India – Airbus – Statement by Laurent Fabius (August 17, 2015)

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I congratulate the Airbus Group on the major new success represented by the signature of the sales contract for 250 A320neo aircraft with the Indian airline IndiGo. It is the leading Indian airline in terms of domestic market share, and the total number of aircraft it has ordered currently stands at 530.

Signed on August 15, India’s Independence Day, this contract for $26.5 billion is a milestone in our relations with India.

The order is the largest contract signed by Airbus in terms of aircraft numbers. It testifies to the excellent health of the French aerospace sector around the world.