Air Lease Corp., the Century City aircraft-leasing firm, has placed a $9-billion order for Airbus jetliners.
The deal, based on aircraft list price, includes an order for 25 A350 XWB wide-body passenger jets, which compete with Boeing Co.'s grounded 787 Dreamliner. Air Lease also ordered 14 smaller A321neos.
Airbus announced the deal Monday.
"The A350 XWB family is becoming the industry benchmark for efficiency in the long haul segment, and the A320neo family is ideal for airlines operating short-to-medium-haul missions," Air Lease Corp. Chief Executive Steven F. Udvar-Hazy said in a statement. "These aircraft will help airlines grow their businesses while simultaneously reducing their operating costs and emissions."
The A350 XWB, set to enter service in 2014, seats 270 to 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts. The European plane-maker listed the jet as costing $254.3 million to $332.1 million, depending on the version ordered. Customers are known to get rebates.