50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

easyJet receives first of 130 A320neo aircraft

Download: Printable PDF Date: 14 Jun 2017 10:08 categories:
Publisher:
easyJet receives first of 130 A320neo aircraft - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes

Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first A320neo, which is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft, at a ceremony in Toulouse involving Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Gaël Méheust, CFM international CEO, Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and other senior executives.

The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, is configured in a comfortable 186 seat layout. To mark the occasion and to distinguish the NEO fleet, the aircraft has a specially designed NEO logo on the fuselage. easyJet’s NEO fleet will be based out of London Luton Airport and operate its first commercial flights in June to Amsterdam, Madrid and Edinburgh.

From its first A320 Family delivery in 2003, easyJet has grown to operate Europe’s largest A320 Family fleet and is also Europe’s largest customer for the NEO. Environmentally, the NEO has significant benefits with a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions rising to 20 percent by 2020. The noise footprint is also reduced by 50 percent.

In May 2017, easyJet upsized orders for 30 A320neo with 186 seats to the larger capacity A321neo with 235 seats for growth at slot constrained airports.



Loading comments for easyJet receives first of 130 A320neo aircraft...


Recommended

Bombardier delivers its first Learjet 75 in Brazil

The class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to a light jet platform Learjet 75 is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-se...

Bombardier Delivers its First Challenger 350 Aircraft in Argentina

The Challenger 350 aircraft is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performan...

Dassault’s Falcon 8X Highlights LABACE 2017

The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) will feature Dassault’s newest business jet: the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, along with the legendary 5,950nm/11,000 km Falcon 7X...

Lockheed Martin Successfully Integrates First Modernized A2100 Satellite

A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin has completed the integration of the company's first modernized A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, no...