European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday it received a 6-billion-euro ($8.9-billion) order for 20 A380 jetliners from Amedeo, an Ireland-based plane-leasing company.
The deal was announced at the Singapore Airshow, the largest event of its kind in Asia.
Mark Lapidus, CEO of Amedeo, which until this week was known as the Doric Lease Corporation, said the A380 was the best solution for airlines looking to respond to steady increases in air passengers.
"Put it (the A380) on the right route at right times and it's a great operating machine for airlines," Airbus tweeted, citing Lapidus.
Airbus' chief operating officer, John Leahy, said last month that the company expected orders for 30 A380 in 2014, in line with the projected production of that aircraft, compared with 25 deliveries in 2013.
The Airbus A380, which provides seating for 525 passengers, is the world's largest commercial aircraft. EFE