Air India becomes latest A320neo operator
 
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Air India becomes latest A320neo operator
 
Air India Airbus A-320 Neo- Water Canon Salute

Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from ALAFCO (Aviation Lease And Finance Company) headquartered in Kuwait. With this delivery, Air India becomes the first CFM powered neo operator in India. The delivery is also the first neo for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo family. The A320neo will join Air India’s existing fleet of 66 A320 family aircraft. Previously Indigo ordered a total of 430 A320neo aircraft which are powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

The A320neo is new engine operation which incorporates many innovations including latest generation engines and large sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 per cent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020.

The A320neo family has over 5,000 orders from 92 customers since its launch in 2010 acquiring almost 60 percent share of the market. To date over 70 A320neo have been delivered to 18 customers.

Mr. Ashwani Lohani and Mr. Srinivasan Dwarakanath
Mr. Ashwani Lohani and Mr. Srinivasan Dwarakanath

 
 


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