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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1366

Airbus A330 -343 1632  B-5976 China Eastern delivery 19jun15 TLS-PVG ex F-WWYD
 Airbus A330 -343 1633  9V-SSG Singapore Airlines delivery 23jun15 TLS-SIN ex F-WWYK
 Airbus A330 -323 1638  HL8026 Korean Air delivery 24jun15 TLS-ICN ex F-WWYZ
 Airbus A340 -311 33  4R-ADB Sri Lankan ferried 19-20jun15 CMB-KHI-PSM-CEW for part-out & scrap ex F-WWJU
 Airbus A340 -313 215  EC-MFB Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas delivery 23jun15 AMM-LETL for interim storage ex A9C-LH
 Airbus A340 -313 273  9M-XAB AirAsia X ferried 21-22jun15 MNL-SHJ-LDE, all white for storage ex C-GDVW
 Airbus A340 -542 912  CS-TFX HiFly posn 23jun15 MAN-BRU, in similar to Arik Air cs, no titl ex F-WJKI
 Airbus A350 -941 10  A7-ALD Qatar Airways delivery 14/19jun15 TLS-LBG-DOH ex F-WZFE
 Airbus A380 -861 181  A7-APE Qatar Airways delivery 14/18jun15 TLS-LBG-DOH ex F-WWSC
 Airbus A400 M-180 19  F-RABG/0019 Armée de l Air delivery 21jun15 SVQ-LFOJ ex A4M019

Airbus Updates No.1365

Airbus A319 -115ACJ 3046  D-APGS K5 Aviation re-regd in svc 20jun15 VIE-HER-HER ex OE-LGS
 Airbus A319 -112 3094  OK-MEL CSA Czech Airlines ferried 23jun15 PRG-DEL on wet-lease to SpiceJet ex D-AVWN
 Airbus A320 -232 1856  SX-DGV Aegean Airlines delivery 24jun15 IST-ATH ex TC-JLJ
 Airbus A320 -232 2029  EI-FDL MetroJet ferried 23jun15 KUN-OSR after storage ex TC-KLA
 Airbus A320 -232 2502  AP-BMD Shaheen Air International delivery 23-26jun15 IND-YYR-DUB-ATH-SHJ-KHI ex EI-EXK
 Airbus A320 -232 2649  SU-BQK Nile Air delivery 18jun15 SAW-CAI ex VP-BJH
 Airbus A320 -216 3666  EI-DSY Alitalia Air One cs, ferried 22jun15 FCO-MAN for paint ex F-WWDY
 Airbus A320 -214 3891  TC-FHY Freebird Airlines delivery 19jun15 LIS-AYT ex CS-TKO
 Airbus A320 -214 4606  OE-LED flyNiki ferried 18jun15 TXL-VIE, regd 22jun15 on transfer ex D-ABFP
 Airbus A320 -214 5246  B-8102 China West Air delivery 20-21/24jun15 VIE-TSE-CKG-HAK, regd at CKG ex OE-LEV
 Airbus A320 -214 6540  B-1665 Sichuan Airlines delivery 20jun15 TSN-CTU ex B-517L
 Airbus A320 -214 6622  A7-LAE Al Maha Airways delivery 25jun15 TLS-DOH ex F-WWBZ
 Airbus A320 -214 6634  PR-OCO Avianca Brazil delivery 18-19jun15 TLS-SID-GIG ex F-WWIV
 Airbus A320 -214 6640  JA815P Peach Aviation delivery 25jun15 TLS-DWC ex F-WWDZ
 Airbus A321 -112 477  I-BIXA Alitalia ferried 21jun15 FCO-EGBP for part-out & scrap ex D-AVZE
 Airbus A321 -231 6294  B-22610 V Air 1st in svc 21jun15 TPE-MFM vv after transfer ex D-AVZV
 Airbus A321 -231 6647  N137AA American Airlines delivery 20jun15 XFW-BGR-DFW ex D-AZAK
 Airbus A330 -243 529  PR-AIT Azul Linhas Aéreas delivery 23-24jun15 CWF-CNF-VCP, Tudo Azul cs ex TC-JNV
 Airbus A330 -243(MRTT) 1555  ZZ341 Eoyal Air Force delivery 22jun15 LEGT-BZZ, regd MRTT027 ex EC-336
 Airbus A330 -243 1626  9K-APA Kuwait Airways delivery 23jun15 TLS-KWI ex F-WWYV

