Thursday, 15 June 2017

easyJet receives first Leap-1A powered A320neo from Airbus

Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first Leap-1A powered A320neo.

The plane is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft delivery, with the handover made at a ceremony in Toulouse earlier.

On hand were Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, Fabrice Bregier, president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, and Gaël Méheust, CFM international chief executive.

To mark the milestone delivery, a special livery has been designed with an A320neo motif on the fuselage.

Compared to previous aircraft, the NEO brings significant environmental and operational benefits – up to 15 per cent saving in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, and a reduced noise footprint of 50 per cent on take-off and landing phase providing a benefit to airport neighbourhood communities.

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