Lufthansa endorses A320neo
The Lufthansa supervisory board has approved the purchase of 30 A320neo Family planes.
The A320neo is the next generation version of the A320, scheduled to come into service in 2016.
Neo planes will feature new engines and wing tip devices designed to reduce fuel consumption by 15% over current A320s.
The order comprises 25 A320neo and five A321neo aircraft, and is worth around US $2.8 billion, according to a statement.
“We salute Lufthansa’s decision for sustainable growth with our eco-efficient A320neo aircraft, which will fit seamlessly into its Airbus A320 fleet,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, customers.
“Since its launch in December last year, the ‘neo’ has taken the market by storm and has already attracted more than 330 commitments – with more to come. This represents the fastest rate of sales for any commercial aircraft ever.”