Airbus Updates No.1364

Kuwait Airways receives its first A330-200

Fleet upgrade continues with the world’s most versatile wide-body

25 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Kuwait Airways has taken delivery of its first A330-200, becoming a new operator for the type. In February 2014, Kuwait Airways announced the lease of 12 Airbus aircraft including 7 A320ceo and 5 A330-200s in addition to the purchase of 25 aircraft including 10 A350-900 and 15 A320neo Family aircraft marking the start of a major fleet renewal plan.
Kuwait Airways’ first A330-200 accommodates a three-class configuration of 17 full-sleeper first class modules, 30 very high-comfort business and 165 latest standard economy seats, a combination that shows a clear attention to comfort and efficiency detailed in the features that also include the latest Entertainment systems, and Connectivity throughout the cabin.
“The delivery of our first A330-200 marks a key milestone towards enhancing our fleet,” said Al Rasha Al Roumi, Kuwait Airways chairperson. “The addition of this highly efficient aircraft to our fleet ultimately translates to unbeatable operating costs, best-in-class services, unrivalled comfort and will maintain our schedule integrity and assist in increasing our load factors”
“We are pleased to welcome Kuwait Airways as a new A330 operator,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “With the A330, Kuwait Airways will benefit from the aircraft’s low operating costs, proven reliability and great passenger appeal - as well as high levels of technical commonality with its existing A320 fleet.”
The A330 is one of the most popular widebody aircraft ever and has to date won over 1,500 orders, with over 1,100 flying with some 110 operators worldwide. The A330 Family is part of the world’s most modern and comprehensive widebody product line, which also includes the larger A350 XWB and double deck A380. Together, the various family members and type variants efficiently cover all airline widebody requirements for regional, medium and long-haul operations, seating from 250 to over 500 passengers and sharing unique levels of operational commonality. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1363

 Airbus A330 -343 1632  B-5976 China Eastern delivery 19jun15 TLS-PVG ex F-WWYD
 Airbus A340 -313 325  D-AIGV Lufthansa ferried 09jun15 DUB-FRA after paint into Star Alliance cs ex F-WWJN
 Airbus A340 -642 924  VP-CDD Alpha Star delivery 15jun15 BSL-JED ex F-WJKG
 Airbus A350 -941 10  A7-ALD Qatar Airways delivery 14/19jun15 TLS-LBG-DOH ex F-WZFE
 Airbus A380 -861 181  A7-APE Qatar Airways delivery 14jun15 TLS-LBG ex F-WWSC

Airbus Updates No.1362

Airbus A319 -115ACJ 4228  VP-CIA Aviation Link ferried 15jun15 BSL-SEN, for ExecuJet Middle East as A6-AFH ex F-WBGU
 Airbus A320 -211 342  9Q-CCO Compagnie Africaine d Aviation ferried 16jun15 FKI-HER-HRK on delivery to Dart Airlines ex N342DK
 Airbus A320 -214 1213  UR-AJA AtlasGlobal Ukraine posn / in svc 18jun15 IST-IEV-LWO-IEV ex VQ-BHS
 Airbus A320 -232 2649  SU-BQK Nile Air delivery 18jun15 SAW-CAI ex VP-BJH
 Airbus A320 -214 2719  AP-BLU Pakistan International delivery 16jun15 PRG-KHI ex OK-LEE
 Airbus A320 -214 3097  AP-BLT Pakistan International delivery 18jun15 PRG-KHI ex OK-MEJ
 Airbus A320 -214 3891  TC-FHY Freebird Airlines delivery 19jun15 LIS-AYT ex CS-TKO
 Airbus A320 -214ACJ 6112  HS-TYT/60203 Govt of Thailand delivery 17-18jun1e5 TLS-DWC-DMK ex F-WHUE
 Airbus A320 -232 6530  B-1653 China Southern delivery 17jun15 TSN-CAN ex B-517L
 Airbus A320 -232 6611  SX-DGY Aegean Airlines delivery 16jun15 TLS-ATH ex F-WWDM
 Airbus A320 -232 6631  HA-LYR Wizz Air delivery 16jun15 TLS-BUD ex F-WWII
 Airbus A320 -214 6634  PR-OCO Avianca Brazil delivery 18-19jun15 TLS-SID-GIG ex F-WWIV
 Airbus A320 -214 6637  B-8035 Juneyao Airlines delivery 17-18jun15 TLS-TSE-PVG ex F-WWDA
 Airbus A321 -231 6649  B-1680 China Eastern delivery 15-16jun15 XFW-TSE-PVG ex D-AZAS
 Airbus A321 -231 6652  TC-JSR Turkish Airlines delivery 18jun15 XFW-IST ex D-AZAU
 Airbus A321 -211 6653  B-16218 Eva Air delivery 19-20jun15 XFW-DWC-DMK-TPE ex D-AZAV
 Airbus A330 -203 530  D-AXGA Eurowings in full cs at TPE 18jun15 prior delivery to HAM late-jun15 ex B-16301
 Airbus A330 -243 948  G-TCXB Thomas Cook Airlines re-regd & delivery 17jun15 PGF-MAN ex G-CINS
 Airbus A330 -243 1020  B- Capital Airlines in full cs at CGK 16jun15 prior delivery ex PK-GPH
 Airbus A330 -202(MRTT) 1516  2406 Royal Saudi Air Force delivery 15jun15 EGT-OEPS ex EC-337

