Irish lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has switched 15 Airbus A320neos from an existing order to the larger A321neo, as well as announcing a firm follow-on order for 50 A320neos and 15 A321neos with a list-price value of $7.4 billion. Formally announcing the deal on Jan. 21, Airbus said the 65-aircraft order was finalized in 2018 and included in the manufacturer’s year-end numbers. SMBC first ordered 110 A320neos in 2014, followed by a further six A320neos in March 2018. ...

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