The worldâ€™s premier aircraft leasing company, ILFC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 100 A320neo Family aircraft, comprising 75 A320neo and 25 A321neo types. ILFC becomes the first customer for the A321neo, the largest member of the A320neo Family. In a separate agreement, Pratt & Whitney has been selected by ILFC to power at least 60 A320neo Family aircraft.
The A320neo incorporates new more efficient engines and large wing tip devices called, “Sharklets” which together deliver up to 15 percent in fuel savings. This represents some 3,600 tonnes less CO2Â per aircraft, per year. In addition, the A320neo provides a double-digit reduction in NOx emissions and reduced engine noise.
In parallel with this order for the A320neo, ILFC will terminate its purchase agreement for ten A380s.Â â€œWith 104 wide bodies on order and fewer than a dozen single aisles it makes perfect sense to rebalance our order book and position ILFC strategically on the fuel-efficient neo ,â€ said Henri Courpron, ILFC Chief Executive Officer.
â€œWe are delighted to welcome ILFC as the first lessor to order the A320neo,â€ said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. â€œAs an evolution of the highly successful A320, Â offering the latest in fuel saving technologies, the A320neo is a natural choice for ILFC. Indeed the A320 Family will continue to be a great asset for both lessors and airlines for the decades to come.â€
Source: Airbus press release