Airbus Updates No.1361

Wizz Air signs for 110 A321neo aircraft

Single largest A321 order

18 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Wizz Air, the largest low cost carrier serving Eastern and Central Europe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the biggest single order for the popular A321neo aircraft. The deal signed at the 51st Le Bourget International Paris Air Show pushes NEO orders and commitments beyond 4,000. Significantly the order includes the latest A321neo Airbus Cabin Flex configuration with 239 seats in 18 inch comfort standard.
Currently Wizz Air operates 61 aircraft on one of Central and Eastern Europe’s most extensive networks with over 380 routes from 22 bases.
“Thanks to our rapidly growing A320 fleet, we’ve become one of Europe’s leading carriers,” said Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air. “The A321neo is clearly the leading single aisle aircraft and the best platform regarding operating economics to support our ambitious growth plans.”
“We are thrilled by this new order,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The success of Wizz Air with its all Airbus fleet is a great endorsement of the A321’s unmatched efficiency. Its unbeatable economics combined with its compelling passenger appeal will deliver Wizz Air even better financial returns on their investment.”
The A320neo Family aircraft offers the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft delivering 15% fuel burn reduction at entry into service, and 20% by 2020, achieved through cabin innovations, latest engine technologies, and overall efficiency improvements.
With one aircraft in three sizes (A319neo, A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density configurations on domestic to longer range routes. To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,700 orders and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1360

Synergy commits to 62 A320neo Family aircraft

Once firm, order will mark over 400 A320neo sold in Latin America

17 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Synergy Aerospace Corporation, Avianca’s largest shareholder and owner of Avianca Brasil, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. The agreement paves the way for Avianca Brasil to base its fleet renewal and network growth strategy on the A320neo Family.
“These 62 A320neo aircraft will make it possible for Avianca Brasil to take an important leap toward growing and modernizing its fleet, while improving passenger experience,” said German Efromovich, Chairman of Synergy. “Thanks to their excellent eco-efficiency, reliability and comfort, the A320neo Family will allow Synergy to strengthen its position in Latin America by offering Avianca Brasil passengers the best single aisle product available.”
“Airbus is proud that Avianca Brasil will rely on the unmatched productivity and fuel efficiency of the A320neo to renew its growing fleet and expand its network in South America,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The A320neo Family will deliver Avianca Brasil with enhanced performance capabilities in key airports such as Santos Dumont in Rio de Janiero.”
Synergy has ordered 10 A350 XWBs, six A330-200 passenger, one A330-200 Freighter and 20 A320 Family aircraft. Avianca Brasil operates 38 A320 Family and one A330 Freighter aircraft.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates many innovations including latest generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020. With more than 3,800 orders received from 72 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured almost 60 percent share of the market.
Once the order is firm, Airbus will have sold 407 A320neo aircraft to seven customers in Latin America -- Avianca, Azul, Interjet, LATAM, Synergy, VivaAerobus and Volaris. With more than 950 aircraft sold and a backlog of almost 500, nearly 600 Airbus aircraft are in operation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past 10 years, Airbus has tripled its in-service fleet while delivering more than 60 percent of all aircraft operating in the region. In May, Airbus celebrated its 500th aircraft delivery in Latin America.

