(Repeats June 10 story with no change to text)
LONDON, July 10 Irish leasing company SMBC
Aviation Capital is in advanced talks to buy around 100 Airbus
aircraft, setting the stage for what could be one of the largest
order announcements at next week's Farnborough Airshow, two
people familiar with the matter said.
The order may include the current generation of A320
single-aisle-family jets and the more fuel-efficient A320neo
family and is potentially worth up to $10 billion at list
Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital, owned by Japan's
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and, until 2012, the leasing
arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, declined to comment.
A spokesman for Airbus said, "We do not comment on
talks with our customers which may or may not be taking place."
The deal is part of a shopping spree by leasing companies
for the industry's workhorse narrowbody jets, as well as larger
models, that could help lift orders at the July 14-20 event well
above 500 jets despite some recent warnings of overcapacity.
SMBC says it is the world's third largest aviation leasing
company with 350 owned and managed aircraft.
U.S planemaker Boeing earlier on Thursday revised up
its 20-year forecast for jetliner demand, saying the world would
need 36,770 new planes worth $5.2 trillion by 2033.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Conor Humphries; editing by Jane
Baird and Maya Nikolaeva)