Air­bus De­liv­ers North Amer­ica’s First A 20neo to olaris

India Strategic - - AIR FORCE DAY SPECIAL -

LOW- COST car­rier Vo­laris took de­liv­ery of its first A320­neo, mak­ing the air­line the first op­er­a­tor of the A320­neo in North Amer­ica. Vo­laris is Mex­ico’s largest Air­bus cus­tomer, hav­ing or­dered 74 A320 Fam­ily air­craft, in­clud­ing 30 A320­neo. The all-Air­bus op­er­a­tor be­came a cus­tomer in 2006, and since then has be­come Mex­ico’s big­gest A320 Fam­ily op­er­a­tor with 63 A320 Fam­ily air­craft in ser­vice, in­clud­ing 17 A319, 42 A320 and four A321.

The A320­neo for Vo­laris is pow­ered by Pratt & Whit­ney Pure Power PW1100JM en­gines and leased through AerCap. Con­fig­ured to seat up to 186 pas­sen­gers in 18”-wide seats, Vo­laris’ A320­neo will be equipped with the in­no­va­tive SpaceFlex cabin.

The A320­neo Fam­ily in­cor­po­rates lat­est tech­nolo­gies in­clud­ing new 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.

“The ar­rival of the A320­neo sym­bol­ises an im­por­tant step in our am­bi­tious ul­tra low-cost strat­egy,” said En­rique Bel­tra­nena, CEO of Vo­laris. “Vo­laris is de­lighted to be the first to bring this new tech­nol­ogy to pas­sen­gers in North Amer­ica.”

“Air­bus is hon­ored to de­liver the first A320­neo in North Amer­ica to Vo­laris, an all-Air­bus op­er­a­tor for more than 10 years,” said Rafael Alonso, Pres­i­dent of Air­bus Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean.“

“Pratt & Whit­ney ex­tends its con­grat­u­la­tions to AerCap, Vo­laris and Air­bus on the de­liv­ery of to­day’s A320­neo. We are proud to be part of the team bring­ing the first A320­neo to North Amer­ica,” said Rick Deur­loo, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent, Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Cus­tomer Ser­vice for Pratt & Whit­ney. The A320­neo Fam­ily is the world’s best-selling sin­gle aisle prod­uct line with nearly 4,800 orders from 87 cus­tomers since its launch in 2010 cap­tur­ing some 60 per­cent share of the mar­ket.

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