Over a thousand A330 aircraft could be ordered from Airbus if engine choice is revamped
Airbus could sell more than 1000 of its long range jet, the A330 if the company decide to add a modern engine to the craft.
A decision has not been made whether to go ahead with a re-engined version of the corporations most popular wide-body model.
The choice of engines could also determine the popularity of the revamp, with airlines typically pushing for economy and fuel savings.
The decision on whether to offer one choice of engines, most likely from Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, or two, which would also include General Electric Co, depends chiefly on how many airplanes Airbus and its suppliers believe they can sell.
Meanwhile Air New Zealand buys 14 new Airbus A320neos
Air New Zealand has signed a deal to purchase 14 next generation Airbus A320s worth $1.6 billion.
The order, which is for 13 Airbus A320neo and larger A321neo planes, they have also ordered one A320.
The new A320neo will offer fuel savings of up to 15 per cent and would save the national carrier $1.9m on fuel a year.
Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon said
“That’s fantastic for an airline like us, because it just means we can continue to keep pressure on fares,” he said.
Air New Zealand was believed to have received a discount on the list price of the aircraft. The actual price paid was not revealed.
Airbus already has 2,700 orders for A320neo models from 50 airlines around the globe.
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