CIT Group orders more Airbus A350-900s

CIT Group has placed an order for 10 Airbus A350-900s, bringing the number of A350s the bank holding company has on order to 15,  Airbus announced Thursday.

The A350 XWB (for Extra Wide Body) is a new mid-size, long-range airliner that will be available in three versions and seat from 270 to 350 passengers.

The first plane is scheduled for entry-into-service in 2014.

Including CIT’s order, Airbus has 572 firm orders for the A350 from 34 customers.

Spirit AeroSystems is a major supplier on the program.