Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G turbofan has been selected as the lead development engine for the A320neo aircraft.
Airbus has received more than 300 A320neo family commitments namely from commercial customers, and thus Airbus has responded by bringing forward the service entry date from 2016 to October 2015.
The A320neo can deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings thanks to more efficient engines and large “Sharklet” wing tips. The A320neo will provide a double digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise benefiting airports and we surmise interior occupants.
John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer, Customers commented: “The exceptional market demand for the A320neo Family as airlines recognise the operational, economic and environmental advantages which the neo will deliver, has encouraged us to advance the entry into service date to October 2015”
“Together with our engine partners, Pratt & Whitney and CFMI, we’re making every possible effort to bring the first A320neo aircraft into service for our customers as quickly as possible,” he added.
The A320’s increased fuel efficiency will no doubt appeal to VIP completions customers; especially those who make frequent long-haul use their aircraft.
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