In $25 bn deal, IndiGo orders 250 aircraft from Airbus

IndiGo orders 250 Aircraft from Airbus And Increases demand Of Pilots

Even as Air India and several private carriers in India continue to count losses, IndiGo Airlines on Wednesday announced an agreement with Airbus for 250 planes worth over $25 billion (Rs 1,55,000 crore), to be delivered over seven years beginning 2018.

In what is being termed as the biggest order in terms of aircraft numbers for the European manufacturer, this will take care of the domestic carrier’s future growth plans. An MoU was signed at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, for 250 A320 neo Family Aircraft.

The additional Aircraft will enable us to continue to bring our low fares and courteous, hassle free service to more customers and markets and will create more job opportunities and growth,said Aditya Ghosh, IndiGo president.

the impact of this order is that their would be increase in requirement of Pilots in philipines and another Asian countries.

Asia Pacific remains the region with the highest overall demand, the anticipated number of Pilots and Technicians required in the Middle East has increased significantly, reflecting expected fleet expansion plans by the region's Airlines.

Airlines across the globe are expanding their fleets and Flight schedules to meet surging Aviation demand in emerging MARKETS. The industry continues to consider how to address challenges and fill the future pilot pipeline.

Over the next 20 years, the Asia Pacific region, with a requirement for 216,000 new Pilots, will see the largest growth in Pilot demand. Europe will require 94,000 North America, 88,000 the Middle East, 55,000 Latin America, 45,000 the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), 18,000 and Africa 17,000.

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