Airbus Updates No.1359

Asian airline signs for 60 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

A320neo continues to attract new customers in Asia

17 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
An Asia-based airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 60 A320neo Family aircraft at the Paris Airshow.
"Airbus welcomes this latest commitment for the A320neo Family from a customer in the fast-growing Asia region. The A320neo is the best-selling single aisle aircraft family in the world,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The NEO offers airlines a unique combination of unbeatable economics and outstanding cabin comfort. It’s no wonder the A320neo Family is clearly recognized as the industry benchmark in the single aisle segment.” 
The A320neo Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with nearly 3,800 orders received from 72 customers since its launch in 2010, capturing almost 60 per cent of the market. The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices which together deliver more than 15 per cent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020 with further cabin innovations.
Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320neo Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.
With one aircraft in three sizes (A319neo, A320neo & A321neo), the A320neo Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density configurations on domestic to longer range routes. To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,700 orders and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1358

VietJetAir orders six additional A321ceo

More A321s to join the all-Airbus fleet of fast-growing Vietnamese carrier

17 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir has placed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of six additional A321s. The order was signed today at the  Paris Air Show by VietJetAir President and CEO, Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and Airbus President and CEO, Fabrice Brégier. 
“The A320 Family has proven to be extremely efficient in service with VietJetAir”, said Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, VietJetAir President and CEO. “Since we took delivery of our first A321 in March this year we have benefitted strongly from the additional capacity offered by the aircraft and its low operating costs. We are therefore placing this additional order for the A321 to meet demand on some of our most popular routes.”
“We are pleased to see VietJetAir renewing its confidence in Airbus by enlarging their A320 Family fleet”, said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. “The A320 Family offers the lowest operating costs in the single aisle market and this latest order from VietJetAir further confirms the growing popularity of the A321 as the largest member of the product line.”
VietJetAir first took to the skies at the end of 2011 and now operates a fleet of 25 A320 Family aircraft on a network covering Vietnam and a growing number of destinations across Asia. Following today’s announcement, the carrier has ordered a total of 69 aircraft from Airbus, including this order, and also holds purchase rights for another 30 aircraft.
The A321 is the largest member of the best-selling single aisle A320 Family. To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,700 orders and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide. With one aircraft in four sizes (A318, A319, A320 & A321), the A320 Family, seating from 100 to 240 passengers, seamlessly covers the entire single-aisle segment from low to high-density domestic to longer range routes.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Airbus Updates No.1357

Saudi Arabian Airlines is launch operator of new A330-300 Regional

Adds 20 A330-300 Regional and 30 A320ceo to fast growing fleet
Saudi Arabian Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia will become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional

These popular fuel-efficient Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft will join Saudi Arabian Airlines’ existing Airbus fleet of twelve A330-300s and 50 A320 Family

Passenger demand in Saudi Arabia is experiencing high growth both on domestic and regional routes. The new A330-300 Regional variant, specially designed for regional and domestic operations, is Airbus’ solution for markets with large populations and fast growing, concentrated air traffic flows. The A330-300 Regional is set to boost capacity on several of Saudi Arabian Airlines most in-demand routes, enabling the airline to better serve the Saudi Arabian and regional travelling public

Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser Director General Saudi Arabian Airlines, said: “The A330-300 Regional’s unique flexibility, high capacity and operational capabilities will enable us to expand our domestic and regional network and better absorb growing passenger traffic. Introducing the A330-300 Regional in our current fleet is an ideal choice and follows our previous commitment to a family of aircraft which already successfully helped us achieve our ambitions,” he added. 

“We salute Saudi Arabian Airlines for becoming the launch operator of the A330-300 Regional. We see a significant market opportunity for this exceptional aircraft, which is part of Airbus best-selling widebody Family. The A330 features a unique combination of unbeatable economics and fuel efficiency. Undoubtedly the A330-300 Regional will support Saudi Arabian Airlines to expan

its network in the region in the most efficient way by offering increased capacity and  world-class comfort,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers

The A330-300 Regional is optimized to seat up to 400 passengers on missions up to 3,000 nm and offers significant cost savings through a reduced operational weight of around 200 tonnes. The reduction in fuel burn per seat and maintenance costs will result in an overall cost reduction by up to 26% compared with the today’s long-range A330-300. In addition, the A330 Regional benefits from the latest A350 XWB and A380 technologies

In addition to the A330-300 Regional, Saudi Arabian Airlines has also chosen to grow its A320 Family fleet with more of the world’s most flexible, productive and comfortable single aisle aircraft on the market

The A320 Family

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard. 

The A330 Family

Being member of the Airbus leading widebody family, and reflecting the market’s continued demand for high efficiency, comfort and reliability, the A330 Family has won more than 1,500 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide and has more than 1,100 aircraft in operation.

