now has a total order book of 162 aircraft scheduled for delivery through 2019, of which 89 are for Airbus aircraft.