Airbus Updates No.1356

ALC boosts portfolio with Airbus widebody & single-aisle aircraft

Leading lessor signs for one A350-900 & four A320 Family aircraft

15 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Today at the 51st International Paris Air Show, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), the Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company announced a firm order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft (1 A350-900, 1 A321ceo and 3 A320ceo*) to meet strong market demand for Airbus’ modern, fuel-efficient aircraft. 
Including today’s announcement, ALC’s fast growing portfolio of Airbus aircraft stands at a total of 262, of which 66 are widebodies (15 A330ceo, 25 A330neo, 21 A350-900, 5 A350-1000) and 196 are single-aisles (30 A320ceo, 31 A320neo, 26 A321ceo, 109 A321neo).
“In a market that is continually growing and developing, ALC is fully focussed on offering its customers the most modern, technologically advanced and economically efficient aircraft, which certainly includes the A320 Family and A350 XWB,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in our close cooperation with Airbus over the past years, which has led to the successful launch of the A330neo and A321LR. We are confident that these innovative aircraft will maximize operating efficiencies for airlines around the globe, thanks to their reliability, compelling economics and exceptional cabin comfort.”
“It’s great to see leading lessor, ALC, come back with an order for additional Airbus widebody and single-aisle aircraft to meet the needs of their customers who are demanding products that deliver both unbeatable economics and the highest standard of passenger comfort in all classes,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We go beyond just listening to our customers in our quest for innovation and seek active collaboration with them in order to deliver value. This is demonstrated with our latest, fuel efficient widebody and single-aisle models, the A330neo and A321LR, launched in close cooperation with ALC. 
The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new mid-size long range aircraft family and the latest member of the manufacturer’s leading widebody family. The A350 XWB is the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft in its size category and is setting new standards in terms of flight experience for passengers, operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for airlines.
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its wide cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.  The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets (wing tip devices) which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings.

Airbus Updates No.1355

Garuda Indonesia signs LOI for 30 A350 XWB

All-new widebody to develop carrier’s medium and long haul network

15 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Garuda Indonesia has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A350 XWB aircraft. Garuda Indonesia plans to use the A350 XWB to develop its medium and long haul network, with the aircraft offering the ability to fly non-stop from Jakarta or Bali to Europe.
“Following our success in revitalising our regional operation in Asia and the Pacific, the development of our long haul network will be a priority in the coming years,” said Arif Wibowo, CEO of Garuda Indonesia. “With its reduced fuel consumption, range capability and extra wide cabin, the A350 XWB will be one of the options for us to reposition ourselves as a leading premium carrier in the competitive long haul market out of Asia.”
“We are pleased to welcome Garuda Indonesia as the latest airline to commit to the all-new A350 XWB,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The aircraft has set the new standard for the larger segment of the mid-size widebody market and is already proving to exceed expectations in service with its first operator. We look forward to seeing the A350 XWB flying in the colours of Garuda Indonesia as it extends its reach to more destinations across the world.”
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn and emissions, and significantly lower maintenance costs. For passengers, it brings new levels of in-flight comfort, with an extra-wide cabin offering more personal space in all classes, including 18 inch wide seats as standard in economy class.
The A350 XWB has been especially successful in the Asia-Pacific region, where airlines have ordered a total of 244 aircraft, representing almost a third of the 780 orders recorded so far worldwide.

Airbus Updates No.1354

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) orders 60 A320neo aircraft

Airbus’ fuel-efficient A320neo continues to conquer the market

15 JUNE 2015 PRESS RELEASE
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aviation leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE] has announced a firm order for 60 A320neo Family aircraft including the A321neo at the 51st International Paris Air Show. GECAS has selected CFM’s LEAP-X engine for all 60 A320neo aircraft.
The deal was jointly announced today by Norman C.T. Liu, President and CEO of GECAS and John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. This new order brings the total number of A320 Family aircraft ordered by GECAS to 465, including 120 A320neo aircraft.
“The A320neo Family is the ideal solution for our customers who are seeking a product which offers them both attractive operating economics and reliable technology,” said Norman C.T. Liu, President and CEO of GECAS. “We see this fuel-efficient aircraft as a mainstay in our single-aisle portfolio for the years to come.” 
“GECAS’ order for more of our best-selling A320neo aircraft, underscores the continuing strong market demand for these innovative, fuel-efficient and productive aircraft.  These undisputed credentials make the A320neo an irresistible investment for leasing companies like GECAS who are committed to offering their customers products which deliver a solid return on investment,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.  “The unmatched, low operating costs and proven high dispatch reliability of the A320 Family make it a strong asset in GECAS’ portfolio.”
A320 Family
The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,700 orders to date and more than 6,500 aircraft delivered. Thanks to its wide cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.  The newest member of the A320 Family, the A320neo, incorporates new generation engines and Sharklets (wing tip devices) which together deliver 15 percent in fuel savings. Including today’s order from GECAS, Airbus has won over 3,800 firm orders for the A320neo Family from 72 customers.